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Obama's electoral loss may impact Asia trip

Other world leaders will see him as a politically deflated president, entering into the lame duck stage of his term, with less clout at home and abroad
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 05:50
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President Obama delivering a speech during the Apec CEO Summit in Beijing on Monday. At the centre of Mr Obama's discussions with the leaders attending the Apec summit will be the proposed free trade agreement between the US and 12 Pacific economies.

Washington

"NINETY per cent of success is just showing up", according to American comedian Woody Allen. So after he had cancelled a scheduled trip to Asia and missed two regional summits in the region last year, US President Barack Obama may be on the road to achieving 90 per cent of