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Stories with subject: Foreign aid
  • Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 7:46 pm
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.

  • Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:20 am
  • JUBA, South Sudan - Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10 oil workers from the violence, but not before five were wounded.

  • Guinea-Bissau vote aims to bring stability 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:10 pm
  • BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau - The people of Guinea-Bissau went to the polls on Sunday, and the question on everyone's mind was whether this tiny West African nation, known as a transit hub for cocaine traffic, will finally find stability through democratic elections.

  • Abortion in cases of rape: New rifts in old debate 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 11:20 am
  • NEW YORK - Poll after poll over many years has shown that Americans overwhelmingly support legal access to abortion for women impregnated by rape. Yet the issue remains divisive, as demonstrated by two current rifts - one involving U.S. aid policy overseas, the other highlighting strategy differences within the U.S. anti-abortion movement.

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:22 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide.

  • US envoy urges Myanmar to help aid groups return 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:13 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - As Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar face acute shortages of water, food and medical care, a visiting U.S. State Department official urged the government to work quickly to facilitate the return of aid groups, saying the word was watching.

  • UN envoy raises alarm on abuses against Rohingya 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 10:46 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - Severe shortages of food, water and medical care for Rohingya Muslims in western Myanmar are part of a long history of persecution against the religious minority that could amount to "crimes against humanity," a U.N. human rights envoy said, an allegation denied by the government.

  • Aid groups see dire crisis for Rohingya in Myanmar 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 7:13 am
  • YANGON, Myanmar - International relief organizations forced to flee western Myanmar after being targeted by Buddhist mobs say it will be almost impossible to return without strong diplomatic pressure on the government to depoliticize the distribution of aid: Until then, they say, the lives of more than 140,000 Rohingya Muslims in overcrowded, dirty camps will be at even greater risk.

  • State awards money for rail line, arena tear-down 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:49 pm
  • DETROIT - A Michigan development agency says it has awarded incentives to further work on Detroit's $140 million light-rail project and tear down the Detroit Red Wings' current home.