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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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