News headlines in July 2013, page 3

  1. Caribbean May Seek Reparations for Slavery

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 29 (IPS) - As Caribbean countries prepare to observe Emancipation Day on Aug. 1, they are also caught up in an ongoing debate over reparations for slavery.

  2. Bill Seeks to Halt Bee-Killing Pesticides in U.S.

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    ATLANTA, Georgia, Jul 29 (IPS) - Two Congressional Democrats have co-sponsored new legislation called the Save America's Pollinators Act of 2013 to take emergency action to save the remaining bees in the U.S., and in turn, the U.S. food supply.

  3. OP-ED: If You Build It, They Will Go Around It

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    SEATTLE, Washington, Jul 29 (IPS) - Puzzled by the immigration debate in the United States? Remember the Maginot Line.

  4. Climate Change Teaches Some Lessons

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    PORT LOUIS, Jul 29 (IPS) - Tourism, agriculture, fishing, the water supply – climate change threatens the very foundations of society and the economy in Mauritius. As the Indian Ocean island nation develops its adaptation strategies, it is working to ground the next generation of citizens firmly in principles of sustainable development.

  5. Bulgarians Set Out to Overhaul Politics

    Monday, July 29, 2013

    WARSAW, Jul 29 (IPS) - For more than six weeks now, Bulgarians have been on the streets demanding an end to oligarchy and corruption.

  6. Police Scramble to Adapt as Human Trafficking Goes Mobile

    Sunday, July 28, 2013

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 28 (IPS) - In the second half of June, law enforcement in Chi?in?u, Moldova's capital city, received an email from a parent telling them their child had been kidnapped.

  7. Spain’s New Squatters

    Sunday, July 28, 2013

    MALAGA, Spain, Jul 28 (IPS) - "You live there for free, don't you?" asked a woman as she passed by the Buenaventura "corrala", a community in a building in this southern Spanish city occupied since February by families evicted from their homes for falling behind in their mortgage payments due to unemployment.

  8. Bands Play Across Political Discord

    Sunday, July 28, 2013

    TEL AVIV, Jul 28 (IPS) - Two heavy metal bands, the Israeli-Arab Khalas (‘enough,' in Arabic) and the Orphaned Land, a Jewish band, performed simultaneously this week under the roof of Club Hangar 13 in the refurbished port of Tel Aviv. The bands are slated to play together this fall in a series of 18 gigs across Europe.

  9. Cambodian Youth Look for Change

    Saturday, July 27, 2013

    PHNOM PENH, Jul 27 (IPS) - As Cambodia readies for general elections this coming Sunday , the youth of Cambodia, who make up 36 percent of the country have signaled they are eager for ‘change.'

  10. Technology and Innovation Aim at Greater Food Security

    Saturday, July 27, 2013

    WASHINGTON, Jul 27 (IPS) - In the face of global climate change and currency devaluation, improved strategies are being used to combat high international poverty and malnutrition rates, and to increase global food security.