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  • Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday. The audit by the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Agency for International...

  • Corruption, kidnappings hurt $200m U.S. effort to help Afghanistan collect customs revenue

    Nearly $200 million in U.S. tax dollars and five years of effort to fight corruption in Afghanistan's customs system may be "irrevocably lost" when the U.S. leaves the country, according to a new report by an internal government watchdog.

  • Hillary Clinton 'would have loved' to spend 25% of federal budget on foreign aid

    Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of State and leading Democratic presidential candidate, said Thursday that she “would have loved” to spend 25 percent of the federal budget on foreign aid to overseas countries while the nation's top diplomat. At a USAID event in New York to push for...

  • Obama meets with Saudi king, weighs new Syria aid

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The United States is considering allowing shipments of portable air defense systems to Syrian rebels, a U.S. official said Friday, as President Barack Obama sought to reassure Saudi Arabia's king that the U.S. is not taking too soft a stance in Syria and other...

  • Dems remove hurdle to clear passage of Ukraine aid

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats backed down Tuesday and removed a hurdle blocking passage of legislation to aid Ukraine and sanction Russia for its bold military incursion into Crimea. With tens of thousands of Russian troops massed on Ukraine's eastern border, Senate Democrats decided it was...

  • Senate votes to move ahead with sanctions and aid package for Ukraine

    The Senate voted Monday to move ahead with a package of loan guarantees for Ukraine that also include reforms to the International Monetary Fund that House Republicans oppose. The 78-17 vote clears the way for floor debate on the measure, which aims to help free Ukraine from Russia's economic...

  • Northeastern senators want better Syria plan

    U.S. senators from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island are part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers calling on President Obama to develop a stronger strategy for addressing the humanitarian crisis in Syria.

  • U.S. goes high-tech to help oversee Afghan aid work

    Faced with the ongoing exit of American troops from Afghanistan, the top U.S. aid agency wants to step up its use of smartphones, satellite imagery and GPS cameras to oversee tax-funded development projects that aid workers no longer will be able to observe with their own eyes.

  • Koch brothers are holding up Ukraine aid bill, Harry Reid says

    The Koch brothers are getting in the way of a Senate package to aid Ukraine, Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday.

  • House overwhelmingly approves $1 billion Ukraine loan package

    In an increasingly rare show of bipartisan accord, House Republicans and Democrats voted Thursday to authorize a $1 billion loan package for embattled Ukraine, where Russian forces have taken control of the Crimean peninsula. In a 385-23 vote, lawmakers approved legislation that would enable...

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