News headlines in May 2015, page 4

  1. Ethiopia’s First Film at Cannes Gives Moving View of Childhood, Gender

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    CANNES, May 22 (IPS) - A boy, a sheep and a stunning mountain landscape. These are the three stars of Lamba poignant film directed by 36-year-old Yared Zeleke and Ethiopia's first entry in France's prestigious Cannes International Film Festival.

  2. Caribbean Looks to France as Key Partner in Climate Financing

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, May 22 (IPS) - By the time leaders of the international community sit down in Paris later this year to discuss climate change, at least two Caribbean leaders are hoping that France can demonstrate its commitment to assisting their adaptation efforts by re-joining the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB).

  3. Opinion: Voice of Civil Society Muffled in Post-2015 Negotiations for Better Future

    Friday, May 22, 2015

    LONDON, May 22 (IPS) - In September, the United Nations will agree on new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will set development priorities for the next 15 years. The draft goals that have been developed are ambitious – they seek to end poverty and ensure no one is left behind.

  4. A Chimera in Growing Cooperation Between China and Brazil

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    RIO DE JANEIRO, May 21 (IPS) - A total of 35 agreements and contracts were signed during Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang's visit to Brazil, as part of the growing ties between the two countries. But there is one project that drew all the attention: the Transcontinental Railway.

  5. Germany’s Asylum Seekers – You Can't Evict a Movement

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    BERLIN, May 21 (IPS) - In a move to take their message of solidarity to refugees across the country and calling for their voices to be heard in Europe's ongoing debate on migration, Germany's asylum seekers have taken their nationwide protest movement for change on the road under the slogan: "You Can't Evict a Movement!".

  6. Opinion: New World Information Order, Internet and the Global South – Part I

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    VILLAGE TUDOROVICI, Montenegro, May 21 (IPS) - More than four decades ago, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) launched the concept of a New International Information Order (NIIO).

  7. Climate Change: Some Companies Reject ‘Business as Usual’

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    PARIS, May 21 (IPS) - When it comes to climate change, business as usual is simply "not an option".

  8. Pakistan’s Streets Kids Drop the Begging Bowl, Opt for Pencils Instead

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    KARACHI, May 21 (IPS) - Khalil Ahmed's life story sounds like it could have come straight out of the plot of a Bollywood flick, but it didn't. And that makes it all the more inspiring.

  9. The U.N. at 70: The Past and Future of U.N. Peacekeeping

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    NEW YORK, May 21 (IPS) - When the Cold War ended in 1991, there was hope the U.N. Security Council would be able to take decisive action to create a more peaceful world. Early blue helmet successes in Cambodia, Namibia, Mozambique, and El Salvador seemed to vindicate that assessment.

  10. Burundi Leader, Stifling Attempted Coup, Cracks Down on Media

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    NEW YORK, May 20 (IPS) - Burundi's President Pierre Nkuruziza, who narrowly avoided his removal from office by a citizen-backed military coup, has turned against the media that closely reported the day to day protests.