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Sunday, March 01, 2015   9:04 GMT



Everything You Wanted to Know About Climate Change
Manipadma Jena
NEW DELHI, 19 Feb (IPS) - So much information about climate change now abounds that it is hard to differentiate fact from fiction. Scientific reports appear alongside conspiracy theories, data is interspersed with drastic predictions about the future, and everywhere one turns, the bad news just seems to be getting worse.
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Sexist Laws Still Thrive Worldwide
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 18 Feb (IPS) - A rash of sex discriminatory laws including the legalisation of polygamy, marital rape, abduction and the justification of violence against women remains in statute books around the world.
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Marshall Islands Nuclear Proliferation Case Thrown Out of U.S. Court
Josh Butler
UNITED NATIONS, 12 Feb (IPS) - A lawsuit by the Marshall Islands accusing the United States of failing to begin negotiations for nuclear disarmament has been thrown out of an American court.
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Money Pipeline Flowing Between U.S. Congress and Big Oil
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 12 Feb (IPS) - With battle lines sharpening over the stalled Keystone XL pipeline, a new analysis details the intense industry lobbying of both houses of the U.S. Congress since 2013 to the tune of 58.8 million dollars by five refinery companies alone.
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Debating U.S. Foreign Policy
Where are the Women?
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 6 Feb (IPS) - Women are running some of the United States most prominent foreign policy focused think tanks, leading groundbreaking foreign policy initiatives, and reporting from the front lines of the worlds most dangerous conflict zones.
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Medical Marijuana May Not Benefit New York's Poor Patients
Roger Hamilton-Martin
NEW YORK, 4 Feb (IPS) - A proposed bill to bring medical marijuana to New York State will leave the treatment inaccessible to low-income patients, community groups warn.
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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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