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Obama, India premier reach agreements on climate change, other issues

October 1, 2014
Christi Parsons | Tribune Newspapers
They never actually broke bread together, but President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a small step toward warmer relations Tuesday when they agreed to work together on climate change, one of the most contentious issues facing the countries.
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Caroline Kennedy on why this is a critical time for U.S. and Japan

July 25, 2014
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy was greeted warmly when she arrived in Tokyo last year. But the region, overshadowed by conflicts in the rest of the world, is facing troubles. Gwen Ifill sat down with Kennedy to discuss ongoing territorial disputes with China, the status of the President Obama’s pivot to Asia and the existential threat of nuclear weapons in North Korea.
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Obama argues against use of force to solve global conflicts

April 29, 2014
Christi Parsons, Kathleen Hennessey, Paul Richter | Los Angeles Times
Reporting from Manila—On the final stop of his weeklong Asian tour, President Obama on Monday answered the question that has dogged him all along the way: Has he gone too far in reducing America's historical role in global security?

Obama in Asia, Mideast Peace Talks, SCOTUS on Affirmative Action and Clemency Criteria

April 25, 2014
Obama's four-nation tour of Asia, Israel's decision to suspend Mid-East peace
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Why the White House is turning its attention to Asia

April 24, 2014
President Obama’s four-nation Asia tour marks a policy shift toward the continent, which has been overshadowed by international concerns in the Middle East, and now the Ukraine crisis. Gwen Ifill talks to former State Department Official Kurt Campbell and Michael Auslin of the American Enterprise Institute about the purpose behind the president’s trip.
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Obama begins Asia tour with informal sushi diplomacy in Tokyo

April 23, 2014
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama arrived here Wednesday to begin an eight-day tour of Asian allies designed to assure leaders that they have a strong U.S. backup at a time of rising tensions in the region.
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Obama’s Strategic Shift to Asia Is Hobbled by Pressure at Home and Crises Abroad

April 22, 2014
David Sanger, Mark Landler | The New York Times
President Obama is expected to announce an agreement with the Philippines next Monday that would give American ships and planes the most extensive access to bases there since the United States relinquished its vast naval installation at Subic Bay in 1992.
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En route to Asia, Obama to survey Washington landslide damage

April 22, 2014
Christi Parsons | Los Angeles Times
President Obama, on his way to a weeklong trip to Asia, is headed to Washington state Tuesday to survey damage from the landslide and meet with survivors, first responders and local officials one month after the tragedy.
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President Obama has some convincing to do on Asia tour

April 21, 2014
Christi Parsons, Kathleen Hennessey | Los Angeles Times
Two and a half years after President Obama vowed to shift America's diplomatic, economic and military focus to Asia, he will head back to the region this week to try to convince allies and adversaries alike that he really meant it.
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