News headlines in March 2014, page 3

  1. Non-Nuclear Ukraine Haunts Security Summit in The Hague

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 26 (IPS) - The two-day, much-ballyhooed Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in the Netherlands, which concluded Tuesday, was politically haunted by the upheaval in Ukraine - the former Soviet republic that renounced some 1,800 of its nuclear weapons in one of the world's most successful disarmament exercises back in 1994.

  2. Ethiopia’s Textile Manufacturers Benefit from Global Interest

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    ADDIS ABABA, Mar 26 (IPS) - The sign for Salem's directs you off a busy road in Addis Ababa, down a side street to a compound where multiple pairs of feet move up and down working treadles, and wooden shuttles flit back and forth, as Ethiopian sheumanoch — weavers — ply their trade.

  3. A Honduran Paradise that Doesn’t Want to Anger the Sea Again

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    SANTA ROSA DE AGUÁN, Honduras, Mar 26 (IPS) - At the mouth of the Aguán river on the Caribbean coast of Honduras, a Garífuna community living in a natural paradise that was devastated 15 years ago by Hurricane Mitch has set an example of adaptation to climate change.

  4. Pacific Islands At Sea Over Land Rights

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    SYDNEY, Mar 26 (IPS) - For many Pacific Islanders, customary land is the source of life, identity and social security. However, most island states are developing countries, and governments claim land reform is needed to improve infrastructure and economic development. Registration of customary land, the predominant tenure system, with more options for leasing to the state and developers is being promoted as the way forward.

  5. Fighting a 'Losing' War With the Taliban

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Mar 26 (IPS) - Pakistan is in the midst of a heated debate on continuing military operations against the Taliban in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), especially after the brutal killing of 23 army soldiers last month.

  6. Increased Instability Predicted for Egypt

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Mar 26 (IPS) - International human rights groups have strongly denounced Monday's sentencing by an Egyptian court of 529 Islamists to death for a riot in which one policeman was killed.

  7. ExxonMobil to Disclose Carbon Emissions Risk

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Mar 25 (IPS) - As the international community and the U.S. government place a heightened emphasis on reducing carbon emissions as a way to combat global climate change, shareholders have convinced the oil-and gas giant ExxonMobil to publicly disclose the risk that strengthened regulation could pose to its profits.

  8. OP-ED: The Elephant vs. the Shark

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Mar 25 (IPS) - To pivot, according to the venerable Oxford English Dictionary, means "to turn as on a pivot." Which takes us to the noun, which seems more appropriate for describing the Obama administration's Pacific policy: "That on which anything turns; a cardinal or central point."

  9. U.N. Diplomats, Cut Off from Banks, Seek Haven in Mattresses

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 25 (IPS) - Addressing a closed-door meeting of the Group of 77 (G77) developing countries last week, a visibly angry Latin American delegate recounted the growing new hostility towards foreign diplomats in New York city.

  10. Despite Risks, Cuban Fisher Families Don’t Want to Leave the Sea

    Tuesday, March 25, 2014

    HAVANA, Mar 25 (IPS) - The road to Guanímar, a fishing village on the southern coast of Cuba, is as narrow as the future of its 252 inhabitants, who don't want to abandon the area despite its vulnerability to hurricanes, storm surges and flooding.