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    Antigua and Barbuda raises stakes in US gambling case

    Education International

    The Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda is threatening to escalate its fight against US restrictions on cross-border Internet gambling by encouraging other countries to make WTO compensation claims for Washington's decision to modify its WTO services commitments.

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    USA: White House, Democrats reach deal on FTAs

    Education International

    The Bush administration and senior Democratic lawmakers have agreed to a deal to include environmental and labour protections in any new bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs) the country signs.

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    Brazil issues generic license for AIDS drug

    Education International

    In the latest test of the WTO’s rules on intellectual property rights, Brazil has issued a compulsory license for the patented AIDS drug efavirenz that will allow companies to import and eventually manufacture generic versions of the drug more cheaply.

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    Education Donor Conference fails to keep promises

    Education International

    On May 2nd the European Commission together with the World Bank and donor governments held a high-level conference with a view to allocating funds to education with a view to achieving Education for All by 2015.

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    EI and its affiliates weed out child labour in agriculture

    Education International

    Seventy percent of all working children are active in the agricultural sector, a harsh and dangerous environment for a growing child. In 2007, the main focus of the World Day Against Child Labour on 12 June was to raise awareness and promote activities on the elimination of child labour in agriculture.

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