The World Trade Organization ruled Friday that the European Union may impose record sanctions of some $4 billion on U.S exports, creating a major incentive for Washington to abandon special tax breaks for U.S. companies.
Though they came to Seattle with great expectations, members of the World Trade Organization made few compromises and deepened many divisions during last week's conference.
Although the protests outside the World Trade Organization's summit in Seattle have quieted, tensions among the conference's 135 member countries continue to rise.
After the World Trade Organization canceled its opening ceremony yesterday due to protests, Seattle police say today heightened security will ensure trade talks get back on schedule.
Police used tear gas and batons to disperse demonstrators trying to block the start of the World Trade Organization conference in Seattle.
Security worries surrounding the World Trade Organization meeting caused a four-and-a-half hour delay in pre-conference activities Monday.
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