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  • El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

    Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an alternative to a life of drugs and conflict.


  • Cherry blossom, World Bank events close DC roads

    District of Columbia police are warning of street closures and possible traffic delays this weekend due to the National Cherry Blossom Festival and events at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank complex.


  • Jim Yong Kim, left, president, World Bank Group, and Christine Lagarde, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director talk before a meeting of the Development Committee during the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings at IMF headquarters Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    EDITORIAL: Rearranging the World Bank

    The World Bank concluded its annual meeting Saturday with the organization's president, Jim Yong Kim, vowing to turn the organization into a "solutions bank." We agree that change is needed, but we have a better solution. Dissolve the World Bank.


  • World Bank sees severe repercussions in shutdown

    Wading into the funding clashes consuming Washington, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim bluntly warned Tuesday that America's financial woes could have grave consequences for some of the world's poorest economies.


  • Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    TANTON: Casualties of the war on coal

    Awar on coal is underway, instigated by a few opposition groups with powerful voices. The World Bank's announcement to oppose the financing of coal plants overseas is only the latest development in the ongoing debate, which recently found its way onto the editorial page of The Washington Times.


  • Illustration: War on coal by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    EDITORIAL: The war on coal

    We've had the war on inflation. The war on waste. The war on terror. There's even a war on women somewhere, though nobody has actually seen it.


  • Illustration by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    ROHAC AND TUPY: Pocketing the keys to prosperity

    The economic crisis that began in 2008 eroded public confidence in free markets - unjustifiably, in the minds of many - and set U.S. policy squarely on a path of increased financial regulation and governmental tinkering in the economy.


  • Correction: Sierra Leone-Gates Fund story

    In a story March 10 about Sierra Leone charging 29 people with fraud, The Associated Press erroneously identified the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's vaccine program. The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization, or GAVI, is a recipient of Gates Foundation money, but it also receives funds from other sources including the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the World Bank.


  • World Bank: Arab World hit hard by climate change

    The Middle East and North Africa will be especially hard hit by climate change in the coming decades, the World Bank said in a report Wednesday, saying the region will see less rainfall, more recording-breaking temperatures and rising sea levels.


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