News headlines for “Aid”, page 3

  1. EUROPE: Tax Evasion Rampant Despite Treaties With Tax Havens

    Tuesday, February 23, 2010

    New cases of tax evasion in several European countries are showing the limits of the informal agreements reached between the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and tax havens such as Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

  2. THAILAND: Women with HIV Break Silence, Confront Stigma

    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Veena Panudej makes a living in the night like so many other women and men in this quiet eastern corner of Thailand. They work under the light of the stars in rubber estates spread beyond this city close to the Cambodian border.

  3. POLITICS-PHILIPPINES: Rice and Condom on the Election Agenda

    Friday, February 19, 2010

    Rice and condoms do not usually land on the same list of household basics in the predominantly Catholic Philippines, but extremely poor couples here with huge families would choose rice if given the two options.

  4. DEVELOPMENT-ASIA: ‘Poverty Still Has a Woman’s Face’

    Wednesday, February 17, 2010

    Women and poverty still share an uncomfortable spot on the development matrix of countries across Asia-Pacific that are struggling to end deprivation, according to the newly launched third joint report of the United Nations and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  5. SOUTH PACIFIC: ‘Poverty Measures Need Support of Rich Nations’

    Tuesday, February 16, 2010

    Social protection programmes could help alleviate poverty in the Pacific Islands region, but without the help of developed countries, they will not materialise, said an economic expert in this capital of Fiji.

  6. EDUCATION-NEPAL: Unique School Aims to Be a Ticket to Equality

    Monday, February 15, 2010

    Had Uttam Sanjel stayed on in the Indian city of Mumbai to pursue his dream of becoming a Bollywood director years ago, the Samata (‘equality) schools that he set up here in Nepal may not be around today.

  7. CLIMATE CHANGE: European Firms See Windfall in Renewable Energy

    Wednesday, February 03, 2010

    European governments failed to help along an international treaty to stop global warming at the United Nations climate change summit in December, but their engineering and power industries see business opportunities in renewable energy sources and their smart management.

  8. NEPAL: Communities Take Up Cudgels for Forest Conservation

    Tuesday, February 02, 2010

    Tired of walking, Shankar Prasad Ghimire, 87, a retired government worker, keeps his walking stick aside and takes rest on the ground, nestled in a lush green landscape.

  9. BURMA: Ethnic Women Expose Opium Fields in Junta Strongholds

    Sunday, January 31, 2010

    A report exposing the spreading opium fields in the north-eastern corner of the military-ruled Burma has brought to light an equally revealing story. It was produced by a team of ethnic women who risked their lives to document the heroin-filled world they inhabit.

  10. ENVIRONMENT-ASIA: Future of China’s Tiger Farms in the Balance

    Saturday, January 30, 2010

    The road to the world’s first tiger summit in Vladivostok later this year will have to be paved with answers about the future of tiger farms in China and other East Asian countries, said conservationists.

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