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SUNS # 9261 Tuesday 12 January 2021

Trade : Strong support for India's "development-oriented" policy initiatives (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
Many developing countries strongly endorsed India's pursuit of trade policy initiatives based on "strategic globalization" and a "development-oriented agenda" during India's seventh trade policy review at the World Trade Organization that concluded on 8 January, trade envoys told the SUNS.

UN : Storming of Capitol Hill reminiscent of a banana republic (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
The storming of Capitol Hill in Washington DC by an unruly mob is reminiscent of an insurrection in a "banana republic" - as hilariously portrayed in the 1971 Woody Allen comedy "Bananas" spoofing a revolt in a fictional Latin American country.

UN : Is COVID-19 vaccine a potential biological weapon in reverse? (PRIV)
(IPS, New York)
If the coronavirus is not deemed a biological weapon, is the heavily- publicized Covid-19 vaccine in danger of being weaponized when over 159,000 Palestinians who have tested positive in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) are being denied treatment during a deadly pandemic?

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