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Dirty Energy Reliance Undercuts U.S., Canada Rhetoric at Climate Talks

Saturday, December 13, 2014

LIMA, Dic 13 (IPS) - While U.S. and Canadian officials delivered speeches about how the world needs to step up to their responsibilities at the U.N. climate negotiations in Lima, Peru, activists from North America demanded clear answers back home on their governments' relationships with fossil fuel corporations, as well as the future of several major oil projects across the continent.

OPINION: Europe Has Lost Its Compass

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ROME, Dic 13 (IPS) - The Swedish Social Democrat government, which took office only two months ago, has just resigned. The far-right anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats sided with the four-party centre-right opposition alliance, and new elections will be held in March next year.

OPINION: Climate Change and Inequalities: How Will They Impact Women?

Friday, December 12, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 12 (IPS) - Among all the impacts of climate change, from rising sea levels to landslides and flooding, there is one that does not get the attention it deserves: an exacerbation of inequalities, particularly for women.

Climate Change Creates New Geography of Food

Friday, December 12, 2014

LIMA, Dic 12 (IPS) - The magnitude of the climate changes brought about by global warming and the alterations in rainfall patterns are modifying the geography of food production in the tropics, warned participants at the climate summit in the Peruvian capital.

Is U.N. Convention Against Torture in Jeopardy?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 11 (IPS) - The timing was inadvertently impeccable as two stinging reports on harsh interrogation techniques - by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in the United States and former military regimes in Brazil - were released on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the U.N. Convention Against Torture.

Faiths United Against Nuclear Weapons

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

VIENNA, Dic 10 (IPS) - "Never was there a greater need than now for all the religions to combine, to pull their wisdom and to give the benefit of that combined, huge repository of wisdom to international law and to the world."

Nuclear States Face Barrage of Criticism in Vienna

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

VIENNA, Dic 10 (IPS) - Sarcastic laughter erupted when a civil society representative expressed his "admiration for the delegate of the United States, who with one insensitive, ill-timed, inappropriate and diplomatically inept intervention" had "managed to dispel the considerable goodwill the U.S. had garnered by its decision to participate" in Vienna Conference on Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons.

Groups Push Obama to Clarify U.S. Abortion Funding for Wartime Rape

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 10 (IPS) - Nearly two dozen health, advocacy and faith groups are calling on President Barack Obama to take executive action clarifying that U.S. assistance can be used to fund abortion services for women and girls raped in the context of war and conflict.

Release of Senate Torture Report Insufficient, Say Rights Groups

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, Dic 10 (IPS) - Tuesday's release by the Senate Intelligence Committee of its long-awaited report on the torture by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of detainees in the so-called "war on terror" does not go far enough, according to major U.S. human rights groups.

Activists Seek Ban on Nuke Strikes Against Cities

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Dic 10 (IPS) - Civil society groups are urging the U.N. General Assembly to pass a resolution declaring nuclear strikes on cities to be a clear-cut violation of international humanitarian law.

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