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SUNS # 8783 Monday 29 October 2018

Trade : Ottawa meet's move for launching new round of talks at MC12 (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Trade ministers from 13 countries on Thur sday (25 October) set the ground towards launching a new round of trade negotiat ions at MC12, arguing that "the current situation at the WTO is no longer sustai nable".

United Nations : With poor human rights record, repatriation not possible (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Policies that allow for impunity, genocide, and apartheid are "intolerable" and make repatriation o f Rohingya refugees impossible, say United Nations investigators.

Barbados : Looks beyond its sugar and banana industries into the deep blue (PRIV)
(IPS, Consett Bay)
Allan Bradshaw grew up close to the beach and always knew he wanted to become a fisherman. Now 43 years old, he has been living his childhood dream for 25 years.

Opinion : Trump's counterproductive decision to "terminate" INF Treaty (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington DC)
Under th e influence of his new National Security Advisor, John Bolton, Trump announce d Saturday [on 20 October] at a campaign rally that he will "terminate" a key nuclear arms control agreement that helped end the Cold War race - the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in response to a long-runnin g dispute over Russian non-compliance with the treaty.

Opinion : An ounce of democracy (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
As the old adage goes: "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure".

Opinion : Solar power lights up world's fastest-growing refugee camp (PRIV)
(IPS, Dhaka)
Solar energy has lo ng powered homes, businesses and portable electronics. Now, it's powering a fi eld hospital in the middle of the world's fastest-growing refugee camp.

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