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SUNS # 8970 Tuesday 3 September 2019
 
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Opinion : Trade, currency war weapons double-edged   (IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur) (PRIV)
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Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 27 Aug (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- The US-China trade war has flared up again less than two weeks after US President Donald Trump delayed new tariffs of US$160 billion on Chinese imports until December, purportedly to avoid harming the holiday shopping season.

United Nations : Sudan transition an "opportunity" to end Darfur crisis   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Sudan's transition to civilian rule offers a chance to end the ethnic violence that plagues the western province of Darfur and end a peacekeeping mission there, a top United Nations official said on 26 August.

United Nations : Little hope of justice for Rohingya, two years after exodus   (IPS, New York) (PRIV)
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Two years after the start of an exodus of Rohingya civilians from genocide-like attacks in Myanmar, members of the mainly Muslim minority have little hope of securing justice, rights or returning to their homes, according to the United Nations and aid groups.

Africa : Let's walk the talk to defeat climate change   (IPS, Addis Ababa) (PRIV)
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African leaders have been asked to walk the talk, and lead from the front, in order to build resilience and adaptation to the adverse impacts of climate change on the continent.

Brazil : Amazon fires heat up political crisis   (IPS, Rio de Janeiro) (PRIV)
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August is the month of major political crises in Brazil, but no one suspected that an environmental issue would be the trigger for the storms threatening the government of President Jair Bolsonaro, just eight months into his term.

Opinion : Why can't dynamic Asia-Pacific beat poverty?   (IPS, Bangkok) (PRIV)
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Asia and the Pacific is lauded globally for its rapid economic growth over recent decades and has lifted 1.1 billion people out of extreme poverty since 1990.


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