Posts tagged the-region

Obama meets friends, foes in Southeast Asia summit (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama was to sit down with friends and foes alike Sunday at an inaugural summit with Southeast Asian leaders including the prime minister of the region’s pariah state Myanmar.

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 vows to deepen ties at start of Asia tour (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Barack Obama insisted that the United States was a “Pacific” power and vowed to deepen its engagement in the region as he started his first Asian tour as US president.

Currencies in focus as Obama tours Asia (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

A rare rally in the U.S. dollar was the focus in Asia Friday as investors wondered if President Barack Obama’s week-long visit to the region would generate pressure for some countries to let their currencies rise.

Obama faces daunting challenges in Far East tour (AP via Yahoo! News)

Facing a daunting array of Asian challenges, President Barack Obama left Thursday on his first major trip to the region, where a surging China and newly assertive Japan are chipping away at America’s standing on diplomacy and trade.