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2006-07-17 01:43:49

ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Bush and Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Monday urged a redoubling of efforts to break the impasse in talks toward a global trade pact. Silva warned at the start of a meeting with Bush on the fringes of a Group of Eight summit in Russia that negotiators were running out of options. "I am convinced that now is the time for us to make a political decision," the Brazilian leader said, adding that negotiators "don't have any...

2006-06-21 08:16:55

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States remains committed to a successful global trade round at the World Trade Organization, President George W. Bush said on Wednesday after discussing U.S. differences with Europe over the negotiations. "The point is we are committed to a successful round and it is going to take hard work," Bush told a news conference after meeting European leaders. The United States and the European Union are at loggerheads over who needs to make the next move on...

2006-01-12 21:43:23

By Mary Milliken BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (Reuters) - The top U.S. official for Latin America said Washington needs to do "more work" in the region as populations demand better economic results from their democracies. Thomas Shannon, U.S. assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs, said efforts to deepen democracy in Latin America must be linked to economic development programs and the ultimate goal is to reduce poverty. "This means more work on our part, more time...

2005-11-07 11:19:53

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The United States and Panama are close to completing a free trade agreement, U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday after talks with Panamanian President Martin Torrijos. "We are in the midst of negotiating a free trade agreement with Panama," Bush said. "And I told the president this free trade agreement is important for America, as he told me it's important for Panama. And we're close to coming to an agreement, and we'll continue to work on that...

2005-11-07 11:05:26

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The United States and Panama are close to completing a free trade agreement, U.S. President George W. Bush said on Monday after talks with Panamanian President Martin Torrijos. "We are in the midst of negotiating a free trade agreement with Panama," Bush said. "And I told the president this free trade agreement is important for America, as he told me it's important for Panama. And we're close to coming to an agreement, and we'll continue to work on that...

2005-11-07 10:22:13

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - The United States and Panama are close to completing a free trade agreement, President George W. Bush said on Monday after talks with Panamanian President Martin Torrijos. "We are in the midst of negotiating a free trade agreement with Panama," Bush said. "And I told the president this free trade agreement is important for America, as he told me it's important for Panama. And we're close to coming to an agreement, and we'll continue to work on that agreement...

2005-11-05 19:22:07

Please read in 10th paragraph, "in which all 34 countries actually talk in terms of enhanced trade and an FTAA" instead of "in which all 34 countries actually talked in terms of exchanged trade and the FTAA." In 11th paragraph, please read, "there is nothing in stone that says every time leaders get together they have to have a summit communique," instead of "there is nothing in stone that says any time leaders get together, they have to have a communique." A corrected story...

2005-11-05 18:27:53

By Mary Milliken and Kevin Gray MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Leaders from around the Americas failed on Saturday to resolve key differences over how to create a hemisphere-wide free trade zone during a regional summit overshadowed by violent anti-U.S. protests. Talks on creating the U.S.-proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, have been stalled and the Bush administration had hoped to jump-start discussions here to establish the world's most populous free-trade...

2005-11-05 17:50:31

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Leaders from across the Americas failed on Saturday to resolve key differences on how to create a hemisphere-wide free-trade zone during a regional summit overshadowed by violent anti-U.S. protests. Talks on creating the U.S.-proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, or FTAA, have been stalled and the Bush administration had hoped to jump-start discussions at the summit to establish the largest free-trade bloc in the world behind the European Union.

2005-11-05 13:45:20

By Steve Holland MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - U.S. President George W. Bush carefully avoided taking on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez directly at the 34-nation Summit of the Americas, in what aides said was an effort not to elevate the fiery leader. Chavez, long an irritant to Washington, sought to antagonize the United States by vowing to bury Bush's proposed Free Trade Area of the Americas, which has been stalled over concerns by some leaders about U.S. agricultural...


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