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  • Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens, British man tested

    Ebola fears spread as Spanish nurse worsens, British man tested
    Fears that the Ebola outbreak will spread globally rose on Thursday with the deteriorating health of an infected Spanish nurse, a British man who died in Macedonia being tested for the virus and more demands by U.S. lawmakers for travel bans. At least 26...
  • Leaders call for quicker response to Ebola at World Bank meeting

    Leaders of the three West African nations hardest hit by Ebola sought support from the international financial community Thursday amid warnings that the widening epidemic is devastating the region's fragile economies. The presidents of Liberia, Sierra...
  • John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola

    John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola
    President Barack Obama has made it crystal clear that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United States has intensified every aspect of our engagement, and that includes providing Ebola treatment units,...
  • Ebola economic impact in West Africa could be catastrophic: World Bank

    Ebola economic impact in West Africa could be catastrophic: World Bank
    The Ebola outbreak could be "catastrophic" to the West African economy, with an impact of $32.6 billion by the end of next year if health officials are slow to contain the spread of the deadly virus, the World Bank said in a report Wednesday. The...
  • IMF lowers forecast for global economy despite 'decent' U.S. growth

    The International Monetary Fund downgraded its forecast slightly for the world economy despite mounting signs that the U.S. is “leaving the financial crisis behind and achieving decent growth.” Improvements in the recovery from the Great...
  • A turning point for climate policy and development? [Commentary]

    A turning point for climate policy and development? [Commentary]
    Climate change has been in the news a lot lately. The United Nations held a Climate Change Summit, which was attended by more than 100 heads of state. Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of New York for a "People's Climate March," the...
  • Entrepreneurs step aboard, make their pitch

    Entrepreneurs step aboard, make their pitch
    J.J. Reidy boarded a garish yellow RV parked in Harbor East and shared a vision: vast greenhouses in Baltimore raising produce to feed thousands, the plants feeding on nutrients from the waste of fish swimming in nearby tanks. In two minutes and 35...
  • New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy

    New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy
    With his Ivy League pedigree and professorial air, Ashraf Ghani long seemed ill-suited to the rough-and-tumble politics of his native Afghanistan, especially after a quarter-century as an academic in the United States. After a disastrous presidential...
  • Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president; U.S. troops to stay put

    Ashraf Ghani was inaugurated Monday as president of Afghanistan, ending a months-long election dispute with the first democratic transfer of power in the nation’s modern history. In his inaugural speech, Ghani pledged to fight corruption and...
  • Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

    Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
    Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic handover of power...
  • China's path to prosperity

    The skylines of urban China look the same these days — lots of construction cranes. It's what you can't see on the horizon that is different. Housing prices are down for the fourth straight month as sales lag. The great Chinese real estate boom is...