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Nepal’s Climate Targets: Unrealistically Ambitious or Unnecessarily Ambiguous

Credit: Nepali Times. By Sonia AwaleKATHMANDU, Dec 2 2020 – The global pandemic hijacked 2020 and reset priorities, but countries now need to regroup and renew their commitment to cap global warming at well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, as agreed in Paris in 2015. On 12 December, it will be the fifth anniversary of […]

Nyagoa’s Long Journey

By Education Cannot WaitDec 2 2020 (IPS-Partners) Nyagoa Dak was born to a world in chaos. Her story is one of loss, of redemption, of struggle and of triumph. At a very early age, Nyagoa lost her parents to the conflict in South Sudan. As the conflict escalated, she escaped with her grandmother to Ethiopia […]

How the Rich Get Richer

Patients seeking treatment at the Redemption Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: World Bank/Dominic Chavez By Davide MalacrinoWASHINGTON DC, Dec 2 2020 – Wealth begets wealth. This simple concept of privilege has added to growing discontent with inequality that has escalated under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic. A paper co-authored this year by economists from […]

DOSarrest Unleashes new version of its Simulated DDoS Attack platform

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DOSarrest Internet Security announced today that they have released a new version of its Cyber Attack Preparation Platform (CAPP). CAPP is a serve yourself portal allowing customers to test their DDoS protection services they have in place or to stress test their website's software capability under […]

Bombardier and Alstom Confirm Receipt of All Necessary Regulatory Approvals to Complete Bombardier Transportation Sale to Alstom

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier (TSX: BBD.B) and Alstom announced today that all necessary regulatory approvals required to complete the sale of Bombardier Transportation to Alstom have been received. Bombardier and Alstom now expect the transaction to close on January 29, 2021. About BombardierWith over 52,000 employees across two business segments, Bombardier […]

US Presidential Election Part 3: President Trump’s Legacy of Mismanagement of the Pandemic

Credit: Whitehouse.Gov By Farhang JahanpourOXFORD, Dec 1 2020 – Covid-19 is on track to be the deadliest and one of the most catastrophic epidemics since the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, which infected about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population at the time. The number of deaths was estimated somewhere between 17 and 50 […]

Pandemic, ‘Great Reset’ and Resistance

A mother and doctor tend to a young girl with COVID-19 at an intensive care ward in the western region of Chernivtsi, Ukraine. Credit: UNICEF/Evgeniy Maloletka By Asoka BandarageCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka , Dec 1 2020 – According to the Center for Systems Science at Johns Hopkins University, as of November 29th, there have been 62,150,421 […]

Will the New Fiscal Crises Improve International Tax Cooperation?

By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame SundaramSYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 1 2020 – COVID-19 recessions have hit most countries, requiring massive fiscal responses. While most developing countries struggled with mounting debt even before the pandemic, many developed countries also face unprecedented macroeconomic pressures despite earlier spending cuts due to ‘fiscal consolidation’ policies. Anis Chowdhury […]

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