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SUNS # 9638 Thursday 1 September 2022

Trade : Indo-Pacific economic framework & emergence of security-driven blocs (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Washington DC)
As the global trading system continues to face headwinds amidst increasing inflationary pressures and rising recessionary fears, the emergence of security-driven trade blocs like the Asia-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) adds a new dimension to the likely trading patterns in which developing and the poorest countries may continue to remain at the receiving end.

UN : "And of water we made every living thing" (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
This is how the Muslims' Holy Book - the Quran - refers to the most precious element of life.

US : High cost of medical services puts immigrants' health at risk (PRIV)
(IPS, San Salvador)
Getting sick is one of the worst fears facing Jorge, a Salvadoran living in the United States, because without access to health insurance or public health programs, he knows he will not be able to afford the high cost of hospital care.

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