News headlines in May 2009, page 4

  1. POLITICS-US: Anti-Abortion Movement Has New Poster Child

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    She’s a politically savvy history student at the University of California, Los Angeles who is appearing on countless conservative talk radio programmes and cable television news shows.

  2. URUGUAY: Women Breaking Out of Political Corset

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    When Uruguay returned to democracy in 1985, 'a political corset was put on women,' said a member of the opposition Colorado Party.

  3. POLITICS-LEBANON: Family History Counts for Women in Race to Parliament

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    In Lebanon’s Jun. 7 parliamentary poll, women represent only two percent of the candidates, many of them with family names that have been appearing on ballots for generations.

  4. Q&A: Korea's Tourism Industry Turns Crisis into Opportunity

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    The global financial crisis, which has had a devastating impact on trade, finance and industry, is threatening to unleash its destructive power on one of the vibrant economic lifelines in the Asia-Pacific region: tourism.

  5. POLITICS: U.S. Public Most Liberal in Decades

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Despite the overwhelming electoral approval of now-U.S. President Barack Obama’s progressive campaign platform, many in the media continue to portray the U.S. as a 'centre-right' country, says a new report from a media watchdog and left-wing political organisation.

  6. AFRICA: ‘‘Invest in Job Creation to Buffer Global Crisis’’

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    African governments should invest in creating jobs, providing social services and building food security to shield people against the effects of the global economic and financial crisis. They should also develop micro-credit facilities to make money available to small businesspeople and boost economies.

  7. TRADE: Southern Africa Still Kicking Against Controversial EPA

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    High-level talks at a Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) meeting in Gaborone last week failed to produce an agreement on the signing of the interim economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union.

  8. GREECE: Showdown With Muslims Building Up

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    Fears have arisen for peace in Athens ahead of a large Muslim demonstration planned for Friday May 29. The demonstration has been called following rioting last week.

  9. MIDEAST: Humanitarian Crisis Deepens in West Bank

    Thursday, May 28, 2009

    'I heard voices, I turned around to look, and saw a group of Israeli settlers assaulting my brother Hammad,' says Abdallah Wahadin, 82, a Palestinian farmer from Beit Ummar near the southern West Bank city of Hebron.

  10. COSTA RICA: Indigenous People Sidelined in Plans for Dam

    Wednesday, May 27, 2009

    The Diquís dam, the largest hydroelectric project in Central America, is worrying indigenous communities because Costa Rica’s state power company has excluded them from the decision-making process, in spite of international treaties that stipulate that they must be consulted.