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News and Analysis

Climate change: imagine a charging rhino
"As frequently argued here and elsewhere, whatever else is true, the answer is "emissions contraction and convergence (CC)", markets that operate to a full-term concentration target. Fossil fuel emissions must contract globally while the international shares in emissions converge on equality per capita."

The wealth of the west was built on Africa's exploitation

Britain has never faced up to the dark side of its imperial history

Plenty of food - yet the poor are starving
The two faces of Niger
Questions that News Reporters Should Ask the American President

Millions of Americans, as well as foreigners, have watched, at one time or another, news reporters asking questions to the U.S. President or some of his close officials. It has been systematically observed that such news reporters hardly ever ask pertinent and crucial questions. Here are some vital and crucial questions that need to be raised to the American President and his close advisors.

Fatcat farmers get lion's share of CAP aid

Farmers in some of the richest parts of England pocket the lion's share of subsidies under the controversial Common Agricultural Policy, according to new figures released by the government.

25,000 civilians killed since Iraq invasion, says report

The number of Iraqi civilians who met violent deaths in the two years after the US-led invasion was today put at 24,865 by an independent research team.

Chinese relent and revalue the yuan

Beijing bows to pressure from Washington and drops peg to the dollar but Asian exporters may reap greater benefit than the US

Africa isn't poor because of corruption

In the month leading up to the G8, Nigeria revealed that its leaders had stolen $390bn (£222bn) over the last 40 years. It was a shocking admission and provided fuel for those critics who say the African problem is irredeemable largely due to corruption.

The end of the beginning

Debt relief alone won't relieve third-world poverty

Africa's new best friends
The US and Britain are putting the multinational corporations that created poverty in charge of its relief
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