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Obama faces battle over trade deals

An alliance of progressive Democrats and Tea-Party Republicans oppose fast-track powers for the president arguing that the TPP and TTIP will hurt ordinary Americans

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US Trade Representative Michael Froman argues the TPP includes provisions aimed at raising labour and environmental standards in the Asia-Pacific region.

Washington

DEBATE over US global trade policy make for strange political bedfellows. So as Washington prepares for another of those debates - this time over the proposed trade deals with 11 Asia-Pacific countries and the 28-nation European Union (EU) - the political and legislative

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