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SUNS # 7942  Monday  22 December 2014

Trade : WTO affirms ruling in US-China CVD dispute    (PRIV)
(Kanaga Raja, Geneva)
The Appellate Body (AB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has upheld an earlier panel ruling that found that the United States had acted inconsistently with certain provisions of the Subsidies and Countervailing Measures (SCM) Agreement over countervailing duty (CVD) measures that it imposed on certain Chinese products.

United Nations : The day anti-Castro forces tried to bomb the UN    (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
When the politically-charismatic Ernesto Che Guevera, once second-in- command to Cuban leader Fidel Castro, was at the United Nations to address the General Assembly sessions back in 1964, the UN headquarters came under attack - literally.

Cuba : US flag can be seen again    (PRIV)
(IPS, Havana)
The announcement that the United States and Cuba would reestablish diplomatic relations took most Cubans by surprise. Over half of the population was born after the severing of ties in 1961 and the start of the embargo that has marked their lives.

Finance : Changes to World Bank safeguards risk "race to the bottom"    (PRIV)
(IPS, Washington)
An unprecedented number of United Nations special rapporteurs and independent experts are raising pointed concerns over the World Bank's ongoing review of its pioneering environmental and social safeguards, particularly around the role that human rights will play in these revamped policies.

Note to Readers : Holiday Notice    (PRIV)
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In view of the year-end recess in most UN activities and to enable the staff to have some rest, SUNS will not be published during the holiday period. The next issue #7943 will appear on 20 January. We wish all our readers best wishes for the season and a Happy New Year.

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