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Russia Asks Schwarzenegger to Help in a Tough Task
Perhaps frustrated by what at times can seem like his own one-man effort to bring his unwieldy country into the 21st century, President Dmitri A. Medvedev on Monday turned to a seasoned fighter of government bureaucracy and other dark forces. Arnold Schwarzenegger, terminator, governor and now, it seems, innovator, was here in this near suburb of Moscow with a delegation of entrepreneurial heavyweights from Silicon Valley, vowing to do what he could to help pump up Mr. Medvedev’s efforts to modernize Russia. The New York Times, October 12, 2010
Turkey Seeks French Help With EU Bid Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutogu on Tuesday urged France—a leading opponent of Turkey's European Union membership—to help Ankara move its faltering bid forward. Mr. Davutoglu told reporters at a joint news conference with French counterpart Bernard Kouchner that Turkey was seeking France's "active support" for the start of negotiations on a number of policy areas. The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2010
Cash-strapped Greece looks to China
and other rich nations The financially strapped Greek government, after narrowly dodging a humiliating bankruptcy, in recent months has seen its efforts to sell state-owned assets draw big-money interest from China and other countries looking for bargains. The Los Angeles Times, October 12, 2010
AJR 27 (Torrico; D- Fremont)
Colombia-U.S. Free Trade Agreement
A California Assembly Joint Resolution opposing the U.S. - Colombia FTA, would cast the FTA and Colombia in an unproductive light if it were to pass. Colombia is an important trading partner with California and the United States and also a partner in stopping drug trafficking. CHAPTERED
SB 657 (Steinberg; D-Sacramento)
Mandates that “every retail seller and manufacturer doing business in this state” develop, maintain, and implement a policy addressing the eradication of slavery and human trafficking from their supply chain. The bill inappropriately makes California employers responsible for the actions of businesses with which they have no contractual relationship, are located in other countries, and could be engaged in activities that may best be handled on a diplomatic level. CHAPTERED
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