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SUNS # 8865 Wednesday 13 march 2019

Trade : Major North countries targeting South over agriculture (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
After spiking the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) trade negotiations that aimed at bringing a development dimension in global farm trade, major developed countries led by the United States and Australia have begun targeting China, India, and other developing countries at the World Trade Organization based on the iniquitous Uruguay Round commitments, trade envoys told SUNS.

UN : Pays homage to staffers who died in plane crash (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United Nations headquarters is i n mourning - and the UN flag is at half mast.

UN : Preaching world peace by day, peddling lethal weapons by night (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The Middle East, one of the world's m ost politically-volatile and war- ravaged regions, has doubled its arms imports during the past five years, according to the Stockholm International Peace Researc h Institute (SIPRI).

Argentina : Access to water a daily battle in poor neighbourhoods (PRIV)
(IPS, Buenos Aires)
"Look at this water. Would you drink it?" asks Jose Pablo Zubieta, as he shows a glass he has just filled from a faucet, where yellow and brown sediment float, in his home in Villa La Cava , a shantytown on the outskirts of Argentina's capital.

Saint Lucia : Inventor from small fishing village provides hope for water wo es (PRIV)
(IPS, Castries)
Karlis Noel spends his days in his lab in the small, picturesque community of Laborie in St. Lucia.

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