Five men in dark business suits gathered before Maria Kiwanuka in a semicircle. They were international bankers and they had a pitch to make. http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/10/23/investors-are-eager-for-african-sovereign-debt-despite-plenty-of-risks/?ref=world Ms. Kiwanuka, the finance minister of Uganda, was sitting up on a small riser, her bright pink and gold dress a sharp contrast to the men’s suits. Bankers are jockeying […]

Britain’s efforts to investigate a long list of child abuse scandals suffered another setback this week, when it emerged that the new head of a national inquiry was on “dinner party terms” with a former minister most likely to be questioned about an alleged cover-up.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/europe/head-of-inquiry-into-child-abuse-in-britain-faces-a-legal-challenge.html?ref=world The government’s first choice to lead the investigation, Elizabeth […]

A former Russian soldier who switched sides during the Soviet war in Afghanistan, stayed behind and later fought American troops will be flown to the United States to face terrorism charges, a federal official said Thursday.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/asia/jihadist-captive-faces-terror-charges-in-us.html?ref=world The transfer resolves a matter that has bedeviled the American government for years as officials debated what to […]

A federal judge on Thursday dismissed two lawsuits against the Internal Revenue Service related to the agency’s treatment of conservative groups seeking tax-exempt status, ruling that no remedy was necessary because the groups’ applications were ultimately approved.  http://www.nytimes.com/politics/first-draft/2014/10/23/?entry=3459&_php=true&_type=blogs&partner=rss&emc=rss&_r=0 “The allegedly unconstitutional governmental conduct, which delayed the processing of the plaintiff’s tax-exempt application and brought about […]

American security officials said Thursday that they were looking into a new report that Islamic State militants had used chlorine gas as a weapon against Iraqi police officers last month near Balad, north of Baghdad.  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/middleeast/isis-said-to-use-chlorine-gas-against-iraqi-police-officers.html?ref=world According to the accounts of the officers, fighters for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, set […]

The Canadian police acknowledged on Thursday that the gunman who traumatized the capital in a deadly shooting rampage had not been identified as a security threat despite his criminal record in three cities, embrace of extremist ideas and intent to travel to Syria. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/24/world/americas/ottawa-canada-parliament-attack.html?ref=world&_r=0 The police also conceded that they did not even know that […]

An unmanned US plane on a top-secret, two-year mission to space has returned to Earth and landed in California. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-29669205 The aircraft, resembling a miniature space shuttle and known as the Orbital Test Vehicle or X-37B, spent 674 days in orbit around the planet. It was the unmanned plane’s third space flight, but its mission […]

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