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Immigration, Lot of Myths and Little Reality
Aug17

Immigration, Lot of Myths and Little Reality

The Italian Navy rescues migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Credit: Italian Coastguard/Massimo SestiniBy Roberto SavioROME, Jul 17 2018 (IPS)According to the latest statistics, the total flow of immigrants that reached Europe so far in 2018 is 50.000 people, compared with 186,768 last year, 1,259,955 in 2016 and 1,327,825 in 2015. The difference...

Authoritarian Govts Tighten Grip on Press Freedom
Apr22

Authoritarian Govts Tighten Grip on Press Freedom

Journalists in Peshawar protest an attack on Dawn News near the Peshawar Press Club in November 2016. Credit: Ashfaq Yusufzai/IPSBy Sopho KharaziROME, Apr 22 2018 (IPS)The 25th celebration of World Press Freedom Day will be led by UNESCO and the government of Ghana in Accra on May 2-3. The theme is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The...

The Italian football hooligan who fled house arrest to become a pro-Russian fighter in Ukraine
Apr10

The Italian football hooligan who fled house arrest to become a pro-Russian fighter in Ukraine

Speaking Russian with a strong Italian accent, Andrea Palmeri attracts attention in Lugansk, the separatist-held province in eastern Ukraine. …read more Source: The Local...

Six ‘Signature Solutions’ – New Development Plan for a New Era
Dec01

Six ‘Signature Solutions’ – New Development Plan for a New Era

The UN flag. Credit: Sriyantha Walpola/IPSBy Baher KamalROME, Nov 30 2017 (IPS)While the top priority of any development strategy is still the same – to leave no one behind – the new challenges that have emerged show the need to adapt the actions necessary to face them.This appears to be the key rationale behind the new 21 century development...

Lobbying & Sponsorships at COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks
Nov21

Lobbying & Sponsorships at COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks

Carbon Projects Waiting to Exhale. Credit : IPSBy Rabiya JafferyABU DHABI, Nov 20 2017 (IPS)The world’s nations got together in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where nearly 200 countries and some 23, 000 delegates met to discuss and influence...

Lobbying & Sponsorships at COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks
Nov21

Lobbying & Sponsorships at COP23 Corrupted Climate Talks

Carbon Projects Waiting to Exhale. Credit : IPSBy Rabiya JafferyABU DHABI, Nov 20 2017 (IPS)The world’s nations got together in Bonn, Germany, for the 23rd annual Conference of the Parties (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), where nearly 200 countries and some 23, 000 delegates met to discuss and influence...

The Russian ambassador: great harmony with the Pope on Syria and Ukraine 
Aug14

The Russian ambassador: great harmony with the Pope on Syria and Ukraine 

The call that Cardinal Pietro Parolin will make to Moscow at the end of the month, where he will meet President Vladimir Putin, “is a very important event, because in the world of today Pope Francis “is a very influential man”and “ he is very esteemed and very loved” by the Russian people: says the Russian Ambassador Alexander Avdeev at the Holy...

Why New US Cold War with Russia Now
Aug09

Why New US Cold War with Russia Now

Vladimir Popov is a Research Director with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin. This op-ed is based on a recent DOCRI publication (https://doc-research.org/en/). By Vladimir PopovMOSCOW, Aug 9 2017 (IPS)Even before the imposition of new sanctions on Russia by Donald Trump and the ongoing fuss over Russian hackers...

Parolin: The West and Russia have to talk and understand each other 
Jul27

Parolin: The West and Russia have to talk and understand each other 

“Prospects for a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis should be put above any national or partisan interests”. Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State, says in an interview with Italian newspaper Il Sole 24Ore. The Vatican “Prime Minister”, who visited Belarus in 2015 and Ukraine last year, will be in Moscow at the end of August,...

Nikki Haley Grilled in US Congress on America’s Role in the UN and the World
Jun29

Nikki Haley Grilled in US Congress on America’s Role in the UN and the World

Nikki Haley and the Egyptian ambassador to the UN, Amr Aboulatta, in the Security Council. Haley told Congress recently that Trump’s proposed budget for the UN put the world body “on notice.” Credit: RICK BAJORNAS/UN PHOTOBy Barbara CrossetteUNITED NATIONS, Jun 29 2017 (IPS)Five months into her stint as United States ambassador to the...

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