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Jim Yong Kim's background means he is much more likely to change the status quo at the World Bank and bring reforms.
Selection of Korean-born Jim Yong Kim draws criticism from other candidates over alleged US dominance of powerful post.
As the World Bank is expected to select a new president, we discuss what challenges the institution is facing.
The IMF should address the extent to which numerous trade and investment treaties violate the IMF Articles of Agreement.
US nominates Jim Yong Kim for leadership of global lender, but Nigerian and Colombian candidates also in running.
Tradition of US appointee taking helm of global lender faces challenge from emerging economies-backed candidates.
Jim Yong Kim, a physician by training, comes as surprise pick for international financial institution's top job.
African nations support nomination of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as emerging nations seek more say in how institution is run.

Developing countries are experiencing higher economic growth rates than at any time since the 1970s and are propelling the advance of the global economy, a UN rep

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Weaving and handicrafts are being re-taught to a younger generation of Iraqi Kurds, but not without challenges.
The author argues that in the new economy, it's people, not skills or majors, that have lost value.
Colleagues of detained Al Jazeera journalists press demands for their release, 100 days after their arrest in Egypt.
Mehdi Hasan discusses online freedoms and the potential of the web with Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.
 
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Three years since the start of the uprising, nine million people have been displaced by fighting.
An in-depth look at Egypt's ongoing political crisis.