Lesley Wroughton

Two-state solution to Middle East conflict in serious jeopardy – John Kerry

Kerry said Israel "will never have true peace" if it doesn't reach an accord based on Israelis and Palestinians living in their own states.

African leaders call for stronger ties with US

African leaders at a business forum say they are optimistic about becoming full partners in a relationship with the US worth an estimated $85-billion.

US says Muslim Brotherhood poses no threat to Egypt

US Secretary of State John Kerry will press Egypt President President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi over a crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood.

Economist accuses IMF leadership of being ‘tainted’

A veteran economist at the IMF has accused the global lender of suppressing information on difficulties in dealing with the global financial meltdown.

African bank commits to helping Malawi economy

African Development Bank president Donald Kaberuka has pledged to provide Malawi with $45-million in order to resuscitate the ailing economy.

Brics mull bid for top World Bank job

The world's major emerging economies on Saturday rejected the tradition that an American is automatically selected to head the World Bank.

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.

Gordhan: Brics to consider euro bonds plan

A meeting of emerging economies will consider a Brazilian proposal to buy European bonds to help crisis-hit eurozone countries, Pravin Gordhan says.

Greece sharpens austerity as IMF warns on banks

Greece has adopted more austerity measures to secure a bailout instalment, and the IMF warned Europe's debt crisis is putting banks' capital at risk.

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.

France’s Lagarde poised to become next IMF chief

An informal survey shows French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde appeared poised to become the head of the IMF this week.

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.

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