UN Talks Aim To Bridge Trade Gap

Trade representatives from around the world start a week of talks in Brazil on Sunday, aimed at easing the impasse between rich and developing nations. While the main event - the four-yearly UN trade conference - opens on Monday, a host of other meetings on the sidelines are getting under way.

Farm Aid Dominates Trade Talks

SAO PAULO Rich and poor nations on Sunday began trying again to narrow their differences over farm trade and to put global trade talks back on track. Farm trade reform lies at the heart of the informal talks between ministers aimed at reaching basic deals in World Trade Organization negotiations before a window of opportunity closes in July.

Rich and Poor Nations Start Trade Talks

By SAO PAULO, Brazil - Rich and poor nations will try to narrow their differences over farm trade and put global trade talks back on track when they meet in Brazil on Sunday. Farm trade reform lies at the heart of the informal talks between ministers aimed at reaching basic deals in World Trade Organization negotiations before a window of opportunity closes in July.