Day: April 9, 2008

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Rising Food Prices Threaten to Reverse Poverty Fight – World bank

Rising food prices could wipe out successes in reducing poverty and malnutrition, according to the World Bank. A new report released Tuesday (Apr 8), says high food prices are likely to persist over the medium term and warns in some countries, hard won gains in overcoming poverty may now be reversed. Danny Leipziger, World Bank …

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Mark Lee

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IMF Forecasts U.S. Housing Slump to Accelerate Global Financial Slowdown

World economic growth is expected to slow to 3.7 percent in 2008 due to a fallout in the U.S. subprime housing market, according to a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Blaming a deteriorating financial market and the continuing correction in the U.S. housing market, the “World Economic Outlook” indicates the United States will …

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Mark Lee

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UNICEF Mourns the Rwandan Genocide, 14 Years On

Marking the 14th anniversary of the genocide in Rwanda, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged to step up efforts aimed at stopping such tragedies from happening again. Eugenie Mukeshimana, who lost her family in the genocide, also spoke and then lit a candle in memory of the victims, surrounded by nine Rwandan children. About Mark LeeEditor, …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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US Troops to Stay in Iraq Beyond Agreed UN Date

U.S. Ambassador to Iraq, Ryan Crocker, testified before Congress that American troops will stay in Iraq beyond 31st December 2008. Crocker says this is to ensure the next U.S. president will have a solid basis for making policy decisions when s/he takes office. To help support this statement, Crocker indicated while Al-Qaeda is on the …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

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