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SUNS # 9034 Thursday 5 December 2019

Trade : US pulls the plug ensuring that AB becomes dysfunctional (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States has finally pulled the plug to ensure that the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body (AB) remains dysfunctional from 11 December 2019, trade envoys told the SUNS.

Climate : Countries express their expectations for COP 25. (PRIV)
(Evelyn Teh, Madrid)
At the final plenary session convened on 2 December, countries through their various groupings conveyed their expectations for the outcomes of the climate talks held under the UNFCCC, in Madrid, Spain.

Opinion : Inequality and its many discontents (PRIV)
(IPS, Sydney/Kuala Lumpur)
Sydney/Kuala Lumpur, 3 Dec (IPS/Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram*) -- Much recent unrest, such as the "yellow-vest" protests in France and the US "Abolish the Super-Rich" campaign, is not against inequality per se, but reflects perceptions of changing inequalities.

Development : Fixing the business of food (PRIV)
(IPS, Milan)
Milan is the city where Leonardo da Vinci painted his iconic Last Supper. Frozen in time is the moment Christ told his disciples there was a traitor among them.

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