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Britain Is World's 7th Most Stable and Prosperous Nation; US at 22nd
The United Kingdom has been ranked as one of the most stable and prosperous countries in the world, beating the United States, France and even Switzerland in a global assessment of every nation's achievements and standards. A one-year investigation and analysis of 235 countries and dependent...
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Record Glacier Melt Spurs New Calls for Climate Action
UNITED NATIONS - Alarmed by new scientific data showing a continued increase in the melting of the world's glaciers due to global warming, top UN environmental officials are making fresh calls for a new international agreement to cap greenhouse gas emissions." Governments must agree on decisive...
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Chaos In Iraq Sparks Surge in EU Asylum Applications
The number of Iraqis applying for asylum across the EU almost doubled last year, rising from 19,375 to 38,286, reflecting the growing chaos in the country, according to UN figures released today. The resurgence in the number of Iraqis fleeing across Europe comes as the UN's High Commissioner for...
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Most Vulnerable Left to Sink or Swim
UNITED NATIONS - The world's minorities and indigenous groups are the "silent victims" of the potentially disastrous effects of climate change, says a new study by Minority Rights Group (MRG) International. Although both groups are often disproportionately affected by climate-related disasters, the...
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Nobel Peace Laureate Says US Trying to Stall Cluster Bomb Agreement
Wellington, New Zealand - Nobel Peace Prize winner Jody Williams accused the United States on Wednesday of trying to stall negotiations on an international agreement to ban cluster bombs - without even attending talks on the treaty. Delegates from more than 120 countries are negotiating a...
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Nicaragua: Landmine-Free by 2009?
MANAGUA - Military sources in Nicaragua and Organisation of American States (OAS) officials warned that dozens of minefields remain live and dangerous in this country -- a legacy of the 1981-1990 civil war. Carlos Orozco, regional coordinator for the OAS Assistance Programme for Demining in Central...
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Is The US Really Bringing Stability to Baghdad?
To judge from the talk in Washington, the 'surge' that put 30,000 more US troops on the ground in Iraq has succeeded in bringing stability to a nation still riven by ethnic, religious and tribal conflict. Life, the Pentagon boasts, is returning to normal. But the truth is a very different story.
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Court Dismisses Lawsuit on Secret Kidnapping
SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge, saying the case involved a state secret, dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday against a unit of Boeing Co that charged the firm helped fly terrorism suspects abroad to secret prisons. The American Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint in May accusing Jeppesen Dataplan...
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Call to Keep Water Clean of Privatisation
BRUSSELS - Water supply could increasingly be managed by private firms once a new European Union treaty enters into force, experts warned Monday. Delivery of drinking water from the tap is mostly controlled by public utilities in the EU, but fears are being voiced that new policies promoting...
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Rich Countries Blamed as Greenhouse Gas Emissions Hit Record
Bali conference is the world's last chance to avoid 'catastrophic' global warming, experts warn
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