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  1. Argentina Aims for a Delicate Climate Balance in the G20

    Friday, April 20, 2018

    BUENOS AIRES, Apr 20 (IPS) - As president this year of the Group of 20 (G20) developed and emerging nations, Argentina has now formally begun the task of trying to rebuild a consensus around climate change. It will be an uphill climb, since the position taken by the United States in 2017 led to a noisy failure in the group with regard to the issue.

  2. Middle East: a Threat to World Peace & Security, Warns UN Chief

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 13 (IPS) - UN Secretary-General António Guterres in an address to the Security CouncilThe situation in the Middle East is in chaos — to such an extent it has become a threat to international peace and security. The region is facing a true Gordian knot – different fault lines crossing each other and creating a highly volatile situation with risks of escalation, fragmentation and division as far as the eye can see with profound regional and global ramifications.

  3. “International Solidarity” at Yemen Donor Conference

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 05 (IPS) - The international community has pledged over two billion dollars towards urgently needed humanitarian assistance to Yemen during a UN event.

  4. Bolton: Is He the Walrus –Goo goo g'joob?

    Thursday, April 05, 2018

    NEW YORK, Apr 05 (IPS) - Ian Williams is a senior analyst who has written for newspapers and magazines around the world, including the Australian, The Independent, New York Observer, The Financial Times and The Guardian. He is the author of UNtold: The Real Story of the United Nations in Peace and War*.President Trump's nomination of John Bolton as his National Security Advisor highlights the deep irrationality of this White House's global agenda. Apparently, the world has hitherto been spared Bolton's robust sabotage only because the President has an eccentric visceral antipathy to his mustache, but so far could not find another, clean-shaven, candidate in the rapidly draining pool of applicants for White House jobs.

  5. Trump Begins to Reverberate in Mexico’s Presidential Elections

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    MEXICO CITY, Apr 04 (IPS) - Statements by U.S. President Donald Trump against Mexico have begun to permeate the presidential election campaign in this Latin American country, forcing the candidates to pronounce themselves on the matter.

  6. What’s Happening to the World Income Distribution?

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 04 (IPS) - Homi Kharas is Interim Vice President and Director -Global Economy and Development and Brina Seidel is Research Analyst - Global Economy and Development, The Brookings Institution*In 2013, Christoph Lakner and Branko Milanovic published a graph—quickly dubbed the "elephant chart"—that depicts changes in income distribution across the world between 1988 and 2008.

  7. Yemen the World’s Worst Humanitarian Crisis, Says UN Chief

    Wednesday, April 04, 2018

    GENEVA, Apr 04 (IPS) - Secretary-General António Guterres, in his address to the Pledging Conference on Yemen.Thank you all for being here today to show your solidarity with the women, men, girls and boys of Yemen. And I want to thank my co-chairs, the Governments of Sweden and Switzerland, for hosting this conference for the second year and for their continued humanitarian commitment.

  8. Castro’s Successor to Inherit Long-standing Conflict Between Cuba and the United States

    Monday, April 02, 2018

    HAVANA, Apr 02 (IPS) - Cuba's tense relations with the United States under the administration of Donald Trump reflect a scenario of conflict that is not alien to the generation that will take over the country on Apr. 19, when President Raúl Castro is set to step down.

  9. Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 30 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association*One year into the unorthodox presidency of Donald Trump, the United States faces an array of complex and dangerous foreign policy challenges that require principled leadership, pragmatism, patience, and smart diplomacy.

  10. Has Trump Just Launched a Global Trade War?

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    PENANG, Malaysia, Mar 14 (IPS) - Martin Khor is Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in GenevaLast week's action by President Donald Trump has ended the United States' leadership on liberal trade and may trigger a global trade war with major damaging consequences.

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