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Era ends as Raul Castro steps down as Communist Party chief

HAVANA — Raul Castro said he is stepping down as Cuban Communist Party leader, leaving the island without a Castro guiding affairs for the first time in more than six decades and handing control of the party to a younger generation. The 89-year-old Castro made the announcement in a speech Friday at the opening of […]

Shortage of intubation drugs threatens Brazil health sector

RIO DE JANEIRO — Reports are emerging of Brazilian health workers forced to intubate patients without the aid of sedatives, after weeks of warnings that hospitals and state governments risked running out of critical medicines. One doctor at the Albert Schweitzer municipal hospital in Rio de Janeiro told the Associated Press that for days health […]

Global Austerity Alert: Looming Budget Cuts in 2021-25 and Alternatives

Opinion by Isabel Ortiz, Matthew Cummins (new york and nairobi) Thursday, April 15, 2021 Inter Press Service NEW YORK and NAIROBI, Apr 15 (IPS) – Last week Ministers of Finance met virtually at the Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank to discuss policies to tackle the pandemic and socio-economic recovery. […]

Germany sees drop in crime during 1st year of pandemic

Germany saw a drop in reported crime last year, partly due to pandemic restrictions that kept people indoors, although there was a rise in child abuse, domestic violence and cybercrime ByThe Associated Press April 15, 2021, 3:38 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BERLIN — Germany saw a drop […]

Australia news live: NSW Aboriginal deaths in custody inquiry recommends sweeping reforms; dance squad blasts ABC over navy twerking coverage

The statement you make when you intend to continue locking up 10-year-old Aboriginal children, when you’re happy to take mothers away from their families when you are happy to continue the never-ending cycle of incarceration … The government hide behind treaty talks and the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission. These processes are important, but they’re no excuse […]

Brazil court greenlights probe of president’s virus response

SAO PAULO — Brazil’s Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed a Senate investigation of President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the pandemic to go forward, one of two cases it tackled that could affect the leader’s bid for reelection next year. The full court also was weighing the political future of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da […]

COVID-19 Teaches Us to Better Manage Global Systemic Risks

This family in Tuvalu* is at the frontline of the effects of climate change. The water is only 10 metres from their house at high tide. Tuvalu rarely exceeds 3 metres above sea level, and at its widest point it spans about 200 meters. Tuvalu is extremely vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. […]

Australia news live: mass coronavirus vaccine hubs planned; Scott Morrison to meet Brittany Higgins

A little earlier this afternoon the Australian federal police appeared at a spillover estimates hearing. Fair to say things became … a little circular. Bear with me as we enter the vortex. The Labor senator Kristina Keneally wanted the AFP commissioner Reece Kershaw to explain why, during a previous appearance before a Senate committee, he […]

Muslims mark Ramadan amid virus surge and new restrictions

MECCA, Saudi Arabia — Muslims in many parts of the world marked the start of Ramadan on Tuesday, but a spike in coronavirus cases in several countries has once again put curbs on the holy month’s signature feasts and lengthy prayers in mosques. Still, there were glimmers that Ramadan 2021 could feel less restricted than […]

New Report Calls for Improved Eating Habits in a World of Extremes

by Ignatius Banda (bulawayo, zimbabwe) Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Inter Press Service BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe, Apr 13 (IPS) – With the two extremes of global hunger and obesity on the increase, a new report suggests a radical reset for food and nutrition to ensure the long-term sustainability of livelihoods and the environment. According to a new Barilla […]