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Pelt and road: Tribal welcome for Xi in PNG

Port Moresby - Sporting parrot feathers, possum pelts and seashell necklaces, dozens of people from various tribes in Papua New Guinea serenaded China's president on Friday as he opened a new Chinese-funded road in the poor Pacific Island nation.

APEC summit host urges respect for trade rules

Port Moresby - The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year's APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by "countries large and small" as spats between the US and China threatened to overshadow the gathering.

US, China clash over WTO at Asia-Pacific meeting

Port Moresby - A bid by Washington to use an upcoming APEC summit to pillory the World Trade Organization has left member states deeply divided on the eve of leaders' arrivals.

'Will APEC make us rich?' Summit confuses PNG hosts

Port Moresby - As Papua New Guinea prepares to make its international summit hosting debut, there are lingering concerns about whether one of the Pacific's poorest countries can afford the cost, and if it is able to take advantage of its time in the sun.

Pence says Trump-Kim meeting likely in New Year, won't accept broken promises

Fpo - Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un will likely meet again after New Year, the US vice president said Thursday, but insisted his government would not repeat past mistakes where "promises are broken.

'Substantial progress' made on massive China trade deal that excludes US

Fpo - Substantial progress has been made on hammering out a China-backed trade deal, Singapore's leader said Wednesday, driving ahead the world's largest commercial pact which the United States is excluded from.

APEC summit: the Xi show by the sea shore

Port Moresby - Hundreds of fluttering red flags, buses emblazoned with "China Aid" logos and even a purpose-built pagoda: driving around Port Moresby, you could be forgiven for thinking that Xi Jinping is hosting this week's APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.

'Like nothing on Earth': APEC's cruise ship summit

- Quoits deck, plunge pools and sunset yoga: for security and logistical reasons, thousands of delegates and journalists attending this year's APEC summit have very unusual quarters -- on hulking cruise ships moored offshore.

Timeline for massive China-backed trade deal slips

Fpo - The completion of the world's largest trade deal -- backed by Beijing and excluding the United States -- has been pushed back to next year, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said Tuesday, after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree key terms at a Singa...

Call for open markets as world leaders gather in Singapore

Fpo - Singapore's prime minister made an impassioned plea Monday for open markets and warned "political pressures" were driving countries apart, in a swipe at rising protectionism at the start of a gathering of world leaders.

Foreign troops pour into PNG capital for APEC meet

Port Moresby - Papua New Guinea has deployed a multi-national force of warships, fighter jets and elite counter-terrorism troops to protect world leaders attending a major summit in its crime-plagued capital this week.

Smiles, selfies as Saudi crown prince attends investment forum amid 'crisis'

Apo - Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince appeared Tuesday at a glitzy investment forum boycotted by a host of global business leaders, as the petro-state admitted it is facing a "crisis" after the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Saudi hosts investment conference despite Khashoggi fallout

Apo - Saudi Arabia kicks off an investment summit Tuesday despite a wave of cancellations from policymakers and business titans, but Turkey's threat to reveal the "naked truth" over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder is hanging over the gathering.

Saudi scrambles to host conference after Khashoggi fallout

Apo - Saudi Arabia scrambled Monday to prepare for an investment summit after a string of cancellations from global business titans, with Turkey's threat to reveal the "naked truth" over critic Jamal Khashoggi's murder casting a fresh shadow.

Saudi to host 'Davos in desert' despite outcry over slain journalist

Apo - Saudi Arabia will host a key investment summit on Tuesday, overshadowed by the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi that has prompted a wave of policymakers and corporate giants to withdraw.

Europe, Asia back free trade in face of Trump's 'America first'

Apo - More than 50 European and Asian leaders backed free trade and the fight against climate change on Friday in a veiled swipe at US President Donald Trump and his increasingly protectionist approach.

EU builds ties with Asia in face of US protectionism

Apo - European leaders sought to build support from Asia Thursday in defence of free trade and the fight against climate change, to counter the growing protectionism of President Donald Trump's America.

EU leaders vow tough action on cyber attacks

Apo - EU leaders on Thursday condemned the attempted hack on the global chemical weapons watchdog and vowed to step up the bloc's efforts to tackle cyber attacks.

European leaders' beer summit as Britain dines alone

Apo - Theresa May knew even before she got to Brussels that she wouldn't be invited to dinner with her European opposite numbers, who wanted to discuss her Brexit plan without her.

Britain leads calls for EU action against hackers

Apo - British Prime Minister Theresa May will call on fellow EU leaders Thursday to take united action to punish cyber attackers, warning hackers cause economic harm and undermine democracies.

EU official: May statement underscores risk of no-deal Brexit

Apo - British Prime Minister Theresa May's statement to parliament on Brexit negotiations has underlined how hard it will be to reach an amicable divorce, a European official warned Tuesday.

'Winter is coming', Indonesian leader warns amid economic gloom

Nusa Dua - Indonesia's president Friday turned to blockbuster television show "Game of Thrones" to sound the alarm over global trade tensions at an economic conference, warning that "winter is coming.

Can Saudi Arabia be considered 'francophone'?

Paris - It might seem absurd to question whether Saudi Arabia can be considered francophone, but the world's club of French-speaking countries will take up the matter at a meeting that opened Thursday in Armenia.

Choice of francophone chief makes waves in Africa

Dakar - In normal times, African countries would have loudly saluted the choice of Rwanda's Louise Mushikiwabo as head of the world community of French-speaking countries.

Planned Kim summit narrowed down to 'three or four' locations: Trump

Washington - US President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that planning for his next summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is advanced and that "three or four locations" have been short-listed.

Leaders back climate change urgency in New York

New York - Heads of state and government on Monday kicked off "Climate Week," held every year on the margins of the UN General Assembly, by urging world leaders to act urgently to reduce global warming.

Women foreign ministers promise fresh perspective

Montr - Female foreign ministers meeting for the first summit of its kind vowed Saturday to bring a "women's perspective" to foreign policy.

Brexit is a prickly affair, says EU's Juncker

Vienna - Relations between the EU and Britain have always been a bit prickly, but EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that the Brexit negotiations are beginning to resemble the courtship of two hedgehogs.

Coca-Cola, Walmart to cut plastic pollution in oceans

Montr - Coca-Cola, Walmart and other big multinationals pledged on Thursday to help reduce plastic pollution in the world's oceans in support of a campaign by five of the G7 industrialized nations.

EU seeks closer North African ties to fight migrant smugglers

Salzburg - EU leaders called Thursday for more intense talks with Egypt and other North African countries to take further steps against illegal migration to Europe, particularly by fighting those who smuggle and traffic them.
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