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  1. October 14, 2010

    Collaboration: Co-operation is in long-term interest of the private sector

    The UN development agency, UNDP, launched an online database this month to help global business leaders co-operate with...

  2. October 14, 2010

    Aid: Idea of self-help starts to gain momentum

    The most overworked cliché of a decades-old development debate has been the Taoist saying that if you give a man a fish you...

  1. June 28, 2010

    Will Brazil be ready to play host to the world – twice?

    Brazil scored an impressive sporting double last year when it won a bid to hold the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016,...

  2. June 28, 2010

    Tropical storm threatens gulf rigs

    Weather experts were monitoring the progress of the season's first Atlantic tropical storm as it headed towards the Gulf of...

  3. June 7, 2010

    Louisiana keeps faith with big oil

    The people and politicians of Louisiana, the state worst hit by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill that began on April 20, are...

  4. June 5, 2010

    Local disapproval evident on latest visit

    On his third visit to the Louisiana gulf coast since the start of the crisis, and his second inside a week, President Barack...

  5. May 7, 2010

    Slick washes up

    Oil from a crippled BP well washed ashore for the first time on the Gulf of Mexico coast as engineers worked to position a...

  6. May 6, 2010

    Airports: Bid to overcome the ‘insupportable weight of flying’

    The Brazilian government has shelved contentious plans for airport privatisation until after the general election in...

  7. May 6, 2010

    Bullet train: High-speed rail link delayed on the drawing board

    The Brazilian government envisages three additional high-speed rail lines as part of the latest set of ambitious...

  8. May 6, 2010

    Favela urbanisation: Aim is to bring slums into the mainstream

    These are difficult times for Antonio Francisco Bonfim Lopes, the drug kingpin who controls the Rocinha favela, Brazil’s...

  9. May 6, 2010

    Housing: Deaths highlight precarious existence

    When Pierre Batista took office as Rio de Janeiro’s housing chief last month, he had to confront the destruction wrought by...

  10. May 6, 2010

    World Cup/Olympics: Country struggles to rise to sporting occasions

    The banner-waving, drum-thumping, firecracking euphoria that greeted Botafogo’s victory in this year’s Rio Cup at the...

  11. May 6, 2010

    Ports: Traffic grows at double the rate of economy

    Transporting goods and raw materials across vast distances and shipping them to and from the country’s ports has...

  12. May 6, 2010

    Water and sewage: Taps turn on but there’s trouble with the pipes

    “The clearest example of wasted opportunity in Brazil is the lack of sewage facilities,” according to the Trata Brasil...

  13. May 6, 2010

    Brazil struggles to rise to sporting occasions

    The banner-waving, drum-thumping, firecracking euphoria that greeted Botafogo’s victory in this year’s Rio Cup at the...

  14. May 6, 2010

    Brazil’s airports: bid to overcome the ‘insupportable weight of flying’

    The Brazilian government has shelved contentious plans for airport privatisation until after the general election in...

  15. May 6, 2010

    Bullet trains in Brazil: high-speed rail link delayed on the drawing board

    The Brazilian government envisages three additional high-speed rail lines as part of the latest set of ambitious...

  16. April 3, 2010

    KPMG ends ties

    KPMG, the global professional services provider, has severed its links with its Iranian member firm, citing "serious and...

  17. March 17, 2010

    UN at odds over climate policy

    Ban Ki-moon, the United Nations secretary-general, yesterday appeared to be at odds with his own climate change envoy over...

  18. March 12, 2010

    WFP ends Somali contractor deals

    The World Food Programme said yesterday it was ending its relationship with three independent contractors in Somalia after a...

  19. February 27, 2010

    Paterson stands down in New York

    David Paterson, New York's Democratic governor, ended weeks of speculation yesterday by announcing that he would not stand...

  20. February 19, 2010

    New York 9/11 police hero jailed

    Bernard Kerik, New York's former top police official who was hailed as a hero of the attacks on the city on September 11...

  21. January 30, 2010

    Rethink on venue for 9/11 trial

    The Obama administration said yesterday it was reviewing its decision to try five alleged September 11 plotters near the...

  22. January 20, 2010

    Charities told to co-ordinate aid

    The United Nations urged international charities yesterday to co-ordinate their relief efforts for Haiti to avoid further...

  23. January 9, 2010

    Abdulmutallab trial starts in Detroit with defendant pleading not guilty

    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the 23-year-old Nigerian accused of trying to destroy a US airliner on Christmas Day, made his...

  24. December 29, 2009

    Obama vows to keep up pressure

    President Barack Obama pledged yesterday to maintain pressure on those who tried to attack the US after his top...

  25. December 28, 2009

    Explosive link with previous plots

    The device with which a 23-year-old Nigerian is accused of seeking to blow up a US airliner on Christmas day included PETN,...

  26. December 23, 2009

    Insurers put up rates 'at their peril'

    Barack Obama e-mailed grassroots Democratic activists on Monday with a message that should have the multi-billion dollar...

  27. December 14, 2009

    Kiev warns of gas supply risk

    Ukraine is confident Europe will not see another winter of gas supply disruptions but there will be a "higher risk" if the...

  28. December 9, 2009

    Micro-tax call

    France is pressing for a modified Tobin tax - a micro-payment on financial transactions - to be included in any deal at the...

  29. December 3, 2009

    Dollar risks 'hard landing', says UN

    A panel of United Nations economists yesterday renewed its warning of a possible hard landing for the dollar in a world...

  30. November 10, 2009

    Fort Hood aftermath turns political

    A makeshift memorial at the base in Texas where a Muslim psychiatrist is accused of shooting dead 13 people, most of them...

  31. October 20, 2009

    US outlines new Sudan strategy

    The Obama administration yesterday unveiled a new strategy towards Sudan , offering its rulers incentives if they relieve...

  32. October 6, 2009

    Back immigration, UN group urges

    States that host large numbers of immigrants should resist popular pressure to erect barriers to newcomers in the economic...

  33. September 24, 2009

    Russia and China warn on financial crisis

    Russia and China cautioned yesterday that the impact of the financial crisis was far from over and that many countries were...

  34. September 24, 2009

    Gaddafi makes marathon debut

    Muammer Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, gave a marathon speech at the United Nations yesterday in which he accused its big...

  35. September 21, 2009

    Ban Ki Moon: ‘Seal the deal’ battlecry to secure legacy

    Posted around United Nations headquarters are photographs of Ban Ki-moon on a visit to Antarctica bearing the slogan “Seal...

  36. August 29, 2009

    UAE says N Korean arms for Tehran seized

    The United Arab Emirates has seized a ship secretly carrying embargoed North Korean arms to Iran, say diplomats, write...

  37. August 24, 2009

    US senator calls for UN protest

    A senior US senator has called for the United Nations to protest over the hero's welcome given in Libya to Abdelbaset Ali...

  38. August 21, 2009

    Norwegian report criticises UN chief

    A highly critical secret report on Ban Ki-moon's leadership of the United Nations by a senior Norwegian diplomat has cast...

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