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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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
Sunday 03 July 2011
The Dadaab refugee camp in north Kenya is now the third most populous city in the country. It holds 360,000 people who have fled from neighbouring Somalia, where drought and civil war have combined to threaten famine. Oxfam says 10,000 a week are arriving at the camp, where they squat hopefully outside the perimeter in increasing squalor.
Wednesday 29 June 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.
Saturday 28 May 2011
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.
Monday 09 May 2011
Climate change is increasing the number of disasters which hit children in poor countries, campaigners have warned.
Saturday 07 May 2011
The most most reviled policy of Australia's former right-wing prime minister, John Howard was detaining asylum-seekers on remote Pacific islands to deter a threatened flood of them.
Monday 18 April 2011
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.
Monday 21 March 2011
Haitians went to the polls yesterday to elect a new president amid the ruins of an earthquake that has left 800,000 people homeless, fears of a cholera outbreak and reports of campaign violence and ballot station chaos.
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.
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