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  1. Britain Boosts Economic Ties with the Caribbean

    Monday, January 23, 2012

    As China sees its influence continue to grow in this part of the world, a delegation from the United Kingdom arrived in Grenada last weekend with a proverbial carrot for its former colonies, vowing to create new opportunities for trade, investment and innovation 'in our respective economies'.

  2. JAPAN: Pushing Nuclear Exports After Fukushima

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012

    Japan plans to boost civilian nuclear exports even as it tries to appease its population angered at radiation leaks from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, crippled by an earthquake and tsunami on Mar. 11, last year.

  3. Melting Ice Makes Arctic Access a Hot Commodity

    Monday, January 16, 2012

    China, Brazil and India want seats on the Arctic Council as global warming creates new opportunities for shipping and resource extraction in the vast Arctic region.

  4. Rio+20: The Moment When Everything Changed?

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    Humanity is driving Earth's climate and ecosystems towards dangerous tipping points, requiring radical new forms of international cooperation and governance, experts say.

  5. Africa Begins to Rise Above Aid

    Wednesday, January 11, 2012

    An increasing number of African countries are beginning to step away from aid dependency, as the domestic private sector becomes the engine of growth across much of Africa.

  6. New Rules Leave Canadian Aid Groups in Limbo

    Thursday, December 22, 2011

    Many Canadian civil society organisations working in international development are still awaiting a definitive answer about future government funding, a months-long lag critics argue has hampered overseas operations and only worsens Canada's global reputation when viewed in light of other issues in recent years.

  7. 'Walk the Busan Talk'

    Tuesday, December 13, 2011

    Women’s rights champions are not prepared to let the dust settle on the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness that ended in this South Korean port city on Dec. 1 with the customary nod towards gender equality and empowerment.

  8. CUBA-CARIBBEAN: Forging an Alliance to Fight for Climate Action

    Friday, December 09, 2011

    When the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development dubbed Rio+20 convenes in Brazil next year, Caribbean leaders want to ensure that the concerns of vulnerable low-lying coastal and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) will be heard.

  9. BRAZIL: Child-Adapted Formula to Deal Major Blow to Chagas Disease

    Thursday, December 08, 2011

    A new paediatric formulation developed in Brazil holds out hope for a cure for over 90 percent of newborn babies infected with Chagas disease, a parasitic infection endemic in 21 Latin American countries, where it kills more people every year than malaria.

  10. Q&A: South-South Cooperation Complements North-South Cooperation

    Tuesday, December 06, 2011

    South-South cooperation can play a key role in boosting the economies of developing countries, but it is not going to replace North-South cooperation, says Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, president of the 66th session of the U.N. General Assembly.

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