Latest David Beasley News

World Food Program chief: Somali famine slowed, not avoided

Jan. 17, 2023 17:24 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The head of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Program says support from donors like the United States and Germany have allowed it to postpone — though not entirely avert — famine in Somalia but stressed that “we’re not out of this yet.” ...

Live updates | World Economic Forum gathering in Davos

Jan. 17, 2023 14:47 PM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the World Economic Forum gathering in Davos, Switzerland: U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema says democracy is still alive despite her refusal to eliminate the filibuster so Democrats could pass legislation securing voting rights ahead of the 2022...

Head of Nobel Prize-winning UN World Food Program to quit

Dec. 18, 2022 19:55 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The executive director of the United Nations World Food Program, which won the Nobel Peace Prize two years ago, says he will step down at the end of a six-year term heading the world's largest humanitarian organization. David Beasley, a Republican, served one term as...

Live updates | Climate Summit

Nov. 07, 2022 16:08 PM EST

The Latest on COP27, this year's annual UN summit on climate change. SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt — French President Emmanuel Macron said he discussed human rights with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi and hoped to soon get “results” in the form of a release of political...