The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo48° Rain Likely

Thursday

Hi61° Chance Showers

Thursday Night

Lo44° Partly Cloudy

Friday

Hi57° Partly Sunny

Friday Night

Lo47° Rain Likely

Saturday

Hi58° Chance Rain

Saturday Night

Lo46° Chance Showers

Sunday

Hi58° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo41° Partly Cloudy

Monday

Hi54° Partly Sunny

Obama taps Jim Yong Kim for World Bank

Send to Kindle
Print This
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today nominated Dartmouth College president and global health expert Jim Yong Kim to lead the World Bank, an unconventional pick that could help to quell criticism in the developing world of the U.S. stranglehold on the international organization’s top post. Obama said Kim, a Korean-born physician and pioneer in the treatment of HIV, AIDS and tuberculosis, has the breadth of experience on development issues needed to carry out the financial institution’s anti-poverty mission.

View my optionsorSign in