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Stories with subject: Foreign aid
  • Development banks boost funding to fight climate change story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 9:17 pm

    LIMA, Peru - The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.

  • Celebration of Peru's economic boom comes late story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 11:54 am

    LIMA, Peru - The world's top finance officials lavished praise on Peru's "economic miracle" this week, lauding it for cutting poverty by half during a decade-long bonanza of record-high prices for gold, copper and other metals it mines.

  • Expats spooked after 2 foreigners gunned down in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Oct-09-15 5:45 am

    DHAKA, Bangladesh - The cafes and restaurants are empty. The chatter of guests in hotel lobbies has gone quiet. The high-walled embassy compounds are even more closely guarded.

  • Top economies move toward crackdown on corporate tax dodging 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 11:03 am

    PARIS - Dozens of world economies are close to adopting sweeping changes to international tax rules that could end tax-dodging by powerful multinationals - practices believed to deprive governments of up to $240 billion every year.

  • European development bank to get stake in Cypriot bank 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 5:33 am

    NICOSIA, Cyprus - The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has agreed to acquire a 5.4 percent stake in Hellenic Bank, Cyprus' second-largest lender, for 20 million euros ($22.4 million) in newly-issued shares.

  • Abbas out of options, out of synch with angry Palestinians story has photos
    Updated: Sep-28-15 7:53 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a "bombshell" in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.

  • UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 10:25 am

    MOSCOW - The UN refugee agency on Friday criticized Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid, while the rebels themselves said the ban was instituted to restore order.

  • Asian Development Bank doubles climate financing 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 4:38 am

    STOCKHOLM - The Asian Development Bank says it will double its funding to fight climate change to $6 billion by 2020.

  • Germany offers help for Sri Lankan probe of war atrocities story has photos
    Updated: Sep-22-15 11:06 am

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Germany is ready to help Sri Lanka investigate alleged atrocities during its civil war, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday.

  • Syrian refugees seek new passports as a ticket to Europe story has photos
    Updated: Sep-16-15 12:27 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - A months-old Syrian government decision to start issuing passports to Syrians who fled their war-ravaged country is quietly contributing to the large exodus of refugees to Europe.

  • Dems accuse GOP of holding up nominee to head aid agency 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 11:56 am

    WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats accused Republicans Wednesday of blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. international aid agency amid the international migration crisis.

  • More war, less cash, new routes drive migrant push to EU 
    Updated: Sep-12-15 8:23 am

    GENEVA - Migrants have for years taken death-defying trips across the Mediterranean to reach Europe, but the flow has hit record proportions this year - notably with an influx of Syrians, Afghans and Eritreans fleeing war, repression or poverty back home.