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SUNS # 8833 Monday 28 January 2019
 
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Trade : Intention to launch e-com pluri talks announced at Davos   (D. Ravi Kanth, Davos) (PRIV)
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A group of countries, including the United States and China, on Friday (25 January) announced in Davos their intention to launch plurilateral talks at the WTO on electronic commerce. They made the announcement under the banner of "WTO negotiations on trade-related aspects of electronic commerce," trade envoys told SUNS.

Trade : Seventy-five countries confirm "intention" to start e-com pluri-talks   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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A group of 75 Members of the World Trade Organisation announced on Friday (25 January) its "intention" to commence WTO negotiations on "trade-related aspects of electronic commerce".

UN : Electronic devices outnumber humans & trigger a surge in e-waste   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The widespread innovations in modern digital technology have a devastating downside to it - the accumulation of over 50 million tonnes of electronics waste (e-waste) globally every year.

Mexico : Opens its doors to Central American migrants   (IPS, Mexico City) (PRIV)
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A few months ago, Candelario de Jesus Chiquillo Cruz reached Mexico's southern border and ran into a fence reinforced with barbed wire, while a barrier of police officers sprayed him with gas.

Latin America : In Venezuela, two presidents vie for power   (IPS, Caracas) (PRIV)
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Venezuela entered a new and astonishing arena of political confrontation, with two presidents, Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido, leading the forces vying for power, while Venezuelans once again are taking to the streets to demonstrate their weariness at the crisis, which has left them exhausted.


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