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SUNS # 8634 Monday 5 March 2018

Trade : Impasse over AB selection continues, as US blocks latest proposal (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The impasse at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) over the appointment of new Appellate Body (AB) members continues with the United States once again blocking efforts to launch the selection process to fill three current vacancies on the seven-member body.

Environment : Argentina's Patagonia rebels against oil field waste pits (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
A project to install a huge deposit of oil field waste pits has triggered a crisis in the north of Argentina's southern Patagonia region, and brought the debate on the environmental impact of extractive industries back to the forefront in this Southern Cone country.

Opinion : A long way still to achieving gender equality (PRIV)
(IPS, Abidjan)
International Women's Day is a call to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of women and a reminder that globally, we are a long way from achieving gender equality.

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