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  1. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    MIAMI, Jul 31 (IPS) - In the cinematic context of the death of the Italian and universal composer, Ennio Morricone, author of the background music of more than four hundred films, as an indirect tribute, Europe took a solid step.

  2. If UN is Working “Full Throttle” While Locked Down, Shouldn’t Most Staffers Work from Home –Permanently?

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 27 (IPS) - When the coronavirus pandemic delivered a mortal blow to the United States, grounding the country to a virtual standstill and throwing its economy into a deep recession, hundreds and thousands were forced to work "remotely" while offices remained shuttered, beginning late March.

  3. Trump the Wannabe Dictator

    NEW YORK, Jul 24 (IPS) - I, like many of my fellow Americans, am extremely concerned about Trump's dictatorial tendencies. Given his behavior – what he said and did over the past four years – he may well act on some of these tendencies, especially if he loses the election by a narrow margin.

  4. UN Chief Warns of Deadly Germs as Potential Bioterrorist Weapons

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 08 (IPS) - The coronavirus—which has claimed the lives of over 538,000 people and infected more than 11.6 million worldwide—has destabilized virtually every facet of human life ever since its outbreak in late December.

  5. Security Council’s Overdue COVID-19 Ceasefire Resolution Must Put Women & Youth at Center

    NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 07 (IPS) - More than three months after UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres made an urgent appeal for a global ceasefire in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Security Council has finally passed a resolution supporting his call.

  6. The Missing SDG: Ensure the Digital Age Supports People, Planet, Prosperity & Peace

    MONTREAL, Canada, Jul 06 (IPS) - As the nations of the world prepare to gather virtually to assess progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), society is just beginning to imagine what a post-COVID world might be like.

  7. Nuclear Testing, Never Again

    WASHINGTON DC, Jul 01 (IPS) - Seventy-five years ago, on July 16, the United States detonated the world's first nuclear weapons test explosion in the New Mexican desert. Just three weeks later, U.S. Air Force B-29 bombers executed surprise atomic bomb attacks on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing at least 214,000 people by the end of 1945, and injuring untold thousands more who died in the years afterward.

  8. Cover-up at the UN: You Scratch My Back & I’ll Scratch Yours

    UNITED NATIONS, Jul 01 (IPS) - The ongoing battle between China and the United States is threatening to paralyze the most powerful body at the United Nations – the 15-member Security Council (UNSC)—which has virtually gone MIA (missing in action) on some of the key politically-sensitive issues of the day.

  9. India’s Test along the Line of Actual Control

    NEW DELHI, Jun 30 (IPS) - Being the sole candidate from the Asia Pacific region for the non-permanent seat of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), India was elected by 184 votes in the 193-member United Nations' General Assembly on June 17, 2020.

  10. The US & the UN -- A Looming Confrontation

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jun 25 (IPS) - The recent approach of the US to the UN and its agencies has left many shaking their heads. The US, under President Roosevelt, played a seminal role in creating the UN and its key agencies after World War II and subsequently nurturing them.

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