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SUNS # 9712 Friday 16 December 2022

WTO : US to pursue worker-centered & national security-driven trade policy (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The United States has vociferously defended its allegedly controversial trade policies during its 15th Trade Policy Review (TPR) at the World Trade Organization on 14 December, insisting that it would pursue the Biden-Harris administration's worker-centered trade policy regardless of the WTO rules, while "moving aggressively to protect its national security in this more challenging era."

UN : The poor, squeezed by $10 trillion in external debts (PRIV)
(IPS, Madrid)
The external debt of the world's low- and middle-income countries at the end of 2021 totalled 9 trillion US dollars, more than double the amount a decade ago.

Italy : The humanitarian rescue fleet faces "Hurricane Meloni" (PRIV)
(IPS, Barcelona)
It was a hellish journey aboard a crammed boat amid three-meter waves.

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