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.

`US should seize the chance to work with Narendra Modi`

The US should seize the chance to work with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is focused on economic reforms and America could boost trade with India by supporting its membership in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, an expert has said.

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.

Vladimir Putin leaves G20 summit early ''to catch up on sleep''

Vladimir Putin leaves G20 summit early ''to catch up on sleep''

Russian President Vladimir Putin Sunday left Brisbane citing a need to "catch up on sleep", after the Kremlin played down reports that he was leaving due to the cold reception given to him by other world leaders over Ukraine at the G20 summit.

Taiwanese President says relations with China should quickly get back on track

Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou said relations with China should quickly get back on track after a rocky six months, adding support to Beijing`s recent call to set aside differences.

Watch: How Vladimir Putin offered shawl to China First Lady and got snubbed, politely!

Watch: How Vladimir Putin offered shawl to China First Lady and got snubbed, politely!

There were fireworks at display both on and off stage at an APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) event in Beijing, when Russian President Vladimir Putin slipped a shawl over the shoulder of China First Lady Peng Liyuan, while Xi Jinping, unaware of it all, chatted with US President Barack Obama.

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.

APEC leaders seek free trade progress at annual summit

Asia-Pacific leaders gather Tuesday for the climax of their annual summit with region-wide free trade the key focus as they try to narrow differing views on how to achieve it.

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.

US wants China `to do well`, Obama says in announcing visa deal

US wants China `to do well`, Obama says in announcing visa deal

 President Barack Obama announced a deal Monday to extend visas for Chinese visitors to the United States for up to a decade, insisting he wants China "to do well" despite simmering tensions between the world`s two largest economies.

Leaders of Japan and China to hold first summit: Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to hold their first summit next week, reports said Friday, after presiding over two years of animosity between Asia`s two biggest economies.

Leaders of Japan, China to hold first summit

Leaders of Japan, China to hold first summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping are to hold their first summit next week, a report said Friday, after presiding over two years of animosity between Asia`s two biggest economies.

Taiwan envoy to APEC summit plays down disputes with China

Taiwan`s special envoy to the upcoming APEC summit in Beijing dismissed concerns on Monday about a recent series of disputes which has overshadowed improved ties with China.

Libya summons US envoy after suspected al Qaeda leader`s capture

Two days after the capture of suspected al Qaeda leader, Anas al-Libi, Libya has summoned US envoy over the raid which it had termed as ‘kidnap’.

‘Macho man’ Putin admits ‘stage-managing’ stunts!

Russian President Vladimir Putin complained that while he was ridiculed for stage-managed photo opportunities, they at least raised awareness.

Russia prepared for second global crisis: Putin

Russia is better prepared for a second global financial crisis, President Vladimir Putin has said.