World Bank economists seek oil subsidies’ end

WASHINGTON — Top economists at the World Bank continued their push Wednesday to persuade developing nations to abandon policies that subsidize fuel prices, saying the recent plunge in oil prices makes such changes easier to implement. “This is an opportunity for a regime switch in terms of how you do …

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 19, 2015

Today is Sunday, April 19, the 109th day of 2015 with 256 to follow. The moon is waxing. Morning stars are Neptune, Uranus and Saturn. Evening stars are Jupiter, Mars, Mercury and Venus. Those born on this date are under the sign of Aries. They include statesman Roger Sherman, a …

Quote of the Day

“The Syrian crisis places the entire humanitarian system at a crossroads. It requires us to radically rethink how we protect and assist such large numbers of displaced people.” ~ALEXANDER BETTS, an associate professor of refugee studies at the University of Oxford. Quotation of the Day for Saturday, April 18, 2015 …