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The Hidden Hands Behind East-West Tug of War in Ukraine

Signing ceremony of the Association Agreements between the EU and Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Personal Finance, Retirement, US News, Liberal Political News

Thu Jul 31, 2014

Bloomberg

Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin on July 31, 2014 in Moscow.

Group of Seven countries will oppose new World Bank projects in Russia to inflict further pain on Vladimir Putin 's regime, according to three government officials with knowledge of the agreement.

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Hispanic Business

World Bank to Begin Discussions on Proposal to Strengthen Social and Environmental Safeguards

The proposed Environmental and Social Framework builds on the decades-old safeguard policies and aims to consolidate them into a more modern, unified framework that is more efficient and effective to apply and implement.

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Reuters

India's battle against unneeded medical care finds World Bank support

India needs to curtail excessive medical care that leads to patient overspending as more people get health insurance, the World Bank said on Thursday, adding voice to a growing chorus against overtreatment in the country.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Marketing, Medicine

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Switched

World Bank Faces Pushback Over Leaked Safeguards

The World Bank has been working to update safeguards intended to ensure that development projects it backs don't hurt people or the environment.

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Tue Jul 29, 2014

Daily Monitor

More than 20 years ago, Museveni was righta but the world brushed him off

Last week, I met an expired admirer of President Yoweri Museveni, who used to work with the World Bank in Washington and quit in disillusionment.

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Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Opinion

The Washington Post

Many D.C. streets closing for U.S.-Africa summit next week

Centers of activity - and street closings - during the summit will be the National Academy of Sciences, the White House and the Mandarin Oriental hotel.

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Related Topix: Washington, DC, Entertainment, Drama, Television, Foggy Bottom (Washington, DC), Sports

New Media Journal

The Bear is Loose

Sol W. Sanders is a former correspondent for Business Week, US News & World Report and United Press International.

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Related Topix: Prison, United Press International, IT Services, Media, Vladimir Putin

Iol.co.za

Obama bids to forge African ties

When Uganda sought bids last month for an $8 billion contract to expand the East African nation's rail network, it only invited Chinese companies to apply.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Washington, World News, South Africa, Canada, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas

Mon Jul 28, 2014

Foreign Policy

Development Deja Vu

How can the new BRICS bank avoid repeating the same mistakes and egregious human rights violations of the World Bank? The BRICS countries -- Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa -- announced last week that they are launching two new institutions: the New Development Bank and the Contingent Reserve Arrangement .

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American Reporter

Market MoverDEAR Andrew: There's this Guy Named Obama

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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Fri Jul 25, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Obama calls Afghan candidates as vote recount drags on

U.S. Secretary of State Kerry and Afghanistan's presidential candidates Abdullah and Ghani smile together after announcing a deal for the auditing of all Afghan election votes at the United Nations Compound in Kabul WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Friday called Afghanistan's presidential candidates who are fighting over who won a June 14 ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama

Russia Taday

Big BRICS for smaller nations: How unconditional can the NDB conditions be?

Jhinuk Chowdhury is a former journalist based in India and is currently working as an independent writer.

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Related Topix: Africa, Mali, World News, Opinion

AkiPress

14:18 World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia evolves on Rogun...

Saroj Kumar Jha, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia, spoke about Rogun Assessment Studies after the fifth information-sharing and consultation meetings on the studies took place on July 14-18 to discuss the draft Techno-Economic Assessment Study Phase 2 Summary Report and the draft Environmental and Social Impact Assessment report with ... (more)

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Related Topix: Tajikistan, Asia, World News

Thu Jul 24, 2014

American Reporter

Market MoverDEAR Andrew: There's this Guy Named Obama

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

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Hindustan Times

3ie appoints senior policy adviser Emmanuel Jimenez as executive director

The International Initiative for Impact Evaluation announced on Tuesday the appointment of Emmanuel Jimenez, director of public sector evaluations at the World Bank Group, as its executive director.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

World Bank Supports New Innovative Financing to Reach SMEs and Exporters in Turkey

WASHINGTON, July 22 -- World Bank issued the following news release: The World Bank's Board of Directors today approved a US$250 million equivalent loan for the Innovative Access To Finance Project for Turkey whose main development objective is to improve access to longer-term Islamic finance and to factoring for small- and medium-enterprises and ... (more)

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Salt Lake Tribune

Commentary: Bloomberg View: World Bank reform prop...

There will always be a need for a World Bank, which celebrated a birthday of sorts Tuesday.

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The Globe and Mail

Five actions Canada can take to help guide the global recovery

A rainbow forms over the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, N.H on October 15. 2005.

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Russia Taday

a New Development Bank ushers in a new era of money

Patrick L Young is expert in global financial markets working in multiple disciplines, ranging from trading independently to running exchanges.

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Related Topix: Bretton Woods, NH, Opinion

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