President Donald Trump on Thursday cancelled the planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that was set to take place next month.
The conflict of interest was apparent at a recent UN agency conference to "reform" the arbitration clause that grants multinational corporations the right to sue governments.
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Sharif Abdel Kouddous is an independent journalist. For eight years he served as a senior producer, co-host, and correspondent for the independent TV/radio news hour "Democracy Now!"