| Oct 24, 2013
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...
| Oct 18, 2013
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...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:42 PM
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"...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:53 PM
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...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:59 PM
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...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:21 PM
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...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
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...
| May 20, 2013
| 9:11 AM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 10:31 AM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"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...