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World Bank sets new poverty reduction goal

10/10/2013 7:36am
The World Bank president has set a new goal of reducing extreme poverty to 9 percent by 2020.

IMF warns US must not fail to raise debt ceiling

10/10/2013 8:09am
The International Monetary Fund chief says the global economy is in a slow and unbalanced recovery.

IMF expects Europe will meet commitments on Greece

10/10/2013 11:26am
The International Monetary Fund chief says she's confident European nations will meet their commitment to provide further debt relief to Greece if needed.

Morocco Cabinet reshuffle dilutes Islamist power

10/10/2013 11:51am
Morocco on Thursday announced a government reshuffle on the eve parliament's reopening that sees the Islamists giving up the key foreign affairs portfolio to a party known for its close ties to the palace.

Lithuanian PM: Russia trying to reassert power

10/10/2013 12:14pm
Lithuania's prime minister is pointing to a Russian ban on dairy products from his country as evidence that Moscow fears losing influence over Ukraine and other former Soviet states. And he's wondering how far Russia will go in punishing countries it thinks are wooing those nations away.

India defends rules for foreign retailers

10/10/2013 2:22pm
India defended Thursday government regulations designed to protect local businesses that have prompted U.S. retail giant Wal-Mart to hold back on opening superstores there.

Federal courts to remain open through Oct. 17

10/10/2013 4:07pm
The nation's federal courts, including the Supreme Court, have enough money to stay open at least through Oct. 17 if there is no resolution to the budget stalemate in Washington.

Mich. gov. denies knowing donors for manager fund

10/10/2013 4:38pm
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder said under oath that he does not know who contributed to a nonprofit fund that is covering housing and some other expenses for Detroit's state-appointed emergency manager.

APNewsBreak: Conn. invasion survivor eyes politics

10/10/2013 4:57pm
The Connecticut doctor whose wife and two daughters were killed in a 2007 home invasion that horrified the country has been approached about running for public office and is thinking about entering politics, his sister said.

28 years in prison for corrupt ex-Detroit mayor

10/10/2013 6:23pm
A former Detroit mayor was sent to federal prison for nearly three decades Thursday, after offering little remorse for the widespread corruption under his watch but acknowledging he let down the troubled city during a critical period before it landed in bankruptcy.

USDA: Poultry plants linked to outbreak stay open

10/10/2013 8:57pm
The Agriculture Department says three California poultry processing facilities linked to a salmonella outbreak in raw chicken can stay open, for now.

Feds will let states pay to reopen national parks

10/10/2013 10:27pm
Under pressure from governors, the Obama administration said Thursday it will allow some shuttered national parks to reopen _ as long as states use their own money to pay for park operations.