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Latin America development bank axes chief after ethics probe

Sep. 26, 2022 18:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank have voted to fire its president, Mauricio Claver-Carone, after an ethics probe found he likely carried on an intimate relationship with a subordinate. The governors from the IADB's 48 members had until Tuesday to vote...

Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank have voted to fire its president following an ethics investigation

Sep. 26, 2022 14:56 PM EDT
MIAMI (AP) — Governors of the Inter-American Development Bank have voted to fire its president following an ethics investigation.

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action

Sep. 23, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Frustrated, anxious but also a tad hopeful, young activists staged a coordinated “global climate strike” Friday to highlight the effects of global warming and demand more aid for poor countries hit by wild weather. In New York, as leaders of developing...

At UN, leaders confront COVID's impact on global education

Sep. 19, 2022 19:03 PM EDT

With COVID-related school disruptions setting back children around the world, activists implored world leaders Monday to prioritize school systems and restore educational budgets slashed when the pandemic hit. The summit on transforming education, held at the U.N. General Assembly...

Eritrea mobilizes its soldiers, raising Tigray fears

Sep. 18, 2022 07:03 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Eritrea is mobilizing its armed forces and appears to be sending them to Ethiopia to aid its neighbor's war in the Tigray region, according to activists and international authorities. Britain and Canada issued travel advisories asking their citizens in Eritrea...

Water begins receding in Pakistan's worst flood-hit south

Sep. 16, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Floodwaters are receding in Pakistan's worst-hit southern Sindh province, officials said Friday, a potentially bright sign in an ongoing crisis that has left hundreds of thousands of people homeless in the impoverished South Asian country. The Indus River, which had swelled until...

Debate highlights Arizona utility regulator differences

Sep. 14, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A debate among the four candidates seeking two seats on the commission that regulates Arizona utilities revealed sharp differences in their approaches to the job as the state adjusts to climate change and a shrinking water supply. The two Republicans on the November...

Pakistan scrambles to deliver aid as flood death toll rises

Sep. 13, 2022 12:23 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan scrambled to deliver aid to those most in need on Tuesday as the death toll from record-breaking floods in this impoverished Islamic nation rose further, with no respite in sight from the unprecedented monsoon rains. The rains started early this year —...

Pakistani PM says his flooded country faces food shortages

Sep. 12, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is grappling with food shortages after deadly floods left the impoverished country's agriculture belt underwater, the prime minister told the Turkish president by phone, as authorities scaled up efforts Monday to deliver food, tents and other items. ...

USAID head urges crisis-hit Sri Lanka to tackle corruption

Sep. 11, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A visiting U.S. diplomat on Sunday urged Sri Lankan authorities to tackle corruption and introduce governance reforms alongside efforts to uplift the country's economy as a way out of its worst crisis in recent memory. USAID Administrator Samantha Power...