Government departments have effectively been banned from promoting initiatives that are not central to the party’s key election themes of crime, the economy, immigration and welfare
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Sunday 20 November 2011
Conditions for those affected by famine in Somalia have improved dramatically and unexpectedly in recent weeks, with the number of people now at imminent risk of starvation falling by two-thirds, according to the UN.
Thursday 03 November 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
The UK's military deployment in Afghanistan is not "the most important part of our contribution" and is only the "supporting element to wider governance and development operations" in the country, the head of Britain's military has stressed.
Thursday 21 July 2011
Wednesday 20 July 2011
India has become the world's largest importer of arms, accounting for 9 per cent of all global purchases. As we report today, its annual defence budget stands at a record £22.3bn – an 11 per cent rise over the previous year – more than double the amount that India, with its rapidly rising economy, spends on education and health combined.
Wednesday 06 July 2011
Thursday 09 June 2011
Afghanistan is so dependent on foreign aid that it could face an economic crisis when the West ends its military intervention in the country in 2014, a United States Senate report warned yesterday, criticising the way the US had sunk billions into unsustainable projects in the shattered country.
Monday 30 May 2011
Several prosecutions are likely following investigations into leaks of letters written to the Prime Minister by Liam Fox, the Defence Secretary predicted yesterday.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Downing Street insisted today the Government was committed to enshrining its overseas aid spending targets in law, despite objections by Defence Secretary Liam Fox.
Tuesday 17 May 2011
Defence Secretary Liam Fox has challenged David Cameron's plan to enshrine the Government's overseas aid spending targets in law, it was revealed today.
Tuesday 22 March 2011
The cost of repairing the flood at the Cooperdome is quite crippling but you don’t see international aid agencies coming to my rescue. Cooperman is having to deal with this crisis on his own as Victoria has decamped to the country with H-F. I hopped into the Quattroporte and zoomed down to try and get some sympathy sex.
Friday 18 March 2011
Cambodia has offered to repay 30 per cent of the debt owed to the US, as a "compromise" over money which it says was used by a pro-American government in the 1970s to repress its own people.
Tuesday 01 March 2011
International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has rejected claims that the Government is putting Britain's security concerns ahead of aid priorities by trimming the number of countries which will receive assistance from the UK.
Monday 28 February 2011
Sixteen countries including Angola, Kosovo, Bosnia and Vietnam are to lose British aid, Andrew Mitchell, the International Development Secretary, will announce tomorrow.
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