Xi Jinping announced China aims to create a trade route stretching across Asia -- a $40 billion project.
Talks enter critical phase as Israel warns against a deal that leaves Iran with the capability to develop nuclear weapons.
Along with education reforms, the budget agreement also includes stringent disclosure laws for legislators with external sources of income.
In a survey of nearly 3,000 Americans, Obama was viewed as being more dangerous to the U.S. than the leaders of Russia and Syria.
The force is likely to consist of 40,000 highly trained troops, and would be supported by fighter jets, naval vessels and mobile armor.
Tim Cook, who came out as gay in October, wrote such laws would also hinder the economy.
A Boeing OC-135B American observation aircraft will conduct the operation sometime this week.