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Final day of Asia-Pacific talks sidetracked by sea dispute

Asia-Pacific leaders will Thursday wrap up two-days of talks in Manila that have been overshadowed by an arm-wrestle for regional influence between the United States and China.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

China wins support for APEC trade plan as Obama meets Xi

Chinese President Xi Jinping held informal talks with his US counterpart Barack Obama here Tuesday in a bid to iron out differences between the world's top two economies even as China won support for its "historic" Asia-Pacific trade plan despite American opposition.

Big-power rivalries over FTAs casts shadow on APEC Summit

Amid growing big-power rivalries, China Monday rolled out the red carpet for world leaders including US President Barack Obama at the APEC Summit which got off to a colourful start in Beijing.