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    Forced to down tools

    | Updated at 01:55am on February 25, 2017

    ALAETTIN Altintas is the head of Yakay-Der, an association for people who have lost their relatives...

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    Corporate vision of agriculture future

    by Kartini Samon | Updated at 01:00am on February 25, 2017

    IN COMMERCIAL farming, the stakes are high. Each season, farmers gamble on which crop will fetch the highest price or which seed variety will reach the greatest yields...

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    Egypt’s forgotten prisoners

    | Updated at 01:00am on February 25, 2017

    AS THE sixth anniversary of the Egyptian revolution came and went, I found myself listening to ‘Comfortably Numb’ by Pink Floyd...

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    Towards a new trade policy

    | Updated at 01:05am on February 25, 2017

    ON JANUARY 23, president Donald Trump signed an order directing the US trade representative to withdraw the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade deal that the previous administration had spent years negotiating with eleven other nations around the Pacific Rim...

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    An alarming increase in migrant worker death

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 24, 2017

    THAT deaths of Bangladeshi migrant workers have increased steadily in 12 years is alarming. The Wage Earners’ Welfare Board received, as New Age reported on Thursday, bodies of more than 3,481 migrant workers in 2016, the highest for a year since 2005...

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    Oversight needed if co-op societies let in loans

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 24, 2017

    Cooperative societies seeking permission for the disbursement of agricultural and small-and-medium-enterprise loans through participation agreements with scheduled banks in areas where local and foreign banks have no branches is welcome provided that proper oversight of cooperative society activities could be put in place...

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    Most immediate threat that Europe faces

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 24, 2017

    Before the Middle East was destabilized due to a planned series of events that we know today as the Arab Spring, it was the west and not Russia that invaded Iraq, Afghanistan and then after 2011, Libya, all while fuelling the conflict in Syria by creating and arming ISIS, writes Martin Berger...

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    Lanka elite discuss ‘frightening economic situation’

    | Updated at 12:05am on February 24, 2017

    Inflation is on the rise, with workers and the poor hit by higher commodity prices, especially for staple foods, such as rice, coconut and vegetables. Core annual inflation hit 7 per cent in January, up from 5.8 per cent in December, under the impact of tax increases imposed in the 2017 budget, writes Saman Gunadasa...

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