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IMF bailout for Zambia Zambia’s debt crisis a warning for what looms ahead for Global South

Zambia is heading toward critical negotiations to restructure its mounting debts. The IMF has approved a $1.3 billion bailout plan for the country, which will impose cruel austerity measures on the Zambian people

Russia energy exports Many reasons why price cap on Russian oil exports cannot work

The United States and its allies are trying to impose new restrictions on the Russian economy, but like attempts so far, this one too looks fated to fail

US-South Korea military exercise Joint US-South Korea military exercises conclude, with an eye on North Korea and China

The military exercises point towards a more aggressive US presence in the Pacific and increasing encirclement of China

India-Russia energy trade 100 years of Russian gas for India

As countries around the world compete for LNG shipments, the setting is favorable for India to work on a gas pipeline project from Russia

Melilla Massacre: How Spanish-Moroccan collusion left dozens of refugees dead

At least 37 African refugees were killed in Melilla on June 24 when security forces opened fire on them. Along with Spanish forces, Moroccan forces also participated in this operation.

Fresh US sanctions on Iran Fresh US sanctions on Iran despite claims of wanting to revive nuclear deal

The current round of sanctions add to the numerous rounds of similar coercive measures imposed by the US on Iran after the Donald Trump administration unilaterally withdrew from the multi-party JCPOA in May 2018

BRICS India, BRICS in Cold War conditions

The West’s “sanctions from hell” have given a big stimulus to India-Russia bilateral trade, giving it a dynamism that one never suspected would be recaptured in the post-Soviet era

Massacre of African refugees in Spanish colonial enclave of Melilla just ahead of NATO’s Madrid Summit a mere coincidence?

Spain is seeking NATO protection for Melilla, where the massacre occurred, and Ceuta, its other colonial enclave on the North African coast. The NATO Summit has declared irregular migration from Africa to be a threat to the “state security” of its members

WTO decides: no TRIPS waiver

Trade delegates and WTO Secretariat celebrate package of documents issued at the end of the Ministerial Conference, yet outlook for Global South remains bleak

China, Russia on North Korea China, Russia blame US for stoking tensions in Korea, call to ease sanctions on DPRK

The two nations defended their earlier veto against the UN Security Council resolution to impose further sanctions on North Korea and argued that the US has played a major role in stoking tensions in the peninsula

President Xiomara Castro repeals neoliberal ZEDE Law in landmark step and other stories

Today we look at the repeal of the ZEDE law in Honduras, US threats against the China-Solomon Islands security pact, and more

Western-led globalization might end, but the new globalization might have an Eastern face

The appetite around the world has increased for an alternative to Western globalization, but this does not necessarily mean deglobalization