News headlines in November 2014, page 5

  1. Can China’s Silk Road Vision Coexist with a Eurasian Union?

    Thursday, November 20, 2014

    BISHKEK, Nov 20 (IPS) - There is a good chance that economic jockeying between China and Russia in Central Asia will intensify in the coming months. For Russia, Chinese economic expansion could put a crimp in President Vladimir Putin's grand plan for the Eurasian Economic Union.

  2. IPS Honours Crusader for Nuclear Abolition

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 (IPS) - Jayantha Dhanapala was awarded the IPS International Achievement Award for Nuclear Disarmament Monday at the United Nations in New York.

  3. OPINION: The Clock Is Ticking for Nuclear Disarmament

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 19 (IPS) - A nuclear weapon-free world can and must happen in my lifetime. This may seem a bold and wildly Pollyannaish statement for me to make after a lifetime of work in peace and disarmament.

  4. U.S. Missing in Child Rights Convention

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    KATHMANDU, Nov 19 (IPS) - On Nov. 20, the whole world will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the world's most universally ratified human rights treaty, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). Sadly, the United States of America won't be at the party or will simply be watching from the sidelines.

  5. Depression Casts Cloak of Infertility Over Kashmir Valley

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    SRINAGAR, India, Nov 19 (IPS) - It was almost midnight when Mushtaq Margoob woke up to the incessant ringing of his phone. It was his patient, a young woman whom Margoob, a renowned Kashmiri psychiatrist and head of the department of psychiatry at the only psychiatric hospital in Kashmir, had been treating for depression for many years.

  6. A Game-Changing Week on Climate Change

    Wednesday, November 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (IPS) - - In recent days, two major developments have injected new life into international action on climate change.

  7. Shale Oil Fuels Indigenous Conflict in Argentina

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    CAMPO MARIPE, Argentina, Nov 18 (IPS) - The boom in unconventional fossil fuels has revived indigenous conflicts in southwest Argentina. Twenty-two Mapuche communities who live on top of Vaca Muerta, the geological formation where the reserves are located, complain that they were not consulted about the use of their ancestral lands, both "above and below ground."

  8. Iranians Keep Hope Alive for Final Nuclear Deal

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (IPS) - In the United States, the negotiations aimed at a final deal between world powers and Iran over its nuclear programme—in a crucial phase this week—are far from the minds of average people. But for many Iranians, the talks hold the promise of a better future.

  9. OPINION: Why Israel Opposes a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran and What to Do About It

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (IPS) - Nov. 24 is the deadline for six world powers and Iran to reach a final deal over its nuclear programme. If there is no deal, then the talks are likely to be extended, not abandoned.

  10. G20 Seeks to Streamline Private Investment in Infrastructure

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Nov 18 (IPS) - Industrialised countries have agreed to collaborate on a new programme aimed at funnelling significant private-sector investment into global infrastructure projects, particularly in developing countries.