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  • Bob Geldof Helps Push Private-Equity Into Ethiopia

    Bob Geldof Helps Push Private-Equity Into Ethiopia

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    Bob Geldof Helps Push Private-Equity Into Ethiopia

    Three decades have passed since news reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia inspired Irish singer Bob Geldof to stage the Live Aid concerts that raised millions of dollars in aid. Now he’s leading a $200 million private-equity fund into the country. Photo: Getty Images …

  • Man Charged With Spring Break Party Shooting

    Man Charged With Spring Break Party Shooting

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    Man Charged With Spring Break Party Shooting

    An Alabama man is charged with shooting seven people during a spring break party in Panama City Beach, Florida. David Daniels is in custody in Bay County, Florida. Bond is set at $575,000. (March 30) …

  • Wealth and Freedom in Ethiopia

    Wealth and Freedom in Ethiopia

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    Wealth and Freedom in Ethiopia

    As Ethiopia opens its economy to western investors, its political system is becoming more closed, human rights organizations say. Photo: EPA …

  • Earning a Dollar a Day in Ethiopia

    Earning a Dollar a Day in Ethiopia

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    Earning a Dollar a Day in Ethiopia

    Some of America’s biggest private equity investors such as KKR and Blackstone Group are planning to plough billions of dollars into projects in Ethiopia. How will this affect ordinary Ethiopians who earn on average $470 a year? Photo: Simon Clark/The Wall Street Journal …

  • Lavrov Meets Kerry at Sidelines of Iran Nuclear Talks

    Lavrov Meets Kerry at Sidelines of Iran Nuclear Talks

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    Lavrov Meets Kerry at Sidelines of Iran Nuclear Talks

    US Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on March 29, the day prior to a crucial day of nuclear negotiations between the P5+1 – comprising the US, UK, Russia, France, China and Germany – and Iran in Lausanne, Switzerland. When asked by a reporter if he was “optimistic” about the talks, Lavrov said, “I’m not paid to be optimistic.” Kerry, to laughter from the room, interjected and said, “You’re not paid enough to be optimistic.” Credit: YouTube/MFA Russia …