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Spanish ‘ghost towns’ slowly come to life

Concrete skeletons still haunt Spain, 10 years after the 2008 global economic crisis caused a housing boom to crumble, bankrupting developers and dotting the landscape with unfinished projects. But buoyed by an economic recovery, some “ciudades fantasma”, or “ghost towns”, are gradually reviving, such as Valdeluz near Guadalajara, around 60 kilometres (40 miles) northeast of […]
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Rouhani’s woes mount as Iran economy minister impeached

Police Arrest 7 Suspects Over New Kidnappers’ Den

Iran’s parliament impeached Economy Minister Masoud Karbasian on Sunday in the latest blow to embattled President Hassan Rouhani as he struggles to face down a mounting economic crisis. Karbasian is the second cabinet minister to be sacked this month, following the impeachment of Labour Minister Ali Rabiei on August 8. Critics say the government squandered […] …