World Headlines 24.07.00

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Not a crumb from the G8 table

The world's eight richest industrialised nations failed to agree any new proposals to breathe life into their flagging plans to relieve the Third World's debt burden.

  • Is it not time to just wipe the debts?

  • Are the leaders of the G8 countries really serious about this?

Washington will miss greenhouse target

The United States is unable to meet the legally binding greenhouse gas reduction target it accepted at the Kyoto Climate Conference in 1998.

  • Does anyone still care about the greenhouse effect?

  • Will the US pay for not meeting this agreement?

Israeli's hint at shared Jerusalem

Israeli ministers abandoned the sacred Shibboleth of Jerusalem as the 'undivided and eternal capital of the Jewish people' in a first tentative attempt to soften up their public for a compromise with the Palestinians on the most explosive topic at the Camp David summit in the US.

  • Is it worth dying over the 'my God is better than your God' argument?

  • Will the people of Israel accept any agreement from these talks?

US shifts on Cuban embargo

Opponents of the US embargo on Cuba claimed an important tactical victory after the US House of Representatives voted to lift the sanctions on food and medicine and relax the ban on Americans travelling to the island.

  • Why after the fall of the Soviet Union is America still afraid of Cuba?

  • Is the Cuban system so wrong or just different from America's?

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