Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

Jan 16, 2017

Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

The gap between the superrich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. ...

36 killed in Saudi-led raids on rebels in Sanaa; U.N. eyes new talks

May 29, 2015

36 killed in Saudi-led raids on rebels in Sanaa; U.N. eyes new talks

Saudi-led coalition warplanes killed 36 soldiers on Wednesday when they targeted a rebel troop headquarters in the Yemeni capital as the United Nations tried to reschedule postponed peace talks. The coalition campaign of airstrikes against Iran-backed Shiite Houthi rebels and allied forces loyal to ...

Jan 15, 2013

Agricultural land grabs in developing countries?

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Should rich countries — or investors based there — be buying agricultural land in developing countries? That question is raised in Transnational Land Deals for Agriculture in the Global South, a report issued last year by the Land Matrix Partnership, a consortium of European ...