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  • The new boss — or bosses — in Afghanistan

    The new boss — or bosses — in Afghanistan
    Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai assured that he'll leave office on a disgraceful note by delivering a farewell speech Tuesday that claimed "America did not want peace for Afghanistan, because it had its own agendas and goals here." A thank you...
  • India's Modi seeks to crown global sales pitch with U.S. tour

    NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will arrive in the United States on Friday aiming to woo corporate titans and crown a burst of investment-focused diplomacy, while marking a personal victory for a man who was for...
  • World Bank warns Russia of stagnation in medium term

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's economy will stagnate, with growth set to be no more than 0.5 percent in 2014-2016, the World Bank said on Wednesday, with the country paying the price for the Ukraine crisis, lack of structural reforms and uncertain economic...
  • L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday

    L.V. Congressman to join world leaders, music icons at massive concert Saturday
    A Lehigh Valley congressman will be with world leaders and music icons Saturday at a massive festival to end extreme poverty in the world. U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, a Republican who represents the 15th District, will represent the United States as part of...
  • 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,...
  • To fight Ebola, create a Health Workforce Reserve force

    To fight Ebola, create a Health Workforce Reserve force
    A recent projection of the West Africa Ebola outbreak is that it now may take 12 to 18 months to control and will infect 100,000 people. President Obama announced the deployment of 3,000 military troops, more than a hundred Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Migrant landings increasing along coastline, border patrol says

    A journey that started more than 700 miles away ended in detention for another group of Haitian migrants, this time in Highland Beach, early Monday. Authorities tracked down 13 migrants who came ashore in the 2700 block of South Ocean Boulevard at about...
  • Green aid test for U.N. climate summit as poor seek $15 billion

    OSLO, Sept 18 (Reuters - A U.N. summit on climate change next week will test rich nations' willingness to fill a near-empty fund to help the poor, but pledges are likely to be far short of developing nations' hopes for $15 billion in 2014. Emerging...
  • Sweden backs new global fund to secure community land rights

    BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sweden plans to announce at the U.N. climate summit next week funding of around $14 million for a new body that will provide grants and expertise to help indigenous peoples and forest communities secure rights to...
  • 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...