Financial analysts are now predicting that Spain will be the next Eurozone country to require an IMF/ECB bailout. With its persistent high unemployment and a banking sector that was severely damaged by the collapse of the real estate bubble, the country’s economy is shaky indeed. But Spanish government officials insist that “Spain is not Portugal”, and will survive the crisis without outside intervention.
In other news, a terrorist bomb exploded in a subway station in Minsk, the capital of Belarus. The bomb was loaded with bolts and similar metal objects, so as to inflict the most severe injuries. Up to eleven people were reported killed.
Meanwhile, Tunisian boat people on Lampedusa rioted again, and set fire to buildings in the refugee center where they were being housed.
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