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This month's news and media releases. 

EU bank ordered to reveal what it knows about Glencore tax allegations

10 December 2014 - The EU’s own bank has been ordered to reveal what it knows about alleged tax evasion by a mining company controlled by commodities giant Glencore.

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Christian Aid warning about NI corporation tax

5 December 2014 - Christian Aid today sounded a note of caution in response to proposals to reduce the rate of corporation tax in Northern Ireland.

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Tsunami: 10 years after the wave - online exhibition features Tim Hetherington work

Call for mandatory carbon reporting from UK firms

8 December 2014 - Ten years on from the Indian Ocean tsunami, which killed almost 250,000 people on Boxing Day 2004, Christian Aid is marking the anniversary by launching Tsunami: 10 years after the wave.

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Christian Aid condemns absence of UK minister from crucial climate talks

8 December 2014 - Christian Aid has today urged the Government to reconsider the absence of climate change minister Amber Rudd from the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru.

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As Hagupit rages Filipinos call for action at Lima climate summit

7 December 2014 - At the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, a Christian Aid partner from the Philippines has called on negotiators to take action on climate change as Typhoon Hagupit bears down on his country.

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UNEP report shows cruel irony at heart of Lima talks says Christian Aid

5 December 2014 - Christian Aid called for negotiators at the UN climate summit in Lima to heed the warnings of today’s United Nations Environment Programme report showing the drastic costs developing countries will face adapting to climate change.

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Christian Aid hails Parliamentary success for UK Aid Bill

5 December 2014 - Christian Aid is delighted that a new law to ensure the UK spends 0.7 per cent of its national income on aid has been passed by the House of Commons and will now go to the House of Lords for further debate.

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UN Secretary-General hits right note on global goals, says Christian Aid

4 December 2014 - Christian Aid today hails a major advance in work on the new global goals which will replace the Millennium Development Goals when they expire at the end of 2015.

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Climate talks tepee in danger without progress on adaptation at Lima summit

3 December 2014 - As the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru, began in earnest, Christian Aid warned that the lack of equal progress on climate finance, adaptation and emissions cuts threaten to derail a Paris deal.

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Autumn statement: Chancellor has more to do on tax fairness, says Christian Aid

3 December 2014 - Responding to the UK Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, Laura Taylor, Head of Advocacy at Christian Aid, said: “It’s good to see George Osborne acting on the huge public demand for big companies to pay their fair share of tax, with the new Diverted Profits Tax. But it’s not just the UK that needs tax fairness – developing countries need it too."

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London Afghanistan conference: massive deterioration in safety for aid workers and rights campaigners - new survey finds

2 December 2014 - Ahead of the London Conference on Afghanistan, which will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, a coalition of charities and aid organisations has today released survey results which show aid workers and rights campaigners in the country feel dramatically less safe than a year ago.

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It's time for British tax havens to unmask who owns companies, says Christian Aid

2 December 2014 - A year after Britain’s tax havens agreed to consider lifting the secrecy around who really owns the hundreds of thousands of companies they host, they have made alarmingly little progress and many criminals will rest easier as a result, a new Christian Aid assessment warns today.

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The future of Afghanistan is at risk, experts warn Cameron

1 December 2014 - Large cuts to the Afghanistan aid budget in the wake of troop withdrawals could wreck the huge improvements made in the last decade and threaten a new generation of Afghans to a life of poverty, a meeting of over 200 Afghan and international experts will warn on Wednesday 3 December.

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New UK rules for extractive industries a welcome move against corruption

1 December 2014 - Christian Aid welcomed the entry into force today of new regulations requiring extractive industries to report the payments they make to governments as an important move against corruption, and a significant first step in reforming corporate transparency.

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Thousands fast for the climate but Yeb Sano not at Lima talks

1 December 2014 - On the opening day of the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, the largest climate fast in history takes place – including the island of Tuvalu - but Filipino Yeb Sano who inspired the movement is not at the crunch talks.

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85% of British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong

1 December 2014 - More than four in five (85%) British adults say tax avoidance by large companies is morally wrong even if it’s legal, according to a new ComRes poll for Christian Aid and ActionAid.

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