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New European-wide tariff scheme to encourage imports from developing countrie
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Friday, 21 December 2001
New European-wide tariff scheme to encourage imports from developing countrie
EUROPEAN UNION (EU) FOREIGN MINISTERS APPROVED a new European-wide tariff scheme this week, in a bid to encourage imports from developing countries.
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12th international conference on aids
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Friday, 21 December 2001
12th international conference on aids
The 12th international conference on aids and Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Africa opened in Burkina Faso, with 6,000 delegates discussing ways to improve a...
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The IMF scaled back global growth prospects this year and next
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Friday, 21 December 2001
The IMF scaled back global growth prospects this year and next
The IMF scaled back global growth prospects this year and next, projecting a modest 2.5% increase for both years. An IMF team visiting Moscow reported strong p...
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Kofi Annan formally accepted the Nobel Peace Prize
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Friday, 21 December 2001
Kofi Annan formally accepted the Nobel Peace Prize
Secretary-General Kofi Annan formally accepted the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the UN at an awards ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden. ...
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Chinas formal induction into the World Trade Organization (WTO)
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Friday, 21 December 2001
Chinas formal induction into the World Trade Organization (WTO)
"The days are dying out when some people got upper hands over others by engaging in a lopsided work, fawning on the authority or fishing in troubled water. "...
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