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Tuesday, July 28, 2015   14:39 GMT



Obama Seeks August Deadline for End to South Sudan War
a Global Information Network correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, 28 Jul (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama, in a meeting with regional African leaders, threatened new sanctions for the warring factions in South Sudan if a peace deal is not be reached by Aug. 17.
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Obama Walks Fine Line in Kenya on LGBTI Rights
Aruna Dutt
UNITED NATIONS, 25 Jul (IPS) - U.S. President Barack Obama spoke in Nairobi at the end of a two-day visit Saturday, focusing on Kenya's economy and the fight against terrorism, but also briefly touching on gay rights and discrimination.
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Mideast Arms Build-up Negative Fallout from Iran Nuclear Deal
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 23 Jul (IPS) - The nuclear agreement concluded last week between Iran and six big powers, the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany, is threatening to trigger a new Middle East military build-up not with nuclear weapons but with conventional arms, including fighter planes, combat helicopters, warships, missiles, battle tanks and heavy artillery.
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Despite ISIS Ascendancy, U.S. Public Wary of War
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 23 Jul (IPS) - As the Islamic State, known variously as ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, consolidates its hold over parts of Iraq and Syria to the degree that it has in many ways become a functioning state, the U.S. public remains divided over any intervention involving ground troops, a new survey shows.
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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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U.N. Remains Barred from Visiting U.S. Prisons Amid Abuse Charges
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 22 Jul (IPS) - When U.S. President Barack Obama visited the El Reno Correctional Facility in Oklahoma last week to check on living conditions of prisoners incarcerated there, no one in authority could prevent him from visiting the prison.
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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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The Myths About the Nuclear Deal With Iran
Thalif Deen
UNITED NATIONS, 17 Jul (IPS) - The single biggest misunderstanding about the nuclear agreement with Iran is that it is a bilateral deal with the United States.
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Big Oil Privately Accepted Global Warming, but Publicly Battled Climate Science
Diego Arguedas Ortiz
SAN JOSE, 17 Jul (IPS) - For decades, executives and decision makers at major U.S. and European fossil fuel companies were aware that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions caused global warming, but still provided millions in funding to boost disinformation campaigns and sponsor scientists who denied climate change.
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