UK to Scale Up Aid Despite Budget Gap, Brown Says

    The British government will boost its foreign aid budget to meet the international target of 0.7 percent of the national income despite the increasing budget gap, U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said. "And let me say that whilst there maybe others who are tempted to shy away from their responsibilities, we in Britain will meet them - and we will keep our promises on aid," Brown was quoted by

    as saying.

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    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.