News headlines in November 2011, page 5

  1. Iranians Resolutely Ignore Sanctions' Pinch

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    As the Iranian economy struggles under international sanctions intended to halt its nuclear programme, one unofficial indicator that has yet to be rattled is the Islamic Republic's robust consumer confidence.

  2. Global Fund for Education Gathers Momentum

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    If the international community can successfully raise billions of dollars to fight deadly diseases, why not a similar fund to promote education, asks Gordon Brown, former British prime minister.

  3. DR Congo Polls Disrupted by Violence

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Five people have been killed in two separate clashes on election day in the southeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the country's interior minister has said.

  4. South Outdoing North in Fight against Global Warming

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    The claims of some industrialised nations, which accuse the developing countries of not doing their share to curb emissions that contribute to climate change, are proven false in studies conducted by respected academic institutions.

  5. Egyptians Cast Ballots in Post-Mubarak Polls

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Egyptians have started casting their ballots in the first parliamentary elections since former president Hosni Mubarak was toppled in a popular uprising earlier this year.

  6. Latin American Integration Does Not Extend to Climate Change

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    The foreseeable absence of binding agreements to stabilise the global climate could give rise to increased regional cooperation to help Latin American countries adapt to the severe effects of climate change.

  7. Brazil Cannot Swim Against the Climate Current

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    With no meaningful proposals, and in the face of internal setbacks and an adverse international context, Brazil is largely unprepared to assume the leadership role expected of an environmental power at the Durban climate change conference.

  8. Q&A: 'New Donors Can Help Farming Sector'

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Rising food prices, natural disasters and an energy crisis that is turning wheat into ethanol instead of bread have raised the spectre of inadequate global food supply that hits the poor. This grim reality has finally turned the spotlight on agricultural aid and its link to development effectiveness.

  9. EUROPE: Developing Nations Lose Billions to Multinational Tax Dodging

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    Not corruption but multinational tax dodging is the main reason why developing nations stay aid-dependent, says a new report. And while new proposals by the European Commission try to tackle the problem, they turn a blind eye towards tax havens.

  10. SRI LANKA: Road Signs Indicate Peace

    Monday, November 28, 2011

    The rough road is almost indistinguishable from the mud huts and dilapidated surroundings of this village - still pockmarked by the artillery duels of Sri Lanka’s fierce civil war that ended more than two years ago.