Articles by Naomi Koppel



Libya Gains Approval for WTO Entry

  • 28 July 04
  • The Associated Press
In its latest success in moving from pariah state to international respectability, oil-rich Libya on Tuesday was accepted as a candidate for membership in the World Trade Organization.

Time Running Out for Trade Deal

  • 27 July 04
  • The Associated Press
For global negotiators, it seems that every time they take a step toward a trade liberalization treaty, it moves one step further away. If they cannot catch up this week, they know it will be out of reach for months or even years.

Foreigners Raise $1Bln for Georgia

  • 18 June 04
  • The Associated Press
Nations and international institutions on Wednesday pledged more than $1 billion to help the former Soviet republic of Georgia defeat corruption and pull its citizens out of poverty.

Cheney Chastises Europeans

  • 26 January 04
  • The Associated Press
U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney pulled no punches with reluctant European allies Saturday, telling them that they can only protect democracy in their countries by being ready to use force.

Adecco Shares Rally After Scare

  • 14 January 04
  • The Associated Press
Adecco shares rallied slightly Tuesday as speculators tried to cash in the day after the company's announcement of possible accounting problems sent its stock crashing 35 percent.

Russia, Canada Block a Plan to Ban Asbestos

  • 19 November 03
  • The Associated Press
Major asbestos producers led by Russia and Canada on Tuesday blocked a plan to give countries the right to ban all imports of the cancer-causing mineral.

Berezovsky Says Probe Is an Anti-Semitic Act

  • 18 November 03
  • The Associated Press
Exiled tycoon Boris Berezovsky said Monday that the opening of a Swiss money-laundering investigation against him is an ""anti-Semitic act.""

Ruling Sparks Talk of Trade War

  • 12 November 03
  • The Associated Press
European and Asian countries joined together Tuesday to demand that the United States drop its duties on imported steel or face the possibility of billions of dollars in retaliation.

WTO Rules U.S. Steel Tariffs Illegal

  • 11 November 03
  • The Associated Press
The United States is facing up to $2.2 billion in European Union trade sanctions within weeks after a final World Trade Organization ruling Monday that U.S. tariffs on imported steel are illegal.

Poor Nations Unite, Walk Out on WTO

  • 16 September 03
  • The Associated Press
Poor nations united and claimed a new voice in global trade talks, even as their refusal to be pressured by rich nations contributed to the collapse of a crucial World Trade Organization meeting.

Farm Subsidies Divide WTO Members

  • 23 June 03
  • The Associated Press
Still divided over how to handle reform of international trade in agriculture, government ministers were to meet Sunday to try to make progress on other issues that are almost as tricky.

WTO Tackles Drug Patent Issue

  • 13 November 01
  • The Associated Press
The United States and Switzerland edged closer Monday to agreement with developing countries demanding more leeway to override drug patents for health emergencies, one of the thorniest issues threatening to block new global trade talks.

WTO Says To Support Developing Nations

  • 30 October 01
  • The Associated Press
With less than two weeks to the start of a key meeting of trade ministers, new proposals to meet the concerns of developing countries will be discussed by World Trade Organization members this week.

State Says It Won't Be Bullied by WTO

  • 02 November 00
  • The Associated Press
Russia says it won't be bullied into making unfavorable concessions during WTO negotiations.

Wireless Gadgets Touted at Trade Fair

Son Polishes Nabokov's Legacy

Sanctions Against EU Approved

Trade Body Takes Up EU-U.S. Banana Dispute

Mikhailov Defense Discounts FBI Evidence in Court

Agent Tells Of Mikhas' U.S. Activity

Court Hears Mikhailov Evidence