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SUNS # 9059 Monday 3 February 2020

Trade : US wants website owners shielded over content in e-com pluri-accord (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States wants an e-commerce pluri-accord on digital trade at the World Trade Organisation to shield website owners from lawsuits and state prosecution for user-generated content, participants in the plurilateral talks under the Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) on e-commerce told the SUNS.

Health : Coronavirus spread now a global emergency, declares WHO (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The rise in new coronavirus cases outside China now constitutes a global health emergency, the World Health Organization's Emergency Committee declared on Thursday, calling on all countries to take urgent measures to contain the respiratory disease.

Environment : The role of Sherpas in nature conservation (PRIV)
(IPS, Kathmandu)
Since I was a kid, I grew up with adventures and stories of famous characters of the books of Jack London: White Fang, Make a Fire ... and the incredible ode to perseverance of Martin Eden.

Opinion : Russia's prodigious gift of higher education to the developing world (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
Peoples' Friendship University of Russia - popularly known as RUDN (acronym from its Russian name Rossiysky Universitet Druzhby Narodov) - is a renowned, world-class educational and research institution in Moscow.

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