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CAIRO (AP) — Militants stormed the Defense Ministry in the heart of Yemen's capital Thursday, killing 52 people, including at least seven foreigners, in a suicide car bombing and assault by gunmen. The brazen attack claimed by al-Qaida's local branch in Yemen follows a rise in U.S. drone strikes in this key American ally in the Middle East.
Nusa Dua (Indonesia) (AFP) - World commerce ministers engaged in feverish bargaining Friday, trying to salvage a trade package on the final day of a WTO meeting amid warnings that failure could permanently cripple the global trade body. New World Trade Organization chief Roberto Azevedo of Brazil is pushing for agreement on a modest package of measures at a conference on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The main hurdle to emerge in Bali is India's insistence that it be allowed to stockpile and subsidise grain for its millions of hungry poor. Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Anand Sharma has rejected calls for compromise but indicated he had no plans to break off the talks.