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2 years 5 months ago

UN chief urges Zambia to fight corruption

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) - The U.N. chief has urged Zambian lawmakers to spare no one in the fight against corruption. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, speaking to Zambia's parliament at the start of a visit Friday, called corruption a cancer that threatens democracy and anti-poverty efforts. He says, "In this fight...

4 years 3 months ago

US pledges $1.15 billion to Haiti

A senior U.S. official says the Obama administration will pledge $1.15 billion in taxpayer dollars over the next two years to help with Haiti's post-earthquake reconstruction. The official says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce the pledge on Wednesday at a U.N. donors conference that is expected...

4 years 8 months ago

Home prices fall in most U.S. cities

A real estate group says home prices fell in eight out of every 10 U.S. cities in the third quarter of this year as heavily discounted distressed sales made up 30 percent of all deals. But home sales continued their climb, with quarterly sales outpacing the second quarter and...

4 years 8 months ago

Envoys scale back U.N. climate pact ambitions

Negotiators and diplomats were working Thursday on a scaled-back version of a global climate change treaty that could be agreed by next month's deadline, without firm U.S. commitments. The idea of forging a political agreement, instead of a legally binding treaty, was becoming a more accepted possibility as negotiators...

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