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This summer, the Afghan government hosted the first International Conference on Afghanistan in Kabul. Our allies from around the world recommitted to a firm partnership with the Afghan government as we begin taking over and gradually leading the stabilization and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan. We welcomed Pakistan as an important regional partner in the fight against terrorism and extremism, which destabilize Afghanistan and Pakistan alike.
Washington, D.C., once known as a sleepy Southern town, has developed into a global city with residents from around the world working in international organizations such as the World Bank, at embassies and for corporations.
Sept. 8 is the Republic of Macedonia's 19th birthday. Since 1991, Macedonia has worked its way through the painful transition from a socialist state born out of Yugoslavia to the point where it is today - a contributing member of the family of nations, an exporter of stability and a reliable ally of the United States and NATO.
Among armchair travelers, there is a fascination in reading about couples who suddenly decide, at the age 40 or 50, to bag everything and start a wholly new life in foreign parts. Think Peter Mayle in Provence, Frances Mayes in Tuscany. "A Home in the Brazilian Rainforest" is about one such British couple, only with a tropical twist.
Victims of Pakistan's deadly floods mobbed relief trucks carrying food Tuesday, and authorities in the northwest warned of famine unless the region's farmers get immediate help with planting new crops.
China is set to become the world's second-largest economy in a resurgence that is changing everything from the global balance of military and financial power to how cars are designed.
The World Bank on Wednesday presented in Vienna, Austria, its first study of foreign direct investment in 87 countries and proposed changes to some national laws.
America is a great nation. It enjoys unprecedented wealth. Its people are among the freest in the world. And, with the world's most powerful armed forces, the United States is largely the master of its own destiny.
Nearly a year after a war with Russia drove tens of thousands of ethnic-Georgian refugees from two rebellious provinces, Georgia continues to struggle with the aftermath of a conflict in which it lost 20 percent of its territory.