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Asia-Pacific is key to Obama's final year foreign-policy focus

Securing congressional passage of the recently concluded TPP will be a big victory for the White House.

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With the Republicans controlling Congress, and just a year left in office, Mr Obama can potentially have significantly more impact on foreign than domestic policy in 2016.

London

BARACK Obama will give his eighth and final State-of-the-Union address on Jan 12. Brought forward because of the beginning of the forthcoming presidential primary election season to find his successor, Mr Obama's speech will have a strong international economic and geopolitical