News headlines in May 2015, page 3

  1. Opinion: Tobacco Taxes Too Effective to Overlook in Financing for Development

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    NEW YORK, May 26 (IPS) - Governments are in the midst of tough talks in New York over the text of the Addis Ababa Accord, which is scheduled to be adopted at the end of the Third Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) , to be held in Ethiopia in July.

  2. Opinion: Finance Like a Cancer Grows

    Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    ROME, May 26 (IPS) - It is astonishing that every week we see action being taken in various part of the world against the financial sector, without any noticeable reaction of public opinion.

  3. Pineapple Industry Leaves Costa Rican Communities High and Dry

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    SAN JOSE, May 25 (IPS) - Twelve years after finding the first traces of pesticides used by the pineapple industry, in the rural water supply, around 7,000 people from four communities in Costa Rica's Caribbean region are still unable to consume their tap water.

  4. Q&A: Papua New Guinea Reckons With Unmet Development Goals

    Monday, May 25, 2015

    SYDNEY, May 25 (IPS) - As Papua New Guinea celebrates 40 years of independence, 2015 marks a defining year for the largest Pacific Island nation, set to record 15 percent GDP growth this year.

  5. Accusations of ‘Apartheid’ Cause Israelis to Backpedal

    Sunday, May 24, 2015

  6. Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn Activists

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - After nearly four weeks of negotiations, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended in a predictable outcome: a text overwhelmingly reflecting the views and interests of the nuclear-armed states and some of their nuclear-dependent allies.

  7. When Kenyan Children’s Lives Hang on a Drip

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    NAIROBI, May 23 (IPS) - Acute watery diarrhoea is a major killer of young children but misunderstanding over the benefits of fluid treatment is preventing many Kenyan parents from resorting to this life-saving technique and threatening to reverse the strides that the country has made in child health.

  8. School Gardens Combat Hunger in Argentina

    Saturday, May 23, 2015

    BUENOS AIRES, May 23 (IPS) - In Argentina, where millions of families have unmet dietary needs despite the country's vast expanse of fertile land, the Huerta Niño project promotes organic gardens in rural primary schools, to teach children healthy eating habits and show them that they can grow their own food to fight hunger.

  9. Slum-Dwelling Still a Continental Trend in Africa

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    HARARE, May 22 (IPS) - Nompumelelo Tshabalala, 41, emerges from her dwarf ‘shack' made up of rusty metal sheets and falls short of bumping into this reporter as she bends down to avoid knocking her head against the top part of her makeshift door frame.

  10. Bougainville: Former War-Torn Territory Still Wary of Mining

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    May 22 (IPS) - From Arawa, once the capital city of Bougainville, an autonomous region in eastern Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific Ocean, a long, winding road leads high up into the Crown Prince Ranges in the centre of the island through impenetrable rainforest.