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Saturday, January 31, 2015   11:36 GMT



Cuba and U.S. Skirt Obstacles to Normalisation of Ties
Patricia Grogg, Ivet Gonzalez
HAVANA, 26 Jan (IPS) - The biggest discrepancies in the first meeting to normalise relations between Cuba and the United States, after more than half a century, were over the issue of human rights. But what stood out in the talks was a keen interest in forging ahead, in a process led by two women.
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U.S. May Soon Stand Alone Opposing Children's Treaty
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 23 Jan (IPS) - When the East African nation of Somalia, once described as a "lawless state", ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) early this week, it left two countries in splendid isolation from the rest of the world: South Sudan and the United States.
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OPINION
Banks, Inequality and Citizens
Roberto Savio
ROME, 22 Jan (IPS) - Every day we receive striking data on major issues which should create tumult and action, but life goes on as if those data had nothing to do with peoples lives.
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Cuban Diplomacy Looks Towards Both Brussels and Washington
Patricia Grogg
HAVANA, 19 Jan (IPS) - Cuba has decided to move ahead in its talks with the European Union towards an agreement on cooperation parallel to the negotiations aimed at normalising relations with the United States after more than half a century of hostility.
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OPINION
Islamic Reformation, the Antidote to Terrorism
Emile Nakhleh
WASHINGTON, 14 Jan (IPS) - The horrific terrorist attack on the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo has once again raised the question about violence and Islam. Why is it, some ask, that so much terrorism has been committed in the name of Islam, and why do violent jihadists seek justification of their actions in their religion?
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OPINION
Doubling Down on Dictatorship in the Middle East
Amanda Ufheil-Somers
WASHINGTON, 5 Jan (IPS) - For a moment, four years ago, it seemed that dictators in the Middle East would soon be a thing of the past.
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Dirty Energy Reliance Undercuts U.S., Canada Rhetoric at Climate Talks
Leehi Yona
LIMA, 13 Dec (IPS) - While U.S. and Canadian officials delivered speeches about how the world needs to step up to their responsibilities at the U.N. climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, activists from North America demanded clear answers back home on their governments relationships with fossil fuel corporations, as well as the future of several major oil projects across the continent.
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Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 10 Dec (IPS) - Nearly two dozen health, advocacy and faith groups are calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action clarifying that U.S. assistance can be used to fund abortion services for women and girls raped in the context of war and conflict.
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Mubarak Acquitted as Egypts Counterrevolution Thrives
Emile Nakhleh
WASHINGTON, 3 Dec (IPS) - The acquittal of former Egyptian President Muhammad Hosni Mubarak is not a legal or political surprise. Yet it carries serious ramifications for Arab autocrats who are leading the counterrevolutionary charge, as well as the United States.
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Survivors of Sexual Violence Face Increased Risks
Lyndal Rowlands
UNITED NATIONS, 25 Nov (IPS) - -A recurring nightmare for me is Im trying to tell someone something and they are not listening. Im yelling at the top of my lungs and it feels like there is a glass wall between us.
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