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Saturday, May 23, 2015   2:14 GMT



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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Shift to Renewables Seems Inevitable, But Is It Fast Enough?
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 21 Apr (IPS) - Climate change may be one of the most divisive issues in the U.S. Congress today, but despite the staunch denialism of Republicans, experts say the global transition from fossil fuels to renewables is already well underway.
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Opinion
Two Winners and One Loser at the Summit of the Americas
Joaquin Roy
MIAMI, 14 Apr (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama has earned a place in history for taking the first steps towards rectifying a policy that has lasted over half a century without ever achieving its primary goal of ending the Castro regime in Cuba.
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Latin America Heralds New Era with United States
Ivet Gonzalez
PANAMA CITY, 13 Apr (IPS) - Latin America presented its own recipes for development in the new era of relations with the United States in the Seventh Summit of the Americas, where Cuba took part for the first time and the U.S. said it would close the chapter of “medd[ling] with impunity” in its neighbours to the south.
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Economic Slowdown Threatens Progress Towards Equality in Latin America
Ivet Gonzalez
PANAMA CITY, 11 Apr (IPS) - Predictions of a sharp slowdown in Latin America’s economic growth this year make it even more necessary for the region’s leaders to make commitments to boost prosperity with equality during the Seventh Summit of the Americas, currently taking place in the Panamanian capital.
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Child Labour on U.S. Tobacco Farms
A Stubborn Problem in a Billion-Dollar Industry
Valentina Ieri
UNITED NATIONS, 6 Apr (IPS) - For many young people, the summer is synonymous with free time, relaxation, or family vacations. For less fortunate kids the summer means labour, with scores of youths taking on part-time work to support their families.
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Obama Prepares for Showdown with Congress Over Iran Deal
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 3 Apr (IPS) - Two days after the deadline for reaching a deal over Iran’s nuclear programme had passed, negotiators looked like they would be going home empty handed. But a surprisingly detailed framework was
announced Apr. 2 in Lausanne, Switzerland, as well as in Washington, and in the same breath, U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged the battle he faces on Capitol Hill.
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U.N.'s Next Stop
Humanitarian Summit to Resolve Exploding Refugee Crisis
Thalif Deen
KUWAIT CITY, 2 Apr (IPS) - As the world's spreading humanitarian crisis threatens to spill beyond the borders of Syria and Iraq into Libya and Yemen, the United Nations is already setting its sights on the first World Humanitarian Summit scheduled to take place in Istanbul next year.
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In Thrall to the Mall Crawl and Urban Sprawl
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 19 Mar (IPS) - There's little argument about the basic facts: It's ugly (think strip malls and big box stores). It's not very convenient (hours spent behind the wheel to get to work). And it wreaks havoc on the natural environment (lost farmland and compromised watersheds).
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