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Switzerland voted to become the UNs 190th member state
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Saturday, 09 March 2002
Switzerland voted to become the UNs 190th member state
Switzerland formally voted to become the UNs 190th member state, with 54% of the country supporting the move.
 
UN checks on independence of judges in Italy
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Saturday, 09 March 2002
UN checks on independence of judges in Italy
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Independence of Judges and Lawyers, Dato Param Cumaraswamy, will visit Italy from March 12 to14. The Special Ra...
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Canada agrees to cancel entire Tanzanian debt
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Canada agrees to cancel entire Tanzanian debt
TANZANIA: In a move expected to bolster the governments fiscal condition, CANADA announced that it had agreed to cancel the entire $83.6 million in debt it was...
 
Liberian governmet reports rebel fights
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Liberian governmet reports rebel fights
The government announced that its forces had repulsed rebel fighters at two locations near the capital, Monrovia. Jeff Mutanda, Assistant Minister for Public A...
 
Train catches fire in Egypt
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Saturday, 23 February 2002
Train catches fire in Egypt
A train caught fire outside of Cairo on Wednesday Feb. 20, 2002, killing over 350 people and injuring scores more. In other news, the government signed an agre...
 
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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.
  • South China Sea Ruling Sweeps Away Diplomatic Ambiguities
    Tuesday?s ruling by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea has bought a little clarity to the problems in the South China Sea, but it has not made solving the underlying problems significantly...
  • China Hardens Position on South China Sea
    China has taken a leap towards clarifying its claims in the South China Sea, but in a direction that could intensify frictions.
  • Erdo?an?s Pyrrhic victory
    Paradoxes have always abounded in the relationship between the Turkish military and the country?s politicians. Turkey?s armed forces ? or factions within them ? have justified their repeated interventions in politics with claims that they...
  • 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.