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SUNS # 7787  Thursday  17 April 2014

Climate : Contentious issues at IPCC mitigation meeting    (PRIV)
(Meena Raman, Geneva)
Several contentious issues arose prior to the adoption of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Summary Report for Policy Makers (SPM) on "mitigation".

United Nations : Visa denials appendage of US foreign policy    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The United States has rarely, if ever, denied a visa to a head of state seeking to visit the United Nations to address the 193-member General Assembly, the highest policy-making body in the organisation.

United States : CEOs at big companies paid 331 times average worker    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
In new data certain to fuel the growing public debate over economic inequality, a survey released Tuesday by the biggest US trade-union federation found that the CEOs of top US corporations were paid 331 times more money than the average US worker in 2013.

United States : Court upholds most of "conflict minerals" law    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
The United States' second-highest court has upheld most of a landmark US law requiring companies to ascertain and publicly disclose whether proceeds from minerals used to manufacture their products may be funding conflict in central Africa.

United States : Yakama Nation tells DOE to clean up nuclear waste    (PRIV)
(IPS, Yakama Nation)
The Department of Energy (DOE), politicians and CEOs were discussing how to warn generations 125,000 years in the future about the radioactive waste at Hanford Nuclear Reservation, considered the most polluted site in the US, when Native American anti-nuclear activist Russell Jim interrupted their musings: "We'll tell them."

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice    (PRIV)
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Due to the Easter holidays in Europe, the next issue SUNS #7788 will appear on 22 April.

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