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SUNS # 8960 Monday 5 August 2019

Trade : China vows to take "countermeasures" over additional US tariffs   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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China has vowed to take "necessary countermeasures to defend its interests", in response to the United States President Donald Trump's latest plan to slap an additional 10% tariffs on $300 billion of Chinese imports from 1 September.

UNRWA : Faces donor backlash due to charges of sexual misconduct, nepotism   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which has been undermined by a sharp cut in US contributions, has been embroiled in a scandal that threatens to jeopardize its very future.

UN : One month since Libya's migrant tragedy, detentions continue   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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It is almost one month since an airstrike on a detention centre in Libya killed and injured scores of migrants and refugees locked up inside, many of whom were detained for doing nothing worse than fleeing instability or seeking better lives in Europe.

Opinion : Migration and human solidarity   (IPS, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The migrant and refugee crisis has become a serious test for the unity of Europe as a political project.

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