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SUNS # 8651 Wednesday 28 March 2018

Trade : US slammed at Goods Council over its unilateral actions (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
More than 40 Members, both developed and developing, took the floor along with China, at a meeting of the Council for Trade in Goods of the WTO on Friday (23 March), to slam the US over its imposition of steep tariffs on imports of steel and aluminium based on grounds of national security.

United Nations : Sexual abuse where UN chief has no jurisdiction to act (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As sexual harassment charges in the UN system keep piling up, the UN Secretariat has a new administrative problem on its hands: accusations of sexual abuse in the New York office of the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) whose members are elected by the 193-member General Assembly - but not answerable either to the Secretary-General or the President of the Assembly.

Argentina : Poland sues newspaper under new Holocaust law (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
Can an official historical truth be universally imposed in defence of a nation's reputation?

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