Archives for November 14, 2009

Obama vows renewed ties with Asia (CNN)

Touting himself as America’s “first Pacific president,” President Obama called on his own connections with Asia on Saturday as he pledged a renewed engagement with Asia Pacific nations based on “an enduring and revitalized alliance between the United States and Japan.”

In Asia, Obama pushing arms control with Russians (AP via Yahoo! News)

A major pact within tantalizing reach, President Barack Obama aims to nudge forward an arms-control deal in talks with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.

Obama Arrives to High Hopes at Asian Summit (International Herald Tribune)

President Obama arrived in Singapore Saturday for a meeting of Asian-Pacific countries seeking to ensure that the region remains tied to the United States.

Obama seeks equal partnership in Asia (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama pressed on with his mission to repair America’s global standing, telling Asians he was determined to engage them as equal partners in the economy, diplomacy and security.

China dissidents ‘detained ahead of Obama visit’ (AFP via Yahoo! News)

China has detained several dissidents and campaigners ahead of US President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated first visit to the country, their relatives and close contacts told AFP Saturday.

Obama offers Myanmar better ties if it reforms (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday offered Myanmar the prospect of better ties with Washington if it pursued democratic reform and freed political prisoners, including opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

Obama pledges greater U.S. engagement in Asia (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Saturday to deepen dialogue with China rather than seek to contain the rising power, as he laid out a vision for greater engagement with a vibrant Asia-Pacific region.

Obama under fire on trade as Asia-Pac leaders meet (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama came under fire Saturday from Asia-Pacific leaders for backsliding on free trade as a regional summit devoted to driving the world economy out of crisis opened in Singapore.

Obama seeks rebalancing, Asia warns of protectionism (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

U.S. President Barack Obama called on Saturday for a new strategy to rebalance global growth, but leaders around the Pacific rim, gathering for a weekend summit, took aim at signs of U.S. trade protectionism.

Obama Aide Dunn Renews Criticism of Fox, Hails Jon Stewart (Bloomberg via Yahoo! News)

Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama’s outgoing communications director, Anita Dunn, renewed her attacks against Fox News as she praised the “investigative journalism” of Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and said MSNBC isn’t a biased cable news network.