RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

World Bank Group

A collection of news and information related to World Bank Group published by this site and its partners.

Top World Bank Group Articles

Displaying items 37-48
  •  

     
     
     
  • Mountain gorillas could be at risk in Virunga National Park, Congo

    Mountain gorillas could be at risk in Virunga National Park, Congo
    The nearly 2 million acres in the Democratic Republic of Congo encompass some of the world's most biodiverse topography: glaciers, tropical rain forest, acacia savanna, lakes and active volcanoes. It's home to mountain and lowland gorillas, chimpanzees,...
  • Nigerian leaders tried to sweep schoolgirl crisis under a rug

    Nigerian leaders tried to sweep schoolgirl crisis under a rug
    Why, many are asking, did it take the world so long to pay much attention to the kidnapping of more than 300 schoolgirls by Muslim fanatics in Nigeria? For starters, the buck stops with President Goodluck Jonathan, among other Nigerian political leaders...
  • IMF urges Congress to back reforms giving fund more clout

    IMF urges Congress to back reforms giving fund more clout
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. made clear this week that it wants the International Monetary Fund to be the emergency lender for countries like Ukraine, but American lawmakers have persistently refused to give the IMF the additional financial firepower...
  • U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

    U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer. South Sudan was torn by ethnic violence when the country's ruling...
  • Developing nations are the world's biggest polluters

    Developing nations are the world's biggest polluters
    WASHINGTON — The latest report from the United Nations climate change body, released this week, makes clear the good, the bad and the ugly about one of the world's most intractable problems. As things stand today, the world will be hard pressed to...
  • Ethanol offers consumers a choice

    Certain foods taste just like summer, and corn on the cob is one of them. What many people don’t know is that ethanol isn’t made from corn you’d put on the grill. It’s produced from No. 2 yellow corn, and it’s getting you...
  • Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos

    Review: 'Age of Ambition' by Evan Osnos
    It's hard to convey China's transformations to two kinds of people: people who have never been there and people who have just been there for the first time. Experiencing China in 2014 for the first time, many Americans are struck by the modernity of...
  • Abdel Fattah Sisi, Egypt's likely new leader, faces economic deja vu

    With Egypt's former defense chief Abdel Fattah Sisi on a glide path to the presidency, virtually every day brings an ominous new sign of what is likely to emerge as the greatest threat to his rule. And it's not his archenemy, the Muslim Brotherhood....
  • Cannes Film Review: 'The Salt of the Earth'

    Wim Wenders' mastery of the documentary form is again on display in "The Salt of the Earth," a stunning visual ode to the photographer Sebastiao Salgado, co-directed by the shutterbug's docu-helmer son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado. Long recognized as one of...
  • Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests

    Condoleezza Rice latest graduation speaker to back out amid protests
    Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy. Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
  • CIA, U.S. military at odds over Afghanistan pullback plan

    CIA, U.S. military at odds over Afghanistan pullback plan
    The CIA has made plans to close its network of secret bases in Afghanistan and pull its personnel back to Kabul this summer, an unexpectedly abrupt withdrawal that the U.S. military fears will deprive it of vital intelligence while thousands of American...