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A Middle Bronze Age child from the Lebanese site of Sidon buried in a large jar. Smaller ceramics were placed with the dead as funerary objects. Claude Doumet-Serhal

How breastfeeding sparked population growth in ancient cities

Researchers used advanced chemical analyses to study breastfeeding in some of the world's first farming communities.
While tariffs have a direct impact on exporters in the US and China, third-party countries like New Zealand are more affected by non-tariff barriers. EPA/Aleksandar Plavevski

NZ remains unscathed by US-China trade war, but that’s no reason for complacency

So far, New Zealand exporters have not been affected by the trade war between the US and China, but the Hong Kong crisis could easily embroil any foreign company.
President Trump and Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison insist it matters whether China is classified as “developed” or “developing” in the World Trade Organisation matters. It may not. Shutterstock

Myth busted: China’s status as a developing country gives it few benefits in the World Trade Organisation

In complaining about China's alleged special treatment by the World Trade Organization, US President Donald Trump and Australia's Scott Morrison are pointing to something that isn't really there.
China is the world’s second largest economy. EPA/Aleksandar Plavevski

How to get ready as the US-China trade war spills over to other countries

As the trade spat between China and the US continues, it is likely to spill over to other countries. For Australia and New Zealand, this could bring both risks and opportunities.
Trump believes the Geneva-based WTO treats the U.S. with disrespect. Martin Good/Shutterstock.com

Why Trump’s wrong about WTO treating US unfairly

The president again threatened to drop out of the World Trade Organization if it doesn't 'shape up.' But a careful review of case filings show the US isn't treated any differently than its other members.

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