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Monday, December 22, 2014   10:14 GMT



What the U.S. Should Learn from Russias Collapse
Miriam Pemberton
WASHINGTON, 20 Dec (IPS) - After months of whispered warnings, Russias economic troubles made global headlines when its currency collapsed halfway through December. Amid the tumbling price of oil, the ruble has fallen to record lows, bringing the country to its most serious economic crisis since the late 1990s.
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U.S. Flag Can Be Seen Again in Cuba
Patricia Grogg
HAVANA, 18 Dec (IPS) - The announcement that the United States and Cuba would reestablish diplomatic relations took most Cubans by surprise. Over half of the population was born after the severing of ties in 1961 and the start of the embargo that has marked their lives.
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After 53 Years, Obama to Normalise Ties with Cuba
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 18 Dec (IPS) - In perhaps his boldest foreign-policy move during his presidency, Barack Obama Wednesday announced that he intends to establish full diplomatic relations with Cuba.
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Dirty Energy Reliance Undercuts U.S., Canada Rhetoric at Climate Talks
Leehi Yona
LIMA, 13 Dec (IPS) - While U.S. and Canadian officials delivered speeches about how the world needs to step up to their responsibilities at the U.N. climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, activists from North America demanded clear answers back home on their governments relationships with fossil fuel corporations, as well as the future of several major oil projects across the continent.
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Pro-Israel Hawks Take Wing over Extension of Iran Nuclear Talks
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 25 Nov (IPS) - Buoyed by the failure of the U.S. and five other powers to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear programme after a week of intensive talks, pro-Israel and Republican hawks are calling for Washington to ramp up economic pressure on Tehran even while talks continue, and to give Congress a veto on any final accord.
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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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Iranians Keep Hope Alive for Final Nuclear Deal
Jasmin Ramsey
WASHINGTON, 18 Nov (IPS) - In the United States, the negotiations aimed at a final deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programmein a crucial phase this weekare far from the minds of average people. But for many Iranians, the talks hold the promise of a better future.
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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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OPINION
The Pentagon Comes Up Short on Climate
Eric Bonds
Fredericksburg, VIRGINIA, 1 Nov (IPS) -

The Pentagon recently released anew reportsounding the alarm on the national security threats posed by climate change. Like previous reports on the subject, this one makes clear that Department of Defence (DoD) planners believe that global warming will seriously challenge our nations military forces.
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