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Forced labour laws to be tightened

Tue, 2014-06-10 19:03
Forced labour laws to be tightened

World Bank lowers growth forecast

Tue, 2014-06-10 19:00
The World Bank has revised down its forecast for economic growth in the developing world this year - from 5.3% down to 4.8%.

'No deal' in Ukraine gas row talks

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:34
Resolving the disagreement between Ukraine and Russia over gas prices could take days, the European Commission has said.

Canada's cancelled visa programme

Tue, 2014-06-10 17:02
Anger in China as Canada cancels visa programme

Google buys satellite firm Skybox

Tue, 2014-06-10 15:48
Google purchases satellite firm Skybox Imaging for $500m (£300m) to help keep its maps accurate with 'up-to-date imagery'.

Chile's energy dilemma

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:44
What will Chile do for energy after scrapping mega-project?

Irish bid to ban branded cigarettes

Tue, 2014-06-10 13:37
The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country in Europe to try to pass a law banning the sale of branded cigarette and tobacco packets.