French minister Royal to run for U.N. development agency post

Mar 26, 2017

French minister Royal to run for U.N. development agency post

French Environment Minister Segolene Royal said on Friday that she was running to lead the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), at a time when the U.N. could see an abrupt cut in crucial United States funding. Royal, the former partner of Socialist President Francois ...

/ Mar 12, 2017

Bra parachute wins Australia charity flying contest

An actor tethered to a homemade parachute made out of bras on Sunday flew his way to the top of a quirky Australian competition, beating other contestants dressed as a balloon horse and winged reptile. The annual charity Birdman Rally is held at Melbourne’s ...

Trump used charity funds to pay legal settlements: report

/ Sep 21, 2016

Trump used charity funds to pay legal settlements: report

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump used funds from his charitable foundation to pay settlements in legal cases involving his businesses, an apparent violation of laws governing nonprofits, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. The cases involved a combined $258,000 paid out by the Donald J. ...

Justice elusive for slain aid workers worldwide

Aug 21, 2016

Justice elusive for slain aid workers worldwide

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In a massacre that shocked the world’s humanitarian community, 17 aid workers were killed a decade ago outside their office in northeast Sri Lanka — executed at point-blank range with automatic weapons in one of the worst attacks on humanitarians. Justice remains elusive for ...