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  • U.S. gets little support in its opposition to AIIB

    U.S. gets little support in its opposition to AIIB
    Editor's note: This article has been updated to reflect the correct amount of money Asia needs to invest annually in infrastructure to sustain its current growth trajectory.  When China rolled out the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank last October,...
  • China's slowdown deepens, stepping up pressure on Beijing

    China's economic growth slumped to a six-year low as manufacturing and retail sales cooled in the first quarter, stepping up pressure for Beijing to keep its overhaul of the world's second-largest economy on track. Growth declined to 7 percent from the...
  • Cubans hail removal from U.S. list of state terrorism sponsors

    Cubans hail removal from U.S. list of state terrorism sponsors
    Cuban officials and ordinary citizens alike hailed the island's removal from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying the move by President Barack Obama heals a decades-old insult to national pride and clears the way to swiftly restore...
  • Taiwan not among 57 charter members of China's Asian Bank

    China on Wednesday announced the 57 intended charter members of the proposed Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, with longtime rival Taiwan left off the list despite expressing a desire to join. Taiwan's exclusion means it won't participate...
  • Key U.S. allies join China-led Asia infrastructure bank

    Key U.S. allies join China-led Asia infrastructure bank
    As economic leaders gather here this week for meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, China is set to kick off a rival infrastructure development lender that promises to shake up the traditional American-led global financial order....
  • DC Earth Day rally to feature performances by Usher, Common

    Usher, Mary J. Blige, No Doubt, Common and Train are scheduled to headline an Earth Day rally and concert on the National Mall, hosted by will.i.am and Soledad O'Brien. The rally on Saturday on the Washington Monument grounds will be free and open to the...
  • Mining in Haiti on hold amid uncertainty and opposition

    The 50-year-old man from the village scrambled up a grassy hill to ask the onsite manager of a U.S. mining company for work. Joseph Tony had heard VCS Mining Inc. was bringing jobs, along with paved roads and electricity, to this corner of rural...
  • Stronger US economy and dollar tighten Latin American ties

    In Mexico City, an auto parts company expects to ride a resurgent U.S. auto industry to $1 billion in annual revenue by 2016. In Bogota, Colombia, a company that makes plastic water valves is hoping an expansion into the United States will super-charge...
  • World Bank: China bank 'potential ally' in poverty fight

    The head of the World Bank said Tuesday he'll do everything he can to work with a new Chinese-led Asian infrastructure bank opposed by Washington. World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim said the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank is a potentially...
  • Youth Services treasurer named Glenview Citizen of Year

    Youth Services treasurer named Glenview Citizen of Year
    Glenview resident Myrna Newman is the 2014 Citizen of the Year for her volunteer work with a well-known social service agency. For eight years Newman has served as treasurer of the board of Youth Services of Glenview/Northbrook. When the new Youth...
  • Disaster expo shows innovations in thriving Japan industry

    Mankind is powerless to prevent calamities such as typhoons and earthquakes, but in Japan where the devastating 2011 tsunami still looms large, there's a flourishing industry in devising ways to cope with catastrophe. Some of the products on display at...