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SUNS # 8616 Wednesday 7 February 2018

Finance : US tax reform could lead to repatriation of $2 trillion (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States tax reform bill adopted in December 2017 could lead to the repatriation of almost $2 trillion of overseas funds held by US multinational enterprises (MNEs), leading to sharp reductions in global FDI stocks, the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) has said.

United Nations : Refugee agency calls for aid and peace in South Sudan (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As South Sudan quickly becomes Africa's largest refugee and humanitarian crisis, the world must come to its aid, said the UN refugee agency.

Media : Except for Syria, Mideast disappeared from US network news last year (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Except for the ongoing war in Syria, coverage of the Middle East by the evening news programs of the three big US networks virtually disappeared in 2017, according to the latest annual compilation by the authoritative Tyndall Report.

Africa : The potential of school meals to change nutrition landscape (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Tackling malnutrition is essential for the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030, and will be critical for the African continent to reach its full development potential.

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