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IRAN – EUROPEAN UNION
Iran's exports to the EU jump by 300 per cent after nuclear agreement
Iranian exports to the EU reached €5.494 billion in 2016, up from €1.235 in 2015. Trade grew by 79 per cent. EU plans to provide technology and money to help Iran curb carbon emissions.
17/01/2007 WORLD SOCIAL FORUM
World Social Forum set to begin in Africa
Starting Saturday tens of thousands of people will meet in Nairobi to discuss solutions to some of the major problems associated with globalisation and development like exploitation, marginalisation and poverty. Caritas internationalis and the Jesuit Refugees Service will be among them.
World Economic Forum: Rouhani opens Iran to world economy
The Iranian president stresses the great potential of Iran's economy whose economic and human development can only be achieved by working with others. Nuclear deal is the first step for long-term relationship with international community.
04/08/2017 18:51:00 INDONESIA
Asian Youth Day: cardinals, bishops and Muslim leaders meet in dialogue
Yogyakarta's gathering of youth has a major interfaith dimension. A meeting was held today to discuss ‘Unity in Cultural Diversity’ centred on coexistence. For Islamic leaders, radicalism and terrorism are challenges to be met together. Intolerance and terrorism are not expressions of true values of Asian culture, said Card Patrick D'Rozario of Dhaka. For former Muhammadiyah president Prof Syafi'i Maarif, corruption, social injustice and Arabisation are the causes of sectarianism in Indonesia.
International Economic Forum opens in St. Petersburg, in midst of crisis and sanctions
Renamed the "Russian Davos", the event this year takes place in the shadow of Western sanctions over Ukrainian crisis, and the boycott of some large American companies. Moscow is self-assured, bolstered by mega agreement on gas supplies to China.
07/06/2008 UN - WORLD
World hunger, poor countries bear responsibility as well
The FAO summit reveals the tendency to view the market economy as the cause of world hunger, and the paradoxical proposal to return to already discredited subsistence economies. Meanwhile, there is silence over the "faults" of developing nations, where corruption and misgovernment are turning national wealth into the personal assets of the ruling regimes, to the detriment of the population.
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