WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden announced Wednesday that he has picked Samantha Power, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under President Barack Obama, to run the agency...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government says a natural gas plant and a wind farm to produce electricity will be the first two projects under a U.S. development program to improve the economy of...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the U.S. government has offered to help finance a proposed train line for Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.
CAIRO (AP) — Wealthy countries should do more to help developing nations fund local refugee management, the head of the U.N. refugee agency urged Monday, saying that he himself would do "anything" to escape if he was stuck in a squalid camp such as those in war-torn Libya.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The United States pledged $5.8 billion in aid and investment Tuesday for strengthening government and economic development in Central America, and another $4.8 billion in development aid for southern Mexico.
The U.S aid aims to promote better security conditions and job opportunities as part of a regional plan to allow Central Americans and Mexicans to remain in their countries and not have to emigrate.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's leftist new president said Wednesday that relations with U.S. President Donald Trump are "good," and the two will probably talk soon about the immigration issue.
TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — As Mexico wrestles with what to do with more than 5,000 Central American migrants camped out at a sports complex in the border city of Tijuana, President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's government signaled Tuesday that it would be willing to house the migrants on Mexican soil while they apply for asylum in the United States — a key demand of U.S. President Donald Trump.
ROME (AP) — A senior American diplomat briefed the leader of Iraq's Chaldean Catholics on U.S. development aid Wednesday after the cardinal accused the United States of failing to help rebuild Christian villages devastated by the Islamic State group.
Mark Green, administrator of the State Department's USAID development agency, said he disagreed with Cardinal Luis Sako's claims at a Vatican news conference Tuesday that promised U.S. aid for Iraq's religious minorities hadn't materialized.
MADRID (AP) — Spanish police detained 29 people Thursday and raided several offices across Catalonia in an operation against the alleged misappropriation of public development aid money.
Investigating magistrate Joaquin Aguirre in Barcelona ordered the raid as part of a probe into at least 2 million euros ($2.3 million) in development grants from the local government that were allegedly misused in an unspecified manner.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Republican-led New York Senate has approved a package of legislation aimed at Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's economic development policies.
The legislation approved Wednesday seeks to require more transparency and accountability for programs that amount to billions of dollars a year in tax breaks, business grants and loans.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday urged the U.S. to not go it alone in any effort to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians, warning that doing so would end in failure.
"Any framework for negotiations must be multilateral and must involve all players — all partners — that are essential to this process. A process without one or the other would simply not work, would simply not be realistic," EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said.
KOULIKORO, Mali (AP) — Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel urged his European Union counterparts on Tuesday to work more closely with Africa on tackling shared migration and security challenges at the root by helping African people improve their lives.
LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — The head of the European Union's executive branch is stressing the importance of development aid, saying that the bloc should remain a "soft power" even as members face pressure to ramp up defense spending.
NATO has for years urged members to increase defense spending to reach a target of 2 percent of gross domestic product, and the issue has been seized upon recently by U.S. President Donald Trump.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Canada has announced roughly $70 million in development aid for Haiti a day after the poor country returned to a democratically elected government.
The funding is intended to improve conditions for Haitians, particularly for women and children.
Wednesday's announcement came a day after Jovenel Moise was sworn in as the Caribbean nation's president for the next five years.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark's development aid minister says "an alliance of like-minded European countries" is calling on the European Union to find funds to support international groups that perform abortions or provide information about abortion.
Ulla Toernaes says Denmark would give an extra 75 million kroner ($11 million) to organizations affected by a recent executive order by U.S. President Donald Trump.
JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) — France's foreign minister on Sunday visited a Haitian city ravaged by Hurricane Matthew over two months ago and said the Caribbean country will be a top priority for French development aid.
The French Embassy in Port-au-Prince said the purpose of Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault's visit to Jeremie on Sunday was to express France's solidarity with its former colony as affected areas struggle to recover from Matthew's destructive Oct. 4 passage.
BRUSSELS (AP) — Buoyed by the success of its refugee deal with Turkey, the European Union announced Thursday that it has earmarked hundreds of millions in euros for Niger to try to prevent people from leaving Africa in search of better lives in Europe.
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Conflicts in Middle Eastern countries such as Iraq, Libya, Syria, and Yemen have erased "development gains for a whole generation," including driving up already high levels of poverty and unemployment, the head of the International Monetary Fund said Friday.