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The 25 countries with the lowest percentages of children

The world's population is aging fast, and these countries are proof. These 25 places have the lowest percentages of children in the world.
People in the Netherlands have a better shot at upward social mobility than Americans, by one metric.

31 countries where the ‘American Dream’ is more attainable than in the US

A World Bank report shows that it's more likely for kids from modest backgrounds to move up in the world in most other countries than it is in the US.

Malaysia’s public sector ‘performs relatively well’ but still lags behind high-income countries: World Bank

In particular, Malaysia's public service lags behind other advanced economies in terms of openness and transparency.
US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping

Global economic growth is at its worst level in 3 years thanks to Trump’s trade wars, World Bank says

The bank warned that economic growth was threatened by "a further escalation of trade disputes between the world's largest economies."
A young Chinese man holds up a sign that says "We no longer trust dirty public servants. We trust Mr. Democracy" during an occupation of Tiananmen Square in Beijing in 1989. The exact date on which this was taken is not known.

30 years after Tiananmen Square massacre, China is more authoritarian than ever but also more capitalist

The Tiananmen square massacre on June 4, 1989, shaped China as we know it today. In the three decades since, China traded freedom for economic growth.

Ivanka Trump says her dad asked if she wanted to lead the World Bank, but she turned it down

The first daughter, who's an adviser to the president, told The Associated Press she told her father she's "happy with the work" she's doing.

Trump says he considered his daughter Ivanka for high-level positions at the UN and the World Bank because she’s ‘very good with numbers&#...

Trump insisted nominating Ivanka for roles at the UN and World Bank "would’ve had nothing to do with nepotism" and she would have been "incredible."

The White House is reportedly considering former Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi to head the World Bank

Indra Nooyi, who stepped down from PepsiCo in August 2018, is reportedly being considered for the role of president of the World Bank.

Ivanka Trump is reportedly under consideration to lead The World Bank

Ivanka previously worked as a vice president of acquisitions at the Trump Organization. She also directed her own fashion line, which was shuttered last summer.
People walk past the United Nations headquarters on September 26, 2018 in New York City. World leaders gathered for the 73rd annual meeting at the UN headquarters in Manhattan.

The Trump administration is denying diplomatic visas to the same-sex partners of UN, World Bank, and IMF officials unless they get married — eve...

The State Department has quietly implemented a new rule barring same-sex partners of international organization workers to enter the country on certain diplomatic visas, unless the couple gets legally married. G-4 visas are used by foreign nationals who work at major international organizations.