Trump calls Putin sincere, ex-US intelligence heads 'hacks'

Nov 12, 2017

President Donald Trump is back on the defensive over Russian election meddling, saying he considers President Vladimir Putin's denials sincere, dismissing former U.S. intelligence officials as "hacks" and accusing Democrats of trying to sabotage relations

11 Trade ministers reach deal on Pacific trade without US

Nov 11, 2017

11 Trade ministers reach deal on Pacific trade without US

The Latest: Compromise found on Pacific trade without US

Nov 11, 2017

The Latest: Trade ministers say they have reached a basic agreement on a Pacific Rim trade pact

Watchdog urges Asian summits to address rights crises

Nov 9, 2017

Human Rights Watch urges world leaders converging for annual summits in Southeast Asia to address the region's human rights crises

Pacific Rim countries seek accord on open markets at APEC

Nov 8, 2017

Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies meet in Vietnam, hoping to preserve progress toward regional free trade

Typhoon death toll in Vietnam climbs amid widespread floods

Nov 6, 2017

A typhoon striking Vietnam with powerful force has killed 44 people and left another 19 missing and caused extensive damage to the country's south central region

Envoy: US committed to Asia, though Trump will miss meeting

Oct 26, 2017

The U.S. ambassador in Manila says Washington remains fully committed to Asia though President Donald Trump will miss a key East Asian summit when he visits the Philippines next month

Vietnam jails student activist for anti-state propaganda

Oct 25, 2017

A court in northern Vietnam sentences a student activist to 6 years in prison for promoting multiparty system and press freedom

Vietnam fires senior Communist Party official for misconduct

Oct 6, 2017

Vietnam's ruling Communist Party has fired the party boss of the central city of Danang, the site of next month's Asia Pacific summit, which U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to attend

China's Xi slams unwillingness to combat climate change

Sep 5, 2017

China's president says the world economy faces growing risks and uncertainties because of pressures including countries turning inward and resisting climate change

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