Summits

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, right, and South Korea defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo attend a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Esper and his South Korean counterpart announced Sunday that U.S. and South Korea are postponing a joint military air exercise that North Korea has criticized as provocative. (AP Photo/Robert Burns)
November 17, 2019 - 6:27 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un supervised a parachuting drill of military sharpshooters and vowed to build an “invincible army,” displaying more defiance even as the United States and South Korea called off their own exercises to create space for nuclear diplomacy. The...
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November 15, 2019 - 6:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly released email shows President Donald Trump’s private golf resort near Miami was not among the original sites to be considered to host a major international summit next year. Trump had claimed in August that his Trump National Doral had emerged as a top contender for the...
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China's President Xi Jinping, left, and Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wave to reporters upon Xi Jinping's arrival for a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 11th edition of the BRICS Summit, at the Itamaraty Palace, in Brasília, Brazil, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)
November 13, 2019 - 2:46 pm
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — What a difference a year makes. In the months before last year’s presidential election in Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro described China as predatory and thumbed his nose at the Chinese government by visiting Taiwan, Beijing’s archrival. Now, as a more pragmatic president, Bolsonaro...
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November 11, 2019 - 10:18 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Monday accused the United States of "political and military provocations" and South Korea of "double-dealing behavior." North Korea's U.N. Ambassador Kim Song made the accusations in a speech to a General Assembly meeting on the International Atomic Energy...
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Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama talks for the media during a joint news conference, following the Western Balkan leaders' meeting in the southwestern town of Ohrid, North Macedonia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Western Balkan leaders say they are committed to work closely and to remove administrative barriers for free movement of goods and people between their countries. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)
November 10, 2019 - 9:04 am
OHRID, North Macedonia (AP) — Leaders in the Western Balkans said Sunday that they are committed to working closely together to remove barriers on the free movement of goods and people between their countries. They also reiterated that their main goal is to become members of the European Union. "...
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French President Emmanuel Macron attends a joint news conference with China's President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. (Jason Lee/Pool Photo via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 8:50 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron claimed that a lack of U.S. leadership is causing the "brain death" of the NATO military alliance, insisting in an interview published Thursday that the European Union must step up and start acting as a strategic world power. Macron's public...
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November 06, 2019 - 11:09 pm
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has rejected a U.S. plan to host an Asia-Pacific trade summit in January, after Chile scrapped the December meeting over violent anti-government protests. Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah didn't give any reason but Malaysia is next year's host for the...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier rides an escalator on his way to a meeting about Brexit outside the EU headquarters in Brussels, Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. European Union ambassadors are meeting in Brussels Friday to discuss what kind of extension to the Brexit deadline they could propose to Britain. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
November 05, 2019 - 7:37 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European Union Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier on Tuesday drew the battle lines for the upcoming free trade talks with the U.K. once it has left the bloc and warned Britain not to undercut EU standards. Barnier said the trade talks after Britain leaves as expected on Jan...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sits on chair after delivering a speech at Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 05, 2019 - 3:31 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support "sustainable" projects in Asia as a counterpoint to China's multibillion-dollar "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative. Ross is leading a high-...
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Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, fifth left, poses for a group photo with leader of ASEAN from left; Malaysia Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Sen, Indonesia President Joko Widodo, and Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith during ASEAN-Japan summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
November 04, 2019 - 3:46 am
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Seven Southeast Asian leaders skipped an important meeting with the United States on Monday after President Donald Trump decided not to attend their regional summit in Thailand. Rather than Trump, the U.S. sent recently appointed national security adviser Robert O'Brien...
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