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China has scuppered attempts by world trade heavyweights to eliminate or reduce tariffs on a list of environmentally friendly products, the European Union said on Sunday. A list of around 300 "green" products had been prepared by the US and EU to be presented at WTO talks on Sunday in Geneva for the 18 participants -- including Japan, Australia, South Korea, Singapore and Turkey -- to discuss. Talks on the Environmental Goods Agreement began in July 2014, based on a proposal at the World Economic Forum in Davos six months earlier.
VIENNA (AP) — Alexander Van der Bellen, who preached moderation and tolerance, won Austria's presidential election Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer, according to preliminary results that showed Van der Bellen convincingly ahead despite pre-vote polls showing them neck and neck.