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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...
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,...
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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...
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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...
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...
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ReutersGENEVA (Reuters) - The World Bank plans substantial new funds to help Jordan cope with the influx of refugees from the civil war in Syria, and hopes new funds for central Africa will cement a peace deal there, the bank's President Jim Yong Kim said on...
firstname.lastname@example.orgShe started her story with the night she was paralyzed — a then 18-year-old lying on the side of a European road, rain splashing on her face, a searing pain as she tried to stretch. “I can’t stand to touch my body,” she said....
ReutersGENEVA, May 21 (Reuters) - The World Bank plans to announce significant new funding to help Jordan cope with the Syrian refugee crisis, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim told Reuters on Tuesday. Kim was speaking on the eve of a visit to the Great Lakes...
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