Summits

Philippines' Duterte to forge closer ties with China, Russia

Sep 26, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he's decided to "cross the Rubicon" in his ties with the US and will open trade alliances and offer long-term land leases to "the other side of the ideological barrier," China and Russia

Philippine president wants US forces out of restive south

Sep 12, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he wants U.S. forces out of his country's south and blamed America for inflaming Muslim insurgencies in the region, in his first public statement opposing the presence of American troops

Philippines' Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him

Sep 9, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he told President Barack Obama during their encounter in Laos that he never cursed him

Merkel appeals to Russia to enable Syria cease-fire

Sep 5, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is renewing an appeal to Russia to enable a cease-fire in Syria and humanitarian access to the city of Aleppo

May says Britain still inspires confidence post-Brexit

Sep 5, 2016

After meeting with other world leaders during the G-20 summit, British Prime Minister Theresa May says her country still inspires economic confidence despite its decision to leave the European Union

Duterte tells Obama not to question him about killings

Sep 5, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has warned President Barack Obama not to question him about extrajudicial killings, or "son of a bitch I will swear at you" when they meet in Laos during a regional summit

China promises cooperation on steel at global summit

Sep 5, 2016

China promises cooperation on steel at global summit amid pressure for trade curbs

Obama and Putin meet in China amid struggle for Syria deal

Sep 5, 2016

US, Russia struggle to keep alive negotiations to end the bloodshed between U.S.-backed rebels

Britain's May seeks out new trading relations post-Brexit

Sep 4, 2016

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she intends to seize new trading opportunities for a Britain that has voted to leave the European Union, reiterating that "Brexit does indeed mean Brexit" and there will be "no attempt to get out of this."

US, Russia close on Syria deal, but Obama says not there yet

Sep 4, 2016

President Barack Obama says the United States and Russia are working "around the clock" to try to strike a deal to reduce violence and improve access to humanitarian help in Syria, but adds the U.S. is skeptical it will work

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