Governments should insist on following WTO rules and the US should not blame its domestic income gap on other countries, according to Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia professor, economist, and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General.

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China has done well in slowing its carbon emissions growth and its actions could be an example for countries participating in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) projects, Professor Nicholas Stern, the British economist and advocate for combating climate change, has said. Echoing this hope that the BRI could be an opportunity for mitigating climate [...]

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In a ballot of MEPs on Tuesday, he received 86 votes compared with 61 for Belgian deputy Kathleen Van Brempt. In a statement, Bullmann said he was “honoured to win the trust” of his group, while European Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said he hoped his election would pave the way for the group to “build its [...]

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Activists call customers to steal in supermarkets. US economist Jeffrey Sachs explains whether the peasants benefit in developing countries.  Read the full article here.

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Are you in pursuit of happiness? Consider moving to Finland. The country is the happiest in the world, an analysis from the United Nations released Wednesday found. The annual publication from the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network examined six key variables determined to support well-being: Income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. Finland [...]

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The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” - how happy people feel they are, and why. Nordic countries regularly appear in the top five, while war-hit countries and a number in sub-Saharan Africa regularly appear in the bottom five. Burundi was the least happy, taking over from the Central African Republic. Read more on BBC.

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Immigrants are most satisfied in Scandinavia. Find out what else contributed to 2018′s UN World Happiness report. Read more in National Geographic. 

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Sure, Norway may have dominated the Winter Games last month in Pyeongchang, handily sweeping the Olympic medal count — but the country has just been knocked from its perch atop another international ranking: the World Happiness Report. The country’s Nordic neighbor, Finland, has unseated the Norwegians with a smile. Read more at NPR.

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