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SUNS # 9495 Wednesday  19 January 2022


 
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WTO: Looming North-South battle over market price support programs (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Attempts are currently underway at the World Trade Organization to eliminate market price support programs for public distribution in developing countries, with calls for reversing the previous ministerial mandates such as the perpetual "peace clause" for food grains, said people familiar with the development.

COVID-19: World's 10 richest have multiplied their wealth into trillions (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The numbers are unbelievably staggering: the world's 10 richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion - at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day, according to a new study from Oxfam International.

United States: Ominous history in real time - where we are now (PRIV)
(IPS, San Francisco)
The final big legislative achievement of 2021 was a bill authorizing $768 billion in military spending for the next fiscal year.


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