Major economies square off over global trade deal (the WTO Doha round). South Africa calls for immediate cuts in US cotton subsidies that make it impossible for poor African cotton farmers to compete and that are in violation of WTO trade rules

by Jonathan Lynn and Laura MacInnis

By Jonathan Lynn and Laura MacInnis

GENEVA (Reuters) – The United States sparred with the world’s large emerging economies on Tuesday over the fate of a long-delayed deal to open global trade that critics say has become largely irrelevant in light of the financial crisis.

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