NEWS UP CLOSE

Germany and its world-record surplus

The Merkel star is waning but hasn’t solved Germany’s excessive surplus, a big problem for Europe
Guiomar Parada
 

Yaoundé gets red-carded

The republic will have to forego hosting the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations due to delays in its organisation and a precarious security record
Marco Cochi
 

Jordan, monarchy and government in trouble

Demonstrations have toppled the government. The new government is trying to listen to the people, amid pressure from the IMF and major migrations
Matteo Meloni
 

Yemen, a temporary peace

Despite the truce holding up and meetings between the government and rebels with the UN’s backing, the situation in Yemen is still on a knife edge
Tommaso Canetta
 

40 tough years

The rial has dropped by 70% in four months and oil by 40%. Many companies are closing and the middle class has seen its spending power obliterated
Sergio Colombo
 
GUALA