Annual Meeting

ISTANBUL | The Latest: IMF’s chief Lagarde defers Mideast trip

ISTANBUL — The latest on the disappearance of a Saudi writer who Turkish officials fear was killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul (all times local): 6:30 a.m. The International Monetary Fund says its managing director Christine Lagarde is deferring her trip to the Middle East. A brief statement by an unnamed IMF spokesman Wednesday … Continue reading ISTANBUL | The Latest: IMF’s chief Lagarde defers Mideast trip

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | The Latest: IMF’s Lagarde planning to attend Saudi meeting

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — The Latest on the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Bali, Indonesia (all times local): 3:55 p.m. The managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, has said she still intends to attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia later this month despite concerns over … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | The Latest: IMF’s Lagarde planning to attend Saudi meeting

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | The Latest: IMF head says Pakistan help must be transparent

NUSA DUA, Indonesia  — The Latest on the IMF-World Bank annual meeting (all times local): 11:45 a.m. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said a bailout package for Pakistan would need to be fully transparent. Lagarde said Thursday that she had not yet seen a formal request for help but thought she might … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | The Latest: IMF head says Pakistan help must be transparent

UNITED NATIONS | UN to caution against populism in high-level week

UNITED NATIONS  — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is expected to paint a grim picture of the state of the world when leaders open their annual meeting on Tuesday, spotlighting the breakdown of trust around the globe and the need to counter unilateralism and reinvigorate international cooperation which is the foundation of the United Nations. U.N. deputy … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | UN to caution against populism in high-level week

UNITED NATIONS | Mandela statue unveiled at UN: ‘a reminder’ and inspiration

UNITED NATIONS  — U.N. leaders honored Nelson Mandela as an inspiration for the world body, an example for democracy and a reminder that “differences are to be celebrated” as a statue of the late South African leader was unveiled at the organization’s headquarters Monday. “Nelson Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations — … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | Mandela statue unveiled at UN: ‘a reminder’ and inspiration

UNITED NATIONS | World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

UNITED NATIONS — With rising unilateralism challenging its very existence, the United Nations convenes its annual meeting of world leaders Monday and will try once more to tackle problems together as a community of nations, addressing threats ranging from Mideast conflicts to the effects of global warming — and also encouraging the glimmer of hope … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | World leaders gather at UN under threat from unilateralism

WASHINGTON | Black female Democrats call for changes in party

WASHINGTON— Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about how … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Black female Democrats call for changes in party

WASHINGTON | Black female Democrats urge party to rethink future

WASHINGTON — Insurgent Democratic women running for Congress are pushing the party to rethink its approach to politics if they retake control of Capitol Hill in the fall. At the annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Friday, black female candidates who prevailed in primaries over established incumbents said it’s time for a conversation about … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Black female Democrats urge party to rethink future