Latest Development aid News

Mexico, US announce plan for aid to Central America

Dec. 01, 2021 17:37 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced a joint plan with the United States Wednesday to send development and agricultural aid to Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador, to stem the wave of migration from those Central American countries. Mexico had long sought a U.S....

EU to make it harder for migrants to enter from Belarus

Dec. 01, 2021 13:18 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Top European Union migration officials offered Wednesday to ease the asylum-evaluation rules for Poland, Lithuania and Latvia in response to what the EU has called a “hybrid attack” by Belarus to destabilize the bloc using migrants and refugees. The...

Software development firm heading to Louisiana capital city

Nov. 10, 2021 17:47 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A new software development center is locating in downtown Baton Rouge, creating 150 new direct jobs for Louisiana's capital city. The jobs with Rural Sourcing will have average salaries of $75,000 plus benefits, Gov. John Bel Edwards and company...

The Latest: Greta Thunberg calls UN climate talks a failure

Nov. 05, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

The latest on the U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow: GLASGOW, Scotland — Greta Thunberg branded the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow so far “a failure,” accusing leaders of actively creating loopholes in the rules and greenwashing their countries’ emissions. ...

Asian Development Banks gets $665M for climate projects

Nov. 02, 2021 09:40 AM EDT

The Asian Development Bank said Tuesday it has won commitments of $665 million to support climate-related projects in Southeast Asia. The Manila, Philippines-based lender manages the regional Green Recovery Platform, which has targeted a total of $7 billion for such...

The Latest: Japan PM promises strong push for emission cuts

Nov. 02, 2021 00:57 AM EDT

The latest on U.N. climate summit COP26 in Glasgow, Scotland: TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is heading to the U.N. climate summit saying his country will push strongly for emissions reductions. Talking to reporters before leaving...

Belarus forces US to close public diplomacy, USAID offices

Oct. 29, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus has forced the closure of the U.S. Embassy’s Public Diplomacy and USAID offices in a move that comes amid the tensions with the U.S. and its allies over Belarusian authorities' crackdown on protests. Samantha Power, the U.S. Agency for...

UN, US officials urge action to avert climate disaster

Oct. 28, 2021 09:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights official and U.S. President Joe Biden's climate envoy called Thursday for countries to step up the fight against global warming, describing it as an issue of sheer survival for humankind. In a statement ahead of the U.N....

UN chief: Afghanistan faces `make-or-break moment'

Oct. 11, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Warning that Afghanistan is facing “a make-or-break moment,” the United Nations chief on Monday urged the world to prevent the country’s economy from collapsing. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also appealed to the Taliban to stop...

Leaked records open a 'Pandora' box of financial secrets

Oct. 05, 2021 07:50 AM EDT

Hundreds of world leaders, powerful politicians, billionaires, celebrities, religious leaders and drug dealers have been hiding their investments in mansions, exclusive beachfront property, yachts and other assets for the past quarter-century, according to a review of nearly 12 million files...