BRICS countries urge UN reform, cooperation on terrorism

Sep 4, 2017

The BRICS major emerging economies have agreed to oppose protectionism and called for comprehensive reform of the U.N. and its Security Council to make it more representative of developing countries

Xi says BRICS nations should stand up against protectionism

Sep 3, 2017

Chinese President Xi Jinping has called for the world to reject protectionism even as American and European pressure mounts on Beijing to lower market barriers

China, India rivalry looms over BRICS summit

Aug 30, 2017

China and India may have ended a tense border standoff for now, but their longstanding rivalry raises questions about the possibility of meaningful cooperation at an upcoming summit of major emerging economies

Analysis: US, allies slow Beijing's South China Sea momentum

Aug 8, 2017

Analysis: An annual summit of Asia-Pacific nations delivered a reality check to Beijing over its claims in the South China Sea

China sets conditions for start of talks on sea feud code

Aug 6, 2017

China's top diplomat said Sunday that talks for a nonaggression pact aimed at preventing clashes from erupting in the disputed South China Sea may start this year if "outside parties" don't cause a major disruption

The Latest: ASEAN hits China's reclamations, militarization

Aug 6, 2017

Southeast Asia's top diplomats have defied China's steadfast stance and issued a joint communique that indirectly criticizes its land reclamations and military fortifications in the disputed South China Sea

The Latest: Disagreements in ASEAN delay joint statement

Aug 6, 2017

Diplomats say disagreements over North Korea's missile tests and territorial disputes in the South China Sea have prevented the region's top diplomats from promptly issuing their joint communique

Nations agree to boost fight against IS in Southeast Asia

Jul 29, 2017

A six-nation summit co-hosted by Indonesia and Australia has agreed to set up a forum to strengthen cooperation between intelligence services to counter extremist threats in Southeast Asia

Japan, France welcome US leadership in the Asia-Pacific

Jun 3, 2017

Glossing over disagreements, the defense chiefs from Japan and France on Saturday welcomed U.S. leadership in the Asia-Pacific to manage the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and maintain regional peace

World stocks dip, oil price stabilizes after big slide

May 26, 2017

World stock markets weaken as G-7 summit of leaders gets underway, while oil stabilizes after tumble on production cut

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