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Lib Dem MP takes Japan to task

By Ian Dunt A Liberal Democrat MP is travelling to Japan to protest its use of the death penalty. The trip comes after Amnesty International released figures showing Japan’s current rate of executions is at its highest level since 1975. “Like the USA, Japan is a highly developed country that should have abolished the death… Read more »

Give £40m in aid to China, MPs urge
Give £40m in aid to China, MPs urge

By staff Britain should pay China £40 million after its aid programme agreement ends in 2011, MPs have recommended. A new report accepts that the Department for International Development’s (DfID) aid partnership should end as planned in two years. But despite acknowledging that China is a middle income country with significant financial reserves, the… Read more »