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Amazon's Jeff Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund

/ Sep 14, 2018

Amazon's Jeff Bezos unveils $2 billion philanthropic fund

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the planet, announced Thursday he was creating a philanthropic fund to help homeless families and launch preschools in low-income communities, committing an initial $2 billion. Bezos made the announcement on Twitter a year after asking for ideas ...

U.N. moves to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

Aug 3, 2018

U.N. moves to unblock humanitarian aid to North Korea

The U.N. Security Council is poised to back a U.S. proposal aimed at removing some of the hurdles that tough sanctions on North Korea have thrown up in the way of delivering humanitarian aid, according to documents obtained by AFP. North Korea's humanitarian crisis has ...

Where now for Venezuela, as it wrestles with 1,000,000% inflation?

Jul 27, 2018

Where now for Venezuela, as it wrestles with 1,000,000% inflation?

Whether Venezuela's projected 1 million percent inflation sparks a social revolution or forces the government to open up the economy, one thing is sure: It will heap more misery on a suffering population. This week, the International Monetary Fund made the stunning projection, adjusting its ...