Obama in Saudi Arabia for Persian Gulf Summit

President Barack Obama said Thursday that the U.S. and its Gulf partners should wait to see whether Iraq can resolve its political crisis before committing more financial aid, arguing that the paralysis is impeding U.S.-led efforts to defeat the Islamic State group and reconstruct the war-torn country. Obama’s warning appeared intended to put pressure on Iraqi leaders to put internal […]

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S. Korean president open to summit with North … maybe

South Korean President Park Geun-Hye said Friday she would be willing to hold a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, but only if there was a “breakthrough” on Pyongyang’s nuclear programme. In written answers to questions submitted by foreign news agencies, Park also warned Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe against dragging his feet over a settlement for Korean women […]

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In Obama’s Absence, Kerry Rails Against Shutdown at Indonesia Summit

After the ongoing government shutdown led President Barack Obama to back out of a long-planned summit in Indonesia, Secretary of State John Kerry, who went in Obama’s stead, took a hardline stance toward the partisan bickering in Washington. Kerry’s tone turned aggressive during a media appearance at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Bali on Saturday, launching a spirited […]

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At U.S.-China Summit, Leaders Talk of Avoiding Another Cold War

China’s President Xi Jinping announced that he was looking for the establishment of a “new model of major country relationship” with the United States, as he expressed urgency in taking steps to prevent another Cold War at a carefully orchestrated meeting this weekend with President Obama on isolated 200-acre Sunnylands estate. “China and the United States must find a new path—one […]

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