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  • U.S.-Africa summit garners over $17 billion in investment pledges

    U.S.-Africa summit garners over $17 billion in investment pledges
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African leaders on Tuesday called for a deeper economic relationship with the United States, hailing investment pledges totaling more than $17 billion at a Washington summit as a fresh step in the right direction. U.S. and...
  • 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...
  • U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results

    U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results
    The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central Asian...
  • 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 review shows flaws in social, environment safeguards process

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The World Bank is considering putting governments in charge of policing its aid projects, a move watchdog groups worry could undermine social and environmental safeguards the lender currently has in place. The proposal, outlined in...
  • 'BRICS' nations to form development bank to rival World Bank, IMF

    The so-called BRICS countries agreed to form an international development bank with aspirations to challenge the dominance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa said Tuesday...
  • 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...
  • A call for compassion [Commentary]

    A call for compassion [Commentary]
    Growing up in rural Harford County — a red county in a blue state — I quickly became exposed to the many fears that conservative voters have concerning illegal immigration. The Mexicans, I was told as a child (because apparently everyone who...
  • Afghan presidential runoff results delayed by fraud allegations

    Afghanistan's Independent Election Commission announced Tuesday that results of the presidential runoff election will be delayed by at least several days as votesĀ from nearly 2,000 polling places are reviewed in response to allegations of massive fraud....
  • Rachel Marsden: Humanitarianism can be an effective disguise for profiteering

    PARIS -- Billionaire Hungarian-American oligarch George Soros is an extremely concerned humanitarian who can be counted on to put his considerable bank balance where his concerns are. Lately, those concerns have included Ukraine and other former Soviet...
  • The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues

    The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues
    Ian Toner, an architect in Philadelphia, recently went to city offices for a permit to build a stoop for a client's home. The city, he learned, had just imposed new requirements: he would have to get maps from gas, electric, water and other utilities to...