US and allies strike in Syria fundamentally illegal

Andrew Bell Bloomington, Indiana (USA) April 17, 2018 Consider this shocking fact: Despite horrific images of yet another reported chemical weapons attack in Syria, the US-led humanitarian intervention to protect civilians on April 13 was fundamentally illegal. Under current international law, President Trump lacks the authorisation to launch a single missile to stop future attacks, even for the clear and…

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Trade tops Ardern’s agenda at meetings with EU leaders

Craig McCulloch (RNZ) Paris, April 17, 2018 Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern hopes that any roadblocks to starting negotiations for a New Zealand-EU trade deal have been removed. Ms Ardern had an hour-long bilateral meeting with France’s President Emmanuel Macron after landing in Paris overnight (NZ time), the first time the two leaders have met. They jointly announced support for moving…

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Migrant population boosts labour supply in New Zealand

Supplied & Sourced Content Wellington, April 16, 2018 An article published today in the Reserve Bank Bulletin compares labour supply developments across the OECD and examines how New Zealand is placed. Indian Newslink attributes the following to Jamie Culling and Former Reserve Bank Economist Hayden Skilling, who have written the article. Labour is the largest input to the productive capacity…

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