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Andrew Mitchell denies 'rogue minister' accusation after controversially approving £16 million Rwanda aid package on last day as International Development Secretary
Thursday 08 November 2012
The former International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell today denied he acted as a “rogue minister” when he controversially approved £16 million in aid for Rwanda on his last day in the job.
Saturday 20 October 2012
In the end Andrew Mitchell simply had too many enemies and too few friends to survive.
Friday 19 October 2012
Americans have some astonishing misconceptions about international affairs.
Thursday 11 October 2012
Mr Cameron deserves to be commended for his efforts to lead the Conservatives from the front
Saturday 25 August 2012
Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti's southern peninsula early today, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and areas of the poor nation still trying to recover from the terrible 2010 earthquake.
Tuesday 14 August 2012
Iran has appealed for foreign help to deal with the aftermath of the deadly twin earthquakes that hit it last weekend after initially claiming it was not needed.
Friday 10 August 2012
David Cameron today spoke of his hopes for a summit to tackle hunger, but admitted: “There's no one single answer to this.”
Saturday 14 July 2012
Gordon Brown is to become the United Nations' special envoy for education, furthering his long-standing aim to ensure that all the world's children get the chance to go to school.
Sunday 08 July 2012
International donors pledged more than £10 billion today in badly-needed development aid for Afghanistan over the next four years when most foreign troops will leave, as President Hamid Karzai urged the international community not to abandon his country.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Foreign aid agency ends theatre group deal amid allegations money is not being used appropriately
Wednesday 23 May 2012
UN humanitarian chief Baroness Amos has called for a rapid response to the food crisis in Burkina Faso.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
Development charities have voiced disappointment that today's Queen's Speech did not include a commitment to enshrine in law the Government's commitment to spend 0.7 per cent of national income on overseas aid.
Monday 07 May 2012
The Conservatives were facing a backlash last night after David Cameron was forced to rethink key parts of the Queen's Speech.
Friday 20 April 2012
The European Union will suspend most sanctions against Burma for a year while it assesses the country's progress towards democracy.
Wednesday 04 April 2012
Europe's richest countries today faced pressure to step up cash support for developing nations after figures showed the first fall in global aid for 14 years.
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Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
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- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed