Australia targets UN council seat

Phillip Coorey Chief Political Correspondent in New York . The Sydney Morning Herald March 31, 2008 .KEVIN RUDD has repudiated the foreign policy style of the Howard government by announcing Australia will push for membership of the United Nations Security… Continue Reading

Interview with Agneta Ucko, director of Arigatou International UNITED NATIONS, Mar 31 (IPS) – As the United Nations plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its landmark Convention on the Rights of the Child next year, the world’s 2.2 billion… Continue Reading

Kosovo Shadow Falls on Moldova

By Claudia Ciobanu SOFIA, Mar 27 (IPS) – Moldova and its separatist region Transdniester, engaged for 16 years in a conflict over the latter’s independence, each had reasons to believe the spring of 2008 would bring a settlement favourable to… Continue Reading

Anglo-Saxon attitudes

From Economist.com Mar 27th 2008 A poll that we commissioned suggests that Britain and America may have less in common than is widely assumed TO TURN over the supposed Anglo-American common ground carefully, The Economist commissioned pollsters at YouGov in… Continue Reading

EUROPE: Poland Shows its Tusk

Analysis by Zoltán Dujisin PRAGUE, Mar 26 (IPS) – What looked like a foregone conclusion — Warsaw nodding to Washington’s request to build a U.S. missile base in Poland — is on thin ice after Poland’s new government decided to… Continue Reading

Brazil Reserves the Right of Admission

By Mario Osava RIO DE JANEIRO, Mar 25 (IPS) – Increasing numbers of Brazilians are being refused entry at Spanish airports, sometimes in humiliating fashion, as the influx of Brazilian immigrants to Europe grows, and the deportations are causing diplomatic… Continue Reading

Five Years In Iraq

By Karen DeYoung Washington Post Staff Writer Iraqis and Americans Offer Perspectives on the War Wednesday, March 19, 2008 For a majority of Americans, today marks the fifth anniversary of the start of an Iraq war that was not worth… Continue Reading