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  1. Pompeo’s Iran Speech a Prelude to War?

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    SAN FRANCISCO, May 25 (IPS) - Stephen Zunes is a professor of politics and coordinator of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of San Francisco. The United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech this past Monday targeting Iran may have created a new benchmark for hypocritical, arrogant, and entitled demands by the United States on foreign governments.

  2. Why Would an Immigrant Support Trump?

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    MIAMI, Florida, May 25 (IPS) - Giuseppe DiMarco is 83 years old. He has recognized the U.S. as his home for over 30 years. In the aftermath of World War Two, DiMarco fled an impoverished farming town in Southern Italy in the pursuit of advancement and the promise of wealth he had never known.

  3. Digital Revolution Holds Bright Promises for Africa

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 25 (IPS) - Eleni Mourdoukoutas writes for Africa Renewal*Internet penetration is creeping up in Africa, bringing the prospect of digital dividends to a continent long marked by digital divides.

  4. Ethiopia's Green Growth Goals: A Launchpad for Wider Climate Action in Africa

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    May 25 (IPS) - Dex Agourides is Head of Programs - Africa & Europe, Global Green Growth InstituteThe vision for a sustainable future in Africa is being realized at a time of great possibilities and this vision is underpinned by a shift in continental focus towards sustainable and inclusive economic growth and development. This focus highlights strategic efforts towards poverty alleviation, resilience building, promoting sustainable infrastructure and, efficient management of natural resources.

  5. Unlocking Private Finance for Developing Countries’ Green Growth

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    PEMBA, Zambia, May 23 (IPS) - Climate finance has never been more urgently needed, with massive investments in climate action required to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement and avoid the devastating effects of a warmer planet.

  6. When Two Becomes One: Blending Public and Private Climate Finance

    Wednesday, May 23, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - With the landmark Paris Agreement now almost two years old, funding for climate-related activities continues to be a challenge. However, efforts have been underway to bring two seemingly very different sectors together to address climate change.

  7. A Natural Climate Change Adaptation Laboratory in Brazil

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    PINTADAS, Brazil, May 22 (IPS) - The small pulp mill that uses native fruits that were previously discarded is a synthesis of the multiple objectives of the Adapta Sertão project, a programme created to build resilience to climate change in Brazil's most vulnerable region.

  8. $1.7 Trillion Global Spending on Military in 2017: Highest since End of Cold War

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    ROME, May 22 (IPS) - According to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), in total, countries around the world spent $ 1.739 billion on arms in 2017. Although there was a marginal increase of 1.1 percent rise in real terms on 2016, the total global spending in 2017 is the highest since the end of the cold war.

  9. Swedish PM ahead of the ILO Conference: It’s not arm wrestling

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, May 22 (IPS) - ILO's annual conference is about to begin in Geneva. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven chairs the Global Commission on the Future of Work which seeks to bring about a UN strategy for the world's entire labour market. He sat down for an interview with Arbetet Global.There's not one answer, no single solution, Stefan Löfven replies to a question about what the most important focus for the global labour market was.

  10. Media Watchdogs Fear a Chill in Slovakia

    Tuesday, May 22, 2018

    BRATISLAVA, May 22 (IPS) - International media watchdogs, EU politicians, journalists and publishers have condemned Slovak police investigating the murder of a local journalist after one of his colleagues claimed she was interrogated for eight hours before being forced to hand over her telephone – potentially putting sources at risk.

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