News headlines in January 2020, page 3

  1. China Ranked World’s Second Largest Arms Producer Trailing Behind US

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 27 (IPS) - Donald Trump, the vociferously unpredictable US president, has long chastised China for seeking "unfair" advantage over trade and tariffs, violating intellectual property rights and "manipulating" the country's currency to its advantage.

  2. Inequality, Stagnation and Instability ‒ the New Normal for Finance Capitalism

    GENEVA, Jan 24 (IPS) - The failure of large-scale bailout operations, historically low interest rates and rapid injection of liquidity to bring about a strong recovery from the 2008-2009 financial crisis and recession created a widespread concern that advanced economies suffered from a chronic demand gap and faced the spectre of stagnation.

  3. Nature Losses Threaten Emerging Economies

    Jan 24 (IPS) - More than half of worldwide GDP is moderately or highly dependent on nature, putting biodiversity loss among the top five risks to the global economy, according to a report presented at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

  4. When UN’s Cash Crisis Undermines Human Rights, Are the World’s Torturers the Key Beneficiaries?

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - The UN's ongoing cash crisis, which has virtually destabilized the Organization's day-to-day operations, has also undermined the human rights mandate of the Geneva-based Human Rights Council (HRC).

  5. At the International Summit on Balanced & Inclusive Education: A Call to Transform Globally

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In an increasingly unequal and divided world, what role can education play to achieve sustainable development globally?

  6. Experts laud International Court of Justice Order on Myanmar to Halt all Genocidal Conduct

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 24 (IPS) - In a groundbreaking and much anticipated ruling delivered on Thursday, the International Court of Justice demanded that Myanmar halt all measures that contribute to the genocide of the Rohingya community. 

  7. Am I Abused or Am I a Failure to Adjust? - A Migrant’s Story

    NEW YORK, Jan 24 (IPS) - Every year hundreds of immigrants leave their homes and trail to a land of dream and hope where they aspire to find peace, happiness and sometimes a little bit of safety compared to what they leave behind.

  8. Top UN Court Orders Myanmar to Protect Rohingya from Genocide

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 23 (IPS) - Myanmar must take steps to protect its minority Rohingya population, the top UN court unanimously ruled on Thursday.

  9. Blue Innovation in the Commonwealth

    Jan 23 (IPS) - New opportunities to invest in the ocean economyWith 95 per cent of the ocean still unexplored by humans, we are only just beginning to understand its profound influence on life on earth, including its effect on global climate and ecosystems.

  10. Leprosy Re-emerges as a Global Health Challenge

    HYDERABAD, India, Jan 23 (IPS) - Sunday, Jan. 26, is World Leprosy Day, which is observed to raise awareness about the disease and those affected by it. IPS Senior Correspondent Stella Paul looks at how the disease is re-emerging as a global health challenge, particularly in countries like India, Brazil and Indonesia.

    Fifteen years ago, Sattamma – a daily labourer in the Rangareddy district of southern India's Telangana state – was abandoned by her husband after she was diagnosed with Hansen's Disease.