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A concrete facelift
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Will a new and ‘improved’ WTO be in India’s interests
The World Trade Organization needs an overhaul, but the reform will leave even less space for developing nations
As many as 47 fish stocks rebuilt since 2000: NOAA data
Four stocks added to overfished list, bringing the total to 46 at the end of 2019
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To ban access of foreign companies, and expect domestic companies and the government to profit profit directly from it, is a dangerous line to cross
This is no apology: Congo activists on King Philippe’s words
‘Regret’ is not the right choice of word; and yes, Belgium should pay reparations to the Congo, they say
‘Who created the terms superior and inferior races?’
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COVID-19: Tedros accepts proposal to ‘evaluate’ WHO's response
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Why opposing the man Trump wants as head of the World Bank might just work
US President Trump’s nomination of his Treasury Undersecretary David Malpass to World Bank should be seen more as an opportunity by African …
Economics of population
The 15th Finance Commission has recommended the use of Census 2011 instead of the norm of considering Census 1971, and this change has led to …
Climate change could deal a blow to carbon storage capacity of forests: study
While temperature rise will affect growth of some tree species, large-scale wildfires due to drier conditions will lead to release of larger …
Trump’s administration will scrap Obama-era green regulations
Meanwhile, UN’s new climate chief says action to stop climate change will continue irrespective of US involvement
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MOP concludes with hope to bring amendment to phase down HFCs in 2016
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