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UK pledges £50m to economic shock fund

Gordon Brown today pledged £50 million to a new international fund designed to act as a buffer for developing nations against economic disruption. And the chancellor called on other developed nations to contribute to the fund, which was set up to minimise the impact of economic effects of fluctuating oil prices, conflict or natural disasters…. Read more »

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Lords examine terrorism bill

The government’s new terrorism bill will come under intense scrutiny today as it undergoes its second reading in the House of Lords. Opposition peers have vowed to go “line-by-line” through the legislation, which would create new offences of encouraging terrorism and give police greater powers to deal with terrorist suspects. Critics argue the new offence… Read more »

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