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Ivanka Trump, pictured with departing World Bank chief Jim Yong Kim,  will help manage the Trump administration’s selection of a US candidate for the position of World Bank president, a White House official said. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/ Reuters

Ivanka Trump will help manage the Trump administration’s selection of a US candidate for the position of World Bank Group president, a White House off(...)

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank, abruptly announced that he will be leaving his post on February 1st

Jim Yong Kim, the president of the World Bank, abruptly announced that he will be leaving his post on February 1st, more than three years ahead of the(...)

 British naturalist Sir David Attenborough at the COP24 summit in Katowice, Poland: “The world’s people have spoken, their message is clear, time is running out, they want you, the decision-makers, to act now.” Photograph: Andrzej Grygiel/EPA

The collapse of civilisation and extinction of much of the natural world is “on the horizon” due to climate change, Sir David Attenborough declared at(...)

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are risking their good names by accepting invite to play in Saudi Arabia. Photograph: Getty Images

Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, men of conscience and integrity, continue to risk their good name by accepting an invitation to play in a meaningless(...)

No plan B: the One Planet Summit is being held two years to the day since the landmark Paris accord on climate change was agreed. Photograph: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty

France will push for a European financial-transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers have said ahead (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel thanks members of German law enforcement and emergency services at the conclusion of the G20 summit in Hamburg. Photograph: Sean Gallup/EPA

Quiz question: which G20 leader urged the world’s major economies at the weekend to embrace “interconnected growth for shared prosperity” and “win-win(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping, Argentina’s president Mauricio Macri and Russia’s president Vladimir Putin   during the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing. Photograph: Reuters

China’s new Silk Road initiative will bring countries together and establish Beijing as a champion of globalisation, president Xi Jinping said, fillin(...)

A man cleans a carpet ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: Michel Euler/AP

The gap between rich and poor is becoming increasingly large, with just eight individuals owning the same wealth as 3.6 billion of the world’s poorest(...)

“The world is only going to become more and more transparent as we move forward.” – Jim Yong Kim, president of World Bank. The International Consorti(...)

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has published a searchable database (https://offshoreleaks.icij.org) that strips awa(...)

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