Afghanistan and war-torn Syria joined eight sub-Saharan countries in Africa — Togo, Burundi, Benin, Rwanda, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea and Chad — as the 10 least happy of 158 countries.
In a small victory with large symbolism, Brussels could soon drive change in continental Europe by becoming the first city to embrace the ride-sharing service Uber.
The International Monetary Fund strongly urged the United States on Saturday to ratify its 2010 quota and governance reforms as soon as possible amid strong discontent among members, especially emerging economies.
A planned Chinese-led investment bank may not have been the major theme at a meeting of Group of 20 finance chiefs, but it drew significant attention amid the growing presence of emerging economies.
Strictly speaking, the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank doesn’t even exist yet. But the Chinese-created alternative to the World Bank and International Monetary Fund is turning out to be extremely important. More than 40 countries have applied to join, almost all of them close U.S. allies
Gallup International, the leading global association in market research and polling, has published the results of its annual End of Year Survey which explores the outlook, expectations, hopes and fears of people from 65 countries around the world.
Ministers from Japan, the United States and 10 other Pacific-Rim countries failed to reach a broad agreement in their Trans-Pacific Partnership trade talks held in Singapore from Feb. 22 to 25. This followed their earlier similar failure in December also in a meeting held in the island-state.
JAKARTA – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world’s “most fearsome” destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.
California on the verge of an epic drought, with its backup systems of groundwater reserves so run down that the losses could be picked up by satellites orbiting 400 km above the Earth’s surface.
The international community has as little as 15 years to limit greenhouse gas emissions and invest in clean energy technologies before climate change will become too serious a problem for current technology to tackle or will be extremely costly, states a United Nations draft report