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  1. Let us now praise brave women and men: The Nobel Peace Prize 2021

    - Inter Press Service

    A story from Inter Press Service, an international news agency

    STOCKHOLM, Jan 13 (IPS) - In several countries around the globe, telling the truth is according to its rulers and other influential, generally wealthy, persons a serious crime that might be punished by muzzling the truth-tellers, slandering and humiliating them, and threatening their families and friends. If that does not make them shut up and repent they might be tortured, imprisoned and even killed.

  2. On Nuclear Weapons, Actions Belie Reassuring Words

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Jan 13 (IPS) - On Jan. 3, the leaders of the five nuclear-armed members of the nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) issued a rare joint statement on preventing nuclear war in which they affirmed, for the first time, the 1985 Reagan-Gorbachev maxim that “a nuclear war cannot be won and must never be fought.”

  3. Covid-19 Disrupts UN & Threatens Potential Cash Crisis in World Body

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 13 (IPS) - The 22-month-old coronavirus pandemic – which has claimed over 5.4 million lives worldwide, devastated economies and reduced an additional 100 million people to poverty—has also disrupted the work of a partially locked-down United Nations triggering a potential cash crisis in the world body.

  4. COVID-19 pandemic stalls global economic recovery: UN report

    - UN News

    The UN’s key report on the global economy, released on Thursday, shows that the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant has put the brakes on a rapid recovery, counteracting signs of solid growth at the end of last year. 

  5. Can Barter System Work in Today's India?

    - Inter Press Service

    MUMBAI, India, Jan 12 (IPS) - When COVID-19 hit in early 2020, it affected every aspect of people’s lives. For many from the most marginalised sections of society, it meant loss of employment and lack of access to educationfoodand the marketamong other things.

  6. Climate Action Incomplete Without Women's Contribution

    - Inter Press Service

    Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 12 (IPS) - Judy Wangari is one of an estimated 800,000 smallholder potato farmers who, according to the National Potato Council of Kenya, contribute at least 83 percent of the total potato production.

  7. Disparities in the Arab Region: Hunger Doubles, Indebtedness Triggers, Recovery Uneven

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Jan 12 (IPS) - The panorama is bleak: hunger in the Arab region continues to rise, with more than 90% increase since 2000, while indebtedness is growing, and the economic recovery is tenuous and uneven.

  8. The Straw that Broke Kazakhstan's Back

    - Inter Press Service

    ALMATY, Kazakhstan, Jan 12 (IPS) - The most violent protests of the past 30 years have erupted across Kazakhstan — exposing decades of inequality, injustice, and corruption. The protests of an unprecedented scale have rocked cities across Kazakhstan for days, as the population grew increasingly dissatisfied with the country’s leadership.

  9. COVID-19 variants, rising debt, threaten global economic growth: World Bank

    - UN News

    Global growth will slow down over the next two years in the face of “fresh threats” from COVID-19 variants and rising inflation, debt and income inequality, the World Bank said on Tuesday in its latest report.

  10. China Opens Embassy in Nicaragua for First Time since 1990 after Taiwan Ties Cut

    - Inter Press Service

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    AUSTRALIA, Jan 10 (IPS) - For the first time since 1990, China has (re)opened an embassy in ManaguaNicaragua, less than a month after Nicaragua cut ties with Taiwan. The (re)opening of the embassy on January 1, 2022 comes amidst the backdrop of US-China tensionsparticularly over trade and Taiwanas well as worsening Cross-Straits relations.

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