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SUNS # 8689 Tuesday 29 May 2018

Trade : US-Australia-Brazil try hijacking Doha agri-talks from core mandates (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States, Australia, and Brazil attempted last week to hijack the Doha agriculture negotiations from the co re ministerial mandates, but the large majority of developing countries, inclu ding China, India, Indonesia, and Egypt, rallied around their central livelihood priorities at the World Trade Organization to block the US-led effort, trad e envoys told SUNS.

Chile : Debates whether citizens should profit from generating energy (PRIV)
(IPS, Santiago)
Chile has become a model country f or its advances in non-conventional energy, and is now debating whether citize ns who individually or as a group generate electricity can profit from the sal e of the surplus from their self-consumption - a factor that will be decisive when i t comes to encouraging their contribution to the energy supply.

Ethiopia : Green growth goals - launchpad for wider action in Africa (PRIV)
(IPS, Seoul)
The vision for a sustainable future i n Africa is being realized at a time of great possibilities and this vision i s underpinned by a shift in continental focus towards sustainable and inclusi ve economic growth and development.

Central Europe : Media watchdogs fear a chill in Slovakia (PRIV)
(IPS, Bratislava)
International media watchdogs, EU politicians, journalists and publishers have condemned Slovak police investigating the murder of a local journalist after one of his colleagues claimed she was interrogated for eight hours before being forced to hand over her telephone - potentially putting sources at risk.

Opinion : Economic & social costs of gun violence appalling (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Every day, hundreds of lives are lo st due to gun violence worldwide.

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