Biden administration may try to oust World Bank head David Malpass

Biden officials have considered trying to oust World Bank President David Malpass, who took office during the Trump administration, because they believe he’s weak on climate, according to people familiar with the matter. Why it matters: Administration officials are deeply concerned by Malpass’ failure to answer this week when asked if climate change was caused … Read more

GLIMPSES: Lavrov’s quick entrance and exit at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As if there wasn’t enough tension. After days of speeches by world leaders taking subtle and not-so-subtle shots at Russia for its invasion of Ukraine during the annual UN General Assembly, in walked Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to address the Security Council on Thursday. He arrived just minutes before he … Read more

Blinken hosts Armenia, Azerbaijan FMs in bid to boost peace

NEW YORK (AP) — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with the foreign ministers of Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday in a bid to ease tensions and maintain a fragile ceasefire between the ex-Soviet countries and rivals following the largest outbreak of hostilities in more than two years. Blinken brought Armenian Foreign Minister Ararat … Read more