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The Swampby Mark Silva The global economic meltdown is beginning to sound somewhat like the crisis of global warming, something which every important industrial nation in the world must do something about, but a problem which everyone is not willing to......
The Swampby Mark Silva President Bush, who will convene a summit of world leaders on the economic crisis with a dinner at the White House on Friday and meetings on Saturday, will spell out his goals today in an address to......
The Swampby Mark Silva The leaders of the world's industrial powers have concluded a hasty summit on a global economic crisis with a commitment to strengthen regulation of financial markets, bolster international monetary funds and avert any new trade barriers.......
Tags: Heads of State, Manmohan Singh, G8, Politics, Credit Ratings
The Swampby Mark Silva President Bush has gone to Peru. But Bush, making his last scheduled trip abroad as president, has not gotten away from the economic crisis that has beset his nation and many others near the close of his......
RUTH WEDGWOOD is professor of international law and diplomacy at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies.ON TAKING office, World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz set two priorities for the world's premier development institution. He asked for a focus on Africa's persistent poverty, and he targeted corruption that diverts aid dollars from the poor....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterASMARA, Eritrea — This struggling, low-profile nation is doing something virtually unheard of in Africa. It's turning down foreign aid. With a president who vows not to lead another "spoon-fed" African country "enslaved" by international donors,...
Retired Col. LAWRENCE WILKERSON served 31 years in the Army and was chief of staff to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2002 to 2005. He is now a visiting professor at the College of William &WHEN I WAS ASSIGNED to the U.S. Pacific Command in the mid-1980s, we military officers would often discuss the ambassadors in our theater of operations — a huge area embracing more than 30 countries and most of the Pacific and Indian oceans. One...
Times Architecture CriticLast in a series BEIJING -- The relationship between smog and architecture is not one that critics or scholars -- or architects themselves, for that matter -- have traditionally given much thought. But in the pollution-clogged Chinese capital, the link...
Special to The TimesIn deciding to bring the World Bank to "trial" in the spacious, picturesque courtyard of his childhood home in Mali, gifted writer-director Abderrahmane Sissako has made one of the most powerful, urgent African films ever. "Bamako" is an attack on...
Tags: Movies, Death, Economic Organization, Danny Glover, Prosecution
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe U.N.'s nuclear watchdog is expected to report this week that Iran has mostly cooperated with an investigation of its nuclear program's murky past, but that key questions remain unanswered, diplomats say. The European Union's nuclear negotiator,...
Tags: Diplomacy, Heads of State, London (England), Europe, Politics
Should embattled World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz resign, be fired, or at least be investigated for six-figuring his thinly-credentialed girlfriend, Shaha Ali Riza, into a cushy U.S. State Department job? If you say yes, look out—former Assistant...
Today's question: Russia is in the G-8 but not the World Trade Organization. Should membership in those bodies be contingent on Russia's behavior? Or is bringing Russia into those bodies the way to improve Moscow's behavior? Previously, Meier and Moynihan...
Tags: G8, NATO, Politics, 2016 Olympic Games, George W. Bush
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