Trump Signs Executive Order Withdrawing US From TPP With a stroke of a pen, President Donald Trump has unraveled the Trans-Pacific Partnership, withdrawing the US from the controversial free-trade pact. Without Washington’s participation, the TPP would have to be renegotiated or
Trump Nomination to Lead State Picks Up Support in Senate
By Anne Flaherty
Washington -- Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican
Hundreds of Thousands of Women Protest Against Trump
By Nancy Benac And Ben Nuckols
Washington -- Wearing pink, pointy-eared ``pussyhats'' to mock the new president, hundreds of thousands of women took to the streets in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send Donald Trump
Aleppo Displaced Finally Getting Official Paperwork
By Bassem Mroue
Jibreen, Syria -- Fatima Museitif got married three years ago and soon gave birth to two boys. Her husband died last year but since she was living in a rebel-held eastern neighbourhood of Aleppo, she couldn't obtain a marriage
WikiLeaks says President Barack Obama may have saved Chelsea Manning's life by granting the former Army intelligence analyst clemency, but the decision doesn't make up for the harm Manning has suffered. The statement came
The Very Expensive F-35 Project in Doubt as Trump Questions Costs
US President-elect Donald Trump signalled that he might dump the controversial F-35 program after asking Boeing to cost up its cheaper and older F-18 Super Hornet jets. The US President-elect slammed the huge
Ibadan, Nigeria, Nov 18 2016 (IPS) -- Harvesting the benefits of core agricultural research, which often bears on improved crop varieties and plant diseases, increasingly depends on the social and economic conditions into which its seeds are sown. It is a sign
Halifax -- The director of the U.S. National Security Agency defended his record at the Halifax International Security Forum as rumours swirl about calls for him to be ousted from his current post and a potential promotion
World Bank Admits Globalization Leads to Inequality
The growth of free trade has not had a positive effect for all in the developed economies, according to a World Bank document quoted by the BBC. According to an internal memo from the Washington-based organization seen by the British broadcaster
United Nations, Jul 21 2016 (IPS) - Although the devastating El Niño of 2015 to 2016 has now subsided, in many parts of Africa, Central America and Southeast Asia rains and harvests are not expected to recover until 2017.
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Jul 7 2016 (IPS) - When the financial crisis preceding the Great Recession broke out in late 2008, attention to the previously ignored UN Secretariat’s analytical work was greatly enhanced. This happened as
Rising Air Pollution in World's Cities Hurting Millions
By Jamey Keaten
Geneva -- Almost everyone in large cities in poor and middle-income countries faces excessively high air pollution, a growing problem that is killing more than 3 million people each year and ``wreaking havoc on human health,'' the World Health
Rome, May 11 2016 (IPS) - Desperate, frustrated, and with little hope for the future, on 17h December 2010, the Tunisian Mohamed Bouazizi doused himself in petrol and set himself alight. Thus began the popular revolution
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