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SUNS # 8607 Thursday 25 January 2018
 
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Trade : Continuing impasse over AB selection process (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States has once again blocked efforts to launch the selection process to fill three current vacancies on the seven-member Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Europe : Can drought be prevented? Slovakia aims to try (PRIV)
(IPS, Bratislava)
A landmark programme to combat drought set to be implemented in the small Central European country of Slovakia could be an inspiration for other states as extreme weather events become more frequent, the environmental action group behind the plan has said.

Argentina : Law on forests is good, but lacks enforcement (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Never in the parliamentary history of Argentina had something similar happened: one and a half million people in 2007 signed a petition asking the Senate to pass a law to reduce deforestation.

Latin America : Tocantins, a river of many dams in central Brazil (PRIV)
(IPS, Palmas)
Tocantins, the newest of Brazil's 26 states, which was created in 1988 to seek its own path to development in central Brazil, fell into the common plight of expanding borders, based on soy and hydroelectricity.


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