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SUNS # 8842 Friday 8 February 2019
 
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Trade : WHO backs South Africa's TRIPS proposal on public health (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Health Organization (WHO) has thrown its weight behind a South African proposal for "promoting public hea lth through competition law and policy" at the World Trade Organization, saying that "effective use of competition policy could be in the best interests of pati ents and health systems."

Finance : Financial globalization, N-S wealth distribution, resource transfe rs (PRIV)
(IPS, Geneva)
At a time when the world economy is se en poised for yet another financial turmoil, there is a widespread recognition that emerging economies (EMEs) are particularly vulnerable because of their deepened integration into the global financial system.

Opinion : As treaties collapse, can we still prevent a nuclear arms race? (PRIV)
(IPS, Basel)
Basel, Switzerland, 4 Feb (IPS/Christine Muttonen, Jacqueline Cabasso & Aly n Ware*) -- The United States last week officially announced it is walking aw ay from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an agreement made between the USA and the Soviet Union in 1987 to eliminate a whole class of nuclear weapons that had been deployed in Europe and had put the continent on a trip-wire to nuclear war.

Opinion : An anatomy of Trump's tweets (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Since announcing his candidacy in the 2016 presidential elections to the end of his second year in office, US Pre sident Donald Trump has sent 1,339 tweets about the media that were critical, insinuating, condemning, or threatening.

Rights : The right to life, liberty, and land (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Sustainable land management is becoming more important than ever as rates of emissions, deforestation, and water scarcity continue to increase. But what if you don't have rights to the lan d?


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