Nov 19, 2012 01:21 EST
The World Bank warned that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.
Nov 18, 2012 19:22 EST
The World Bank warned Sunday that global temperatures could rise by four degrees this century without immediate action, with potentially devastating consequences for coastal cities and the poor.
Nov 18, 2012 11:43 EST
The tropical tranquillity beneath the striking domes of Britain's Eden Project, paid for with EU cash, is a sweet-scented haven from the bitter political row over the bloc's budget.
Oct 21, 2012 16:33 EDT
Every time the Pope mentioned Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint, applause rang out from the emotional crowd watching the canonization ceremony broadcast from the Vatican.
Oct 17, 2012 18:19 EDT
Barack Obama and Mitt Romney seized on rows left smoldering from their angry debate Wednesday, flinging new blows in the hotly contested territory that will decide who wins the White House.
Oct 17, 2012 12:03 EDT
President Barack Obama swung straight back onto the campaign trail Wednesday after out-maneuvering his White House rival Mitt Romney in a comeback debate and re-energizing his faltering re-election bid.
Oct 17, 2012 09:38 EDT
President Barack Obama hammered Mitt Romney on Libya and his corporate past on Tuesday as he got the better of his Republican challenger in a fiery debate three weeks from election day.
Oct 17, 2012 04:13 EDT
President Barack Obama hounded Mitt Romney on Libya and his corporate past on Tuesday as he got the better of his Republican challenger in a fiery debate three weeks from election day.
Oct 17, 2012 02:19 EDT
Barack Obama clawed his way back into the US presidential race with an aggressive performance in his second debate against Mitt Romney, as the election seemed set to go down to the wire.
Sep 15, 2012 15:08 EDT
England's Jonathan Tiernan-Locke is in pole position to win the Tour of Britain after opening up an 18-second lead following the seventh stage on Saturday.
Sep 14, 2012 12:33 EDT
Englishman Jonathan Tiernan-Locke rode into the overall lead on the Tour of Britain on Friday thanks to an agressive showing in the sixth stage in Wales, which was won by Leopold Koenig of the Czech Republic.
Jul 02, 2012 17:03 EDT
New World Bank President Jim Yong Kim warned Monday that the eurozone crisis poses a deep threat to the global economy as he launched into his first day leading the development lender.
Jul 02, 2012 14:08 EDT
Korean-American physician Jim Yong Kim took over as the new World Bank chief Monday, immediately challenged to ensure the eurozone crisis does not set back global poverty-fighting efforts.
Jun 08, 2012 20:00 EDT
Deval Patrick and Elizabeth Warren will lead a group of supporters for President Obama at Boston Gay Pride on Saturday. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will lead a group of supporters for President Barack Obama at Boston Gay Pride on Saturday. The AP reported that Warren, Patrick and the Obama for America volunteers will gather on Boylston street between Dartmouth and Clarendon streets before the noon kick off of the 42nd annual parade. Patrick, a national co-chair for the Obama campaign, and Warren are strong supporters of gay rights, including equal marriage rights for gay and lesbian couples. ?Marriage equality is morally right,? Warren said in March. The Democratic contingent has plenty to celebrate. Last month, Obama became the first sitting president to endorse marriage equality. Three legal victories followed. Two found the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which bars the federal government from recognizing the legal marriages of gay coup
May 15, 2012 09:54 EDT
Ron Paul, the ideological underdog who generated intense passion among supporters of his 2012 campaign, is trading his shot at the US Republican nomination for something more within reach: outsize influence at the party convention.
Apr 16, 2012 14:12 EDT
The World Bank chose Korean-American physician Jim Yong Kim as its next chief Monday in a decision that surprised few despite the first-ever challenge to the US lock on the Bank's presidency.
Apr 16, 2012 10:30 EDT
The World Bank was expected to name US doctor Jim Yong Kim its next president Monday as his only rival, Nigerian Finance Minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, lashed out at Washington's perennial lock on the job.
Apr 16, 2012 05:14 EDT
The World Bank's directors meet Monday to decide who will be the powerful institution's next chief, with all expectations that the US will maintain its unbroken lock on the position.
Apr 16, 2012 02:15 EDT
The World Bank's directors meet to decide who will be the powerful institution's next chief, with all expectations that the US will maintain its unbroken lock on the position.
Apr 13, 2012 13:54 EDT
Russia supports the US pick to lead the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Friday after Brazil said the BRICS emerging economic giants would back a single candidate.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
|Motto||Vox clamantis in deserto|
|Motto in English||The voice of one crying in the wilderness|
|Established||December 13, 1769|
|President||Jim Yong Kim|
|Location|| Hanover, New Hampshire, United States|
|Campus||Rural town, 269 acres (1.1 km²)|
|Colors||Dartmouth green and white|
|Mascot||Indian, Keggy the Keg, and Dartmouth Moose (all unofficial)|
|Athletics||NCAA Division I, Ivy League|
34 varsity teams
|Affiliations||University of the Arctic|