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DIARY-Political and General News Events from Sept. 18
Sept 18 (Reuters) -
EXPLAINER-How the next WTO chief will be chosen and the task ahead
GENEVA/BRUSSELS, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Five candidates from Nigeria to South Korea are bidding to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization to replace Roberto Azevedo, who stepped down at the end of August.
Three women, two men pass round one of WTO leadership race
GENEVA (Reuters) - Three women and two men bidding to become the next director-general of the World Trade Organization advanced to the second round of the selection process, the Geneva-based body said on Friday.
Soccer-Higuain leaves Juventus, set for Miami switch
Sept 18 (Reuters) - Juventus have terminated the contract of Gonzalo Higuain by mutual consent, the Serie A champions have confirmed, with the Argentine forward closing in on a switch to David Beckham's Major League Soccer (MLS) side Inter Miami.
Argentina's honeymoon with IMF about to get a reality check
NEW YORK/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's honeymoon with the International Monetary Fund is about to be tested as it looks to update a $57 billion agreement struck two years ago that failed to prevent a slide into recession and the country's ninth sovereign default.
Costa Rica proposes tax hikes, austerity ahead of IMF negotiation
SAN JOSE, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Costa Rica on Thursday proposed privatizations, tax increases and additional austerity measures ahead of a negotiation with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) over a package to help the Central American country's struggling economy.
Tropical Depression Twenty-Two likely to become a storm on Friday: NHC
(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Twenty-Two is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm on Friday as it moves northward over the western Gulf of Mexico, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.
Mexico delays ultra-low sulfur rules for trucks, buses
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican environmental committee on Thursday delayed for one year rules that would have obliged the country to manufacture, import and use only trucks and buses that run on ultra-low sulfur diesel, the environmental ministry said.
Bolivian interim President Anez withdraws from election race with socialists ahead in polls
LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia's conservative interim president, Jeanine Anez, pulled out of next monthâs general election on Thursday, a move that should strengthen other candidates running against the front-running socialist party of ex-leader Evo Morales.
Venezuela's Maduro says election delay to meet EU request 'impossible'
CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Thursday said it would be "impossible" to delay parliamentary elections planned for Dec. 6, after the European Union suggested pushing back the vote to meet conditions for the bloc to send an observer mission.
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