News headlines

  1. Experts Warn of Dire Consequences as Lake Victoria's Water Levels Drop Further

    - Inter Press Service

    KAMPALA, Sep 23 (IPS) - Over the years, Cassius Ntege, a fisherman from Kasenyi landing site on the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria has observed the waters of the lake receding. And as one of the many who depend on the lake for their livelihoods, he has had to endure the disastrous consequences of the depleting lake.

  2. World Bank Unveils Major Global Support for Carbon Pricing

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    WASHINGTON, Sep 23 (IPS) - Seventy-three countries and 22 lower-level governments offered formal support Monday for a global price on carbon dioxide emissions, including China, Russia and the European Union.

  3. U.N. High-Level Summits Ignore World's Political Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Sep 22 (IPS) - As the 69th session of the General Assembly took off with the usual political pageantry, the United Nations will be hosting as many as seven "high-level meetings", "summits" and "special sessions" compressed into a single week - the largest number in living memory.

  4. ISIS Complicates Iran’s Nuclear Focus at UNGA

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON, Sep 22 (IPS) - Iran's foreign minister arrived in New York last week with his sights set on a final deal on Iran's nuclear programme. But a pressing regional conflict is hanging heavily over the already strained negotiations as Iran and world powers resume talks on the sidelines of this week's U.N. General Assembly.

  5. Climate Change an "Existential Threat" for the Caribbean

    - Inter Press Service

    KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Sep 22 (IPS) - When it comes to climate change, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves doesn't mince words: he will tell you that it is a matter of life and death for Small Island Developing States (SIDS).

  6. Mongolia’s Poorest Turn Garbage into Gold

    - Inter Press Service

    ULAANBAATAR, Sep 22 (IPS) - Ulziikhutag Jigjid, 49, is a member of a 10-person group in the Khan-Uul district on the outskirts of Mongolia's capital Ulaanbaatar, which is producing brooms, chairs, containers, and other handmade products from discarded soda and juice containers.

  7. Green Economy Isn't Rocket Science – And It's Not Even Costly

    - Inter Press Service

    UXBRIDGE, Canada, Sep 22 (IPS) - Acting on climate change will not hurt domestic economic growth, and in fact is more likely to boost growth, most analyses now show.

  8. Kenya’s Ogiek Women Conquer Cultural Barriers to Support their Families

    - Inter Press Service

    NAKURU COUNTY, Kenya, Sep 22 (IPS) - Just two years ago, Mary Ondolo, a 50-year-old mother of nine from Kenya's marginalised, hunter-gatherer community, the Ogiek, used to live in a grass thatched, mud house for decades. 

  9. Only the Crazy and Economists Believe Growth is Endless

    - Inter Press Service

    LEIPZIG, Sep 22 (IPS) - From the mid-20th century onwards, economic growth has come to count as a self-evident goal in economic policies and GDP to be seen as the most important index for measuring economic activities.

  10. Half a Century of Struggle Against Underdevelopment

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    ROME, Sep 22 (IPS) - The idea of creating Inter Press Service (IPS) arose in the early 1960s in response to awareness that a vacuum existed in the world of journalism, which had two basic aspects.

Powered by Inter Press Service International News Agency and UN News

Web feed for news headlines