string(291) "John Holmes, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator, visited an IDP settlement near the town of Batticaloa, close to the scene of recent fighting between Government forces and Tamil separatists.More than 160,000 civilians became displaced in eastern Sri Lanka between October last year and May,"
string(289) "The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) today hailed strides being made to “green” the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games through the use of solar power and other measures but cautioned that more should be done to address air pollution, offset greenhouse gas emissions and boost public"
string(294) "23 January 2008Security conditions in Kenya are deteriorating rapidly, according to United Nations officials who report that more than a dozen civilians have been killed in political violence, and 70 houses burned, in the past 24 hours. The Government estimates that 685 people have been killed"
string(289) "Matthew Nimetz, the Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy, met today with the President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and other officials from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and heard detailed assessments of their latest positions. Yesterday Mr. Nimetz had what he said was a"
string(289) "5 December 2008Nearly 180 business schools from around the world have now signed up to a United Nations-backed initiative aimed at steering tomorrow’s captains of commerce into conducting more ethical and inclusive business practices. The Principles for Responsible Management Education,"
string(291) "6 November 2009The top United Nations envoy to Nepal today lamented the fact that there has been limited progress in overcoming the political impasse that emerged in the country earlier this year, and little movement on the remaining tasks of the peace process. Around 13,000 lives were lost"
string(289) "26 July 2010United Nations humanitarian agencies are providing aid to residents of eastern Afghanistan, where floods this week have killed at least one person and caused widespread damage to homes and infrastructure. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees"
string(294) "23 May 2011Three Brazilians – a businessman, a designer and an artist – will be formally named Goodwill Ambassadors for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on Friday, the agency announced today. Three Brazilians – a businessman, a designer and an"
string(291) "MONTREAL — Yellow Media says its plan to reduce its $1.8-billion debt has been approved by a majority of its debtholders and shareholders.The Montreal-based company says it will put the debt restructuring plan in place by the end of this month, but adds it’s still subject to a number of"
string(289) "TORONTO — The Toronto stock market moved further into negative territory for the year Monday, tumbling about two per cent as commodity prices sold off in the wake of data showing much weaker than expected economic growth in China.The S&P/TSX composite index plunged 256.44 points to"
string(298) "TORONTO — Baby Boomers may be looking to trade their traditional single-family homes for the convenience and comfort of the condo craze, but a mass exodus is likely still a long ways off, real-estate experts and recent retirees say.The convergence of Boomers reaching retirement age at the end of"
string(297) "FREDERICTON — When it comes to people like Cyrille Simard, TransCanada has a challenge in selling the Energy East Pipeline project in New Brunswick.The mayor of Edmundston says he wants the company to guarantee the west-to-east pipeline, which could traverse his city of 16,000, won’t harm the"
string(295) "OTTAWA — Forcing cable and satellite TV providers to offer pick-and-pay pricing could result in some television channels disappearing, and likely won’t mean lower prices for consumers, say industry insiders.Industry Minister James Moore says the Harper government’s throne speech Wednesday"
string(298) "TORONTO — The Toronto stock market ended October trading sharply lower Thursday, amid major announcements from the oilpatch, earnings disappointments and uncertainty about the Federal Reserve’s next move.Here are the closing numbersTSX — 13,361.26 -94.07 -0.70%S&P 500 — 1,756.54 -6.77"
string(298) "TORONTO — The best way to secure retirement for more Canadians is with a third option for pension plans, and not the way Ontario is approaching the problem by expanding the Canada Pension Plan, says Kevin Sorenson, minister of state for finance, on Thursday.The federal government wants to create"
string(295) "Quotations for key foreign currencies in terms of the Canadian dollar. Quotations are nominal, for information purposes only.Canadian dollar value on Tuesday, the previous day, three-months and one-year: Currency Tue Mon 3 months Year U.S. dollar 1.2370 1.2341 1.3238 1.3237 British Pound 1.6620"
string(295) "VANCOUVER • Loblaw Companies Ltd. says it’s exploring the possibility of offering grocery home delivery one day.Spokesman Kevin Groh says in a statement that the company has “engaged” a number of e-commerce innovators around the world, including Instacart, as it continues to explore the"
string(297) "Bilateral discussions between the leaders of Sri Lanka and Seychelles were held at the State House in Seychelles. Sri Lanka and Seychelles signed three agreements today (30) following bilateral discussions between President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is currently on a two-day state visit to Seychelles"
string(299) "The invited speaker of this year, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Ms.Christiana Figueres, addressing the Assembly, highlighted the links between climate change and health, and warned that “if the world does not fundamentally change its"
string(281) "Accordingly, the proposal made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, to continue the operations of the Anti-corruption Committee Secretariat which was established in 2015 until such a Serious Fraud Office is introduced, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers. (Colombo Gazette)"