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Mexico loses 10-year WTO battle over U.S. tuna labeling

15 Dec 2018

GENEVA The United States won a legal battle over "dolphin safe" tuna-labeling on Friday, when the World Trade Organization's appeals judges dismissed Mexico's argument that the U.S. labeling rules violated WTO rules.

U.S. not swayed by WTO reform proposals

12 Dec 2018

GENEVA Proposals for reforming the World Trade Organization fail to deal with problems raised by the United States, the U.S. envoy to the WTO told its General Council on Wednesday.

IATA trims airline industry profit view, sees rebound in 2019

12 Dec 2018

GENEVA Global airlines will see rising profit growth and record carbon dioxide emissions next year as strong demand offsets cost pressures that trimmed profitability in 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday.

UPDATE 1-IATA trims airline industry profit view, sees rebound in 2019

12 Dec 2018

GENEVA, Dec 12 Global airlines will see rising profit growth and record carbon dioxide emissions next year as strong demand offsets cost pressures that trimmed profitability in 2018, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Wednesday.

Anarchists daub graffiti protest on "criminal" WTO

11 Dec 2018

GENEVA Anarchists claimed responsibility on Tuesday for an overnight graffiti attack on the Swiss headquarters of the World Trade Organization that has a history of attracting anti-globalisation protests.

No breakthrough at rare U.N. Western Sahara talks

06 Dec 2018

GENEVA U.N. talks on disputed Western Sahara ended on Thursday without a breakthrough, but all sides agreed to meet again in early 2019, U.N. envoy Horst Koehler said.

More than 700,000 Afghans leave Iran as economy slows

05 Dec 2018

GENEVA More than 700,000 undocumented Afghans have returned from Iran this year as the Iranian economy tightens, with a knock-on effect on the Afghan economy, according to data from the U.N.'s migration agency.

Saudi cites national security to block WTO case brought by Qatar

04 Dec 2018

GENEVA Saudi Arabia has told the WTO that national security concerns mean it cannot allow the world trade body to settle an intellectual property dispute with Qatar, according to a transcript seen by Reuters.

Saudi cites national security to block WTO case brought by Qatar

04 Dec 2018

GENEVA Saudi Arabia has told the WTO that national security concerns mean it cannot allow the world trade body to settle an intellectual property dispute with Qatar, according to a transcript seen by Reuters.

China drives stunning growth in global trademark applications, U.N. says

03 Dec 2018

GENEVA China was the driving force by a 30 percent leap in global trademark applications in 2017 as innovation turns into the main battleground among competing world economies, the U.N. World Intellectual Property Organization said on Monday.

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