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SUNS # 8605 Tuesday 23 January 2018

Trade : US likely to project China as biggest threat to WTO at Davos meet (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States is likely to project China as the biggest threat to the World Trade Organization and the global trading regime at the World Economic Forum's annual Davos meeting beginning on Tuesday (23 January), said trade envoys familiar with the development.

Trade : US given till 22 August 2018 to comply in AD dispute with China (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
An Arbitrator at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has given the United States until 22 August 2018 to implement the recommendations and rulings of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) in a dispute over certain US methodologies and their application to anti-dumping (AD) proceedings involving China.

United Nations : "The world has gone in reverse" (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
A year into his position, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said that peace remains elusive and that renewed action must be taken in 2018 to set the world on track for a better future.

United Nations : Thousands still dying at sea en route to Europe (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places.

Argentina : Continues to seek truth and justice, despite the hurdles (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Thirty-four years after Argentina's return to democracy, more than 500 cases involving human rights abuses committed during the 1976-1983 military dictatorship are making their way through the courts.

Brazil : Landlocked, a railway remains idle (PRIV)
(IPS, Anapolis)
The rails have been laid - thousands of km of rails deteriorating due to lack of use, to the despair of those who believe that a country as vast as Brazil can only be developed by means of trains.

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