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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Battle Begins Over Details Of Obama’s Pacific Trade Deal

The Obama administration has revealed its trade pact with Pacific nations, a sweeping and controversial deal igniting fierce opposition from President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies.

November 5, 2015

U.S., Japan In ‘Grabbing Distance’ Of Pact On Asia Trade Deal

U.S. and Japanese negotiators have been holding a marathon session in Tokyo as they bid to close the gaps, which have bogged down on issues including Japanese tariffs on agricultural imports and U.S. access to Japan’s auto market.

April 21, 2015

On Docks, Workers Still Have Power

For longshoremen, union clout nets high pay, strong pensions, and free health care.

March 3, 2015

Naval Ships From U.S., India, and Japan To Start War Games

Tokyo (AFP) — The United States, India, and Japan are set to kick off week-long war games in the Pacific, beefing up naval ties as they warily eye an increasingly assertive China and its military buildup. Warships from the three countries are to begin the joint exercises on Friday, after an official opening ceremony at […]

July 24, 2014

Study: No Trans-Pacific Partnership Would Be A Setback For U.S., Latin America

By Mimi Whitefield, The Miami Herald A new Atlantic Council study says that failure to win approval for the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership would be a “serious geopolitical and commercial setback” for the United States and Latin America. The United States and 11 Pacific Rim countries, which represent 40 percent of the world’s economy, are currently […]

July 24, 2014

8.2 Earthquake Hits Chile; Pacific Tsunami Warning Spurs Evacuations

By Fabiola Gutierrez and Chris Kraul, Los Angeles Times SANTIAGO, Chile — A shallow and powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake rocked Chile’s northern coast Tuesday, sparking fires, churning up high waves, causing landslides, and cutting power for thousands of people. A fireman and an elderly heart attack victim were among five people reported dead from the quake, […]

April 2, 2014

Obama To Tour Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines In April

Washington (AFP) – President Barack Obama will seek to ease questions over the staying power of his strategic shift to increasingly tense East Asia in April with stops in Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines and South Korea. Obama’s visits to Manila and Kuala Lumpur are intended to make up for his no-show when he cancelled a […]

February 12, 2014