Obama assures South Korea on trade: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama personally assured his South Korean counterpart about prospects for a long- delayed free trade pact that his administration is working hard to advance, the White House said Tuesday. Read the full story from Reuters

Trade powers spar over outstanding Doha issues

GENEVA (Reuters) – Major trade powers sparred on Tuesday over what needed to be done to finish the long-running Doha round amid a flurry of recent activity to revive the stalled talks. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama says post-election agenda hinges on having allies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama said the fate of his policy agenda would depend on having allies in Congress as he pressed supporters to turn out and vote in a bid to minimize his Democrats’ losses in Tuesday’s congressional elections. Read the full story from Reuters

Obama may face "Goldilocks" voters

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – President Barack Obama may be facing Goldilocks voters in Tuesday’s congressional election who feel that he’s done too much, or too little, in two years in office, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said. Read the full story from Reuters

Democratic power at risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After a long and bitter campaign, Americans cast their votes on Tuesday in elections that could sweep Democrats from power in Congress and slam the brakes on President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda. Read the full story from Reuters

Clinton calls for fair trial for Malaysia’s Anwar

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Tuesday for Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim to get a fair trial but carefully sought to avoid offending the Malaysian government. Read the full story from Reuters

China decries any U.S. involvement in Japan dispute

BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Tuesday denounced U.S. efforts to help in improving relations between Beijing and Tokyo which have been poisoned by a spat over a group of disputed islands, saying the argument was strictly bilateral. Read the full story from Reuters

Judges ask tough questions on Arizona immigration law

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – U.S. judges considering whether to let Arizona’s crackdown on illegal immigrants take effect asked attorneys tough questions on Monday about the constitutionality of the law and whether federal authority prevents the state from taking action. Read the full story from Reuters