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SUNS # 8765 Wednesday 3 October 2018

Trade : US continues to stymie WTO efforts over AB appointments (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The United States, at a meeting of the Dispu te Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on 26 September, again blocked the consensus to launch the selection processes to fill four vacancies on the seven-member Appellate Body (AB).

Mexico : Local communities show ways to fight obesity (PRIV)
(IPS, Mexico City)
Manuel Villegas is one of the peas ant farmers who decided to start planting amaranth in Mexico, to complement the ir corn and bean crops and thus expand production for sale and self-consumptio n and, ultimately, contribute to improving the nutrition of their communities .

Opinion : The case for a US no-first-use policy (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Stanley Kubrick's classic 1 964 film "Dr. Strangelove" delivers an eerily accurate depiction of the absurd logic and catastrophic risks of US and Russian Cold War nuclear deterrence strate gy, but for one key detail: President Merkin Muffley was wrong when he said, "I t is the avowed policy of our country never to strike first with nuclear weapons ." But it should be.

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