WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. doesn't have the ships and surveillance capabilities to go after the illegal drugs flowing into the U.S. from Latin America, the top military commander for the region told senators Thursday, adding that the lack of resources means he has to "sit and watch it go by."
An International Monetary Fund team in Kiev will begin negotiations with Ukrainian authorities about an economic reform program, the IMF's chief said on Thursday. "Following an informal briefing today of the IMF's Executive Board, (IMF) management has asked the team to stay in (Kiev) and begin a process of negotiation," IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a statement. An IMF team has been in Kiev since March 4 to gather data about the government's finances. IMF support is widely seen as critical to Kiev's finances and to getting its economy on a growth track.