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U.S. officials shield Ivanka Trump, Pence projects in review of foreign aid

In coming days, the White House is expected to send a proposal to Congress for returning billions of dollars of unspent foreign aid funds to the Treasury in a process …


Trump seeks to cut foreign aid to 3 Central American nations

Taking drastic action over illegal immigration, President Donald Trump moved Saturday to cut direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, whose citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources …


U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive

At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …


U.S. senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine

As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of “America First,” two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims …


UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 10:46 p.m.

Capitol Hill Republicans not on board with Trump budget

Defense hawks, rural conservatives and even some of Donald Trump’s most vocal supporters in Congress sharply criticized the president’s first budget proposal on Thursday, pushing back on the huge potential …


US lets in Thai fish caught by slaves despite law

WASHINGTON (AP) — In its first report on trafficking around the world, the U.S. criticized Thailand as a hub for labor abuse. Yet 14 years later, seafood caught by slaves …


Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on …


Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after ‘massacre’

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq’s largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged …


Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in …


Leading Democrat calls foreign aid system outmoded

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Soviet Union was the Cold War threat, Ian Fleming’s creation James Bond was headed to the screen as Sean Connery in “Dr. No” and the U.S. …


US colleges look to foreign students

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Want to see how quickly the look and business model of American public universities are changing? Visit a place like Indiana University. Five years ago, …


Romney: Benghazi a ‘terrorist attack’

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says the attack on the American consulate in Libya was an act of terrorism and says the United States must use …


Romney, Obama focus on US posture abroad

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are sparring over how best to address U.S. challenges abroad in nearly back-to-back addresses at the Clinton Global …


House Won’t Test War Powers Act Over Bosnia $2.5 Billion Sought To Finance Operation

The Clinton administration told a dubious Congress Wednesday it had a legal right to keep thousands of American soldiers on peacekeeping duty in Bosnia without a pullout deadline and asked …


Nato Promises To Help Albania Cope With Refugees

NATO agreed Wednesday to provide more money and technical aid to help Albania police its border with Yugoslavia’s troubled Kosovo province, but called any talk of sending troops premature. NATO …


Afghanistan Earthquake Victims Struggle Against Cold, Lack Of Aid Thousands Missing One Week After Quake

Workers load relief supplies provided by the Indian government in New Delhi on Wednesday to be flown into Afghanistan for the earthquake victims. Photo by Associated Press


Aid Flights Arrive In Afghanistan Quake Area Survivors Seeking Shelter, Fear More Tremors In Region

The first desperately needed aid trickled in Monday for earthquake victims in Afghanistan’s mountains - on trucks where roads were passable, on donkeys where snow and ice were too deep. …


A Cross To Bear Amid Pope’s Embargo Critique, U.S. Considers Aid Plan.

Pope John Paul II made it clear that the United States’ grip on Cuba must be lifted. File/Associated Press


Lawmakers For End To Cuba Sanctions

The new year brings another anniversary for Cuba’s revolution and another chapter in the long running debate in Washington over whether U.S. policies are weakening Fidel Castro’s decades-long rule or …


New Money Calms Korean Markets Emergency Loans Fuel Stock Market Rebound

An employee of Korea Exchange Bank in Seoul changes the conversion rate of the Korean won against the dollar Friday. Photo by Associated Press


Peace Institute Plane Packed With Gifts And Medicine Lands In Iraq

A plane loaded with medicine and carrying a Santa Claus with Christmas gifts landed Friday in Iraq, the second U.N.-approved humanitarian aid flight to arrive in two days. Separately, the …


U.S. Economy Suffers Asian Sniffles

Asia’s currency devaluations are hurting sales of American factory and farm products, the Federal Reserve said Wednesday in a survey showing the first economic fallout in the United States from …


Iraq’s Oil-For-Food Program Expiring Baghdad Vows To Reject Renewal If U.S. Not Kept In Check

Aviation boatswains stand watch as an F-148 Tomcat launches from the flight deck of the USS George Washington Monday in the Persian Gulf. Photo by Associated Press


Cambodia Rips Cutoff Of U.S. Aid Leaders Warn U.S. Against Taking Actions That Help Khmer Rouge

The Cambodian regime has warned the United States against sympathizing with the nation’s ousted co-premier, saying to do so would be akin to aligning itself with the Khmer Rouge. In …


U.S., Other Nations Send Aid In Wake Of Vietnam Typhoon

A U.S. Air Force cargo plane filled with $460,000 worth of food, medicine and other aid for typhoon victims landed Wednesday in southern Vietnam - he first major U.S. donation …


North Korea May Need Aid Another Year Aid Group Director Says 1998 Harvest Is Going To Be Even Worse Than This Year

Malnourished North Korean children sit in a nursery in T’osan, North Hwanghae province, on Monday. The children’s black hair has turned brown and white, the result of vitamin deficiency. The …


U.S. Gives To N. Korea Aid

The United States is providing the United Nations Children’s Fund with $5 million to provide medicines and other supplies to help needy people in North Korea, the State Department said …


‘Enemy’ Sailing Cargo Ship To Starving North Koreans Members Of American Crew Recall Incidents Of Earlier Visit

The cargo ship Judy Litrico, loaded with corn, is sailing for North Korea on a humanitarian mission, but crew members aren’t necessarily looking forward to the trip. “We, the Americans, …


U.S. Suspends $25 Million Cambodian Aid Program After Coup

The United States is temporarily halting its $25 million aid program to Cambodia to show displeasure over the subversion of the democratic process by Second Prime Minister Hun Sen, the …


Invisible Famine U.S. Efforts To Aid North Korea’s Starving Masses Are Mired In Politics, Fueling A Potentially Lethal Powder Keg

Chinese truck drivers return from North Korea with stories of hungry children and a food shortage growing steadily worse. A top Red Cross official calls the need “enormous.” And as …