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Thwart U.S. veto or await new president? WTO has leadership dilemma

30 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON Faced with a veto from the United States, the World Trade Organization has two unpalatable options for selecting its next leader - override its biggest paymaster with a vote or hope for a change of U.S. president and wait until he takes charge.

Argentina, Mexico delay IDB board meeting to vote on new leaders

30 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY Mexico and Argentina have delayed a key meeting of the Inter-American Development Bank until after the Nov. 3 U.S. election, delivering an early setback to plans by the bank's new U.S. chief to install vice presidents from smaller countries.

Pence staff hit by COVID-19 outbreak as Biden says Trump has surrendered to pandemic

30 Oct 2020

BANGOR, Maine/WILMINGTON, Del. Vice President Mike Pence campaigned on Sunday despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides and President Donald Trump claimed progress as the United States set records for daily infections, prompting Democratic challenger Joe Biden to accuse Trump of surrendering to the pandemic. | Video

G20 finance officials set Nov. 13 meeting to finalize debt framework: sources

30 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON Group of 20 finance officials will meet virtually on Nov. 13 to finalize a common framework for addressing the mounting debt problems of low-income countries rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, sources familiar with the plans said on Thursday.

Thwart U.S. veto or await new president? WTO has leadership dilemma

29 Oct 2020

BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON, Oct 29 Faced with a veto from the United States, the World Trade Organization has two unpalatable options for selecting its next leader - override its biggest paymaster with a vote or hope for a change of U.S. president and wait until he takes charge.

World Bank economist tells G20: 'Be bold,' move quickly on debt reductions

28 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The Group of 20 major economies should move quickly and decisively to reduce the debts of heavily indebted countries or risk a "lost decade" in terms of global development, World Bank chief economist Carmen Reinhart said on Wednesday.

Exclusive: New head of Latin American development bank launches early push for capital increase

28 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The new head of Latin America's main financing institution hopes to leverage concerns about Chinese lending to win the support of U.S. lawmakers for boosting the bank's yearly lending capacity to $20 billion as the region grapples with the COVID-19 crisis.

First Black American cardinal is outspoken civil rights advocate

25 Oct 2020

Wilton Gregory, the first African American to be named as cardinal and known as a refined diplomat, made headlines when he blasted President Donald Trump’s photo opportunity hoisting a Bible at a Washington church after police used tear gas to clear demonstrators in June. | Video

U.S. Treasury's currency report likely delayed until after election: sources

24 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department is unlikely to release its long-delayed semi-annual report to Congress on international currency manipulation until after the U.S. presidential election on Nov. 3, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.

U.S. says no justification for 'concentration camps' in China

23 Oct 2020

WASHINGTON The deputy White House national security adviser on Friday denounced China's treatment of Uighur Muslims, saying there was no justification for the country maintaining "concentration camps" within its borders.

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