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  1. Hunger, Desperation in Lebanon as Food Prices Rocket

    - Inter Press Service

    Beirut, Nov 18 (IPS) - On the streets of Beirut, Hadi Hassoun begs for a few pounds to feed his five children. He has little hope of a job, especially now that the economic crisis in Lebanon has destroyed wealth.

  2. Why Seed Companies Fear México

    - Inter Press Service

    ORANGE, California, US, Nov 18 (IPS) - Last month México’s Supreme Court provided hope for biodiversity, especially in the Global South, while flaming fear for seed companies. In a historic stepit ruled for corn advocates and against genetically modified (GMO) corn. The decision was a momentous act in country where maíz (corn) carries daily and sacred significance.

  3. Smart, sustainable maritime transport critical to global recovery: UNCTAD

    - UN News

    Although the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on maritime trade last year was less severe than expected, the knock-on effects will be far reaching and could transform the sector, the UN trade and development body, UNCTAD, said in its latest report, published on Thursday. 

  4. Double Solution to Ongoing Food and Climate Crises

    - Inter Press Service

    NAIROBI, Nov 17 (IPS) - For the last ten years, Angeline Wanjira’s food stall at Kirigiti Market in Kiambu County has featured the same foods, cabbages, potatoes and carrots, keeping with the community’s most preferred food types.

  5. Why Covid-19 Misinformation Works

    - Inter Press Service

    SANTIAGO, Nov 17 (IPS) - At the United Nations General Assembly meeting in September, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro used his allotted time at the podium to recount his views on Covid-19. He extolled the virtues of treatments that have been rejected by scientists and proclaimed that he had benefitted from the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine.

  6. The Squid Game: The Story about Losers in the Shadow of Glory

    - Inter Press Service

    Seoul, Nov 16 (IPS) - Immediately after its release, the Squid Game went viral, grabbing the attention of the world's entertainment stage. The grotesque and hyper-violent thriller has reportedly become Netflix's biggest show, the world's most-watched and the most-talked-about streaming entertainment. Is it a case of art imitating life?

  7. Politicians Subsidise Fossil Fuel with Six Trillion Dollars in Just One Year

    - Inter Press Service

    MADRID, Nov 16 (IPS) - It sounds incredible: while politicians have been cackling about the climate emergency and profiling in empty promises to halt it, they have spent six trillion US dollars from taxpayers' money to subsidise fossil fuels in just one year: 2020. And they are set to increase the figure to nearly seven trillion by 2025.

  8. How Effective Communication can Help Boost Intra-African Trade

    - Inter Press Service

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 16 (IPS) - The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement promotes socio-economic growth and development in Africa through liberalised trade processes and structures. So far, the 54 African countries have signed the agreement, resulting in immense potential for the growth of trade between African countries.

  9. WTO Finished Without TRIPS Waiver

    - Inter Press Service

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    KUALA LUMPUR and SYDNEY, Nov 16 (IPS) - Quickly enabling greater and more affordable production of and access to COVID-19 medical needs is urgently needed in the South. Such progress will also foster much needed goodwill for international cooperation, multilateralism and sustainable development.

  10. Growing Digital Divide Threatens Recovery from Covid-19

    - Inter Press Service

    LONDON, Nov 15 (IPS) - A growing digital divide is emerging as a major threat to a robust recovery from the Covid-19 pandemicaccording to new research by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

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