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  • Stock market declines after World Bank cuts economic outlook

    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...
  • Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway

    Laurie Garrett: Public health officials knew Ebola was coming but they messed up anyway
    World, you still just don't get it. The Ebola epidemic that is raging across West Africa, killing more than half its victims, will not be conquered with principles of global solidarity and earnest appeals. It will not be stopped with dribbling funds,...
  • Charles Lane: The US needs to get serious about its defense spending

    In the run-up to this week's North Atlantic Treaty Organization summit, much has been made of the fact that the United States is one of just a handful of the 28 member states that spends more than 2 percent of its gross domestic product on defense along...
  • Foreign Relations Council says Ebola outbreak is 'out of control'

    The deadly Ebola epidemic engulfing three West African countries is "out of control," health experts at the Council on Foreign Relations said Tuesday. The virus, which has claimed almost 900 lives since March, hasn't "ever been in control" since Ebola...
  • O'Malley takes on another 'pop' issue [Commentary]

    O'Malley takes on another 'pop' issue [Commentary]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, a presidential hopeful, has taken on yet another "pop issue," proposing that we provide foster care to several thousand unaccompanied Central American minors, lest they be sent to "certain death." He has also championed abolition...
  • Marco Rubio, Welton Cadwell on weekend guest list

    Marco Rubio, Welton Cadwell on weekend guest list
    Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Lake County Commissioner Welton Cadwell will be guests on local public-affairs programs this weekend. Cadwell was recently elected chairman of the Central Florida Expressway Authority. The guest lineup: Rubio talks to Ybeth...
  • India river development project is a double-edged sword

    India river development project is a double-edged sword
    Civic leaders had long looked upon the dreary, slum-choked river that sliced through this city and dreamed it could become something grand — India's answer to the Seine or the Thames. When a new chief executive took over the state of Gujarat in...
  • World Bank: Ebola could be 'catastrophic' for West Africa economies

    World Bank: Ebola could be 'catastrophic' for West Africa economies
    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could have a “catastrophic” economic effect on the region unless there is a swift response, the World Bank said Wednesday. An analysis by the bank says the Ebola crisis is already wreaking havoc on the...
  • Mortar fired from Gaza, first since truce: Israel

    A mortar bomb was fired into Israel from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday in the first such attack since an Aug. 26 truce halted a seven-week war in the Palestinian enclave, the Israeli military said. There were no casualties or damage, a military...
  • In first strike since truce, a mortar round from Gaza hits Israel

    In first strike since truce, a mortar round from Gaza hits Israel
    A mortar round fired from the Gaza Strip struck southern Israel on Tuesday, the first such shelling since a truce took effect last month ending seven weeks of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants. There was no immediate claim of...
  • Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results

    Indonesia court rejects challenge to presidential election results
    Indonesia's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a challenge to results in last month’s presidential election, validating the victory of Joko Widodo. Prabowo Subianto, a former head of Indonesia's special forces, had refused to acknowledge...