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Philippines Invokes Law to Fight Chinese Muscle

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After a year of futile diplomatic efforts aimed at resolving the South China Sea disputes, the Philippines has risked permanent estrangement with China by pressing ahead with an unprecedented arbitration case before a United Nations court at The Hague, while ironing out a new security pact with the U.S. The primary goal of the Philippines’ […]The post Philippines Invokes Law to Fight Chines

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Africa’s Youth Not Lured by Unglamorous Farming

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Ketsela Negatu is the son of an Ethiopian goat farmer living close to the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, who refuses to follow in his father’s footsteps. The 19-year-old has negative perceptions about the family profession after seeing the dim prospects a farming livelihood has offered his father.  “I will go to the city and try […]The post Africa’s Youth Not Lured by Unglamorous Farming a

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Rural Costa Rican Women Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change

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Olga Vargas, a breast cancer survivor, is back in the countryside, working in a forestry programme in the north of Costa Rica aimed at empowering women while at the same time mitigating the effects of climate change. Her recent illness and a community dispute over the land the project previously used – granted by the […]The post Rural Costa Rican Women Plant Trees to Fight Climate Change ap

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California Cities Gear Up to Fight “Big Soda”

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Mexico is fighting obesity and accompanying diseases with a one-peso per litre tax on sugar-sweetened beverages that kicked in Jan. 1. France implemented its “cola tax” in 2012. Several U.S. states tax sugar-sweetened beverages, including Vermont, Rhode Island, Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. Illinois legislators are considering such a tax. To date, no U.S. […]The post Cali

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Supreme Court Further Empowers Wealthy Political Donors

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In a decision with major implications for the U.S. political system, a bare majority of the Supreme Wednesday ruled that the government cannot limit total spending by individuals on federal elections. The highly anticipated judgement, rendered by the Court’s five right-wing justices, declared unconstitutional the legal cap on aggregate contributions individual donors can make to […]The post

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Wanted: Foreign Investment in Cuba

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
A new law opening Cuba up to foreign investment and a shift in the country’s relations with the European Union are aimed at seeking outside support to overcome the chronic crisis plaguing the country since the early 1990s. The new legislation could also facilitate the return – at least financial – of Cubans living abroad. […]The post Wanted: Foreign Investment in Cuba appeared first on Inte

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What Nepal Doesn’t Know About Water

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Posted by admin 22 days ago (http://www.ipsnews.net)
Water is a critical resource in Nepal’s economic development as agriculture, industry, household use and even power generation depends on it. The good news is that the Himalayan nation has plenty of water. The bad news – water abundance is seasonal, related to the monsoon months from June to September. Nepal’s hydrologists, water experts, meteorologists […]The post What Nepal Doesn’t

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OP-ED: Europe’s Commitment to Africa’s Children is Still Needed

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Philippe Cori, director of the United Nations Children’s Fund’s (UNICEF) European Union Partnership Office in Brussels, says over the last decades, development assistance from partners like the EU and its member states has been critical to expanding and improving the quality of basic social services, especially for the poorest and most marginalised children.The post OP-ED: Europe’s Commitment to

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