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WASHINGTON (AP) — On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade.
By Patrick Nduwimana and Njuwa Maina BUJUMBURA (Reuters) - Police fired tear gas and shot in the air to disperse hundreds of people protesting in the outskirts of Burundi's capital on Tuesday against President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a third term. Two protesters have been killed and more than 250 people arrested since protests erupted on Sunday, Burundi's police chief André Ndayambaje told local media earlier in the day. The United Nations on Tuesday said Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sent Said Djinnit, Special Envoy for the Great Lakes region, to Burundi for talks with Nkurunziza and the opposition. Activists say Nkurunziza and his ruling CNDD-FDD party are breaking two-term limits set out in constitution and the Arusha peace agreement that ended the civil war and has been credited with containing Burundi's ethnic rifts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is urging Republicans to back legislation empowering Congress to review and possible reject any nuclear deal with Iran. He warns them against using it as a "platform for their political ambitions."