Archive for the ‘conditions’ Category

Pakistan rejects call for conditions on U.S. aid

January 11, 2008
By Robert Birsel

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan rejected on Friday a call by U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for President George W. Bush to consider cutting Pakistani aid unless it restores full civil rights and does more to fight terrorism.

U.S. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the ...
U.S. Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) speaks to the media at the Capitol building in Washington in this July 17, 2007 file photo. Pakistan rejected on Friday a call by Reid for President George W. Bush to consider cutting Pakistani aid unless it restores full civil rights and does more to fight terrorism. REUTERS/Jason Reed
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Reid, a Nevada Democrat, told Bush in a letter that the assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto two weeks ago had deepened worries about Pakistan’s future and President Pervez Musharraf‘s “dismal record of performance.”

Reid, who called for a full review of U.S. policy after Musharraf imposed emergency rule in November, said Bush should make aid conditional….

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080111/ts_nm/pakistan_usa_dc_1

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Report attacks China toy factories

August 22, 2007

HONG KONG, China (Reuters) — A U.S.-based workers’ rights group said it found “brutal conditions” and labor violations at eight Chinese plants that make toys for big multinationals, and called on the companies to take steps for better standards.

China Labor Watch said in a report issued on Tuesday after several months of investigation that the manufacturers — which served a handful of global players, including Walt Disney, Bandai and Hasbro — paid “little heed to the most basic standards of the country”

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/
asiapcf/08/21/china.toys.reut/index.html?section=cnn_latest