Cut the debt of poor countries, Pope tells IMF, World Bank

© Reuters. Pope Francis holds weekly audience VATICAN CITY (Reuters) -Pope Francis has told world financial chiefs that poor countries hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus need to have their debt burden reduced and be given a greater say in global decision making. In a letter to the participants of the International Monetary […]

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Malaysia to charge Top Glove over poor worker accommodation, government says

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A worker inspects newly-made gloves at Top Glove factory in Shah Alam KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia said on Tuesday it would file charges against Top Glove Corp because of poor worker accommodation provided by the world’s biggest maker of medical gloves. The Labour Department, part of the Ministry of Human […]

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Brazil’s government backs new basic income payments to poor

2/2 © Reuters. Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Rio de Janeiro 2/2 By Ricardo Brito and Marcela Ayres BRASILIA (Reuters) – Brazil’s government on Monday detailed how it would pay for a new minimum income program called Renda Cidada, with President Jair Bolsonaro and Economy Minister Paulo Guedes still pledging to honor the […]

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Trump’s U.S. EPA chief claims climate-change fight hurts the poor

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: ‘Oversight of the Environmental Protection Agency’ hearing in Washington By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday accused Democrats of hurting the poor with policies aimed at fighting climate change, and said the agency would keep supporting development and deregulation if President Donald Trump […]

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