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Carey L Biron

Politics

Critics decry US cluster bomb sales to Saudi

US Department of Defence has authorised $641m worth of the controversial weapons to be sent to Saudi Arabia.

US & Canada

US firms seek voluntary factory safety deal

Following deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh, major retailers want 'opt-in' rather than binding safety standards.

Business & Economy

Developing world to dominate investment

World Bank report says developing nations will control about half of the world's investment capital by 2030.

Politics

Myanmar Rohingya violence report assailed

Human rights groups say focus on security, rather than discrimination skews results of long-awaited government report.

Environment

UN dubs wildlife trafficking 'serious crime'

UN reclassifies timber and animal trafficking as a serious organised crime, winning praise from environmentalists.

Environment

World Bank: Food costs at record levels again

Prices now one per cent higher than previous peak in Feburary 2011 "threatening the health and well-being of millions".

Politics

Assault on Colombian trade unions continues

Two months after a free trade agreement between the US and Colombia went into effect, workers continue to face attacks.