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FAO food price index drops sharply: World cereal supplies expected to be abundant in 2012/13

by FAO June 7, 2012

7 June 2012, Rome - Global food prices have dropped sharply in May due to generally favourable supplies, growing global economic uncertainties and a strengthening of the US dollar, FAO said today. ...

Worst US job data in a year signals stalling recovery

by Shaila Dewan New York Times June 1, 2012

For a third year, the economic recovery in the United States is floundering, stoking fears of a global slowdown as the European crisis escalates. Last month, the nation’s employers added the fewest jobs in a year and the unemployment rate actually rose, the Labor Department reported Friday. May wa...

USDA targets food-stamp fraud with state effort

by Sam Hananel Washington Post May 29, 2012

Some food stamp recipients are ripping off the government for millions of dollars by illegally selling their benefit cards for cash — sometimes even in the open, on eBay or Craigslist — and then asking the government for replacement cards....

Pakistan jails doctor who helped to find Bin Laden

by BBC News May 23, 2012

A Pakistani doctor who helped the CIA find Osama Bin Laden has been jailed for at least 30 years, officials say. Shakil Afridi was charged with treason and tried under the tribal justice system for running a fake vaccination programme to gather information....

Doubling direct foreign aid could hurt US contractors

by Nick Taborek Bloomberg News/Washington Post May 20, 2012

American contractors risk losing business under a U.S. plan to double the share of international aid awards given to overseas entrepreneurs and governments....

Firms to invest in food production for world’s poor

by Stephanie Strom New York Times May 17, 2012

The Obama administration has drafted some of the world’s largest food and finance companies to invest more than $3 billion in projects aimed at helping the world’s poorest farmers grow enough food to not only feed themselves and their families but to earn a livelihood as well....

In Kakola, Uganda the United States has been training troops for deployment to Somalia. The current class of 3,500 Ugandan soldiers, the biggest since the camp opened five years ago, is preparing to deploy to Somalia to join a growing international force composed entirely of African troops but largely financed by Washington.  Photo: Washington Post. View photo gallery

US trains troops for Somali fight

by Craig Whitlock Washington Post May 14, 2012

The heart of the Obama administration’s strategy for fighting al-Qaeda militants in Somalia can be found next to a cow pasture here, a thousand miles from the front lines....

Extended jobless benefits cut in eight states

by Michael A. Fletcher Washington Post May 11, 2012

More than 230,000 jobless Americans will lose their unemployment insurance by this weekend as reductions in the federal program that provides extended benefits to the long-term unemployed take broader effect.The new round of reductions is hitting eight states this month, meaning that about 400,000 l...

House bill offers $261 billion in cuts to programs helping struggling Americans in order to save military spending

by Jonathan Weisman New York Times May 7, 2012

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House this week will lay bare the choice between social programs and Pentagon spending in an age of austerity when it takes up legislation to slice $261 billion from food stamps, Medicaid, social services and other programs for struggling Americans over the next dec...

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