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2006-06-21 14:47:53

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States should "be more relaxed" and do whatever it can to reach a new world trade deal this year, even if it does not get everything it wants, a top trade economist said on Wednesday.

2006-06-14 13:57:07

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Congress will not support further proposals for deeper cuts to U.S. farm subsidies as part of world trade talks, a senior U.S. agriculture legislator said on Wednesday following discussions with World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy.

2006-06-12 13:36:43

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World Trade Organization chief Pascal Lamy met U.S. commodity groups on Monday to hear their concerns about global trade talks where the United States faces pressure to make deeper cuts to its farm subsidies.

2006-05-30 13:55:06

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration sought agreement from U.S. farm groups for a 70 percent cut in their most trade-distorting subsidies as a way to save world trade talks but was rejected, industry sources said on Tuesday.

2006-05-24 16:01:55

By Lesley Wroughton ACCRA (Reuters) - After a successful campaign to cancel the debts of some of the world's poorest countries, rocker-activist Bono is about to take on the world's powerbrokers to improve the terms of trade for Africa.

2006-05-16 14:50:59

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States warned the European Union on Tuesday that giving Airbus more government loans would worsen a dispute over aircraft subsidies and hurt chances of reaching a negotiated settlement.

2006-04-08 06:40:15

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Thousands of Russians left behind by their country's economic boom came out onto the streets on Saturday to protest at what they said was the widening gulf between rich and poor.

2006-04-03 15:39:15

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - World trade talks made "imperceptible" progress on the subject of slashing farm subsidies during a weekend meeting in Rio de Janeiro, a senior U.S. trade official said on Monday, with countries still not offering specific proposals even at this late stage.

2006-02-21 18:46:47

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top U.S. and European trade officials began two days of talks on Tuesday, under pressure to bridge differences on farm issues blocking a world trade pact and to keep bilateral disputes from poisoning the atmosphere. The meeting in Washington between U.S.

2006-01-24 19:08:43

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic state governors on Tuesday urged President George W. Bush to adopt their proposal for $51 billion in annual federal subsidies for health care, alternative energy and education, saying it would improve America's global economic competitiveness.

Word of the Day
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.