The Transparency International

BERLIN (Reuters) - Corruption in poor countries has created a humanitarian disaster which threatens to derail the global fight against poverty, Transparency International said.
Releasing its annual Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) on Tuesday, the anti-corruption watchdog said donor countries should address the problem by carefully targeting aid 

A grandmother feeds her eight-month-old grandson while waiting to have him checked for kidney stones (AP)

BEIJING - China's leaders scrambled Saturday to contain public dismay over widespread contamination of milk supplies, castigating local officials for negligence while moving to tamp down criticism of the government's response.

(AP) Russian Armored - North Ossetia

UNITED NATIONS - Russia's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday he doesn't think Russia's recognition of two separatist regions in Georgia will lead to a new Cold War though he predicted a difficult period ahead in relations with the West.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, left, joins President Bush as they speak to reporters...

CRAWFORD, Texas - President Bush warned Russia on Saturday against trying to pry loose two separatist regions in Georgia and said Moscow must end military operations in the West-leaning democracy that once was part of the Soviet empire.

Nelson Mandela and Bill Gates

By CELEAN JACOBSON,
Associated Press Writer
QUNU, South Africa - Nelson Mandela celebrated his 90th birthday Friday by urging the wealthy to share their prosperity with the less fortunate and by saying he wished he had been able to spend more time with his family during the anti-apartheid struggle. 

 

 

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