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Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who suggested his comments were racist and out of touch with the realities of the Middle East. Romney's campaign later said his remarks were mischaracterized.
High levels of anti-Americanism in Pakistan have "handicapped"U.S. efforts to support development in the South Asian nation, according to a new study.
Head to the checkout at an Ikea in Stockholm to pay for your new leather corner sofa and with the swipe of a Visa card it's yours. Don't try that in Berlin — that will be $2,080 up front please.
While speculation in the political world over Mitt Romney's vice presidential choice courses through the summer barbecue circuit, an equally juicy topic is beginning to bubble up among foreign policy analysts: Who might be secretary of state in a Romney administration?
It is a manager's problem that Henry Ford and even a young Bill Gates never had to deal with - how to maintain productivity when workers are using valuable company time to update their Facebook status or check their Twitter feeds.
Beijing's response to the deepest economic slump since the 2008 crisis is to pump money into state industry, leaving businesspeople who create jobs to fend for themselves.
International donors offered $16 billion in development aid for Afghanistan on Sunday to show there will not be a mass exodus from the country after most foreign troops pull out in two years. They stressed the aid will be closely monitored to assure it is not squandered through corruption or mismanagement.
The NGO Major Group Organizing Partners have finalized their key document for the Rio+20 Summit. "The Future We Want" outlines the common vision for "sustainable development" throughout the planet sought by those nongovernmental organizations - mostly social and environmental activist groups.