News headlines in January 2009, page 3

  1. ENVIORNMENT-EUROPE: No Money on the Table Yet

    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    Figures indicating how much the European Union should give to poor countries affected by climate change have been removed at the last minute from a new environmental blueprint published in Brussels Jan. 28.

  2. Q&A: 'NGOs Are Part of the Problem With WSF-Pakistan'

    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    As the ninth edition of the World Social Forum (WSF) opened in Belem, capital of the north Brazilian state of Para, half way around the globe in Pakistan the movement seems to have run out of steam.

  3. TRADE: Russia Supplying Legal And ‘‘Illegal’’ Arms to Africa

    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    Russia's state arms exporter, Rosoboronexport, plans to grow the volume of Russian armament and military equipment to Africa over the next four to five years. This comes on top of allegations that Russia is selling arms to smuggling and contraband rings, thereby contributing to conflict on the war-torn continent.

  4. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM: Makers and Shakers of the Post-Crisis World

    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    Of all the questions raised by the global economic crisis, one that is by no means insignificant may be answered this week: How will the pressure groups that influenced the policies that led to the present chaos adapt to the new world situation?

  5. ECONOMY-US: Poverty Safety Nets Fraying Nationwide

    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    The global economy is barely showing a pulse, and the world's poor are especially at risk, the International Monetary Fund declared Wednesday.

  6. SRI LANKA: Gov't Ignores Supreme Court

    Thursday, January 29, 2009

    Far from heeding charges of human rights abuses and stifling dissent, the government has, this week, added blatant disregard for judicial fiat to its list of sins.

  7. SINGAPORE: Domestic Workers Profit From Financial Education

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    Filipina domestic worker Emily Alson spends her weekends cooking and selling snacks. This venture brings in additional income and also helps Alson learn the ropes of entrepreneurship.

  8. IRAQ: Elections Dawn on Changed Political Landscape

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    Despite the possibility of isolated violence and other problems, close watchers of Iraq's upcoming provincial elections say that a relatively smooth process there could be a bellwether for better days ahead, according to a new report.

  9. MIDEAST: Peace Recedes as Israeli Settlements Expand

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank increased sharply in 2008, despite Israel's pledge at the beginning of the year to freeze all construction, according to a new report by an Israeli non-governmental organisation.

  10. ECONOMY: IMF Predicts 2009 Growth Lowest Since World War II

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    Growth in the world economy will fall to its lowest annual rate since World War II in 2009, according to the latest estimates by the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) which released the latest edition of its 'World Economic Outlook' (WEO) here Wednesday.