BY MACKENZIE C. BABB, Washington — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is discussing health care, agriculture and women's empowerment as she continues her 10-day Africa tour in Uganda, Kenya and Malawi.Aug. 20, 2012
By Thierry Tanoh WASHINGTON ― Last year, the international community recognized one of the worst humanitarian tragedies of recent times unfolding in the Horn of Africa, and moved in to ameliorate the widespread famine there. Now, poor rains, crop shortages, and continuing conflict could cause millions to be plunged back into life-threatening levels of hunger and malnutrition.Aug. 20, 2012
Temperatures have been up and snowfall totals have been down throughout the region this winter, raising some concern for the maple syrup crop. But syrup producers say the weather during the six-week season when sap flows matters more than the weather leading up to it.Feb. 28, 2012
China should reduce the role its government plays, further develop its private sector and deepen reforms in land, labor and financial markets, according to the 448-page report issued Monday.
By tackling these reforms, China is likely to remain one of the world's fastest-growing economies even as the country's expansion slows from an average of 8.6% a year over the next five years to 5% by 2030, according to the report.Feb. 28, 2012