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SUNS # 8728 Tuesday 24 July 2018

Trade : Infructuous dispute consultations on US steel, aluminum duties (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States has failed to address v arious systemic issues raised by six countries against the unilateral measures imp osed by President Donald Trump on imports of steel and aluminum during dispute settlement consultations at the World Trade Organization last week, accordi ng to several participants.

Trade : Panel set to examine Canadian measures on wine sales (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation on 20 July agreed to establish a panel, at the req uest of the United States, to examine measures maintained by the Canadian province of British Columbia governing the sale of wine in grocery stores.

Brazil : Even rocks harvest water in semi-arid northeast (PRIV)
(IPS, Rio de Janeiro)
Rocks, once a hindrance since they reduced arable land, have become an asset.

Opinion : How prison conditions fuel the tuberculosis epidemic (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Dozens of grown men peered from behind the barred doorway of a crammed window-less prison cell, eyes pleading desperately from sweaty faces.

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