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By Donald Lambro
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Topic - Zhang Yesui
House Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio is comparing Republican Mitt Romney's running mate to John F. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who won the White House in 1960.
A bipartisan quartet of senators has called on the Chinese government to investigate companies in that nation that are producing high-quality counterfeit American driver's licenses, saying the practice is a serious national security threat to the United States.
The U.N. General Assembly overwhelmingly condemned the reported Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States and called on Iran to cooperate with an investigation that already has linked the Islamist regime to the assassination attempt.
Ambassador Zhang Yesui, speaking Friday as President Obama was criticizing China on his trip to Asia, said Beijing's currency exchange rate has nothing to do with the trade imbalance between the two countries.
However, Mr. Zhang said the yuan has appreciated by 30 percent since 2005, while the U.S. unemployment rate has grown to 9 percent, from 5.