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Sunday, May 24, 2015   14:02 GMT


Opinion
The Crisis of the Left and the Decline of Europe and the United States
Roberto Savio
ROME, 19 May (IPS) - The victory of the Conservative Party and the debacle of the Labour Party in the recent British general elections is yet another sign of the crisis facing left-wing forces today, leaving aside the question of how, under the British electoral system, the Labour Party actually increased the number of votes it won but saw a reduction in the number of seats it now holds in Parliament (24 seats less than the previous 256).
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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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U.S. Failings Exposed in U.N. Human Rights Review
Gustavo Capdevila
GENEVA, 12 May (IPS) - Without the emperors clothes, like in the Hans Christian Andersen story, the United States was forced to submit its human rights record to the scrutiny of the other 192 members of the United Nations on Monday.
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Press Freedom Groups Denounce NSA Spying on AJ Bureau Chief
Kitty Stapp
NEW YORK, 12 May (IPS) - Ahmad Muaffaq Zaidan doesnt deny that hes had contact with terrorist groups. In fact, it would have been rather difficult to do his job otherwise.
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Analysis
Global Politics at a Turning Point Part 2
Prem Shankar Jha
NEW DELHI, 10 May (IPS) - In the following months, reports of the use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces multiplied. The most serious was an allegation that the Syrian army had used sarin gas on Mar. 19, 2013 at Khan al Assal, north of Aleppo, and in a suburb of Damascus against its opponents. This was followed by two more allegations of small attacks in April.
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Analysis
Global Politics at a Turning Point Part 1
Prem Shankar Jha
NEW DELHI, 10 May (IPS) - President Barack Obamas Nowroz greeting to the Iranian people earlier this year was the first clear indication to the world that the United States and Iran were very close to agreement on the contents of the nuclear agreement they had been working towards for the previous 16 months.
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Police Killings Challenge U.S. "Exceptionalism"
Kitty Stapp
UNITED NATIONS, 6 May (IPS) - Since being roundly chastised last fall by the U.N. Committee Against Torture for excessive use of force by its law enforcement agencies, the United States hasn't exactly managed to repair its international reputation.
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Opinion
The West and Its Self-Assumed Right to Intervene
Roberto Savio
ROME, 4 May (IPS) - The West is a concept that flourished during the Cold War. Then it was West against East in the form of the Soviet empire. The East was evil against which all democratic countries read West were called on to fight.
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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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