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SUNS # 8933 Wednesday 26 June 2019

Trade : Panel set in EU-US olive dispute, AB impasse lingers on   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on Monday agreed to establish a dispute panel, at the request of the European Union, to examine anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by the United States on imports of ripe olives from Spain.

Trade : G20 trade restrictions continue at high levels, says WTO   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The G20 economies applied 20 new trade-restrictive measures during the period between 16 October 2018 and 15 May 2019, with the trade coverage of these new import-restrictive measures estimated at USD 335.9 billion, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has said.

UN : World's poorest nations weighed down by fastest growing populations   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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With a new report projecting a rise in population, specifically in Asia and Africa, the United Nations has warned that continued rapid population growth presents enormous challenges for sustainable development in the world's 134 developing nations.

Africa : Sudan's fragile hope for democracy   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Sudanese civilians risk their lives everyday protesting and campaigning for democracy but they face several obstacles, including street closures and no Internet access.

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