News headlines in June 2014, page 5

  1. Senegal Walks a Fine Line Between Development and Environmental Protection

    Sunday, June 22, 2014

    DAKAR, Jun 22 (IPS) - While the cement factories in Senegal are at war, ostensibly over the environmental impact one company will have on this West African nation, experts have cautioned that as the government plans to radically develop and industrialise the country, striking a balance between environmental protection and development will be key.

  2. Neo-Cons, Hawks Fail to Gain Traction on Iraq

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Jun 21 (IPS) - Despite their ubiquity on television talk shows and newspaper op-ed pages, neo-conservatives and other hawks who propelled the U.S. into war in Iraq 11 years ago are falling short in their efforts to persuade the public and Congress that Washington needs to return.

  3. Siberian Global Warming Meets Lukewarm Reaction in Russia

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    MOSCOW, Jun 21 (IPS) - People in Siberia must prepare to face frequent repeats of recent devastating floods as well as other natural disasters, scientists and ecologists are warning, amid growing evidence of the effects of global warming on one of the world's most ecologically diverse regions.

  4. Race for the Turkish Presidency Promises Suspense

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    ANKARA, Jun 21 (IPS) - The announcement this week of the personality chosen by Turkey's opposition parties to run for the office of the President of the Republic has taken the majority of the Turks by surprise.

  5. Gay Fiestas Highlight Divisions in Cuba’s LGBTI Community

    Saturday, June 21, 2014

    HAVANA, Jun 21 (IPS) - Two men kiss each other while two women dance together without making other clients feel uncomfortable at the prívate club Humboldt 67, one of the venues seeking to cash in on an untapped market by fulfilling the unmet demand for bas, restaurants and other recreational spaces for the LGBTI community in the Cuban capital.

  6. Conflicts in Syria and Iraq Raising Fears of Contagion in Divided Lebanon

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    BEIRUT, Jun 20 (IPS) - With jihadists leading a Sunni uprising against Iraq's Shiite-dominated government, the conflicts in Syria and Iraq are beginning to reverberate across the region, raising fears of contagion in divided Lebanon where a suicide bombing took place on Friday after a period of calm.

  7. Q&A: “Fukushima Accident Still Ongoing After Three Years”

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Jun 20 (IPS) - It has been three years since the nuclear accident in Fukushima, Japan. But the consequences are still ongoing due to continuous leaks of radioactivity into the environment, says independent nuclear energy consultant Mycle Schneider.

  8. Afghans Look Beyond Elections

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    LAKSHKARGAH, Afghanistan, Jun 20 (IPS) - With protests erupting Thursday over alleged voter fraud during Afghanistan's first-ever democratic transfer of power, and presidential hopeful Abdullah Abdullah announcing his intention to boycott the electoral process, ordinary Afghans are beginning to despair that they will ever start to feel a sense of normalcy in their country, ravaged by years of civil war.

  9. Improved Access to Water May Hold the Solution to Ending FGM in Africa

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    KAMPALA, Jun 20 (IPS) - Could it be possible that if women in Africa had access to water, it could save them from undergoing the harmful practice of female genital mutilation (FGM)? It seems that according to yet-to-be released research by Ugandan Gwada Okot Tao, FGM and other forms of circumcision in Africa could be linked to water.

  10. Deploying Morals Against Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 (IPS) - With legislation, legality and policy at the forefront of governmental decisions on nuclear weapons, what seemingly gets neglected are our morals.