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    1. The so-called “Defend Israel by Defunding Palestinian Foreign Aid Act of 2015″ was the second anti-Palestinian bill introduced by Paul in as many years, according to the National Journal.

    2. Crackdown on NGOs was long overdue: Home ministry

      The Times of IndiaApr 18 2:17 AM

      On September 30 last year, the Union home ministry, in an unprecedented move, issued show cause notices to 10,331 organizations receiving foreign aid in one go, asking why they had not filed their annual returns since 2009 and warning that their Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license stood in danger of being cancelled.

    3. The Mail on Sunday has established that hundreds of millions of pounds of the £11.7 billion Britain sends overseas - perhaps as much as a quarter - are squandered on unworkable projects and 'consultants'.

    4. Congress Unveils Trade Bill Boosting Obama's Pacific Talks

      Bloomberg via Yahoo! FinanceApr 16 15:42 PM

      Legislation sought by President Barack Obama to boost his trade agenda, including a deal with Pacific nations, was unveiled in Congress with key lawmakers agreeing on a compromise designed to win support from reluctant Democrats. Senators Orrin Hatch, the Republican chairman of the Finance Committee that oversees trade policy, and Ron Wyden, the panel’s top Democrat, on Thursday introduced a ...

    5. SPENDING on foreign aid is to surge by £1 billion under "absurd" new rules introduced by the European Union amid fears not enough is being spent on defence.

    6. The Government is set to change accounting methods thanks to regulations laid down by Brussels, potentially pushing up the foreign aid budget by £1billion over two years.

    7. The Abbott government has all but ruled out further cuts to the foreign aid budget after Julie Bishop pushed back.

    8. On Thursday, Bill Gates sat side-by-side with Ben Affleck as the two testified about the importance of aid to Africa in front of the U.S. Senate appropriations committee. The newest budget might include cuts to foreign aid to try and reduce the deficit. The dynamic duo insist that such a move would be a big Bill Gates, Ben Affleck Hit Washington, Speak Up For Aid To Africa is an article from ...

    9. By Stella Dawson WASHINGTON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World leaders have drawn up ambitious goals to end extreme poverty by 2030 and promote development over the next 15 years, but now they have to figure out how to pay the bill. Trillions of dollars would be required to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that the United Nations is expected to adopt in September, global ...

    10. Ben Affleck Follows Bill Gates To Capitol Hill

      Sky News via Yahoo Canada NewsMar 27 5:00 AM

      Ben Affleck and Bill Gates have spoken before a US Congressional panel to stop attempts to cut foreign aid programmes in the new budget. The Gone Girl star is involved in the Eastern Congo Initiative , an organisation he co-founded several years ago to help Congolese farmers produce and sell their coffee. Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner and eldest daughter Violet were at the hearing on Capitol ...

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