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Saturday, July 04, 2015   21:39 GMT



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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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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