News headlines in June 2010, page 2

  1. Caribbean Summit Seeks United Front to Economic Crisis

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Caribbean Community (Caricom) leaders are gathering here next week for their annual summit still struggling to recover from the two-year global economic and financial crisis that has taken a major toll on their individual economies.

  2. CHINA: Alarming School Dropout Rate Blamed on Teaching Methods

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    In Chinese education, the examination is paramount.

  3. TRADE: UNCTAD 'Forgets' Real Risks Faced by African Farmers

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    The latest United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report on science and technology repeats previous calls for a 'green revolution' in African agriculture but contains no mention of the real and present dangers that the international trade and financial framework represent for African farmers.

  4. MIDEAST: When the Police Have an Illegal Headquarters

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Talks aimed at reaching an intelligence-sharing agreement between the European Union and Israel have skirted around the location of Israel's national police headquarters in occupied East Jerusalem.

  5. MIDEAST: When the Police Have an Illegal Headquarters

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Talks aimed at reaching an intelligence-sharing agreement between the European Union and Israel have skirted around the location of Israel's national police headquarters in occupied East Jerusalem.

  6. Talks Hit a Rock Called East Jerusalem

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    The sound of stun grenades and gunfire resounded through this embattled Palestinian neighbourhood. Amidst increased tension over plans to tighten Israel's grip over the occupied eastern part of the city, Israeli border police and Palestinian youths confronted each other all through Sunday night. Dozens of Palestinians were wounded, mostly from tear gas inhalation; six policemen were hurt by stones.

  7. SRI LANKA: A Former Woman Combatant Struggles to Pick Up the Pieces

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    As a young woman, Ranjani (not her real name), a 32-year-old Tamil from Sri Lanka’s eastern Batticaloa district, only had bright hopes for tomorrow.

  8. Domestic Workers Begin to See Some Rights

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    Twenty-seven-year-old Maria Puscariu is about to complete her MA in philosophy at a Belgian university. The Moldovan has been working for over five years as a domestic worker in Western Europe in order to support herself and finance her studies.

  9. MALDIVES: Education Reforms Herald Digital Learning, Radical Changes

    Wednesday, June 30, 2010

    When students walk into the Majeediya Boys School in this capital of the Maldives every morning, they are invariably drawn to the digital notice board in the courtyard that carries important announcements.

  10. Despite Gains, South Korean Women Still Struggle for Equality

    Tuesday, June 29, 2010

    Forty-six year-old language professor Kwon Hye Yang views her life as a typical example of the growing confidence of modern women in her home country, South Korea.