News headlines in April 2015, page 2

  1. Caribbean Stakes Out “Red Line Issues” for Paris Climate Talks

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    CASTRIES, St. Lucia, Apr 28 (IPS) - When the international climate change talks ended in Peru last December, the 15-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a political and economic union comprising small, developing, climate-vulnerable islands and low-lying nations, left with "the bare minimum necessary to continue the process to address climate change".

  2. Anti-Foreigner Discrimination ‘Fostered in South African Schools’

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    NEW YORK, Apr 28 (IPS) - A practice of denying admission to South African public schools of children without visas or whose parents are refugees from other African countries is creating a foundation for the current rash of xenophobia, critics of the practice say.

  3. European Biofuel Bubble Bursts

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    BRUSSELS, Apr 28 (IPS) - Ten years of debate in the European Union over the detrimental effects of the demand for biofuels for transport on food prices, hunger, forest destruction, land consumption and climate change have come to an end.

  4. Expo 2015 Host City Promotes Urban Food Policy Pact

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    MILAN, Apr 28 (IPS) - How can we provide healthy food for everyone, without threatening the survival of our planet? This is the fundamental issue at the centre of Expo 2015 – which has ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life' as its central theme – and a huge challenge for cities. 

  5. Chaos Grows in Burundi as President Defies Advice to Step Down

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    NEW YORK, Apr 28 (IPS) - Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza, overriding objections to an ill-advised third term, now faces a growing popular movement to oust him after his term ends this coming June.

  6. Cash-Strapped Latin American Countries Turn to China for Credit

    Tuesday, April 28, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 28 (IPS) - Angolans are generally grateful for China's participation in the reconstruction of their central African country, in spite of the fact that some of the roads and buildings built by Chinese firms are of poor quality, and mainly Chinese labourers have been hired rather than local workers.

  7. As Nuke Talks Begin, U.N. Chief Warns of Dangerous Return to Cold War Mentalities

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Against the backdrop of a new Cold War between the United States and Russia, two of the world's major nuclear powers, the United Nations is once again playing host to a four-week-long international review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

  8. Opinion: Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realising Rights

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Our world is out of balance. It is both wealthier and more unequal today than at any time since the Second World War.

  9. No Woman, No World

    Monday, April 27, 2015

  10. Want to Help Nepal Recover from the Quake? Cancel its Debt, Says Rights Group

    Monday, April 27, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - The death toll has now passed 3,300, and there is no telling how much farther it will climb. Search and rescue operations in Nepal entered their third day Monday, as the government and international aid agencies scramble to cope with the aftermath of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck this South Asian nation on Apr. 25.