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Pakistani FM says water receded 50% in flood-ravaged Sindh

Oct. 06, 2022 13:18 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign minister on Thursday said that about 50% of the water has receded in the country’s worst-hit southern Sindh province, raising hopes that farmers will be able to sow wheat in a first step toward returning to a normal life. “We are utilizing...

Bank to provide $2.5 billion to flood-ravaged Pakistan

Oct. 05, 2022 14:25 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday announced it would provide $2.5 billion in aid to flood-ravaged Pakistan, where climate-induced deluges have killed nearly 1,700 people since-mid June. It would be the largest donation to the already impoverished country so...

EU adds Anguilla, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos to tax blacklist

Oct. 04, 2022 07:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union added the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands to its tax haven blacklist Tuesday, and also put Anguilla back on as a “non-cooperative jurisdiction” just a year after it was removed. The EU said it made the additions largely due to...

UN flood aid appeal jumps amid disease surge in Pakistan

Oct. 04, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Alarmed by a surge in disease, the United Nations is asking for five times’ more international aid after deadly floods in Pakistan left millions of survivors homeless and at rising risk of waterborne diseases and other ailments. The U.N. on Tuesday raised its...

UN to seek $800 million more in aid for flood-hit Pakistan

Sep. 30, 2022 11:13 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United Nations will seek $800 million more in aid from the international community to respond to soaring life-saving needs of Pakistani flood survivors, a U.N. official said Friday. The unprecedented deluges — likely worsened by climate change — have killed...

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...