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A division of the World Bank Group announced Wednesday that it has invested $150 million in Laureate Education Inc., giving the international development organization a small stake in the Baltimore-based global higher education company. "It's an...
My recent letter of questioning the use of corn to produce ethanol prompted the expected rebuttal from the Renewable Fuels Association ("U.S. must abandon corn-based ethanol," Aug. 28). That, however, doesn't change the fact that corn ethanol only...
Few people on the street may be familiar with the World Bank. Yet, it plays a critical role in the U.S. effort to engage the world through its contribution to economic development in poor and post-conflict societies. As current World Bank President...
Sun National StaffWith United Nations sanctions lifted, Iraq is poised to resume exporting crude by mid-June and start using its oil wealth - it has the world's second-largest reserves - to bankroll an equitable, democratic society. Or so American policy-makers hope....
Sun Foreign StaffLONDON - American officials uneasy at the prospect of spending more than $20 billion over the next year to begin rebuilding Iraq are unlikely to get significant financial help from an international donors conference that opens tomorrow in Madrid, and...
Tags: Petroleum Industry, France, Finance, Reconstruction, Fraud
Associated PressWASHINGTON - The world's most exclusive financial club sought to project an air of confidence on the heels of unsettling economic developments - a stomach-churning drop on Wall Street and gyrating global energy prices. But Treasury Secretary John Snow,...
From Wire ReportsUNITED NATIONS - The leaders of U.N. weapons inspections teams, responding to intense pressure from the United States and Britain, said yesterday that they would delay their return to Iraq until the Security Council gives them new instructions to guide...
Tags: U.S. Military, France, Illinois, Tom Daschle, Saddam Hussein
From Wire ReportsBAGHDAD, Iraq - United Nations weapons inspectors returned to Iraq yesterday for the first time in nearly four years, backed by the threat of force and the authority to search anywhere, anytime for chemical, biological and nuclear weapons - even in the...
Tags: Kofi Annan, White House, Defense, Science, Defense Equipment
Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished guests, fellow citizens: Every year, by law and by custom, we meet here to consider the state of the union. This year, we gather in this chamber deeply aware of decisive days that lie...
ReutersKINSHASA (Reuters) - The World Bank on Wednesday announced $1 billion in development funding for Africa's Great Lakes region, where renewed fighting this week between the government and rebels in eastern Congo has raised fears once again of an...
Tags: Africa, Uganda, World Bank Group, Congo, March 23 Movement
ReutersKINSHASA, May 22 (Reuters) - The World Bank on Wednesday announced $1 billion in funding for Africa's Great Lakes region, where renewed fighting this week between the government and rebels in eastern Congo has raised fears once again of an escalation in...
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