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Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Highlights: Bank of England rate setters speak in parliament

Highlights: Bank of England rate setters speak in parliament

Published 17/10/2017

Members of the Bank of England interest rate setting committee were speaking in parliament on Tuesday. They also supplied statements to the Treasury Committee. Below are some of their comments: [more…]

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Rohingya crisis fans communal tensions across Myanmar

Published 11/09/2017

Communal tensions appeared to be rising across Myanmar on Monday after two weeks of violence in Rakhine state that have triggered an exodus of about 300,000 Rohingya Muslims, prompting the government to tighten security at Buddhist pagodas. [more…]

No need to consider release of oil stocks after Harvey: IEA

No need to consider release of oil stocks after Harvey: IEA

Published 04/09/2017

The International Energy Agency (IEA) still sees no need for a coordinated international release of oil stocks after Hurricane Harvey disrupted a large chunk of U.S. refining and some production facilities, IEA boss Fatih Birol said on Monday. [more…]

Up to 18,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar violence last week:  migration agency IOM

Up to 18,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar violence last week: migration agency IOM

Published 30/08/2017

About 18,000 Rohingya Muslims are estimated to have crossed into Bangladesh in the last week, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday, seeking to escape the worst violence in Myanmar's northwest in at least five years. [more…]

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

U.S., Japan, Australia urge world to pressure North Korea

Published 07/08/2017

The United States, Australia and Japan on Monday urged the international community to pressure North Korea to abandon its "threatening and provocative path" and apply additional diplomatic and economic measures on Pyongyang over its missile tests. [more…]

Merkel`s Bavarian ally opposes Macron`s euro zone reform plans: Der Spiegel

Merkel`s Bavarian ally opposes Macron`s euro zone reform plans: Der Spiegel

Published 22/07/2017

Bavarian Finance Minister Markus Soeder (CSU) arrives in the Bavarian state parliament in Munich July 17, 2012.

A senior member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Bavarian allies rejected French President Emmanuel Macron's plans to reform the euro zone by installing a joint finance minister and creating a common budget, in an interview published on Saturday.

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Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials

Haiti could stem cholera epidemic by end 2018: health officials

Published 03/07/2017

AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - Haiti could stem its seven-year-long cholera epidemic by the end of 2018 as the number of reported cases has dropped sharply, government and United Nations officials said.

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United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

United Nations stresses for support for Haiti cholera fight

Published 23/06/2017

Members of the Security Council of United Nations await for the arrival of Haitian president, Jovenel Moise, and his cabinet, in the National Palace of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) - The United Nations stressed on Thursday its support for eradicating cholera in Haiti, an epidemic it accidentally started, although the government said residents would be better served if aid funding was channeled through it.

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IMF raises China 2017 growth forecast again, partly due to `policy support`

Published 14/06/2017

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