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  • Afghanistan faces economic crisis as international aid money leaves and growth stalls

    Afghanistan's fragile economy has lost around a third of its value in the past year as international aid organizations that poured in cash for more than a decade have drastically scaled back after Western forces effectively ended their 13-year war against the Taliban.
  • US Caribbean energy summit seeks ways to ease region away from shaky Venezuela oil program

    A decade-long addiction to oil subsidized by Venezuela may be coming to an end for several Caribbean nations, with a nudge from the United States. Fears that falling oil prices could knock the wheels off the already wobbly economy of oil-dependent...

    Hollande, leaders call for investments in the green economy, pact addressing poverty

    Climate change and poverty took center stage Friday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where leaders began campaigning in earnest for twin global accords aimed at cooling the planet and easing the suffering of multitudes. French President Francois...

    China's economic growth slowed to 24-year low of 7.4 percent in 2014

    The global economy, slowed by stagnation in Europe and Japan, is being further hampered by China's decelerating growth. The Chinese economy grew 7.4 percent in 2014, its weakest performance in nearly a quarter-century. And its growth is forecast to...

    Chinese need to exercise more, smoke less, new report says

    BEIJING More than three million Chinese are dying prematurely each year from diseases that could be prevented with regular exercise and programs to cut smoking and alcohol abuse, the World Health Organization said in a report released Monday. Worldwide,...