Virus deals new blow to Cambodian city bound to China

Asia Pacific Feb 21, 2020

Virus deals new blow to Cambodian city bound to China

An influx of Chinese that some Cambodians once resented for bringing noise, dust and chaos to the port of Sihanoukville is the cause of more pain now that it has gone into reverse. The new coronavirus has meant yet another setback for Sihanoukville after the ...

EU's poorer nations ask bloc's leaders not to cut aid money

World / Politics Feb 2, 2020

EU's poorer nations ask bloc's leaders not to cut aid money

A day after the European Union waved goodbye to Britain, some of Europe's poorest nations urged the bloc's leaders not to implement a "sharp and disproportional" cut to their aid money in the next long-term budget. The European Union provides aid known as cohesion funds ...

Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

World Jan 12, 2020

Decade after killer quake, Haiti says global aid system needs overhaul

The international aid system is deeply flawed and needs an overhaul, Haitian President Jovenel Moise said on Saturday, almost 10 years since the impoverished Caribbean island nation was struck by one of the deadliest earthquakes in history. Haitians were on Sunday to commemorate the thousands ...

China aims to double water transfers from wet south to arid north

Asia Pacific Dec 12, 2019

China aims to double water transfers from wet south to arid north

China aims to double the amount of water it transfers from the flood-prone south to arid northern regions, officials said Thursday, as the government prepares to launch the second phase of its controversial cross-country water diversion program. The South-North Water Diversion Project was first proposed ...