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Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
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A musician serenaded oblivious world leaders, including President Obama, with a lengthy tribute to the Occupy Wall Street movement at a Pacific summit in Honolulu.
A U.S.-backed initiative to create a Pacific free-trade bloc to counter China's economic power gained momentum at an international summit Sunday when Canada and Mexico said they want to join the fledgling partnership.
President Obama is overseas on a nine-day Blame America First tour. He's ostensibly spending time on the other side of the Pacific to explore ways the United States can work better with Asian economies. Instead, he's using his time in the spotlight to criticize the nation he's supposed to be leading.
Departing Friday on a nine-day trip back to his boyhood roots in the Pacific Rim, President Obama will pursue what aides say is a long-range goal to fundamentally shift the focus of U.S. economic and military influence toward Asia.
President Obama wants the federal government to do some belt-tightening during tough economic times. On Tuesday he signed an executive order directing agencies to cut back on everything from travel to cellphones, printing, and even promotional or commemorative items such as T-shirts, plaques and mugs.
A federal agent charged with killing a man inside a McDonald's restaurant in Waikiki was in Hawaii to help with security at this week's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, officials said Monday.
The Obama administration is hoping to build on the momentum of recent free-trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama as attention turns to the Trans-Pacific Partnership and trade promotion authority.
At a Senate Finance Committee hearing March 31, Democratic chairman Max Baucus of Montana spoke of boosting U.S. exports to Asia.
Last Tuesday, June 12, President Bush spoke at the dedication of the Victims of Communism Memorial that honors the memories of those killed in communist regimes. He said their deaths should remind the American public "evil is real and must be confronted." Ironically, this Friday, June 22, President Bush will honor the president of a tyrannical communist regime that murdered over a million Vietnamese and ethnic minorities with a White House visit during which he has the opportunity to confront that evil.