Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation News
President Obama Offers the 'APEC Hottie' Words of Wisdom
While serious discussions about defense and global trade occurred at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Manila, chatter of a different sort was also making headlines. Alongside APEC stories about diplomatic responses to the Paris attacks and maritime security were headlines such
President Obama Spotted Chewing Gum Again While Abroad
It seems President Obama didn’t learn his lesson after the outrage in Beijing earlier this week over his gum chewing at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. As the G20 summit got underway in Brisbane today, the president was once again spotted smacking gum as he chatted with British Prime
Obama’s ‘Hunger Games’ Suit Is Now for Sale
You don't have to be a world leader to dress like one. The Chinese outfits worn by President Obama, Chinese President Xi Jinping and other heads of state at this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Beijing are now available online and in Chinese stores. Chinese e-commerce site Ali
Scary Halloween Monsters Threatened With Arrest on Beijing Subway
Dressing up as a monster or a zombie for Halloween might get you arrested tonight in Beijing because authorities fear the costumes could cause "panic." Expats in Beijing had organized Halloween parties on the subway in the past two years. Each year, the weekend before Halloween, “ghouls” and other
America's Brand Dented by Spy Revelations, Debt Crisis
It hasn't been a good month for the United States' standing in the world after its debt crisis threatened the world economy and a spying scandal outraged its closest allies. In a matter of weeks, ideals fundamental to America's position in the world – its dependability as the world's wealthiest
John Kerry: Shutdown Is Damaging U.S. Diplomacy, But We'll Move Past It
Walking a fine line between shaming House Republicans and reassuring the world that the U.S. economy will survive, Secretary of State John Kerry told reporters in Bali that the government shutdown is damaging foreign policy efforts — but only for the moment. “I am absolutely...
13 Days: Default Deadline Looms
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE WHITE HOUSE’S CRYSTAL BALL: It may be day four of the government shutdown, but here’s an even more chilling number: Today marks 13 days until Oct. 17 — the cut-off for raising the nation’s debt limit. With that deadline...
President Obama Cancels Entire Asia Trip
President Obama has cancelled the rest of his trip to Asia next week, pulling out of summits in Indonesia and Brunei because of the ongoing government shutdown, the White House announced tonight. “The president made this decision based on the difficulty in moving forward with...
The Presidential Planner: Obama Holds 'Super Tuesday' News Conference
President Obama will try to divert some attention away from his Republican rivals today, holding his first White House news conference of the year as voters head to the polls in 10 Super Tuesday contests. Obama’s last news conference was in November during the Asia-Pacific Economic ...