Kerry defends US trade deals against domestic critics

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during a press conference following the G7 Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Hiroshima on April 11, 2016The United States’ top diplomat took a break from negotiations with foreign powers on Tuesday to mount a full-throated defense of planned trade deals under attack from domestic critics. Secretary of State John Kerry stopped off in Los Angeles after a round-the-world trip to make an impassioned case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, and the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, known as TTIP. The planned deals, which would boost free trade between the United States and its Asian Pacific partners on one side of the world and with the European Union on the other, have come under fire in Washington.

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