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SUNS # 9132 Friday 5 June 2020

Trade : US and China at loggerheads over management of trust funds (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States and China remain at loggerheads at the World Trade Organization over the administration and management of discretionary or trust funds, trade officials told the SUNS.

Trade : WTO to gradually resume meetings at its premises as of 15 June (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The World Trade Organization's Deputy Director-General Karl Brauner informed members on 4 June that the WTO plans to gradually resume, as of 15 June, meetings with delegates in its main CR meeting room.

COVID-19 : Recessions - this time it's really different (PRIV)
(IPS, Berlin/Kuala Lumpur)
The world economic contraction so far this year is largely due to measures, especially at the national or local level, to contain or prevent Covid-19 contagion, particularly those restricting business operations, thus reducing economic activity, output, incomes and spending.

United States : George Floyd - week of broken glass and broken dreams (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United States has been a story of broken dreams and broken glass this past week.

United Nations : World comes together with $1.35 billion for Yemen (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
World leaders gathered on Tuesday to pledge $1.35 billion in aid for Yemen, which is currently undergoing what many say is the world's "worst humanitarian crisis", with Saudi Arabia announcing a contribution of $500 million.

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