By Julian Pecquet - 05/08/12 11:00 AM EDT
U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano are also slated to attend.
Pacific rim: The 12th round of negotiations for the nine-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) begins today in Dallas. The Wall Street Journal has a good preview of the arguments that will bandied about for the next 10 days here.
Greece: Talks to create a coalition government collapsed, sparking renewed fears about the future of the Euro.
Israel: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the chairman of the opposition Kadima Party agreed to form a unity government.
China: Human-rights activist Chen Guangcheng said there's been “no progress” on the deal to allow him to study in the United States because Obama administration officials left Beijing on Friday.
France: François Hollande's election to the presidency is bad news for NATO, says the American Enterprise Institute.
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