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SUNS # 9003 Wednesday 23 October 2019

Trade : AB impasse can be solved through negotiations, says WTO official   (D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva) (PRIV)
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The impasse over making appointments to fill vacancies on the Appellate Body (AB) can be solved through further negotiations, a senior official of the World Trade Organization (WTO) said in Washington DC on Monday, according to a report in the Washington Trade Daily (WTD) on 22 October.

Trade : China seeks $2.4 billion in sanctions against US in goods dispute   (Kanaga Raja, Geneva) (PRIV)
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China will be seeking authorisation from the WTO Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) next week to suspend concessions and related obligations to the United States at an annual amount of $2.4 billion over the US failure to fully comply with an earlier WTO ruling concerning US countervailing duties on a range of Chinese goods.

Argentina : Solar energy transforms villages in Puna Highlands   (IPS, Santa Catalina) (PRIV)
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"On moonless nights it was very difficult to walk around this town," says Celia Vilte, a teacher from San Francisco, a highlands village of just 54 people in the extreme northwest of Argentina whose centre is not a town square but 40 solar panels, which provide one hundred percent of its electricity.

Q&A : How Europe has moved away from being a sanctuary for journalists   (IPS, Bratislava) (PRIV)
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Rising populism, anti-media rhetoric from politicians, cyber-harassment of journalists and physical attacks are among the reasons why press freedom in Europe is on the decline, according to the global media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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