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Latest World Bank Items
During a recent weekday lunch, middle-aged Wu Zhixin had a plate of shredded pork noodles glistening with oil and washed it down with a paper cup of vodka-like alcohol. Then she lit a cigarette.
The head of the World Bank is criticizing the 17 countries that share the euro currency for not taking tough actions to prevent the debt crisis in Europe.
An international human rights group urged Vietnam to shut down drug rehabilitation centers that it said subject inmates to abuse and forced labor. It also called Wednesday on international donors to check the programs they fund inside the centers for possible ties to human rights violations.
With its neighbors facing political and economic turmoil in the wake of the Arab Spring, Iraq could emerge as a business leader in the region, according to a panel of experts hosted by the World Bank.
Approval by an arm of the World Bank for a $26 million loan to build a luxury hotel in Ghana — a West African nation where 40 percent of the people live in poverty — was "not an appropriate use of public funds" and should not have received U.S. government support, the chairman of a Senate subcommittee that oversees the bank says.
Some things just don't make any sense. Here's a prime example: Why is the Obama administration adding more debt onto the American taxpayer's back in order to provide more than $9 billion a year in loans to help a foreign country, Argentina, despite that country's continued disregard of U.S. and international law?
As the United Nations wrapped up its recent climate conference in Bonn, talks organizer Christiana Figueres proclaimed that climate change is the "the most important negotiation the world has ever faced." Faced with real problems - financial meltdowns, unemployment, war and genuine human suffering - the world no longer agrees.
In "Retire the kernel, release the gas" (Comment & Analysis, Tuesday) you overstate ethanol's effect on food costs and ignore the substantial energy and economic gains ethanol has provided our nation.
Lawmakers on Capitol Hill have finally begun to feel queasy from their nearly-decade- long corn-alcohol bender. The Senate's first step toward swearing off ethanol came in the form of a 73-27 vote last week on an amendment that would kill the 45-cent-per-gallon ethanol tax credit. Now that they've started to recover their senses, legislators shouldn't repeat their past mistakes by overindulging in natural gas.