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E-democracy project produces first results
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Sunday, 02 February 2003
E-democracy project produces first results
DEMOS (Delphi Mediation Online System) is a research and development project designed to support and encourage on-line democracy. The aim of the project is to make it easy for the public to engage in political discussions at a local, national or pan-European level through the use of the Internet. On Feb. 3 DEMOS is starting its final online test involving ...
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Food crisis tightens in Malawi
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Sunday, 02 February 2003
Food crisis tightens in Malawi
As the food crisis tightens its grip in Malawi, Christian relief and development agency Tearfund Jan. 24 reported a worrying increase in the number of children...
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US writing off Ethiopias $30 million debt
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Sunday, 02 February 2003
US writing off Ethiopias $30 million debt
The U.S. has written off almost $30 million in debt for drought-stricken Ethiopia, which is strapped with a massive $6 billion debt burden. U.S. ambassador Aur...
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Afghan reconstruction to take more time
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Friday, 17 January 2003
Afghan reconstruction to take more time
EU External Affairs Commissioner Chris Patten told the European Parliament Jan. 15 the reconstruction effort in Afghanistan would be a "long haul" as "rebuildi...
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EU funds to help finance reforms in Bosnia
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Friday, 17 January 2003
EU funds to help finance reforms in Bosnia
Representatives of Bosnia-Herzegovina and the European Union signed an agreement Jan. 6 to provide 60 million euros in EU assistance to Bosnia. The assistance ...
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European Union funds to help children in North Korea
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Friday, 17 January 2003
European Union funds to help children in North Korea
The European Commission has adopted a humanitarian aid decision worth 9.5 million euros to help meet the winter needs of pregnant and nursing women and childre...
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US funds to improve condition of women in Afghanistan
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Friday, 17 January 2003
US funds to improve condition of women in Afghanistan
The U.S. Jan. 8 committed $3.5 million towards Afghanistans "blueprint for action" to improve the condition of women in the war-torn country. Under Secretary o...
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Sub-Saharan refugees now free to migrate to the USA
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Friday, 17 January 2003
Sub-Saharan refugees now free to migrate to the USA
The White House announced Jan. 7 that it has authorized the U.S. Emergency and Migration Assistance Fund to help refugees in four sub-Saharan countries to migr...
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Rwanda about to free suspects in the 1994 genocide
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Friday, 17 January 2003
Rwanda about to free suspects in the 1994 genocide
Between 30,000 and 40,000 Rwandan prisoners, mostly suspects in the 1994 genocide, are to be freed on remand this month, in line with instructions from Preside...
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  • Dura aterragem na Venezuela
    A Venezuela está à beira do precipício. A ação concertada ainda pode evitar a sua queda. Mas quanto mais se atrase, mais venezuelanos morrerão por falta de medicamentos, pela má nutrição ou pela violência.
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  • Venezuela?s hard landing
    Venezuela is on the edge of the precipice. Concerted action may yet pull it back. But the longer it is delayed, the more Venezuelans will die from lack of medicines, malnutrition or violence.