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Yesterday | The Washington Post

What's missing in the Ebola fight in West Africa

Jim Yong Kim is president of the World Bank. Paul Farmer is the Kolokotrones University professor at Harvard University.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, George Bush, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Washington Post

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After months of inquiring about the availability of office parks and campuses in Northern Virginia, the World Bank has stepped back from plans to move some of its operations to the commonwealth, according to sources familiar with the bank's decision-making.

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Related Topix: Newsquest, Publishing, Media, Gannett, Gannett Co, Washington, DC, Foggy Bottom (Washington, DC)

The Daily Star

IMF chief 'under investigation'

This May 21, 2014 shows IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde addresses the Bretton Woods Committee annual meeting at World Bank headquarters in Washington.

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Inter Press Service

World Bank Urged to Rethink Reforms to Business-Friendliness Report

Workers arrive early in the morning at the One World Apparel factory in Port-au-Prince to assemble garments for export from Haiti.

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Related Topix: Haiti, Central America, World News

Counterpunch

Sanctions & the Dollar

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

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Related Topix: Oil & Gas

Tue Aug 26, 2014

GhanaWeb

World Bank promises support for PPP initiative

The World Bank has pledged to support the government's public-private partnership initiative, with the financial muscle needed to make the policy a reality.

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Related Topix: Ghana, Africa, World News

Boston.com

US must acknowledge China's ambition

And though the issues of that era may seem irrelevant now, the pre-war tensions between those two nations can actually help us understand where today's Sino-American relationship is headed.

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Related Topix: Opinion

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Nerve News

India-born author brings Ghalib's treasure to Americans

Washington, Aug 24 - India-born author Surinder Deol has penned a new English translation of Mirza Ghalib's works to bring the famous Urdu poet to North Americans as also those South Asians who have lost touch with their native languages.

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Related Topix: Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom, Arts, Poetry

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Berkeley Daily Planet

Dispatches from the Edge:Sanctions & the Dollar: a Fall From Grace?

The recent round of sanctions aimed at Moscow over the crisis in the Ukraine could backfire on Washington by accelerating a move away from the dollar as the world's reserve currency.

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Related Topix: Oil & Gas

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Counterpunch

Monsanto and Ukraine

Finally, a little-known aspect of the crisis in Ukraine is receiving some international attention.

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Related Topix: California, Agriculture, Science

American Reporter

On Native GroundREPUBLICANS Fought the Wrong War - and Lost

In July 1944, with victory over Germany and Japan in sight, 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations gathered in the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., to shape the economic system for the post-World War II world.

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Related Topix: Bretton Woods, NH

Thu Aug 21, 2014

In-depth Africa

Privatization and its challenges in Ethiopia

The purpose of privatization is to limit the involvement of government in the productive sector of the economy so that it makes public sector reforms to relieve scarce resources and re-deploy them to higher priority poverty reduction programs.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Washington Times

EDITORIAL: Economic strangulation with red tape

President Obama knows nothing about making the economy grow. On his watch, America's gross domestic product has inched forward at an annual average of 1.2 percent, according to World Bank data.

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Related Topix: Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance, Opinion

Caribbean News Now!

No antibodies to fight chikunguna fever in the Caribbean

WASHINGTON, USA -- Chikungua fever is spreading more rapidly through Latin America and the Caribbean than it takes to learn to spell and pronounce its name correctly.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters

The Washington Post

Ebola Drains Budgets as Bills Fund Virus Fight: Africa Credit

The worst-ever Ebola outbreak is straining the finances of affected governments, with Sierra Leone using Treasury Bills to fund the fight against the virus as mining companies halt operations to protect workers.

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Related Topix: Liberia, World News, Africa, Guinea, Somerset County, England, United Kingdom, Business News

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WUSA-TV Washington

Local police controversies

Local police controversies Our area is not immune to controversies involving police tactics.

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Related Topix: Maryland

Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Daily Star

WB likely to okay $2.075b for nine dev projects

The World Bank is expected to come up with a robust portfolio in the current fiscal year like the previous year as the Washington-based lending agency is likely to approve around $2.075 billion against nine development projects of Bangladesh.

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Related Topix: Bangladesh, Asia, World News,

Thu Aug 14, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Exclusive: Emergency food drops eyed for quarantined Ebola region of West Africa

International agencies are looking into emergency food drops and truck convoys to reach extremely hungry people in Liberia and Sierra Leone, who are cordoned off from the outside world to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, a top World Bank official said on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science

The Hill

Obama calls for calm, then golfs

President Obama went straight from a press briefing to the putting greens on Thursday.

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Related Topix: Ferguson, MO

Wed Aug 13, 2014

American Reporter

On Native GroundREPUBLICANS Fought the Wrong War - and Lost

In July 1944, with victory over Germany and Japan in sight, 730 delegates from all 44 Allied nations gathered in the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H., to shape the economic system for the post-World War II world.

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Related Topix: Bretton Woods, NH

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