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  • Letters: More scrutiny of the TPP trade pact

    Re "Forging a Pacific future," Opinion, Oct. 18 Secretary of State John F. Kerry claims that the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, would "support American jobs," set "high labor and environmental standards" and protect human rights. While Kerry...
  • John Kerry on forging a Pacific future

    After three trips to Asia as secretary of State, I am more convinced than ever that, as a Pacific power, the United States must continue to forge a Pacific future. But building that future means confronting challenges that require cooperation with our...
  • Immigration-reform foes protest

    Immigration-reform foes protest
    Chants of "USA!" and "Wake up, America!" joined the sound of honking horns Tuesday morning as foes of immigration reform rallied in downtown Huntington Beach. More than 20 people held signs that read "Support Homeless Vets," "Stop Illegal Immigration"...
  • Joel Brinkley: Snowden fallout has been massive for US

    Edward Snowden has wrought more damage on the United States than any private individual in recent memory. It's not just the theft and publication of classified material. That was bad enough because those disclosures make the U.S. look hypocritical and...
  • Robert B. Reich: Why the GOP can't learn

    It's as if they didn't learn a thing from the 2012 elections. Republicans are on the same suicide mission as before -- trying to block immigration reform (if they can't scuttle it in the Senate, they're ready to in the House), roll back the clock on...
  • Currency manipulation at issue in Pacific free-trade talks

    Currency manipulation at issue in Pacific free-trade talks
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is racing to finish negotiations on a Pacific free-trade pact by year's end, but it's running up against a potentially major obstacle at home. A bipartisan majority in the Senate this week sent a letter...
  • In Mexico, Biden glad to focus on economy rather than security

    MEXICO CITY — Vice President Joe Biden, in the Mexican capital Friday for meetings with top government officials and business leaders, said he was glad to be focusing on trade rather than on security issues and argued that an economically prosperous...
  • Brazilian named to head World Trade Organization

    Brazilian named to head World Trade Organization
    SAO PAULO, Brazil--Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been elected the first Latin American director-general of the World Trade Organization, the global body charged with moving forward stalled trade agreement talks. The choice of Azevedo over close rival...
  • Senate rejected Toomey-backed sugar amendment to farm bill

    Senate rejected Toomey-backed sugar amendment to farm bill
    Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown. Helping to lead the candy...
  • Indian, Chinese leaders meet in New Delhi, pledge better relations

    NEW DELHI – The Indian and Chinese premiers papered over their differences at a meeting in New Delhi on Monday, pledging to tackle a border dispute that has soured relations for decades and to work together for global stability. The meeting was...
  • Britain's Cameron, meeting with Obama, under fire at home on EU

    Britain's Cameron, meeting with Obama, under fire at home on EU
    LONDON – As he met in Washington with President Obama on Monday, British Prime Minister David Cameron found himself on the defensive at home against members of his own party who want their country to withdraw from the 27-nation European Union as...
  • A floor of decency

    "Everywhere near the building, the stench of death was overpowering. Men in surgical masks sprayed disinfectant in the air." We move from tragedy to tragedy with hellish regularity. "The scope of injuries," Jim Yardley writes in the New York Times, "was...