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  1. The Allure of Strongmen

    - Inter Press Service

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 05 (IPS) - After President Putin had given a speech, garnered with accusations and myths, a mega-show at the Red Square celebrated the re-entry of four Ukrainian regions to the bosom of Mother Russia. This while a mass mobilization was preparing to throw hundreds of thousands of young men into the hell of war. Why are people trusting, supporting and even admiring a political leader like Putin? One of many reasons might be his stance as Supreme Leader, a Strongman.

  2. Successful Climate Solutions Require Investment in the Lives of Adolescent Girls

    - Inter Press Service

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 05 (IPS) - This year commemorates the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl Child. While the last decade has seen greater attention on the positive development needs of girls, we must move beyond documenting the barriers that girls face to investing in and prioritizing girl-centered solutions to the critical development challenges of our world.

  3. Latest DPR Korea missile launch risks escalating tensions, Security Council hears

    - UN News

    The international community must step up efforts to eliminate nuclear weapons in the wake of the latest firing of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), a senior UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday.

  4. Guterres says Central African Republic must ‘spare no effort’ to help bring killers of UN peacekeepers to justice

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General has expressed his deep sadness over the death of three peacekeepers from Bangladesh who were killed on Monday in the Central African Republic (CAR), following a roadside bomb explosion near the border with Cameroon. Others were injured, and one remains in a critical condition.

  5. Journalists, Under Threat, Need Safe Refuge Through Special Emergency Visas

    - Inter Press Service

    NEW YORK, Oct 04 (IPS) - “This woman sitting next to me, Maria Ressa, is a Nobel laureate and a convicted criminal,” said barrister Amal Clooney, who co-leads the international legal team representing Ressa. The founder of news website Rappler, Ressa has been targeted with a barrage of legal charges intended to stop her journalism in the Philippines.

  6. Ideology and Dogma Ensure Policy Disaster

    - Inter Press Service

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 04 (IPS) - Central banks (CBs) around the world – led by the US Fed, European Central Bank and Bank of England – are raising interest rates, ostensibly to check inflation. The ensuing race to the bottom is hastening world economic recession.

  7. UN chief condemns DPR Korea missile launch over Japan as ‘reckless act’

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General on Tuesday strongly condemned the launch of a ballistic missile by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), more commonly known as North Korea, which reportedly travelled over Japan.

  8. Five years of violence in northern Mozambique has forced nearly a million to flee

    - UN News

    Nearly one million people have fled extreme violence perpetrated by non-State armed groups in northern Mozambique over the past five years, the UN refugee agency UNHCR reported on Tuesday. 

  9. UN envoy urges dialogue to end political impasse in Iraq

    - UN News

    The absence of a functioning government in Iraq one year after elections were held is hard to justify, the top UN official in the country said on Tuesday, urging political leaders to put aside their differences for the common good. 

  10. Population Growth Diversity Continuing in the 21st Century

    - Inter Press Service

    PORTLAND, USA, Oct 03 (IPS) - While the world’s population of 8 billion is continuing to increase and projected to reach 9 billion by 2037 and 10 billion by 2058, considerable diversity in the population growth of countries is continuing in the 21st century.

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