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Thursday, October 02, 2014   7:26 GMT



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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Washington Snubs Bolivia on Drug Policy Reform, Again
Zoe Pearson, Thomas Grisaffi
WASHINGTON, 26 Sep (IPS) - Once again, Washington claims Bolivia has not met its obligations under international narcotics agreements. For the seventh year in a row, the U.S. president has notified Congress that the Andean country
failed demonstrably in its counter-narcotics efforts over the last 12 months. Blacklisting Bolivia means the withholding of U.S. aid from one of South Americas poorest countries.
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Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 26 Sep (IPS) - Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing regional and international efforts to stop it, according to world leaders and global health experts.
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Obama Mandates Climate Resilience in All U.S. Development Projects
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 24 Sep (IPS) - All international development assistance and investments from the United States will now be required to take into account the potential impacts of climate change, according to a new rule signed Tuesday by President Barack Obama.
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Sanctions and Retaliations
Simply Unconscionable
Somar Wijayadasa
NEW YORK, 4 Sep (IPS) - The crisis in Ukraine is a man-made disaster created by world leaders who have been trying to pull Ukraine apart - either towards Europe or Russia.
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OPINION
Iraq On the Precipice
Bill Miller
NEW YORK, 4 Sep (IPS) - The catastrophic events in Iraq that are unfolding daily are more significant than at any point in recent memory.
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Criminalisation of Homelessness in U.S. Criticised by United Nations
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 2 Sep (IPS) - A United Nations panel reviewing the U.S. record on racial discrimination has expressed unusually pointed concern over a new pattern of laws it warns is criminalising homelessness.
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The Age of Survival Migration
Diana Cariboni
MONTEVIDEO, 29 Aug (IPS) - Survival migration is not a reality show, but an accurate description of human mobility fuelled by desperation and fear. How despairing are these migrant contingents? Look at the figures of Central American children travelling alone, which are growing.
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U.S. Urged to Put Development Aid over Border Security
Julia Hotz
WASHINGTON, 15 Aug (IPS) - When U.S lawmakers departed Washington for a month-long recess, they left behind a simmering debate over what to do about the tens of thousands of Central American children and adults that continue to cross the U.S. southern border.
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