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  • Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration

    Critics of Pacific Rim free trade agreement cite worries over jobs, immigration
    About 30 members of unions, immigrant rights groups and an environmental advocacy organization joined Wednesday to voice their concerns that a Pacific Rim free trade deal would reduce U.S. jobs and increase immigration to the country. At a rally in City...
  • Rachel Marsden: The Republic of Clintonstan's problematic matchmaking

    PARIS -- Hillary Clinton isn't just a Democratic candidate for president of the United States; she's co-president of the breakaway Republic of Clintonstan. As Clinton said herself in the early '90s when her husband was running for president: "If you vote...
  • 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,...
  • How the World Bank can help rather than hurt

    To the editor: Time and again we hear about efforts to develop, preserve, modernize or otherwise improve parts of the world such as this article about the World Bank's project to help preserve Kenya's Embobut Forest. And time and again we come to learn...
  • Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally

    Gwen Stefani, Usher perform for thousands at Earth Day rally
    A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common, Fall Out Boy and Train all...
  • Baby boom goes bust in Pennsylvania

    Baby boom goes bust in Pennsylvania
    Pennsylvania has a baby problem: We're not making enough of them. The state's birthrate was 11 for every 1,000 residents in 2013, according to a report published this year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To put that in perspective,...
  • The World Bank's broken promise to 'do no harm'

    The World Bank's broken promise to 'do no harm'
    Seven years ago, the World Bank set out to help preserve Kenya's Embobut Forest for future generations. As part of the Natural Resource Management Project, it spent millions to mitigate erosion, prevent landslides and improve the administration of water...
  • Cuba to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm

    Cuba to open talks about US fugitives as ties warm
    HAVANA — The U.S. and Cuba will open talks about two of America's most-wanted fugitives as part of a new dialogue about law-enforcement cooperation made possible by President Barack Obama's decision to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...