G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Nov 16, 2014

G-20 leaders agree on $2 trillion boost to growth

Under pressure to jolt the lethargic world economy back to life, leaders of Group of 20 nations on Sunday finalized a plan to boost global GDP by more than $2 trillion over five years. The fanfare, however, was overshadowed by tensions between Russian President ...

As U.S. immigration reform fizzles, states step in

Nov 16, 2014

As U.S. immigration reform fizzles, states step in

by Ivan Couronne

Humberto Cruz Salas lives in the United States illegally. But in September, the Colorado resident got a state-issued driver’s license. Despite the lack of progress on immigration reform at the federal level, a growing number of states are offering greater rights, and more documents, ...

Obama pledges $3 billion for global climate fund

Nov 15, 2014

Obama pledges $3 billion for global climate fund

President Barack Obama on Friday pledged a $3 billion U.S. contribution to an international fund to help poor countries cope with the effects of climate change, putting the issue front and center of the Group of 20 summit in Australia. The large size of ...

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

Nov 15, 2014

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada, but the measure could still find itself blocked in the Senate. The project, which would bring oil from tar sands in Alberta province to ...

Islamic State group to mint own coins

Nov 15, 2014

Islamic State group to mint own coins

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State group, has ordered the terrorist organization to start minting gold, silver and copper coins for its own currency — the Islamic dinar. A website affiliated with the group posted the order late Thursday, saying al-Baghdadi ...