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David Cameron met with Prime Minister Zeidan of Libya to discuss security and business opportunities, among other issues.

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Following the meeting, a Downing Street spokesperson said: The Prime Minister met Prime Minister Zeidan of Libya earlier today (17 September). The Prime Minister said he was proud of the role Britain had played helping Libyans get rid of Qadhafi and that Britain remains deeply committed to helping Libyans build a new, more stable, democratic […]

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Strategic voting to decide deadlocked German election

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Elderly supporters hold placards backing German chancellor and conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) leader Angela Merkel, at a CDU election campaign rally in Magdeburg yesterday. Merkel is seeking a third term in a parliamentary election on September 22nd. Photograph: Fabrizio Bensch/Reuters Lack of a majority leaves Merkel coalition squabbling over votes With four days to […]

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The Five-Year Anniversary of the Financial Crisis in USA: A Look Back at the Progress We’ve Made

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Five years ago this week, a financial crisis unlike any in generations rocked Wall Street, turning a recession that was already hammering Main Street into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. In the months before President Obama took office, the economy was shrinking at a rate of over 8%, businesses were shedding 800,000 jobs […]

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China pledges support for Bahrain’s efforts to safeguard stability

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Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) holds a welcoming ceremony for King of Bahrain Sheikh Hamad bin Isa Al-khalifa before their talks at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 16, 2013. (Xinhua/Pang Xinglei)   BEIJING, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping met with the King of Bahrain Sheikh […]

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New General Assembly President spotlights post-2015 development goals

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General Assembly President John Ashe holds press conference. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 17 September 2013 – Briefing the press ahead of the opening of the 68th General Assembly later today, the body’s new President said that the United Nations is about to embark on a process with the potential to guide the course of humankind for […]

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Ahead of new General Assembly session, Ban stresses global cooperation to tackle major challenges

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefs the press. Spokesperson Martin Nesirky is at right. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe 17 September 2013 – As the General Assembly prepares to kick-off its 68th session later today , Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed the need for global cooperation to tackle the world’s most pressing issues including the crises in Syria and elsewhere, […]

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‘Unspeakable atrocities’ reported by UN-mandated human rights inquiry on DPR Korea

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Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Michael Kirby presents an oral update during the 24th Session of the Human Rights Council. Photo: Jean-Marc Ferré 17 September 2013 – The head of the United Nations-appointed inquiry into human rights violations in the Democratic People’s Republic of […]

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UN appeals for funds to avert cut in food aid to Syrian refugees in Lebanon

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Over half of Syrian refugees in Lebanon are children. Photo: OCHA/D. Palanivelu 17 September 2013 – The United Nations issued an urgent appeal to the world today to make up a huge shortfall in funding for the humanitarian crisis spawned by Syria’s civil war, specifically warning that hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees in Lebanon […]

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UNESCO calls for greater emphasis on learning in primary school access programmes

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Students at a primary school in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) raise their hands to answer a class question. Photo: World Bank/Dominic Chavez 17 September 2013 – While primary school enrolment rates have risen dramatically over the past 15 years, the actual levels of learning remain low in many countries, the United Nations […]

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Pakistan, Turkey agree to intensify cooperation in various fields

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (R) shakes hands with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a welcoming ceremony in Ankara on September 17, 2013. – AFP Photo Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan take part in a press conference after their talks in Ankara on September 17, […]

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