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Smiles and snaps: Trump and Putin's delicate diplomatic dance

Danang - Talks between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, a much-anticipated box office event at an Asia-Pacific summit, were up in the air Saturday as the leaders swapped warm greetings in Vietnam but kept the world guessing on a formal meeting.

Trade ministers agree Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

Danang - Ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed Saturday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world's largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump's "America First" policy.

'Framework' agreed on Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

Remaining members of a major Pacific trade deal abandoned by the United States have agreed to a new framework after days of stalled talks to revive the pact, Canada's trade minister said Saturday.

Trump says Asia held hostage by N. Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

Danang - US President Donald Trump on Friday said the Asia-Pacific region was being held hostage by the "twisted fantasies" of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, as he called on countries to stand united against Pyongyang.

Philippines' Duterte says he once stabbed someone to death

Danang - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila.

Will they, won't they? Confusion still reigns over Trump-Putin meet

Danang - Russia and the United States gave mixed messages on Friday about whether their leaders will meet on the sidelines of a regional summit in Vietnam, with the White House ruling out an encounter but the Kremlin saying it could still happen.

Philippines' Duterte says he once stabbed a person to death

Danang - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he stabbed a person to death as a teenager, in a defiant speech to promote his drug war ahead of a summit of world leaders in Manila.

Trump and Xi lay out competing trade visions at APEC

The leaders of the US and China laid out sharply divergent visions for the future of global trade on Friday, with Donald Trump doubling down on his "America First" rhetoric, leaving counterpart Xi Jinping to defend the "irreversible" tide of globalisat...

Trump and Xi lay out competing trade visions at APEC

The leaders of the US and China laid out sharply divergent visions for the future of global trade on Friday, with Donald Trump doubling down on his "America First" rhetoric, leaving counterpart Xi Jinping to defend the "irreversible" tide of globalisat...

'Trump effect' jams up APEC free trade consensus

Asia-Pacific ministers struggled Thursday to agree on a joint statement on free trade, a rare tussle over a normally routine document that highlights how Donald Trump's protectionist "America First" stance is knotting up global trade relations.

America first? Global trade on the block as Trump heads to APEC

Danang - The future of global trade comes under the microscope this week as Donald Trump addresses Asia-Pacific leaders in Vietnam, a visit that will be carefully examined for clues as to how his "America First" mantra will guide US engagement with the world.

Death toll from Vietnam typhoon rises to 61

Danang - The death toll from typhoon downpours and floods wreaking havoc along Vietnam's south-central coast has risen to 61, an official said Tuesday, as the country opens its doors to world leaders for this week's APEC summit.

Trump to attend ASEAN summit in Manila after all

Washington - President Donald Trump has backed away from a threat to skip the summit with South East Asian leaders in the Philippines later this year, with the White House now saying he will attend.

Trump plans to visit China, Japan, S. Korea in November

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced he intends to visit China, Japan and South Korea later this year, a blockbuster maiden presidential visit to Asia.

Pacific Rim nations fight to save TPP trade pact

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific trade ministers agreed Sunday to attempt to resuscitate a massive free trade pact thrown into doubt by a Donald Trump-inspired US pullout, as fears rumble of a new global era of protectionism.

TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: source

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.

TPP members aim to revive deal after US pullout: source

Hanoi - Asia-Pacific nations will try to rescue a massive trade deal scuppered by the pullout of the United States, a source involved in discussions told AFP Friday, as delegates meet in Hanoi for key talks this weekend.

Obama returns home from last foreign trip

Washington - President Barack Obama returned to the White House early Monday, ending the last foreign tour of his tenure as he prepares to hand power over to Donald Trump, amid unease about the Republican's volatility and isolationist rhetoric.

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

- US President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour.

Obama warns Trump that US underpins world order

- US President Barack Obama made a strident case for his successor Donald Trump to retain America's support for a liberal world order Sunday, warning world peace and prosperity depend on it.

Obama wants Ukraine deal 'before term is up'

- US President Barack Obama said he told Vladimir Putin on Sunday that he wants to reach a settlement that solves the Ukraine crisis before he leaves office in January.

Obama defends free trade at Asia-Pacific summit rattled by Trump

- US President Barack Obama on Sunday defended free trade as fellow Asia-Pacific leaders vowed to fight protectionism after Donald Trump's shock election victory sparked fears for the future of global commerce.

Asia-Pacific leaders vow to fight protectionism

- Asia-Pacific leaders vowed Sunday to fight protectionism at the close of a summit upended by US President-elect Donald Trump's shock victory and virulent attacks on free-trade deals.

Obama presses Putin on Syria as Aleppo pummelled

- US President Barack Obama on Sunday urged greater efforts to end violence in war-torn Syria in brief talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as concern mounts over a ferocious regime bombing campaign in rebel-held parts of Aleppo.

Philippines' Duterte meets 'hero' Putin

- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met the man he calls his hero, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and unburdened his gripes about US "hypocrisy," "bullying" and foreign wars.

Xi says US-China ties at 'hinge moment'

- Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping met for the final time Saturday, with the Chinese leader warning the period after Donald Trump's election is a "hinge moment" in relations between the two powers.

Obama makes case for democracy, urges patience with Trump

- With Donald Trump's election sparking questions about the respect for democratic norms at home, US President Barack Obama made a strident case for democracy Saturday and urged world leaders to give his successor a chance.

China pushes free trade plans at summit rattled by Trump

- Chinese President Xi Jinping pushed Beijing's free trade plans Saturday at a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders, stepping up to fill the void left by US President-elect Donald Trump's protectionism.

Facebook's Zuckerberg urges post-Trump world not to 'disconnect'

- Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg called on world leaders Saturday to forge a more "connected" world, something he said was under threat after Donald Trump's US election win and Britain's "Brexit" vote.

Turning other cheek, Mexican president vows Trump talks

- Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto said Saturday his government will seek a dialogue with US President-elect Donald Trump, who infuriated Mexicans with vitriolic attacks on their country and its people during his campaign.
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