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2006-06-21 11:29:18

By William Schomberg VIENNA (Reuters) - President Bush and European Union leaders said on Wednesday a long-delayed world trade deal was still possible despite deep transatlantic differences over who should make the next move.

2006-06-14 19:12:03

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Up to 14 billion bullets are made globally every year, enough to shoot every person on the planet twice, aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday in a report urging tougher controls on small arms.

2006-05-13 02:13:52

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Rich countries are not giving enough money to help fight a humanitarian crisis in Congo, where more than 1,000 people die daily from violence, hunger and disease, an international charity said on Saturday.

2006-04-27 11:10:09

By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - Developing countries should walk away from any World Trade Organization (WTO) pact without big changes to make it more favourable to them, British aid agency Oxfam said on Thursday.

2006-04-07 05:59:32

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Six months after an earthquake devastated northern Pakistan, some 300,000 people are preparing to return to their villages after spending the winter in tent encampments, relief agency Oxfam said on Friday. "You can see things getting better for the people here.

2006-04-07 02:42:32

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Recent rains across drought-hit east Africa are a mixed blessing which may help crops and grazing, but will also block aid routes and harm weak animals further, British-based charity Oxfam said on Friday.

2006-04-07 04:16:42

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Keira Knightley, who was nominated for a Best Actress award at last month's Oscars, has donated the Vera Wang dress she wore at the ceremony to Oxfam to raise money for their work in East Africa.

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2006-04-07 02:40:00

Recent rains across drought-hit east Africa are a mixed blessing which may help crops and grazing, but will also block aid routes and harm weak animals further, British-based charity Oxfam said on Friday.

2006-03-21 13:54:29

By David Lewis KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congo's landmark elections must be open to all and run by the rules to ensure the results are accepted, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday. The U.N.

2006-03-10 13:02:01

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British rock star Chris Martin leapt onto the Washington stage, driving screaming fans wild as he belted out one crowd-pleasing hit after another.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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