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Saturday, November 29, 2014   3:35 GMT


OPINION
How Ebola Could End the Cuban Embargo
Arturo Lopez-Levy
DENVER, Colorado, 24 Nov (IPS) - When was the last time in recent memory a top U.S. official praised Cuba publicly? And since when has Cubas leadership offered to cooperate with Americans?
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A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change
Joel Jaeger
WASHINGTON, 19 Nov (IPS) - - In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.
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U.S. Proposes Major Debt Relief for Ebola-Hit Countries
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 13 Nov (IPS) - The United States proposed Tuesday that the international community write off 100 million dollars in debt owed by West African countries hit hardest by the current Ebola outbreak. The money would be re-invested in health and other public programming.
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Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 17 Oct (IPS) - President Barack Obama is under significant pressure to impose a range of restrictions on travellers coming to the United States from West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak.
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Ahead of Myanmar Trip, Obama Urged to Demand Extractives Transparency
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 15 Oct (IPS) - Lawmakers here are urging President Barack Obama to put transparency in the extractives sector at the centre of an upcoming trip to Myanmar.
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Most Nations Reducing Worst Forms of Child Labour
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 8 Oct (IPS) - Most of the worlds governments are taking measures to reduce the worst and most hazardous forms of child labour, according to a major report released here Tuesday by the U.S. Labour Department.
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U.S. Investigation into Illegal Timber Imports a Sea Change
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 7 Oct (IPS) - A year after a U.S. company was accused of engaging in the systematic importing of flooring made from illegally harvested timber, pressure is mounting on federal agencies currently investigating the allegations.
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Harper Playing Defence in Canada's Pipeline Politics
Paul Weinberg
TORONTO, 6 Oct (IPS) - Canadas tar sands oil boom may be in jeopardy and it appears the ruling Conservative government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper does not have any plan B in its ambition to remake this resource-rich country into an energy superpower.
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Militarising the Ebola Crisis
Joeva Rock
WASHINGTON, 28 Sep (IPS) - Six months into West Africas Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region.
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Zero Nuclear Weapons
A Never-Ending Journey Ahead
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 27 Sep (IPS) - When the United Nations commemorated its first ever "international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons," the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear activists was: are we anywhere closer to abolishing the deadly weapons or are we moving further and further away from their complete destruction?
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