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  • Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence

    Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence
    JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
  • World Bank cuts growth outlook as Ukraine crisis weighs

    The World Bank on Tuesday trimmed its global growth forecast, saying a confluence of events, from the Ukraine crisis to unusually cold weather in the United States, dampened economic expansion in the first half of the year. The poverty-fighting...
  • Stock market declines after World Bank cuts economic outlook

    Stock prices slipped early Wednesday after the World Bank cut its global economic forecast, including reduced estimates for the United States and China. Investors also were assessing the surprise primary defeat of Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.), the House...
  • Mountain gorillas could be at risk in Virunga National Park, Congo

    Mountain gorillas could be at risk in Virunga National Park, Congo
    The nearly 2 million acres in the Democratic Republic of Congo encompass some of the world's most biodiverse topography: glaciers, tropical rain forest, acacia savanna, lakes and active volcanoes. It's home to mountain and lowland gorillas, chimpanzees,...
  • Abdel Fattah Sisi, Egypt's likely new leader, faces economic deja vu

    With Egypt's former defense chief Abdel Fattah Sisi on a glide path to the presidency, virtually every day brings an ominous new sign of what is likely to emerge as the greatest threat to his rule. And it's not his archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood....
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Salt of the Earth'

    Wim Wenders' mastery of the documentary form is again on display in "The Salt of the Earth," a stunning visual ode to the photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed by the shutterbug's docu-helmer son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. Long recognized as one of...
  • In El Salvador presidential vote, leftist Sanchez Ceren ahead

    In El Salvador presidential vote, leftist Sanchez Ceren ahead
    MEXICO CITY — A former left-wing guerrilla leader held a wide lead in El Salvador's presidential race Sunday night, but it was unclear whether Salvador Sanchez Ceren could avoid a runoff. With 57% of the ballots tallied, Sanchez Ceren, the vice...
  • Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos

    Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos
    It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
  • Cannes Market Launches Next Program to Focus on Innovations in Cinema

    "Le Judas," by Canada's Ziad Touma, Dane Julie Frik Walenciak's "Muleum" and Australian Jonny Peter's "Dream Channel" will feature at the Pitching Sessions of Next, a roundtable and workshop program that marks one of the biggest innovations at 2014's...
  • CIA, U.S. military at odds over Afghanistan pullback plan

    The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...
  • Ethanol offers consumers a choice

    Certain foods taste just like summer, and corn on the cob is one of them. What many people don’t know is that ethanol isn’t made from corn you’d put on the grill. It’s produced from No. 2 yellow corn, and it’s getting you...