Illegal funds traced to 1992 Senators find records of Asian donations to Democratic Party ; 'Pretty clear evidence'; Lippo official asked Jakarta office to 'kindly wire' money
International funding to Palestinians in peril Fears of corruption, killings of land sellers make donors hesitate
Rosier prospects in Africa
It's bad in Albania and it's about to get worse Failed pyramid deals spread fear, unrest
Vietnam 'on the point of takeoff' Recovery: A decade ago, food supplies in Hanoi were desperately low. Today, with a free-market economy and U.S. trade, the Asian nation is returning to prosperity.
Michael Bruno, 64, an Israeli economist, former...
Amata Kabua, 68, who led the Marshall...
Stiglitz to leave White House for position at World Bank Clinton adviser to take job as chief economist
Rural China struggles in poverty Desperate: The official goal of eradicating poverty by 2000 seems unlikely in the rural areas cut off from prosperity, and the government is part of the problem.
Subic Bay's new economic base Philippines: Four years after the U.S. Navy's departure, fresh investment and shrewd marketing give this port a new lease on life.
Food summit at Rome Views differ: Crises are political failure, not insufficient production.
Tax revolt in China becomes way of life Fees increase yearly, villagers say, and so do corrupt officials
The British Empire's 40-year death throes
Growth can be bad, UM economist says Warning: Herman E. Daly says the cost of exploiting Earth's resources is much higher than what companies spend in doing so.
Chinese farming: small is beautiful
Global shift in health care burdens Aging populations: Reports show need for sharper focus in research investments.
Measures short of war
Bosnia: election results favorable Washington relieved: Serbs seem to accept Muslim chairmanship of tripartite presidency.
Urban decay overwhelming nation's captial 'Everything is broken,'says district's chief financial officer
Jordanian king links 2 days of rioting over bread prices to Iraq Bakery customers critical of unrest
Impoverished farmers get half the blame for forest loss Logging also implicated by agricultural researchers
Becoming a nation again Mongolia: Once a great empire, it tries to become a normal nation despite decades of isolation and powerful neighbors.
Children at work
Big, bad cities, where folks like to be
China is losing war against deserts Dune: Contrary to official figures, China's deserts are spreading rapidly. The nation now has more desert than cultivated land.
Advance fee fraud taps Md. via mail Letters from Nigeria ask small businesses for aid in moving cash; High payoffs promised; Funds often support smuggling of heroin, officials report
Women seek broader role within Islamic community Access to education, change in family law among core demands
The real crisis in the subcontinent
Land reform today, economic superpower tomorrow
'Bad dog' Buchanan grows more fierce, more defiant Lacking delegates, Republican still seeks major convention role
World thirst for water
A polluted river runs through it Cleanup: China has set a goal of correcting, by 2000, practices that have poisoned the Huai River. The project will test the country's ability to deal with its environmental problems.
Why children die 'silent deaths' Off the radar screen: While diseases such as AIDS and Ebola get the attention, millions of Third World children die every year of easily preventable or treatable diseases.
Other nations seek to pave paths toward peace, stability in Bosnia Conference ends without specifics on cost, programs
School, three businesses form education partnershipThunder Hill...
Third World finds ways to protect the environment
Some Progress in Cambodia
Russia at the crossroads
Women in Search of Better Lives
Indonesia Gets a Peek Under its Facade of Harmony BITTERSWEET CELEBRATION
Labor Movement Won't Lie Down, Die Need for Unions Still With Us
Get a job
Credit the poor
Vietnam shows surprising diversity
Redefining Men and Women
BOOMSAYER PLACES HIS BET
The Halifax Prescriptions
The lessons of history