Bill and Melinda Gates use letter to quash ‘three myths’ about world poverty
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Thursday 19 August 2010
Outlook Good luck to Oxfam as it attempts to give the flagging campaign for a "Robin Hood tax" on bank's profits a shot in the arm. I say flagging because, while the arguments for additional taxes on the banking sector have had some success in recent times – with a range of levies now planned around the world – those such as Oxfam who hoped the proceeds would be channelled towards the developing world have been disappointed.
Saturday 24 July 2010
Developing countries will be held to account for the aid they receive, a minister said yesterday.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Climate change threatens to undo years of work to tackle poverty in developing countries, a report warned today.
Saturday 26 June 2010
Saturday 26 June 2010
Leaders of the richest nations were accused yesterday of abandoning their historic pledge to double aid to Africa and the world's other poorest countries, made at the Gleneagles summit five years ago.
Tuesday 15 June 2010
Sunday 09 May 2010
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Sunday 25 April 2010
Drug-maker GlaxoSmithKline has ordered staff in Europe not to fly for at least a week following the disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud.
Friday 09 April 2010
Those who come to power by revolution can be removed by it. Five years ago Kurmanbek Bakiyev overthrew the government in Kyrgyzstan in the so-called Tulip Revolution, a popular uprising widely applauded by the outside world. Now, a popular uprising has unseated Bakiyev in the capital, accusing him of many of the same crimes that he damned his predecessor with – corruption, authoritarianism and the promotion of a family dynasty to positions of power.
Thursday 01 April 2010
Tuesday 16 March 2010
Friday 05 February 2010
Sunday 24 January 2010
Today's travel section was due to lead with a feature about Haiti and its emergence as an adventurous destination for the next decade.
Friday 15 January 2010
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers
Germanwings plane crash: Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz wanted to 'do something people would remember him for'
Andreas Lubitz: Knee-jerk reaction to 9/11 enabled mass murder
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