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Obama in Bali for East Asia Summit

Posted November 17th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is in Bali, Indonesia where he will join leaders of east Asian nations and Russia for two days of discussions on security, economy and other common issues. Mr. Obama’s arrival in Bali coincides with the announcement of a large order of Boeing jets by Indonesia’s domestic airline, Lion Air. The aircraft […]

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Clinton Announces $10 Million in Aid for Thai Flood Relief

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pledged $10 million in aid and the assistance of a U.S. naval ship for flood ravaged Thailand. The top U.S. diplomat announced the assistance after talks with Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra Wednesday in Bangkok. She says the USS Lassen has docked at a Thai port with crew […]

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APEC Outlines of Pacific Trade Deal Reached

Posted November 12th, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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VIDEO: APExpress 4 – 11/12/2011 5:06:00 PM – BC-ABCN1:wsObamaAPECSummit APExpress 4 – 11/12/2011 5:03:00 PM – AP-APTN-2030: ++US APEC Hu)) The United States and eight other nations, at a meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, have reached the broad outlines of an agreement to create a Pacific Rim free trade zone. In a joint statement Saturday, the […]

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Obama Embarks on Asia-Pacific Mission

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 4:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama has departed on a nine-day trip aimed at improving U.S. ties with countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Mr. Obama will first host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in his native state of Hawaii. He is expected to discuss a proposed Pacific Rim free trade zone that includes the United States, […]

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Obama Embarks on Asia-Pacific Economic Mission

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is leaving Washington Friday on a nine-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region focused on boosting Washington’s ties with the growing economic power. Mr. Obama will spend the first leg of his journey hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic forum in his birthplace of Honolulu, Hawaii. On the president’s agenda is discussion of a […]

Obama Embarks on Asia-Pacific Economic Mission

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 5:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is leaving Washington Friday on a nine-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region focused on boosting Washington’s ties with the growing economic power. Mr. Obama will spend the first leg of his journey hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic forum in his birthplace of Honolulu, Hawaii. On the president’s agenda is discussion of a […]

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Red Cross Appeals for Aid in Vietnamese Flooding

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 6:45 pm (UTC-5)
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The Red Cross has asked for $1.2 million in aid to help some 42,000 Vietnamese people affected by weeks of flooding. In a statement Thursday, the aid organization said its main goal is to provide the victims with cash, household kits, safe water, hygiene items, medicine and shelter. A top official with the Vietnam Red […]

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Clinton Presses China on Trade, Human Rights Issues

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is urging China to allow its currency, the yuan, to appreciate in value, remove barriers to trade and take steps to improve human rights. Secretary Clinton spoke Thursday before the East-West Center in Hawaii, where she is attending a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders. In a wide-ranging speech, Clinton told […]

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US, European Economic Weakness Blamed for Disappointing Asian Figures

Posted November 10th, 2011 at 3:25 am (UTC-5)
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Sagging demand in the United States and Europe is being blamed for a wave of disappointing economic figures from across East Asia Thursday. China reported a sharp drop in exports, while Japan reported a sharper-than-expected drop in core machinery orders — a leading indicator of corporate spending. Australia, meanwhile, said foreign tourist arrivals are down […]

Obama to Meet with Indian PM at Summit

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama plans to meet with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of an East Asia summit next week in Indonesia. A senior White House official, Ben Rhodes, says Mr. Obama will also hold talks with the leaders of Thailand and the Philippines while attending the summit in Bali. The United […]

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