Foreign aid

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, Venezuelan migrants line up for free bread and coffee, donated by a Colombian family from their car, at a gas station in Pamplona, Colombia. A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide from war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, June 18, 2019, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. Amid runaway inflation and political turmoil at home, Venezuelans for the first time accounted for the largest number of new asylum-seekers in 2018, with more than 340,000, or more than one in five worldwide last year. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
June 19, 2019 - 4:11 am
GENEVA (AP) — A record 71 million people have been displaced worldwide by war, persecution and other violence, the U.N. refugee agency said Wednesday, an increase of more than 2 million from last year and an overall total that would amount to the world's 20th most populous country. The annual "...
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June 11, 2019 - 9:26 am
LONDON (AP) — England's charity watchdog has condemned Oxfam for having a "culture of poor behavior," in connection with the sexual misconduct scandal involving workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. The Charity Commission for England and Wales issued an official warning following an 18-...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2017, file photo, the carcass of a dead goat lies in the desert in a drought-stricken area near Bandar Beyla in Somalia. The United Nations' emergency relief coordinator said Tuesday, June 4, 2019, more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
June 05, 2019 - 8:42 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A United Nations emergency relief coordinator says more than 2 million men, women and children could die of starvation in Somalia by summer's end if international aid is not sent quickly to the drought-stricken African country. U.N. Undersecretary-General Mark Lowcock says...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, file photo, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina interacts with journalists in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Prime Minister Hasina is wooing Japan for aid, trade and investment in a visit that highlights cordial relations with the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath, File)
May 29, 2019 - 8:24 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan announced 132.6 billion yen ($1.2 billion) in aid to Bangladesh on Wednesday that will go toward economic development, a high-speed railway and other projects. The assistance, announced during a visit by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, also will go to Japanese companies doing...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 21, 2018 file photo, a baby is loaded into the rescue vessel of the Spanish NGO Proactiva Open Arms, after being rescued in the Central Mediterranean Sea at 45 miles (72 kilometers) from Al Khums, Libya. A judge in Sicily has dropped an investigation against two member of the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms deriving from a tense high-seas standoff last year when the crew refused to hand over 218 migrants rescued at sea to the Libyan coast guard. Proactiva welcomed the decision to drop the investigation into criminal association and aiding illegal migration Wednesday, calling it ‘’an additional step toward the truth.’’ The group stated that it has always operated according to international roles. (AP Photo/Olmo Calvo, File)
May 19, 2019 - 3:56 pm
ROME (AP) — The Italian interior ministry vowed Sunday to press ahead with a new decree formalizing the closure of Italian ports to aid groups that rescue migrants, even after U.N. human rights investigators said it violated international law. Ministry officials said the security decree was "...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo Nancy Pelosi of Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., attend a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony honoring the Office of Strategic Services in Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill in Washington. Pelosi and McConnell are coming together to see if a deal can be made to stop billions of dollars in government spending cuts. Failure to reach an agreement would usher in cuts to the Pentagon and domestic programs of $125 billion next year _ a 10 percent drop from current levels.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
April 28, 2019 - 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and top Senate Republican Mitch McConnell, Washington's odd couple, have a limited set of mutual legislative interests in a capital beset by dysfunction and awash in presidential politics. But automatic spending cuts, the legacy of a budget breakdown...
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, and Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic pose for a photo after their talks in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Serbia is seeking an increased Russian role in the European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, the move which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the West. Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after meeting his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday, April 17 in Moscow that "Serbia cannot defend its state interests without the assistance of the Russian Federation." (Serbia Russia Kosovo via AP)
April 17, 2019 - 11:09 am
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia on Wednesday sought to secure a greater Russian role in European Union-mediated talks with the former province of Kosovo, which could further strain the Balkan country's relations with the West. Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said after meeting his Russian...
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A woman with a child carries an empty container and water purification pills that came in the first aid shipment from the International Red Cross in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, April 16, 2019. The first shipment of humanitarian aid from the Red Cross arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday, delivering medicine and supplies for needy patients in a country whose president has long denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
April 16, 2019 - 7:48 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Red Cross volunteers distributed the first shipment of badly needed emergency supplies in Venezuela on Tuesday after months of feuding between the government, which has denied the existence of a humanitarian crisis, and opponents who have been seeking to use the delivery...
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White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump, left, reacts as she tries her hand at a traditional weaving loom at Muya, a manufacturing center of textile and traditional crafts, with Muya founder Sara Abera, Sunday, April 14, 2019, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Trump is visiting Ethiopia and later this week the Ivory Coast to promote a White House global economic program for women. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 14, 2019 - 3:04 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, about the FY'20 budget. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
April 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration defended on Wednesday cuts in direct aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras amid a surge of migrants crossing into the U.S. the southern border. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo insisted that U.S. aid to Central America has so far been ineffective. "The...
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