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2009-09-01 08:10:00

Leaders of Germany and France urged the Group of 20 nations to follow through on financial reforms to prevent a repeated financial crisis. French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel met in Berlin to review reforms including limiting the size of banks and curtailing bonus checks that encourage risky investments. Bonus payments are the thing that quite rightly drives a lot of people up the wall, Merkel said after the meeting, the Euobserver reported Tuesday. Merkel...

2009-07-16 13:00:00

BATON ROUGE, La., July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross unveiled today the first of four new facilities designed to help the organization boost its disaster response capabilities along the Gulf of Mexico. The new Red Cross buildings, located in Baton Rouge, LA, Tallahassee, FL, Mobile, AL, and the metropolitan New Orleans area were made possible by a $25 million gift from the Kuwaiti people through the Kuwait Red Crescent Society. The new buildings will store supplies...

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2009-07-06 13:12:00

A Red Cross official has sharply criticized the way countries are handling the impact of communicable disease in poor countries, in contrast with flu or heart disease in rich nations. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies released a reported on Monday that warned the crippling and growing burden of epidemics like dengue fever, polio, or meningitis was not being sufficiently addressed. "We do not see interest, we only see vague, uncoordinated interest in...

2009-06-18 15:07:08

A woman says her wedding had to be rescheduled when Pittsburgh was named as the site for an upcoming G20 summit. Rhianna Reichard said when she and her fiancee, Phil McMullen, learned guests coming to their Sept. 25 wedding at Pittsburgh's Sheraton Station Square would have to undergo background checks because of the summit, they rescheduled the event, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said Thursday. This was a big day for us, said Reichard, whose guests would also have faced security checkpoints...

2009-06-12 09:07:00

Panel to Discuss America's Preparedness Efforts for the Upcoming Hurricane and Flu Seasons WASHINGTON, June 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over the next six months, communities in the United States and the Caribbean may be hit by both hurricanes and a severe flu season simultaneously. National and international response organizations are undertaking extensive preparedness efforts, to ensure that supplies, trained personnel and detailed plans are in place to lessen the impact of any emergency....

2009-06-09 07:49:51

An optimistic assessment of the global economy is likely at the Group of Eight finance ministers' meeting, sources told Japan's Kyodo News Tuesday. The two-day ministerial meeting convening this weekend in Lecce, Italy, is expected to say signs of improvement are emerging in many major economies because of the coordinated efforts of various governments in fighting the global recession, the sources said. Observers will be closing analyzing the words or expressions on the global economy the G8...

2009-06-04 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, journalists cover war and conflict around the globe. But what happens when the conflict ends, and media coverage shifts to the latest "hot spot?" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO ) A new exhibit at the Newseum reveals the horror and the hope left behind in conflict's wake. "Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines" features 40 stirring photographs taken in eight countries by five...

2009-06-01 07:00:00

$1 million donation will support disaster preparedness and response at national and local level WASHINGTON, June 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ryder today announced it is committing $1 million over the next three years through the Ryder Charitable Foundation to support national and local disaster preparedness and response efforts, making it the newest member of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO ) This is...

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2009-05-28 06:16:50

Wars, unstable economies and Mother Nature have mixed together in a recipe yielding the global turmoil that has led to International Red Cross's announcement of its record high annual expenditure as reported by AFP.  The humanitarian organization, based in Geneva, released its annual report stating that it spent a little over $1 billion last year.  The organization employs nearly 11,000 people worldwide. The majority of the funds went to Sudan with 71.8 million euros ($99.7 million...

2009-05-11 14:18:23

Canada must avoid discussing the North American Free Trade Agreement in advancing its U.S. trade interests, a U.S. professor wrote for a business group Monday. Ottawa needs a new approach to discussing Canada-U.S. trade -- one that avoids direct mention of NAFTA, Georgetown University international business diplomacy professor Marc Busch wrote for the Conference Board of Canada. NAFTA is associated with the job losses to Mexico, with its lower wage rates, Busch said in The Perfect...


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