STORY: WTO APPROVES RUSSIA'S ENTRY TERMSDATELINE: Nov. 10, 2011LENGTH: 0:00:39LOCATION: GenevaVOThe World Trade Organization has approved the terms for Russia to join the trade body after nearly two decades of effort.*****The WTO approved the terms for Russia's accession on Thursday, putting the country on track to join the 153-member trade body after over 18 years of talks. Approval from the WTO's working group paves the way for WTO trade ministers to approve Russian entry at a meeting in Geneva on Dec. 15.A day earlier, Russia signed a deal with Georgia, its neighbor and one-time foe, removing a vital hurdle for Russia's membership of the WTO.Until now, Russia has been the only member of the Group of 20 leading economies still outside the WTO.
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