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By Richard Waddington and William Schomberg GENEVA (Reuters) - Ministers sought to keep hopes for a world trade deal alive on Friday but key players showed no sign they could narrow their differences that persist after nearly five years of wrangling.
By Richard Waddington GENEVA (Reuters) - World Trade Organization (WTO) chief Pascal Lamy threw down the gauntlet on Wednesday to ministers gathering for a crucial meeting, saying a deal must come in farm and industrial goods or trade talks could fail.
By Sophie Walker and Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States, under pressure to unblock jammed world trade talks, denied reports it had made a new farm trade offer and said it was still trying to get other countries to match its plan for cracking open agricultural markets.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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