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Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' to war in Syria

Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' to war in Syria

The United States and Russia issued a presidential joint statement saying there was "no military solution" to the war in Syria, the Kremlin said today, after their leaders met briefly on the sidelines of a regional summit in Vietnam.

Nov 11, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
US to push for India's inclusion into 21-member APEC as Modi, Trump meet in Manila

US to push for India's inclusion into 21-member APEC as Modi, Trump meet in Manila

The support of the United States for India's inclusion into APEC will not only be seen as a major gesture towards Prime Minister Modi's government by the Trump administration, but will also be a move that would be a boost to India's economy and will give India a stronger control and a better standing in its relationship with China.

Nov 11, 2017, 09:54 AM IST
Donald Trump hails India at APEC, says Narendra Modi 'very successful' in bringing Indians together

Donald Trump hails India at APEC, says Narendra Modi 'very successful' in bringing Indians together

Trump said, "Prime Minister Modi has been working to bring that vast country and all of its people together as one, and he's working at it very, very successfully indeed."

Nov 10, 2017, 15:37 PM IST
Can't tolerate chronic trade abuses anymore: Donald Trump talks tough in vision for Asia

Can't tolerate chronic trade abuses anymore: Donald Trump talks tough in vision for Asia

US President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal policies.

Nov 10, 2017, 14:37 PM IST
First lady Melania plays tourist as Trump departs Beijing

First lady Melania plays tourist as Trump departs Beijing

As US President Donald Trump left Beijing bound for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vietnam on Friday, first lady Melania stayed behind to play tourist, viewing pandas at the zoo and visiting the Great Wall of China.

Nov 10, 2017, 10:44 AM IST
APEC, NAFTA to OBOR: What these acronyms mean in trade diplomacy

APEC, NAFTA to OBOR: What these acronyms mean in trade diplomacy

As world leaders descend on the Vietnamese city of Danang this week for the APEC summit, the nomenclature of free trade -- NAFTA, TPP, RCEP and OBOR to name but a few -- will be in full flow.

Nov 10, 2017, 10:19 AM IST

Xi, Obama meet on China-US ties during APEC

US President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping expressed hopethat their countries will be able to strengthen bilateral relations in the coming years, including in areas they currently differ on, such as trade, innovation and human rights.

Nov 20, 2016, 10:02 AM IST
With Donald Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

With Donald Trump win, China looks to seize Asia free trade leadership

China will position itself as free trade`s new champion at an Asia-Pacific summit this weekend, with the Communist government seeking to project economic leadership as a U.S.-led Pacific Rim trade pact languishes under President-elect Donald Trump.

Nov 18, 2016, 17:17 PM IST
John Kerry meets Sushma Swaraj, says Obama calls Indo-US ties 'defining partnership of 21st century'

John Kerry meets Sushma Swaraj, says Obama calls Indo-US ties 'defining partnership of 21st century'

Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met US Secretary of State John Kerry in Delhi.

Aug 30, 2016, 16:24 PM IST

India for logical conclusion of DDR; open to joining APEC: FM

As one of the fastest growing economies, India views global trade as win-win option and favours "logical conclusion" to the Doha round as also being open to the idea of joining the APEC, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday.

Apr 07, 2016, 17:26 PM IST

Bill introduced in US Congress to help India join APEC

Singapore-headquartered Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) is a forum for 21 economies to promote free trade throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Mar 24, 2016, 10:55 AM IST

Woman gives birth in APEC traffic chaos in Philippines

A Filipina gave birth on a Manila sidewalk after getting caught in traffic chaos caused by a regional gathering of world leaders, police said on Wednesday.

Nov 18, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

China weighs on Asia-Pacific business outlook

Business leaders in the Asia-Pacific are losing confidence in their revenue prospects because of China's cooling economy and perceived higher risks in emerging markets, a survey released Monday showed.

Nov 16, 2015, 15:41 PM IST
China's Xi Jinping to attend Asia-Pacific Summit amid sea disputes

China's Xi Jinping to attend Asia-Pacific Summit amid sea disputes

Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group next week, the Foreign Ministry said today, amid tensions between China and the Philippines over the disputed South China Sea.

Nov 09, 2015, 16:27 PM IST

India would like to work with US, Japan for early membership of APEC: Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday announced that India would like to work with the United States and Japan for its early membership of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC).

Sep 30, 2015, 05:02 AM IST

APEC trade chiefs vow to speed up work in WTO

Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries Sunday issued strong support to the World Trade Organization's efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements.

May 24, 2015, 21:12 PM IST
Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote

Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote

China has scaled up air quality control in Beijing to bring down the city's pollution level significantly in a bid to win hosting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

May 07, 2015, 18:39 PM IST

Philippines lifts immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists

The Philippines on Tuesday lifted the immigration ban on nine Hong Kong journalists who heckled President Benigno Aquino during a meeting of the APEC group in Bali, Indonesia last year. 

Nov 25, 2014, 16:25 PM IST

India should join APEC to avoid isolation: China

Pointing to India's attempts to protect its interests like farm subsidies at WTO, a Chinese daily Monday said it is high time the country joined APEC to protect its core interests better and avoid isolation.

Nov 17, 2014, 17:33 PM IST
Xi, Obama pledge to build new 'major-country' relations

Xi, Obama pledge to build new 'major-country' relations

 Chinese President Xi Jinping today held formal talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama, a day after the two leaders pledged to push forward a new type of major-country relations between the world's two largest economies.

Nov 12, 2014, 10:04 AM IST