Obama stresses importance of trade in new national security strategy

February 7, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama stresses importance of trade in new national security strategy 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 — U.S. President Barack Obama stressed the strategic importance of trade in a new national security strategy unveiled Friday as the administration stepped up efforts to advance trade with Asia and Europe in recent weeks.

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Obama vows to get tough on cyberattacks, eager for TPP trade deal

January 22, 2015 by · Comments Off on Obama vows to get tough on cyberattacks, eager for TPP trade deal 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 — U.S. President Barack Obama pledged Tuesday to get tough on cyber attacks and destroy the Islamic State militant group, asking lawmakers to help him achieve those goals.

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Abe, Harper agree to cooperate on concluding Pacific free trade pact

November 10, 2014 by · Comments Off on Abe, Harper agree to cooperate on concluding Pacific free trade pact 

BEIJING, Nov. 9 — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed Sunday to work together to conclude a U.S.-led free trade pact, and urged leaders of the negotiating countries to exercise the political will needed to clinch an agreement, Japanese officials said.

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U.S. urges Japan to take "bold" steps in TPP talks

October 16, 2014 by · Comments Off on U.S. urges Japan to take "bold" steps in TPP talks 

TOKYO, Oct. 15 — Japan needs to take "bold" steps toward concluding Pacific free trade talks, Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Wendy Cutler said Wednesday, noting that difficult issues remain between the two sides.

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