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Pacific Rim countries seek accord on open markets at APEC

Nov 8, 2017

Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies meet in Vietnam, hoping to preserve progress toward regional free trade

Vietnam jails student activist for anti-state propaganda

Oct 25, 2017

A court in northern Vietnam sentences a student activist to 6 years in prison for promoting multiparty system and press freedom

Qatar's leader urges end to trade embargo, calls for talks

Oct 18, 2017

Qatar's emir has urged neighboring states to lift an "unfair" 4-month-old trade embargo and said he's ready to open talks to end the diplomatic crisis

Duterte says he refused British aid, ready to lose Europe

Oct 14, 2017

The Philippine president says he's asked his finance secretary to reject an unspecified British financial aid package and that he's ready to lose diplomatic ties with all European countries critical of his deadly anti-drug crackdown

International mission urges stop to killings in Philippines

Oct 9, 2017

A mission of international parliamentarians and civil society leaders has urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government to stop what it says is the alarming number of drug suspects being killed in the campaign against illegal drugs

2 women plead not guilty in N. Korean scion's assassination

Oct 2, 2017

Two women accused of fatally poisoning the estranged half brother of North Korea's ruler pleaded not guilty as their trial began 8 months after the brazen assassination that sparked a diplomatic standoff

The Latest: Kim Jong Nam trial ends for the day

Oct 2, 2017

The first day of hearings in the trial of two women accused of killing the half brother of North Korea's leader has ended in Malaysia

Duterte refuses call to open his bank accounts to scrutiny

Sep 13, 2017

The Philippine president has refused a demand by an opposition senator to publicly release details of his bank accounts to disprove allegations that he had undeclared wealth

Duterte's family grilled at Senate inquiry on drugs, payoffs

Sep 7, 2017

The Philippine president's son and son-in-law have appeared in a Senate committee inquiry looking into a shipment of illegal drugs from China

Duterte says Marcos family eyeing return of money, gold bars

Aug 29, 2017

The Philippine president says the family of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos has indicated a willingness to return a still-unspecified amount of money and "a few gold bars" to help ease the government's expected budget deficit