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Donors pledge $2.2 bn for C.Africa recovery plan

Brussels - International donors Thursday pledged $2.2 billion (two billion euros) in aid for strife-torn Central African Republic, one of the world's poorest countries, officials said."The positive response you have given ...

With no army or basic services, C.Africa leader eyes donors

Bangui - Though elected early this year, Central Africa's new president has no army to command or civil service to call on. He still fills in as a university maths lecturer due to lack of teaching staff.

Big donors urge Republican Party to drop Trump: NYT

Washington - Some of the Republican Party's biggest financial donors urged its national committee on Thursday to drop Donald Trump following accusations he sexually assaulted women, The New York Times reported.

Big donors wary, but some ready to back Trump candidacy

Washington - Republican mega-donor Frank VanderSloot backed a Donald Trump rival in the US presidential primaries, but despite strong reservations, he says he's now ready to support the controversial tycoon as the "best bet" to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Op-Ed: Spotlight on Calgary Food Bank as its use spikes due to layoffs Special

Calgary - The Calgary Food Bank, one of the biggest food banks in Canada, has been extremely busy lately with its use up by 23 percent more than the previous year.

Billionaire Koch brothers, heroes of U.S. far right

Washington - With fortunes of $43 billion apiece, Charles and David Koch are fourth on the list of wealthiest Americans. But they are unsurpassed in their influence over vast donor sums discreetly pouring into the country's conservative movement.

In 2016 field, a billionaire donor finds his candidate

Washington - Frank VanderSloot is a businessman, not a famous public figure. But such is his financial and political clout that he has essentially conducted job interviews with many Republican candidates for the most powerful job in the world.

Gunmen kill 13 in Afghanistan as donors meet in Kabul

Balkh - Gunmen on Saturday shot dead 13 minority Hazaras after dragging them out of their vehicles in northern Afghanistan, as President Ashraf Ghani implored international donors for renewed support for his "wounded country".

Afghan president urges sustained support at donor summit

Kabul - Afghanistan's president implored international donors for their continued support on Saturday, saying the "wounded country" faced a host of security and economic challenges while reiterating his vision of self-reliance after 40 years of war.

Donor states pledge $5.4 bn to Gaza, urge peace talks

Cairo - International donors pledged about $5.4 billion in aid to the devastated Gaza Strip on Sunday and urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

Egypt's Sisi tells Israel 'now is the time to end conflict'

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi urged Israel to reach a peace deal with the Palestinians as an international donor conference opened in Cairo on Sunday to raise funds for Gaza.The Palestinian Authority (PA) has asked for $4 billion (3.

Gaza donor states urge peace talks as millions pledged

Cairo - International donors pledged hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to rebuild the battered Gaza Strip on Sunday, as they urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew peace efforts.

Are donors to OFA paying $500,000 for access to President Obama?

Washington - The White House has responded to questions raised after media reports that suggested a donation of $500,000 or more to Organizing for Action (OFA), a spinoff of Obama's presidential campaign, would qualify donors for greater access to the president.

Toronto officer Tony Coscarella with leukemia looking for donors Special

Toronto - Tony Coscarella has been a police officer for the past 20 years. He has spent his life helping the residents of Toronto every day but now he needs help from the community.

Obama warns on Republican Party: 'The empire is striking back'

Speaking at an Ohio gathering and continuing on Democratic themes that Republicans are being funded by secret foreign money, President Obama claimed 'the empire is striking back.'

Promotion offers beer for blood donations

They say you can’t get blood from a turnip, but officials are trying to get blood donations by bartering beer for blood.

Canada needs sperm donors

Thousands of Canadians who are infertile in Canada have to place all their hopes on just 33 men who are Canadian sperm donors. Other donors are imported from outside of the nation, a result of the Assisted Human Reproduction Act.

Op-Ed: Don’t Follow the Money Stipulation of Mystery $45M in Donations

Nine universities are clueless as to where $45 million in gifts came from, with the caveat that they can keep the money and run with it as long as they don’t attempt to figure out the identity of the mystery donor.

Bill Clinton Will Disclose List of Donors

According to several news sources, former President Bill Clinton will attempt to clear the way for Senator Hillary Clinton to be nominated as secretary of state by disclosing the names of over 200,000 donors to his foundation.

Obama’s Pre-paid Credit Card Fraud Problem

Why has the Obama campaign allowed donors to use untraceable pre-paid credit cards, which can be used to evade legal campaign contribution limits and to hide a contributor’s identity? McCain’s campaign doesn’t accept pre-paid credit cards.

Sarah Palin A Hit With GOP Donors, ABC Calls Her The '$10 Million Woman'

Reports are coming out that John McCain has a record month in contributions with $10 million pouring into the campaign since the announcement of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential candidate.

Op-Ed: Gay Democrats Angry Over Gay Media Czar's Anti-Obama Stand

Think the claws are out between the Clintonistas and Messianics in Denver? Seems some prominent gay Obama donors are in knots over gay media czar Paul Colichman's NY Post comments denying support to Obama for Obama's refusal to support gay marriage.

Agency Says Major Donors Failing to Keep Afghanistan Commitments

The report shows Western countries have delivered only US$15 billion of the US$25 billion in aid they promised since 2001.The report estimates that corporate profits and expatriate consultant salaries eat up 40% of all aid monies.

Clinton's Overlapping Donors Raise Potential Confict

The New York Times has compiled the first list of 97 donors that gave or pledged $69 million for the Clinton presidential library in the final years of the Clinton administration. Hillary Clinton has tapped at least two dozen of them, as "Hillraisers".

Donors Pledge $7.6 Billion for Reforms in Lebanon

French President Jacques Chirac hosts contributions conference

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