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U.S. set to quickly widen trade war with EU tariffs after WTO ruling: sources
The USTR submitted a request Wednesday to the WTO to convene a fast-track meeting of its dispute settlement body to adopt these tariffs, two U.S.-based trade sources said. Wednesday's request means the WTO body could meet as soon as Oct. 14.

The USTR and WTO did not respond to requests for comment.

The United States won approval Wednesday to tax $7.5 billion in European goods over illegal EU subsidies for aircraft maker Airbus (AIR.PA). The EU is expected to respond with taxes of its own on U.S. products, after the global trade body found U.S. aircraft maker Boeing Co (BA.N) also received illegal subsidies.

U.S. withholds U.N. aviation dues, calls for immediate whistleblower protections
The United States has been advocating for greater transparency and protection for whistleblowers at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), after an insider's account of a 2016 cyberattack at the agency generated fallout when it was reported in the media this year.
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The United States has quit the U.N. Human Rights Council, the U.N. cultural agency UNESCO, and cut funding last year to the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees (UNRWA), calling its fiscal practices "irredeemably flawed."
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ICAO said on Tuesday by email that it had already begun "without delay" to "formalize" a new whistleblower policy endorsed by the United States and other countries.
German businesses urge EU to protect them after latest WTO decision

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Oct 3rd, 2019 at 12:13:02 AM EST
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