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Tuesday, July 28, 2015   21:35 GMT



Obama Offers Help to Track Billions in Stolen Nigerian Assets
a Global Information Network correspondent
WASHINGTON, 22 Jul (IPS) - With a dangerous insurgency spreading within his borders, the visit to Washington this week by Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari was certainly going to touch on increased military support against Boko Haram.
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Security Council Defies U.S. Lawmakers by Voting on Iran Nuke Deal
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 20 Jul (IPS) - When all 15 members of the Security Council raised their collective hands to unanimously vote in favour of the recently-concluded nuclear agreement with Iran, they were also defying a cabal of right-wing conservative U.S. politicians who wanted the United Nations to defer its vote until the U.S. Congress makes its own decision on the pact.
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Opinion
Iran Deal Has Far-Reaching Potential to Remake International Relations
Arul Louis
NEW YORK, 20 Jul (IPS) - The Vienna agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council acting in concert with Germany has the potential to remake international relations beyond the immediate goal of stopping Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
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Nuclear Deal Takes U.S.-Iran Ties Out of Deep Freeze – Partly, at Least
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 14 Jul (IPS) - A final deal was reached on Iran’s controversial nuclear programme in the early morning hours of July 14 in Vienna, over a decade after talks between Iran and world powers began.
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Putting the “Integrity of the Earth’s Ecosystems” at the Centre of the Sustainable Development Agenda
Kanya DAlmeida
UNITED NATIONS, 6 Jul (IPS) - By 2050, we will be a world of nine billion people. Not only does this mean there’ll be two million more mouths to feed than there are at present, it also means these mouths will be consuming more – in the next 20 years, for instance, an estimated three billion people will enter the middle class, in addition to the 1.8 billion estimated to be within that income bracket today.
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U.S. Supreme Court Deals Blow to Obama's Emissions Cuts
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 29 Jun (IPS) - In a setback to the Barack Obama administration's clean energy plans just five months ahead of a critical climate change summit in Paris this December, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked an initiative to limit emissions of mercury and other toxic pollutants from coal-fired power plants.
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Opinion
Ethical Challenges to Advertising
Hazel Henderson
ST. AUGUSTINE, Florida, 20 Jun (IPS) - Challenges to advertisers and marketers arose in the past century. Critics deplored the role of cigarette marketers who exploited the aspirations of women by associating smoking with liberation. 
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Iran Sanctions Regime Could Unravel with Failed Nuclear Deal
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 26 May (IPS) - Internationally supported sanctions against Iran could begin to crumble if talks over Iran's nuclear programme fail to produce a final deal, according to Germany’s envoy to the United States.
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U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 15 May (IPS) - When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal.
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Q&A
Comprehensive Ban on Nuclear Testing, a 'Stepping Stone' to a Nuke-Free World
Kanya DAlmeida
UNITED NATIONS, 29 Apr (IPS) - With the four-week-long review conference of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) underway at the United Nations, hopes and frustrations are running equally high, as a binding political agreement on the biggest threat to humanity hangs in the balance.
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