News headlines in June 2014, page 2

  1. U.S. Reaction to New Immigrant Influx Could Violate International Law

    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Jun 29 (IPS) - Rights advocates and lawmakers are expressing increased concern over the United States' handling of the sudden influx of tens of thousands of undocumented child and female migrants from Central America.

  2. Whither Costa Concordia, Amid Environmental Concerns

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    LUCCA, Italy, Jun 28 (IPS) - Two refloating sponsons is what separates the Costa Concordia cruise ship from leaving the shores of Giglio Island, Italy, where it has lain since its sinking that left 32 people dead on January 13, 2012.

  3. No Limits to Shale Gas Chemicals in Mexico

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 28 (IPS) - The new legal framework for Mexico's oil industry has not placed controls on the use of harmful chemicals in the extraction of unconventional fossil fuels, and environmentalists and experts fear their consumption will increase in an industry that is opening up to private capital.

  4. U.S.: What Is the Greatest Threat of Them All?

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Jun 28 (IPS) - This month's stunning campaign by Sunni insurgents led by the radical Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL) against the mainly Shi'a government of Iraqi President Nouri Al-Maliki is stoking a growing debate here about the hierarchy of threats facing the United States in the Middle East and beyond.

  5. After Losing Vote, U.S.-EU Threaten to Undermine Treaty

    Saturday, June 28, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 28 (IPS) - The United States and the 28-member European Union (EU) have assiduously promoted - and vigourously preached - one of the basic tenets of Western multi-party democracy: majority rules.

  6. Violence Casts Shadow Over ‘Himalayan Viagra’ Harvest in Nepal

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    KATHMANDU, Jun 27 (IPS) - Intense competition during harvest season for a fungus dubbed ‘Himalayan Viagra' – coveted for its legendary aphrodisiac qualities – has sparked violence in Nepal's remote western mountains, causing concern among security officials here about the safety of more than 100,000 harvesters.

  7. OP-ED: Surging Violence Against Women in Iraq

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO, Jun 27 (IPS) - Shortly after their conquest of Mosul, young men armed with assault rifles went door to door in Iraq's second-largest city, taking "women who are not owned" for jihad al-nikah, or sex jihad.

  8. Mexico Rape Victims Face Prison Time for Self-Defence

    Friday, June 27, 2014

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 27 (IPS) - "I just want all this to be over," Yakiri Rubí Rubio, a young Mexican woman facing trial for killing the man who raped her in December 2013, laments to IPS.

  9. IMF Issues “Revolutionary” Warning on Corporate Tax Avoidance

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Jun 26 (IPS) - The staff at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has issued an unusually stark warning over the lack of harmonised global tax policies, pointing out that these gaps are allowing for widespread tax gaming by corporations with particularly negative impacts for developing countries.

  10. Moscow Protest Highlights Litany of Abuses Suffered by Russia’s Drug Users

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    MOSCOW, Jun 26 (IPS) - A protest in Moscow Thursday marking the U.N. International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking has highlighted the ‘torture' drug users are put through in the Russian criminal justice system.