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In Wales, Europe’s first Black national leader sees racism resurging

Cardiff, Wales Reuters When he took office as First Minister of Wales in March, Vaughan Gething became the first Black head of government in Europe – yet he believes UK society is more overtly racist than a decade ago. “On virtually every piece of social media that went out for my campaign, there’d be a […]

Argentina’s child poverty rate on track to hit 70 per cent, UNICEF warns

Buenos Aires, Argentina Reuters Argentina’s child poverty rate could hit 70% in the first quarter of the year unless there is a change in course, UNICEF warned in a report on Tuesday, reflecting how high inflation, weakening growth and austerity is hitting the country hard. In a report, the UN Children’s Fund said the poverty […]

G20’s legitimacy depends on treatment of world’s poorest, UNDP chief says

Sao Paulo, Brazil Reuters The legitimacy of the Group of 20 economic powers depends on its impact on the world’s poorest people, not just controlling inflation, the head of the United Nations Development Programme said on Tuesday. Finance ministers from the G20 are meeting in Brazil this week with President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva […]

Look beyond profit to heal “lacerated world”, Pope tells Davos leaders

Vatican City Reuters Pope Francis on Wednesday urged political, economic and business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos to look beyond profit and try to heal an “increasingly lacerated” world with moral and ethical decisions.  Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer at the Vatican, on 7th January, 2024. PICTURE: Vatican Media/­Handout via Reuters […]

Guatemala’s liberal new leader faces huge obstacles to anti-graft drive

Guatemala City, Guatemala Reuters Guatemala’s new leftist President, Bernardo Arevalo, took office on Monday after a tortuous delay that underlined the uphill struggle he faces to meet high expectations and enact a sweeping anti-graft agenda in opposition-controlled Congress. Arevalo, the Central American country’s most liberal leader in years, powered to victory in August, vowing to […]