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Fears for New Electoral Violence in the Solomon Islands

Even though the elections in the Solomon Islands of 2010 were relatively violence free, the scars of the riots of 2006 are still fresh. Now with new elections expected to take place in October or November of this year, there…

Illegal Trade in Wildlife and Timber Worth Over $200 Billion a Year, and Helps Finance Organized Crime and Terrorist Groups

Global environmental crime, possibly worth more than $200 billion annually, is helping finance criminal, militia and terrorist groups and threatening the security and sustainable development of many nations, notably in sub-Saharan Africa, according to a new joint United Nations-INTERPOL report.*…

Beijing faces a dilemma in Iraq

The new Iraq crisis is much more threatening for China than it is for the United States, says DW columnist Frank Sieren. In recent years, Beijing invested heavily in Iraq and depends on the country’s oil. So far, China could…

Maliki Calls Unity Gov’t Calls a “Coup” Against Iraq

Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has rejected U.S. and other foreign calls for a more inclusive government as a “coup.” Maliki spoke earlier today following the departure of Secretary of State John Kerry, who had visited Baghdad and the northern…

Heed the Voices For Peace Amid the Tragedy of Iraq

It didn’t take long this week for the architects of the disastrous U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq to apply their makeup and jump before the cable news television cameras. The militia group known as ISIS, the Islamic State in…

The Great Human Delusion: All Parents Love their Children

Robert J. Burrowes Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, there is a widespread belief that all parents love their children. This is not so. Many parents are so badly emotionally damaged as a result of their own childhood experience that…

Should Obama Go to Tehran? How a U.S.-Iran “Grand Bargain” Could Help the Crisis in Iraq

As the United Nations reveals more than 1,075 Iraqis have been killed so far this month, the Obama administration has promised Iraq “intense and sustained” support against the Sunni uprising overtaking large parts of the country. Secretary of State John…

Argentina Alleges Extortion After Supreme Court Sides with Vulture Funds Preying on Sovereign Debt

We look at a case that is being called the “trial of the century” in how poor countries repay sovereign debt. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal from Argentina over its $1.5 billion debt in a ruling…

‘Haven’t we have already done enough damage?’ Ron Paul warns against Iraq invasion

By Russia Today (RT) Former congressman Ron Paul is refusing to curb his condemnation of the current White House’s foreign policy, blasting United States President Barack Obama further in a new op-ed concerning possible US intervention in Iraq. An editorial…

With its Own Satellite, Bolivia Hopes to Put Rural Areas on the Grid

By Gustav Cappaert and Chris Lewis EL PALOMAR, Bolivia, Jun 23 2014 (IPS) – Maria Eugenia Calle, a local official in this Andean agricultural community, recently saw the Internet for the first time. Her hometown of El Palomar will host…

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