Embassy Row: Abuse in Ukraine

“The Asia-Pacific region will drive the next wave of economic growth, so America has to strengthen our trade ties with countries like Japan and New Zealand to stay competitive,” Mr. Baucus said before leaving on his trip.

NO TROOPS TO TUNISIA

The U.S. ambassador to Tunisia is trying to reassure a suspicious Tunisian press that Washington has no intention of stationing U.S. troops in the North African nation that gave birth to last year’s Arab Spring uprisings.

“The United States has no base in Tunisia and has no plans in this sense,” Ambassador Jacob Walles said in his first news conference since arriving in Tunis in July.

Mr. Walles added that Washington’s only security interests in the country are to help Tunisia train its troops and secure its borders against terrorists.

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James Morrison

James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...

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