News headlines in February 2017, page 3

  1. Trump Marks the End of a Cycle

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    ROME, Feb 21 (IPS) - Let us stop debating what newly-elected US President Trump is doing or might do and look at him in terms of historical importance. Put simply, Trump marks the end of an American cycle!

  2. South Sudan Declares Famine, Other Countries May Follow Warns UNICEF

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 21 (IPS) - South Sudan Monday became the first country to declare famine since 2012, as UNICEF warned that 1.4 million children are at risk of dying from starvation with famine also imminent in Nigeria, Somalia, and Yemen.

  3. Tax Evasion Lessons From Panama

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    KUALA LAMPUR, Feb 21 (IPS) - Unlike Wikileaks and other exposes, the Panama revelations were carefully managed, if not edited, quite selective, and hence targeted, at least initially. Most observers attribute this to the political agendas of its main sponsors. Nevertheless, the revelations have highlighted some problems associated with illicit financial flows, as well as tax evasion and avoidance, including the role of enabling governments, legislation, legal and accounting firms as well as shell companies.

  4. Humanitarian Crisis, Result of Decades of Globalization with No Concern for Social Justice

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    GENEVA, Feb 21 (IPS) - The distressing images of desperate people making the treacherous journey across the Mediterranean Sea and the Balkans to escape armed conflict, social tensions, discrimination and poverty harm the preconditions to achieve social harmony.

  5. Red Tape Snarls Nepal’s Ambitious Poverty-Alleviation Plans

    Tuesday, February 21, 2017

    KATHMANDU, Feb 21 (IPS) - Juna Bhujel of Sindupalchowk District, 85 kilometres northeast of Nepal's capital Kathmandu, lost her daughter-in-law in the Apr. 25, 2015 earthquake. Fortunately, she managed to rescue her two-year-old grandson, who was trapped between her mother's body and the rubble.

  6. Palestinian Rejection Underscores Limits of UN Chief’s Powers

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) - Pointing out an example of the hierarchy of political power at the United Nations, a former Nigerian ambassador once told a group of reporters of an encounter at an international gathering in Africa when he ran into one of his friends who had returned from a visit to New York.

  7. Confusion over U.S. Travel Ban Grounds Foreign Correspondents

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    NEW YORK, Feb 20 (IPS) - New restrictions on immigrants and refugees coming to the United States are also posing challenges for foreign correspondents covering news in the United States. Some have had to indefinitely postpone plans to report on conflicts in the Middle East while others have found an unfriendly reminder of their past treatment as journalists in less free countries.

  8. Aging, Depression and Disease in South Africa

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Canberra, Philadelphia and Manchester, Feb 20 (IPS) - Old age is often characterised by poor health due to isolation, morbidities and disabilities in carrying out activities of daily living (DADLs) leading to depression.

  9. Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    ROME, Feb 20 (IPS) - Now that President Donald Trump's decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States continues to drift into legal labyrinths about its legality–or not, it may be useful to clarify some myths that often lead to an even greater confusion regarding the over-written, under-reported issue of who are Arabs and who Muslims.

  10. Making the Deep Blue Sea Green Again

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Feb 20 (IPS) - Kids growing up in the Seychelles think of the ocean as their backyard, says Ronald Jean Jumeau, the Seychelles ambassador to the UN.