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Lesley Wroughton

Lesley Wroughton

    Al-Qaeda-linked militants release journalist captured in Syria
    Al-Qaeda-linked militants release journalist captured in Syria
    A United States journalist taken hostage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Syria thanked those who supported him during his two years in captivity...
    African leaders call for stronger ties with US
    African leaders call for stronger ties with US
    African leaders on Tuesday called for a deeper economic relationship with the United States, hailing investment pledges totaling more than...
    US says Muslim Brotherhood poses no threat to Egypt
    US says Muslim Brotherhood poses no threat to Egypt
    US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Cairo on Sunday for talks with President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over Egypt’s crackdown on the Muslim...
    Economist accuses IMF leadership of being 'tainted'
    Economist accuses IMF leadership of being 'tainted'
    As well as the euro zone crisis.
    African bank commits to helping Malawi economy
    African bank commits to helping Malawi economy
    The head of the African Development Bank said on Sunday that he is willing to provide $45-million in budget financing for Malawi to help new...
    Brics mull bid for top World Bank job
    Brics mull bid for top World Bank job
    The world's major emerging economies on Saturday rejected the tradition that an American automatically is selected to head the World Bank and they...
    Europe hastens to build up debt crisis defences
    Europe hastens to build up debt crisis defences
    European policymakers are quickening their preparations to cope with an escalation of the region's debt crisis as talk of a possible Greek default...
    Gordhan: Brics to consider euro bonds plan
    Gordhan: Brics to consider euro bonds plan
    A meeting of emerging economies on Thursday will consider a Brazilian proposal to buy European bonds to help crisis-hit eurozone countries, South...
    Greece sharpens austerity as IMF warns on banks
    Greece sharpens austerity as IMF warns on banks
    Greece adopted yet more austerity measures on Wednesday to secure a bailout instalment crucial to avoid running out of money in October, as the...
    Horn of Africa: An emergency in slow motion
    Horn of Africa: An emergency in slow motion
    The famine in the Horn of Africa is a result of the international community's failure to end Somalia's civil war and its inability to deal with...
    France's Lagarde poised to become next IMF chief
    France's Lagarde poised to become next IMF chief
    French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde appeared poised to become the head of the International Monetary Fund this week despite a strong...
    Jailed IMF chief under pressure to quit
    Jailed IMF chief under pressure to quit
    Dominique Strauss-Kahn faced growing pressure to quit as head of the IMF after his arrest on attempted rape charges, as some French politicians...