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    Spain unveils spending cuts to tackle deficit

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Spain's new conservative government has approved austerity measures, including $11.5bn in spending cuts.

    It is also maintaining a freeze on public servants' pay and banning almost all hiring.

    It says the budget deficit for 2011 is expected to be eight per cent of national income - the previous government put it at six per cent.

    Al Jazeera's Jonah Hull reports from Madrid.