Saturday, July 15

Russia WTO entry sewed up in three months

Bush will get the deal through Congress. Price for Russia? High.
Bush, Putin unveil nuclear plans at G8

[. . .] The goodwill exuded by Bush offset Russia's disappointment at failing to get a deal with Washington that would pave the way for Russian entry into the World Trade Organisation.

That fell through after negotiations that went early into the morning failed. "There is more work to be done," Bush said. But the two sides subsequently agreed to set a deadline to wrap up talks within three months. [. . .]

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