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Nigerian troops forced 10,000 people to leave northeast town - U.N

11 Apr 2019

GENEVA Nigerian troops forced the entire population of a town of 10,000 people in northeastern Borno state to relocate without warning on Monday, the United Nations said on Thursday.

Thousands flee homes in Tripoli as fighters battle on outskirts

10 Apr 2019

TRIPOLI, April 10 Eastern forces and troops loyal to the government in Tripoli fought on the outskirts of Libya's capital on Wednesday as the battle forced thousands of residents to flee their homes.

Long-outlawed U.S. trade policy wins WTO approval in Canada lumber dispute

09 Apr 2019

GENEVA A World Trade Organization ruling approved a long-outlawed U.S. trade policy on Tuesday, when a panel of adjudicators said Washington's use of "zeroing" to calculate anti-dumping tariffs was permissible in the case of Canadian softwood lumber.

Russia's WTO "national security" victory cuts both ways for Trump

05 Apr 2019

GENEVA Russia won a dispute about "national security" at the World Trade Organization on Friday, in a ruling over a Ukrainian transit dispute that may also affect global automobile tariffs that could be imposed by U.S. President Donald Trump.

Huawei allegations driven by politics not evidence - U.N. telecoms chief

05 Apr 2019

GENEVA U.S. security concerns about 5G mobile networks built by Chinese telecoms giant Huawei appear to be driven by politics and trade rather than any evidence, the head of the U.N. internet and telecoms agency said on Friday.

Trade slowed in fourth-quarter, WTO says; auto tariffs, Brexit are 2019 risks

02 Apr 2019

GENEVA World trade shrank by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is likely to grow by 2.6 percent this year, slower than 3.0 percent growth in 2018 and below a previous forecast of 3.7 percent, the World Trade Organisation said on Tuesday.

WTO says global trade slowed in fourth quarter, cuts forecasts

02 Apr 2019

GENEVA, April 2 World trade shrank by 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2018 and is likely to grow by 2.6 percent this year, slower than 3.0 percent growth in 2018 and below a previous forecast of 3.7 percent, the World Trade Organization said on Tuesday.

WTO says U.S. failed to halt state tax subsidy for Boeing

28 Mar 2019

GENEVA/PARIS The World Trade Organization said on Thursday the United States had ignored its request to halt a subsidised tax break for Boeing Co in its main plane-making state of Washington as a 15-year-old transatlantic trade row edges towards tit-for-tat sanctions.

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Yellow vest demonstrators, police clash in Paris

Clashes broke out between dozens of demonstrators and police in Paris on the 23rd Saturday of yellow-vest protests after authorities warned that rioters could return to the French capital to spark a new wave of violence.