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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    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

      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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    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

      Gaddafi makes marathon debut

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

    34. 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...

    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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