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By Randy Fabi NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Ministers appeared close to sealing the world's biggest trade reform for two decades early on Saturday after India, the most vocal holdout, endorsed a draft text presented by the head of the World Trade Organization. The deal, thrashed out at talks on the Indonesian island of Bali, would lower trade barriers and speed up the passage of goods through customs. Failure would have represented a body blow to the 159-nation WTO, formed in 1995 and still without a major trade deal to its credit after many years of negotiating fiascos. "It is a victory for the WTO and for the global community to have arrived at a mature decision," Indian Trade Minister Anand Sharma told reporters.
COSTA DO SAUIPE, Brazil (AP) — The United States will play Germany and Ghana in the first round of next year's World Cup, facing the nations that eliminated the Americans from the last three tournaments.