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The World Trade Organization (WTO) logo is pictured at the entrance of the WTO headquarters in Geneva in this April 9, 2013 file photo. India has dealt a potentially fatal blow to the World Trade Organization's hopes of modernising the rules of global commerce and remaining the central forum for multilateral trade deals. Last week India vetoed the adoption of a treaty to simplify, standardise and streamline the rules for shipping goods across borders, having previously agreed to its terms at a ministerial conference in Bali last December. It blocked the text because it wanted more attention paid to its concerns over food security. After drawing widespread condemnation, the world's second most populous nation now says it wants to keep the treaty alive, with stronger assurances about protecting its food security needs, until a permanent solution is found. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/Files (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS LOGO)

A worker fixes a car emblem as he assembles Audi A8 models at their plant in Neckarsulm near Heilbronn May 21, 2015. Audi will hold their annual shareholders meeting on May 22, 2015. REUTERS/Michael Dalder

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde (front) reacts during a meeting with Brazil's Finance Minister Joaquim Levy at the Finance Ministry in Brasilia, May 21, 2015. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

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WTO trade ministers' meet

Trade ministers of key WTO member countries will meet in Paris today. Pending issues of the Doha Round and agenda for the Nairobi ministerial meeting in December will be discussed.

Audi India RS6 Avant launch

Audi will launch the 2015 RS6 Avant in India today. The performance vehicle, based on the RS6, will be Audi’s first estate in the country.

Lagarde speak on US economy

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde will speak on the US economy in Washington.

French Open Women’s Singles Semi-Finals

The seventh-seeded Ana Ivanovic will face 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova in Women’s Singles semi-finals match today. It is Ivanovic’s first Grand Slam semi-final in seven years.

NASA to test fly parachute

NASA will try out the largest parachute ever deployed during a flying saucer launch—13.30 EDT (2300 IST)—that will test new technologies for landing on Mars.

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Published on June 04, 2015
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