News headlines in June 2013, page 5

  1. Obama Unveils Plan to Circumvent Congress on Climate Change

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Jun 25 (IPS) - Stymied by the U.S. Congress, President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled his vision to reset the United States' incoherent national plan to combat climate change, offering dozens of regulatory tweaks and targets that his administration could now implement without Congressional approval.

  2. Police Brutality Fuels Protests in Brazil

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 25 (IPS) - Matheus Mendes Costa, a 21-year-old university student, spent 13 hours in a three-square-metre police station holding cell after he was arrested in this Brazilian city for allegedly assaulting police officers and destroying public property.

  3. Flood Risks in Venezuela Increased by “New Rains” Linked to Climate Change

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    CARACAS, Jun 25 (IPS) - "The river is reclaiming its place, the water has risen up to here," says Ana Polanco, crouching down to hold her hand high above her head in the little tin house she shares with her children in El Hueco, one of the communities on the east side of the Venezuelan capital besieged by the polluted and deceptively calm Guaire River.

  4. Caribbean Apprehensive as Dangers of Climate Change Increase

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    KINGSTON, Jun 25 (IPS) - It has taken just eight inches of water for Jamaica to be affected by rising sea levels, with parts of the island nation have disappearing completely, threatening people's livelihoods and much more.

  5. New Faces of Social Unrest in Spain

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    BARCELONA, Spain, Jun 25 (IPS) - Economy professor Arcadi Oliveres has become a popular face of the growing discontent in Spain because he calls a spade a spade.

  6. If Not Quantitative Easing, Then What?

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 25 (IPS) - It took world leaders some time to realise that the financial crisis initiated by the collapse of the subprime mortgage segment of U.S. financial markets in 2007 would not exhaust its effects in an ordinary recession.

  7. Young Yemen Multiplies Without Growth

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    SANAA, Jun 25 (IPS) - Yemen's population is increasing at a rapid rate, straining the country's dwindling natural resources and setting up its youth for a grim future, with few jobs and scant means to get by.

  8. Farming in the Mauritian Sea

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    PORT LOUIS, Jun 25 (IPS) - "No fighting, please. Everybody will get their fish. Give us time to empty the crates and weigh today's catch," Patrick Guiliano Marie, leader of the St. Pierre Fish Multi-Purpose Cooperative Society, shouts at the crowd jostling impatiently at the fish landing station in Grand Gaube, a fishing village in northern Mauritius.

  9. Global Publics See Climate Change, Financial Issues As Top Threats

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Jun 25 (IPS) - Climate change and international financial instability top a list of seven concerns that publics around the world consider "major threats" to their countries, according to the latest polling of global attitudes by the Pew Research Centre here.

  10. For Africa Trip, Obama Urged to Prioritise Development

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Jun 25 (IPS) - Advocacy groups here are urging U.S. President Barack Obama to focus on more than just economic development during his upcoming trip to Africa.