- Top economies move toward crackdown on corporate tax dodging Updated: Oct-05-15 11:03 am
PARIS - Dozens of world economies are close to adopting sweeping changes to international tax rules that could end tax-dodging by powerful multinationals - practices believed to deprive governments of up to $240 billion every year.
- European development bank to get stake in Cypriot bank Updated: Sep-30-15 5:33 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus - The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has agreed to acquire a 5.4 percent stake in Hellenic Bank, Cyprus' second-largest lender, for 20 million euros ($22.4 million) in newly-issued shares.
- Abbas out of options, out of synch with angry Palestinians Updated: Sep-28-15 7:53 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has threatened to drop a "bombshell" in a speech to the United Nations this week - prompting speculation that he will sever ties with Israel over its settlement expansion and other hard-line policies.
- UN: Russia-backed rebels in Ukraine expel aid agencies Updated: Sep-25-15 10:25 am
MOSCOW - The UN refugee agency on Friday criticized Russia-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine for shutting the door on international aid, while the rebels themselves said the ban was instituted to restore order.
- Asian Development Bank doubles climate financing Updated: Sep-25-15 4:38 am
STOCKHOLM - The Asian Development Bank says it will double its funding to fight climate change to $6 billion by 2020.
- Germany offers help for Sri Lankan probe of war atrocities Updated: Sep-22-15 11:06 am
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Germany is ready to help Sri Lanka investigate alleged atrocities during its civil war, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday.
- Syrian refugees seek new passports as a ticket to Europe Updated: Sep-16-15 12:27 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - A months-old Syrian government decision to start issuing passports to Syrians who fled their war-ravaged country is quietly contributing to the large exodus of refugees to Europe.
- Dems accuse GOP of holding up nominee to head aid agency Updated: Sep-16-15 11:56 am
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats accused Republicans Wednesday of blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. international aid agency amid the international migration crisis.
- More war, less cash, new routes drive migrant push to EU Updated: Sep-12-15 8:23 am
GENEVA - Migrants have for years taken death-defying trips across the Mediterranean to reach Europe, but the flow has hit record proportions this year - notably with an influx of Syrians, Afghans and Eritreans fleeing war, repression or poverty back home.