Obama, Putin circle each other warily in China

Nov 11, 2014

Obama, Putin circle each other warily in China

On the surface, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin are all niceties — a pat on the back here, a pleasantry there. But away from the cameras, the two leaders are circling each other warily at a global summit in China, coming ...

Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues

Nov 11, 2014

Obama, Putin chat briefly on Beijing summit sidelines, skip issues

U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke briefly on the sidelines of APEC summit events on Monday night but did not delve into the issues that divide their two countries, according to U.S. and Russian officials. The informal contact between the ...

Nov 11, 2014

Cable stocks fall after Obama backs Net neutrality

Cable company stocks fell sharply Monday after President Barack Obama called for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify Internet access as a utility. If the FCC were to approve the White House’s recommendations, the Internet would be regulated like other utilities such as electricity, ...

GOP takeover could mean trouble for Japan

Nov 10, 2014

GOP takeover could mean trouble for Japan

by William Pesek

Perhaps no one in Asia is happier than Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party to see Republicans take over control of the U.S. Congress. In fact, Japan's plummeting currency and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal put Abe in a tough ...

Obama defends plan to unilaterally act on immigration

Nov 10, 2014

Obama defends plan to unilaterally act on immigration

U.S. President Barack Obama defended his plan to use executive powers to implement some immigration reforms, saying in an interview broadcast Sunday he had waited long enough for Congress to act. Obama told congressional leaders Friday he would try to ease some restrictions on ...

Nov 10, 2014

Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

World leaders including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin converge Monday on Beijing for an Asia-Pacific summit against the backdrop of a U.S.-Russian chill and the inexorable rise of the meeting’s increasingly assertive host. The gathering is the biggest event yet hosted by Chinese President ...

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

Nov 10, 2014

Obama takes responsibility for Democrats' election rout

U.S. President Barack Obama has taken responsibility for his party’s crushing defeat in last week’s midterm elections, he said in comments broadcast Sunday. The president had previously stopped short of explicitly shouldering the blame for his Democratic Party’s drubbing at the polls on Nov. ...