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Food aid budget slashed - but not because of a lack of money

The European Commission is under fire for cutting the budget to the EU's food aid programme by 77%. Where once 500 million euros were set aside to help feed people who couldn't afford to eat, that's now been reduced to just over 100 million euros. But it's not because of a lack of money: rather, the International Court of Justice says the food handed out has to come from European stocks.

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2015-07-29 Colombia

Colombian community takes on drug gangs

Buenaventura is Colombia's main port on the Pacific coast and local authorities and investors are eager to transform it into a touristic destination, but the town has fallen prey...

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2015-07-28 Russia

Russia's private military firms operate in legal grey area

Kiev and the West have accused Russian troops of participating in the Ukraine conflict on a massive scale. The Kremlin denies sending professional troops into the country and...

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2015-07-27 Niger

Cultural centre in ruins months after Charlie Hebdo riots

In mid-January, violence erupted in Niger's southern city of Zinder, sparked by the post-attack edition of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The front cover showed a weeping...

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2015-07-24 Afghanistan

Afghanistan's unity government gets down to work

Last September, Ashraf Ghani became president of Afghanistan but had to share power with Abdullah Abdullah, his rival in the presidential election. The two men took months to...

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2015-07-23 USA

The great US divide over the Confederate flag

The United States is still grappling with its troubled race relations. Police treatment of minorities has fanned the flames of debate, but the touch paper was lit after nine...

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