GENEVA The head of the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday he was "very hopeful" that WTO members could conclude by mid-2020 talks on cutting fishing subsidies, seen by many as essential for the Geneva-based body to remain relevant, among other deals.
GENEVA World Trade Organization (WTO) members agreed on Tuesday to renew a 20-year moratorium on placing tariffs on digital trade for six months, allaying fears that people would have to pay duties on e-books and software for the first time.
GENEVA, Dec 6 A 20-year global moratorium on
imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India
or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade
officials and documents, potentially forcing people to pay
duties on software and movie downloads.
GENEVA A 20-year global moratorium on imposing tariffs on digital trade could end next week if India or South Africa makes good on threats, according to trade officials and documents, potentially forcing people to pay duties on software and movie downloads.
GENEVA Global temperatures could rise sharply this century with "wide-ranging and destructive" consequences after greenhouse gas emissions hit record levels last year, international climate experts warned on Tuesday. | Video
GENEVA, Nov 26 Greenhouse gas emissions surged
to a record level last year and world temperatures could rise
more than twice the globally agreed warming limit if nothing is
done, a U.N. report showed on Tuesday.
GENEVA Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere hit a new record in 2018, exceeding the average yearly increase of the last decade and reinforcing increasingly damaging weather patterns, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Monday. | Video
GENEVA A rare species of porpoise is facing imminent extinction as fishing vessels appear to be flouting an international ban on them entering its last sanctuary, off the coast of Mexico, the head of a U.N. treaty said.
GENEVA Iraqi officials expressed "deep regret" on Monday at the death of protesters during weeks of unrest but defended Baghdad's handling of the situation.