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Sustainable Tree Farming Means Better Lives for Kenyan Farmers

Sustainable Tree Farming Means Better Lives for Kenyan Farmers

Wood consumption — including logging and the production of charcoal — is a leading cause of forest degradation in Africa. In...

Malaysian Ex-PM Slapped with New Charge Over 1MDB Scandal

Malaysian Ex-PM Slapped with New Charge Over 1MDB Scandal

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state...

Malaysian Ex-PM Slapped with New Charge Over 1MDB Scandal

Malaysian Ex-PM Slapped with New Charge Over 1MDB Scandal

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with tampering with the final audit report into a defunct state...

Avianca Brasil Airline Declares Bankruptcy

Avianca Brasil Airline Declares Bankruptcy

Cash-strapped Avianca Brasil, the country’s fourth-largest airline, on Tuesday sought bankruptcy protection from creditors but reassured passengers that flights will...

Avianca Brasil Airline Declares Bankruptcy

Avianca Brasil Airline Declares Bankruptcy

Cash-strapped Avianca Brasil, the country’s fourth-largest airline, on Tuesday sought bankruptcy protection from creditors but reassured passengers that flights will...

As Finances Improve, Greece Scraps Pension Cuts


As Finances Improve, Greece Scraps Pension Cuts


Greece’s parliament on Tuesday voted to scrap plans to cut state pensions, in a motion led by the left-led governing...

Big Drop Reported in Child Labor in Cambodia Fashion Factories 

Big Drop Reported in Child Labor in Cambodia Fashion Factories 

While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia’s garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are...

US Intelligence Official: China’s Hacking Against US on the Rise

US Intelligence Official: China’s Hacking Against US on the Rise

A senior U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday that Chinese cyber activity in the United States had risen in recent...

US Intelligence Official: China’s Hacking Against US on the Rise

US Intelligence Official: China’s Hacking Against US on the Rise

A senior U.S. intelligence official said on Tuesday that Chinese cyber activity in the United States had risen in recent...

Macron’s Concessions Set to Blow Out French Deficit

Macron’s Concessions Set to Blow Out French Deficit

France will overshoot the European Union’s budget deficit ceiling next year without deeper spending cuts after President Emmanuel Macron caved...

Protesters Disrupt US Fossil Fuel Event at Climate Talks

Protesters Disrupt US Fossil Fuel Event at Climate Talks

Protesters disturbed a U.S.-sponsored event promoting fossil fuels on the sidelines of U.N. climate change talks on Monday. The event...

Protesters Disrupt US Fossil Fuel Event at Climate Talks

Protesters Disrupt US Fossil Fuel Event at Climate Talks

Protesters disturbed a U.S.-sponsored event promoting fossil fuels on the sidelines of U.N. climate change talks on Monday. The event...

Google CEO Tells Lawmakers Tech Giant Operates ‘Without Political Bias’

Google CEO Tells Lawmakers Tech Giant Operates ‘Without Political Bias’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai insisted Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee that he runs the U.S. technology giant without political...

Google CEO Tells Lawmakers Tech Giant Operates ‘Without Political Bias’

Google CEO Tells Lawmakers Tech Giant Operates ‘Without Political Bias’

Google CEO Sundar Pichai insisted Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee that he runs the U.S. technology giant without political...

Disney Again Makes History with Earning Above $7B for 2018

Disney Again Makes History with Earning Above $7B for 2018

Walt Disney Studios is again ending the year on a high note, posting more than $7 billion in global box...