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    1. January 24, 2014

      Helen Clark, the UN’s number three, on easing Syrians’ suffering

      On the eve of the Geneva II summit Helen Clark, administrator of the UN Development Programme, is sitting still, for 20...

    2. March 14, 2013

      Poverty decreases sharply in developing world

      Up to 80 per cent of the world’s middle classes will live in developing countries by 2030 thanks to surprising recent gains...

    1. September 4, 2012

      Next generation of cabinet ministers seen

      Behind the high-profile cabinet changes of David Cameron’s first reshuffle, a group of new MPs are beginning to form the...

    2. March 10, 2010

      UN seeks emerging states' help to aid poor

      International development agencies faced a "diminishing market" unless they partnered large emerging economies to bring...

    3. March 9, 2010

      UN seeks emerging states’ help to aid poor

      International development agencies faced a “diminishing market” unless they partnered large emerging economies to bring...

    4. January 25, 2010

      UN donor plea

      The United Nations will today urge donor countries to fund swift cash payments to Haitians to assist recovery efforts,...

    5. December 4, 2009

      Peak performance

      People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” So said the mountaineer Sir...

    6. September 23, 2009

      NZ begins slow climb out of its 18-month recession

      New Zealand's finance minister has warned that although the country's 18-month recession is ending, the currency's recent...

    7. September 22, 2009

      NZ finance minister sounds caution on recovery

      New Zealand’s finance minister warned that while the country’s 18-month recession was ending, the currency’s recent strength...

    8. September 2, 2009

      UN official warns on Copenhagen deal hopes

      The success of the Copenhagen summit on climate change in December will not depend on a final international deal being...

    9. November 7, 2008

      NZ premier struggles to retain power

      Helen Clark has enjoyed the best part of a decade of supremacy as New Zealand's Labour prime minister, but she faces the...

    10. November 7, 2008

      NZ premier struggles to retain power

      Helen Clark has enjoyed the best part of a decade of supremacy as New Zealand’s Labour prime minister, but she faces the...

    11. October 7, 2008

      Growth setback to ruling party in NZ

      New Zealand's Labour government, already far behind in the polls ahead of elections in a month, took a further blow...

    12. October 6, 2008

      New Zealand cuts forecasts, boosts borrowing

      New Zealand’s Labour government, already far behind in the polls ahead of elections in a month’s time, took a further blow...

    13. September 27, 2008

      New Zealand falls into first recession in 10 years

      New Zealand has sunk into its first recession in 10 years following a 0.2 per cent contraction in gross domestic product in...

    14. September 26, 2008

      New Zealand economy slips into recession

      New Zealand has sunk into its first recession in 10 years following a 0.2 per cent contraction in gross domestic product in...

    15. September 17, 2008

      Chinese toxic baby milk scandal spreads

      China's tainted milk powder scandal escalated dramatically yesterday as 22 Chinese dairy companies were found to have...

    16. September 16, 2008

      Chinese toxic milk scandal spreads

      China’s tainted milk powder scandal escalated dramatically on Tuesday as 22 Chinese dairy companies were found to have...

    17. September 16, 2008

      Officials knew of tainted baby milk

      Chinese officials knew for weeks about sales of chemical-tainted milk powder that has killed two infants and sickened...

    18. September 15, 2008

      NZ accuses China of tainted milk cover-up

      Chinese officials knew for weeks about sales of chemical-tainted milk powder that has killed two babies and made 1,253 ill,...

    19. September 13, 2008

      NZ leader Clark sets election day

      New Zealand is to hold a general election on November 8, as Helen Clark's Labour government looks to overturn a 10-point...

    20. September 12, 2008

      New Zealand PM calls general election

      New Zealand will hold a general election in eight weeks time in a battle that pits Helen Clark’s poorly-polling incumbent...

    21. September 1, 2008

      Pressure on Clark to set poll date as minister goes

      Helen Clark, New Zealand's prime minister, is under mounting pressure to set an election date following the resignation of...

    22. September 1, 2008

      Pressure on Clark to set poll date as minister resigns

      Helen Clark, New Zealand's prime minister, is under mounting pressure to set an election date following the resignation of...

    23. September 1, 2008

      Key knocking on door of government

      He is young, smart and rich, and if the polls are right he will dethrone Helen Clark as prime minister of New Zealand when...

    24. August 31, 2008

      Pressure on Clark as minister resigns

      Helen Clark, New Zealand’s prime minister, is under mounting pressure to set an election date following the resignation of...

    25. August 30, 2008

      New Zealand foreign minister steps down over party funding

      Winston Peters, one of New Zealand's most charismatic politicians, yesterday stood down as foreign minister while the...

    26. August 29, 2008

      NZ foreign minister steps down

      Winston Peters has stood down as New Zealand’s foreign minister while the country’s Serious Fraud Office investigates fraud...

    27. August 22, 2008

      Regional bloc in threat to Fiji

      Leaders of Pacific island nations threatened to suspend Fiji from their regional grouping unless the country's military...

    28. August 21, 2008

      Leaders of Pacific grouping warn Fiji

      Leaders of Pacific island nations threatened to suspend Fiji from their regional grouping unless the country’s military...

    29. August 19, 2008

      Fiji ruler boycotts Pacific talks

      Fiji's self-appointed prime minister warned yesterday that his country's return to democracy would be further delayed as he...

    30. August 18, 2008

      Fiji’s military leader boycotts Pacific talks

      Fiji’s self-appointed prime minister warned yesterday that his country’s return to democracy would be further delayed as he...

    31. August 18, 2008

      Tough stance on Fijian leader threatens to cloud Pacific talks

      As rogue nations go, Fiji does not play in the same league as more sinister rivals in Africa and the Middle East. But human...

    32. August 17, 2008

      Fijian cloud hangs over Pacific talks

      As rogue nations go, Fiji does not play in the same league as more sinister rivals in Africa and the Middle East. But human...

    33. July 14, 2008

      Economic alarm bells for NZ's Labour party

      New Zealand's slowing economy is setting off alarm bells within the ruling Labour party, which is trailing in the polls and...

    34. July 13, 2008

      Economic alarm bells for NZ government

      New Zealand’s slowing economy is setting off alarm bells within the ruling Labour party, which is trailing in the polls and...

    35. June 28, 2008

      NZ facing recession as economy contracts

      New Zealand is on the brink of becoming the first developed country to sink officially into recession this year after its...

    36. April 7, 2008

      NZ claims trade coup by sealing Chinese accord

      New Zealand is to sign a comprehensive trade agreement with China today, the first developed nation to seal such a deal...

    37. April 7, 2008

      NZ claims trade coup with Chinese accord

      New Zealand is to sign a bilateral trade agreement with China today, the first developed nation to seal such a deal with...

    38. April 7, 2008

      New Zealand claims trade coup with China

      New Zealand signed a comprehensive trade agreement with China on Monday, the first developed nation to seal such a deal with...

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