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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.

Obama faces tough questions about Trump on last foreign trip

- Barack Obama faced tough questions Saturday about Donald Trump's victory on the last foreign visit of his presidency, to a summit of Pacific leaders that has been upended by the US election and concerns about China's rise.

Pacific leaders urged to defend free trade after Trump win

- A summit of top world leaders was urged to fight rising protectionism after Donald Trump's election victory stoked fears that free trade is under threat, and the global economy along with it.

Asia-Pacific leaders talk trade in a Trump world

- Top world leaders meet from Thursday to try to save their cherished free trade accords from feared extinction under US President-elect Donald Trump.

Philippines' Duterte threatens to copy Russia ICC exit

Davao - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened to follow in Russia's footsteps Thursday and pull his country out of the International Criminal Court, incensed at foreign criticism of his deadly drug war.

Asia-Pacific leaders talk trade in a Trump world

- Top world leaders meet from Thursday to try to save their cherished free trade accords from feared extinction under US President-elect Donald Trump.

Five die in Lima fire near hotel for APEC attendees

- At least five people died Wednesday in a fire at a shopping mall steps away from a Lima luxury hotel where some APEC Asia-Pacific trade summit delegations were expected to stay, officials said.

Op-Ed: China — Losing in the South China Sea, winning in Africa?

With the world still reeling after the bloody Paris attacks of November 13, it’s no surprise that the flurry of international talk shops that convened in their wake went barely noticed in Western media.

Asia Pacific leaders urge ramped-up terror fight

Manila - Asia Pacific leaders called Thursday for more global cooperation in the struggle against terrorism, as a wave of deadly attacks claimed by the Islamic State group dominated the final day of a regional trade summit.

Final day of Asia-Pacific talks sidetracked by sea dispute

Manila - Asia-Pacific leaders will on Thursday wrap up two days of talks in Manila that have been overshadowed by an arm-wrestle for regional influence between the United States and China.

Filipina gives birth on pavement in APEC traffic chaos

Manila - A Filipina gave birth on the pavement in Manila after getting caught in traffic chaos caused by a regional gathering of world leaders, police said Wednesday.

Obama ups pressure on China at Asia-Pacific summit

Manila - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday demanded China end artificial island building in the hotly contested South China Sea, upping the pressure on Beijing at a regional leaders' summit.

US, China vie for influence at Asia-Pacific summit

Manila - Asia-Pacific leaders will meet in Manila Wednesday for a summit meant to forge trade unity but with the spotlight instead on a tense contest for territory in the South China Sea.
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US President Barak Obama has spent the last few days talking about Syria  Iraq and the Islamic State...
US President Barak Obama has spent the last few days talking about Syria, Iraq and the Islamic State, and will likely do so again with Asian leaders at the APEC summit in Manila
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