Obama Pledges Completion of Trans-Pacific Trade Deal

U.S. President Barack Obama is pledging to complete a new Trans-Pacific trade agreement this year, even as roadblocks remain in forging a 12-nation pact.

The American leader met Thursday with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia. While most of the headlines from the summit concern Washington’s effort to rally international support for a military strike on Syria, the leaders are also discussing economic concerns.

Obama said at …

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