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Clashes in Athens as Greece Falls Back into Recession

February 12th, 2016

Episode 638 of 862 episodes

Clashes have broken out in the Greek capital Athens, where farmers from across the country are gathering for a mass protest against new tax increases and pension reforms. The Greek government is under pressure to implement far-reaching reforms, as part of the bail-out deal with foreign creditors. But it’s trying to do so as the economy shrinks - numbers out today show that Greece has fallen back into recession, registering a contraction for the second successive quarter. We hear from Journalist Philip Pangalose in Athens. Some business owners in Uganda say they fear they'll be targeted by violent gangs ahead of the general election next week. Ugandans head to the polls on the 18th of February to cast their ballots in the presidential, parliamentary and local government polls. The BBC's Farhala Dawood is in Kampala. With Valentine’s Day creeping closer, chocolate shops everywhere are full of people who think truffles are a sign of true love. It's definitely a key marketing opportunity for anyone is the business of flowers, cards and gifts. And for those who haven't yet met yours truly the dating industry is in on the game. Although Tinder remains the most downloaded dating app, there are some new kids on the block hoping to swipe market share. The BBC's technology reporter Chris Foxx talks us through the latest developments. (Picture credit: Farmers clash with police in Athens. Credit: Getty Images)

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