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Tuesday, July 22, 2014   10:29 GMT



U.S. Ranks Near Bottom Globally in Energy Efficiency
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 18 Jul (IPS) - A new ranking has lauded Germany for its energy efficiency, while condemning the United States for lagging near the bottom.
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U.S. Accused of Forcing EU to Accept Tar Sands Oil
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 17 Jul (IPS) - Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force European countries to import particularly dirty forms of oil.
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U.S. Groups Reject Anti-Gay Discrimination Bill over Religious Exemption
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 9 Jul (IPS) - Civil rights groups across the United States have withdrawn their support from a major legislative proposal that would outlaw workplace discrimination against sexual minorities, warning that recent legal developments could exempt companies on religious grounds.
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OPINION
Obamas Quick Fix Wont Solve the Regional Refugee Crisis
Michelle Brane
SAN FRANCISCO, 9 Jul (IPS) - In recent months, an unprecedented surge of refugee women and children has been traveling alone to the United States to seek protection at our southern border.
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Obama Urged to Sanction Mozambique over Elephant, Rhino Poaching
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 2 Jul (IPS) - Environmentalists are formally urging President Barack Obama to enact trade sanctions on Mozambique over the countrys alleged chronic facilitation of elephant and rhinoceros poaching through broad swathes of southern Africa.
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U.S. Reaction to New Immigrant Influx Could Violate International Law
Michelle Tullo
WASHINGTON, 29 Jun (IPS) - Rights advocates and lawmakers are expressing increased concern over the United States handling of the sudden influx of tens of thousands of undocumented child and female migrants from Central America.
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After Losing Vote, U.S.-EU Threaten to Undermine Treaty
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 28 Jun (IPS) - The United States and the 28-member European Union (EU) have assiduously promoted - and vigourously preached - one of the basic tenets of Western multi-party democracy: majority rules.
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Obama, Rights Groups Protest Egypt Sentencing
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 23 Jun (IPS) - The administration of President Barack Obama joined international human rights groups around the world in strongly condemn(ing) Mondays conviction and sentencing by an Egyptian court of three Al Jazeera journalists and 15 others for their alleged association with the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
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Water Cut-off in U.S. City Violates Human Rights, Say Activists
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 19 Jun (IPS) - When the United Nations reaches out to resolve a water or sanitation crisis, it is largely across urban slums and remote villages in Asia, Africa or Latin America and the Caribbean.
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U.S. Turns Attention to Ocean Conservation, Food Security
Michelle Tullo
WASHINGTON, 19 Jun (IPS) - A first-time U.S.-hosted summit on protecting the oceans has resulted in pledges worth some 800 million dollars to be used for conservation efforts.
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