News headlines in June 2015, page 2

  1. Opinion: 'Slight Deceleration' in G20 Trade Restrictions but Continued Vigilance Needed

    Monday, June 29, 2015

  2. Afghanistan: No Place for Children

    Monday, June 29, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 (IPS) - No one will deny that when a child – any child – is killed, it is a tragedy. Imagine, then, the extent of the tragedy in Afghanistan where, in just four years, 2,302 children have lost their lives as a result of ongoing fighting in this country of 30 million people.

  3. Opinion: The ACP at 40 – Repositioning as a Global Player

    Sunday, June 28, 2015

  4. Rome March Celebrate Pope’s Call for Urgent Climate Action

    Sunday, June 28, 2015

    ROME, Jun 28 (IPS) - People of faith, civil society groups, and communities affected by climate change marched together in Rome Sunday Jun. 28 to express gratitude to Pope Francis for the release of his Laudato Si encyclical on the environment, and call for bolder climate action by world leaders.

  5. High Hopes in Iran as Nuclear Talks Head Into Final Round

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    WASHINGTON, Jun 26 (IPS) - A final deal on Iran's nuclear programme wouldn't only make non-proliferation history. It would also be the beginning of a better life for the Iranian people—or at least that's what they're hoping.

  6. Donors Pledge Over 4.4 Billion Dollars to Nepal - But With a Caveat

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 26 (IPS) - Blessed with more than 4.4 billion dollars in pledges at an international donor conference in Kathmandu on Thursday, the government of Nepal is expected to launch a massive reconstruction project to rebuild the earthquake-devastated South Asian nation.

  7. Ghosts Of War Give Way to Development in Sri Lanka

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    JAFFNA, Sri Lanka, Jun 26 (IPS) - It is an oasis from the scorching heat outside. The three-storey, centrally air-conditioned Cargills Square, a major mall in Sri Lanka's northern Jaffna town, is the latest hangout spot in the former warzone, where everyone from teenagers to families to off-duty military officers converge.

  8. German Development Cooperation Piggybacks Onto Africa’s E-Boom

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    BERLIN, Jun 26 (IPS) - In a major paradigm shift, the German government is now placing its bets on digitalisation for its development cooperation policy with Africa, under what it calls a Strategic Partnership for a 'Digital Africa'.

  9. Charleston Church Shooting Sparks Debate on Race in South Africa

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    NEW YORK, Jun 26 (IPS) - South Africa's old guard of separatist whites who supported the racist policy of apartheid have been reading with interest about Dylann Roof, accused assassin in the deaths of nine churchgoers at the Mother Emanuel Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

  10. Fracking Expands Under the Radar on Mexican Lands

    Friday, June 26, 2015

    MEXICO CITY, Jun 26 (IPS) - "People don't know what ‘fracking' is and there is little concern about the issue because it's not visible yet," said Gabino Vicente, a delegate of one of the municipalities in southern Mexico where exploration for unconventional gas is forging ahead.