Ministers from 149 states have saved long-running global trade talks from collapse with an interim deal to end farm export subsidies by 2013 and open rich country markets a bit wider to the poorest nations.
Former European Union trade chief Pascal Lamy is set to become the next head of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) after his only rival said he planned to pull out.
Pascal Lamy, apparent winner of the contest to lead the World Trade Organisation, was the negotiator in many high-profile disputes involving the United States and developing countries during his five years as European Union trade commissioner.
The World Trade Organisation has authorised the European Union and seven countries to impose millions of dollars' worth of sanctions in retaliation for a
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