New Funding for Addressing Migrant and Refugee Crisis

New Funding for Addressing Migrant and Refugee Crisis Prime Minister announces £200 million to help tackle causes of migration, and £2 million UK contribution to the EU’s Africa Trust Fund.
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Woolwich attack: questions Scotland Yard and MI5 will be asking themselves

Intelligence officers will be considering whether they missed anything that could have miscalculated the intentions of the menScotland Yard and MI5 will have known very quickly that the two suspects in the Woolwich attack were on their files; the men had apparently been “on their radar” for up to eight years, having cropped up as […]
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News story: Somalia Conference 2013: PM details help for new government

The 7 May Somalia Conference is aimed at providing international support to the new federal government’s plans. More than 50 partner countries and organisations are in attendance, including the UN, African Union and IMF. Somalia’s new parliament and government was elected last year, and has set out an ambitious plan, the Six Pillar Policy, for […]
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Are drones any more immoral than other weapons of war? | Peter Beaumont

The central issue comes down to how combatants are identified and what efforts are made to protect civiliansThree years ago, I came across the victims of a drone strike about an hour after it occurred. It was in Gaza – although the location for the purposes of this piece does not matter; only the fact […]
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Olympics: a true legacy would be sport for all | Observer editorial

In the aftermath of the Olympics, it’s important to look into funding and to understand how to encourage more participationLast week, the New York Times columnist Roger Cohen tweeted that the Olympic Games had transformed Britain from “gloom to a grin” in the flicker of an eye.One source of pride has been the (almost) faultless […]
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Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah to join David Cameron at hunger summit

Plan to capitalise on Olympic legacy as athlete joins other sports heroes to raise awareness of the plight of malnourished childrenMo Farah, the British 10,000m gold medal winner, is expected to be among a clutch of sports figures to attend a world-hunger summit with David Cameron on Sunday.The Downing Street meeting is likely to set […]
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Drones by country: who has all the UAVs? Visualised

The US has used drones in hundreds of attacks in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen – but which countries have UAVs and how many? Over 800 detailed here• Interactive map of drone attacks in Pakistan• Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianUnmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are the new face of warfare for the […]
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Signing of piracy agreement with Mauritius

The Prime Minister joined a meeting between FCO Minister Henry Bellingham and the Prime Minister of Mauritius, Dr Navin Ramgoolam, in Downing Street this morning to sign an agreement which will allow the Royal Navy to transfer suspected pirates to Mauritius for prosecution. Piracy remains a serious threat to the international community as a whole […]
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