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Sunday, December 21, 2014   3:54 GMT



Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 10 Dec (IPS) - Nearly two dozen health, advocacy and faith groups are calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action clarifying that U.S. assistance can be used to fund abortion services for women and girls raped in the context of war and conflict.
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Survivors of Sexual Violence Face Increased Risks
Lyndal Rowlands
UNITED NATIONS, 25 Nov (IPS) - -A recurring nightmare for me is Im trying to tell someone something and they are not listening. Im yelling at the top of my lungs and it feels like there is a glass wall between us.
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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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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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Panama Regulators Could Slow U.S. Approval of GM Salmon
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 29 Oct (IPS) - Officials in Panama have fined the local facility of a U.S. biotechnology company for a series of permitting and regulatory failures around a pioneering attempt to create genetically modified salmon.
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Despite Media, Rightwing Ebola Hype, U.S. Public Resists Total Panic
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 22 Oct (IPS) - Despite media hype, missteps by federal health agencies, and apparent efforts by right-wing and some neo-conservatives to foment fear about the possible spread of the Ebola virus in the U.S., most of the public remain at least fairly confident in the authorities ability to deal with the virus.
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U.S. Revisiting Broken Workplace Chemicals Regulation Process
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 22 Oct (IPS) - The U.S. government will soon begin receiving public suggestions on how federal regulators should update their oversight of toxic chemicals in the workplace.
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Pressure Building on Obama to Impose Ebola Travel Ban
Carey L. Biron
WASHINGTON, 17 Oct (IPS) - President Barack Obama is under significant pressure to impose a range of restrictions on travellers coming to the United States from West African countries affected by the current Ebola outbreak.
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Militarising the Ebola Crisis
Joeva Rock
WASHINGTON, 28 Sep (IPS) - Six months into West Africas Ebola crisis, the international community is finally heeding calls for substantial intervention in the region.
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Despite New Pledges, Aid to Fight Ebola Lagging
Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON, 26 Sep (IPS) - Despite mounting pledges of assistance, the continuing spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa is outpacing regional and international efforts to stop it, according to world leaders and global health experts.
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