The Buenos Aires Herald Strong criticism as US Republican frontrunner refuses to denounce support from white supremacist WASHINGTON — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump was widely condemned yesterday for refusing to denounce an implicit endorsement from a white supremacist Ku… Continue Reading
Patrick Wintour and Mark Tran – The Guardian France calls for monitors to evaluate alleged breaches of partial ceasefire as aid deliveries to besieged towns begin Monday 29 February 2016 . The Syrian ceasefire is facing its first serious test… Continue Reading
By Mario Osava RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 26 2016 (IPS) – Three decades of dengue fever epidemic did not manage to awaken a sense of urgency in Brazil regarding the need for improving and expanding basic sanitation. But the recent… Continue Reading
Thomas Fazi – Social Europe In recent weeks, Germany has put forward two proposals for the ‘future viability’ of the EMU that, if approved, would radically alter the nature of the currency union. For the worse.
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2016 (IPS) – The UN Development Programme (UNDP) celebrated its 50th anniversary this week with a pledge to help implement the UN’s post-2015 development agenda aimed at eliminating extreme poverty and hunger by 2030.
Submitted by George Washington -Zero Hedge CIA-backed Islamic rebels are fighting against Pentagon-backed Kurish rebels in Syria. Buzzfeed notes: Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they… Continue Reading
FRANCE 24, with AFP European countries’ “shameful” response to the migrant crisis and their counter-terrorism policies risk undermining their historic commitment to human rights, Amnesty International warned on Wednesday, singling out France for particular criticism.
Martin Wolf – Financial Times No simple solutions for the global economic imbalances of today exist, only palliatives The world economy is slowing, both structurally and cyclically. How might policy respond? With desperate improvisations, no doubt. Negative interest rates have… Continue Reading
Simon Samuels* – Financial Times During Deutsche Bank’s share price meltdown a couple of weeks ago, Wolfgang Schäuble, the German finance minister, said he had “no concerns” about the health of Germany’s largest bank. But what could he actually do… Continue Reading
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2016 (IPS) – The continued decline in oil prices is threatening to have a direct and indirect impact on several fronts, including development aid, migrant workers and remittances, voluntary contributions to UN agencies, humanitarian… Continue Reading
By José Ramos-Horta* – The Huffington Post The crisis in which FIFA has been plunged over the course of the last year concerns me deeply and the significance of the FIFA Presidential election on February 26, 2016 should not be… Continue Reading
Vjay Prashad* -The Hindu His ascent as UN Secretary-General came at a time when the world was turning unipolar after the Soviet collapse. Preserving the UN’s independence became his impossible task. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, the first African to head the United… Continue Reading
by Roberto Savio* ROME, Feb. – It is no coincidence that Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who died on Feb. 16, was the only Secretary-General in the history of the United Nations to have served only one of the two terms that have… Continue Reading
By Katrina vanden Heuvel* – The Nation Depending on whom you ask, Michael Moore’s latest documentary either “shows off his kinder, gentler side” or shows that he is “angrier than ever.” Headlines have alternately described “Where to Invade Next,” released… Continue Reading
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 2016 (IPS) – Boutros Boutros-Ghali, who passed away Tuesday at the age of 93, was the only UN Secretary-General (1992-1996) to be denied a second term in office because of a US veto in… Continue Reading
By Nan Aron and Kyle C. Barry – The Nation Once again, Justice Antonin Scalia is in the middle of a presidential election. Fifteen years ago, in December 2000, he was a part of the 5-4 Supreme Court majority in… Continue Reading
By Baher Kamal MADRID, Feb 2016 (IPS) – When 25 million Syrians–half of them refugees abroad or at home and the other half terrorised by daily bombing, learnt that major world leaders in their meeting in Germany launched an unprecedented… Continue Reading
EDITORIAL, Johan Galtung- TRANSCEND Media Service Concluding Remarks, Colloque, Université Catholique Lyon, 5-6 Feb 2016 The Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 10 December 1948–the two Conventions of 16 November 1966 are international law–was edited by a committee of Men;… Continue Reading
Mehul Srivastava in Istanbul, Erika Solomon in Gazientep – Financial Times Turkey on Sunday shelled US-backed Kurdish rebels in northern Syria as they attempted to take over an abandoned air base near its borders, ignoring US requests to stop targeting… Continue Reading
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Feb 12 2016 (IPS) – The growing number of indiscriminate bombings in three of the most devastating military conflicts currently underway -– in Syria, Afghanistan and Yemen – are taking a heavy toll on medical… Continue Reading