Australia and New Zealand share first place, and the United States is tied for fifth, in a first-of-its kind survey ranking 153 nations on the willingness of their citizens to donate time and money to charity.
China ranks near the bottom, barely above last-place Madagascar.
The report was... more »
The United Nations has criticized Russia for ignoring the ecological impact of construction projects for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
In a report obtained Monday by The Associated Press, the United Nations Environment Program says government assessments do not take into account the effects the various projects will have on... more »
Black people of Caribbean descent are being asked by their community's leaders to write in their nationalities on the upcoming U.S. Census.
Those leaders wanted the Census Bureau to treat Caribbean immigrants and their children like Hispanics, who get to note whether they are descended from another country like... more »
The European Union says the United States should join it in stumping up cash to help poor developing nations to cope with climate change. Sweden's finance minister says Europe wanted the U.S. to "also put their weight behind the issue" ahead of global talks in December on a new pact... more »
Leaders of the world's major economies are gathering in Pittsburgh today with the goal of preventing a repeat of the conditions that took them to the brink of a devastating meltdown. President Barack Obama comes to the G-20 summit to tell world leaders that the global economy cannot continually rely... more »
A sharply divided European Union failed Tuesday to protect the threatened bluefin tuna, as the bloc's Mediterranean nations refused to back even a temporary a ban on catching the fish prized by sushi aficionados.
The EU's executive commission urged EU governments to agree to a temporary ban until the... more »