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UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Asia-Pacific forum sticks to free-trade gospel despite Trump

An annual Pacific Rim summit is sticking with its tradition of promoting free trade and closer regional ties, shrugging off President Donald Trump’s “America First” approach.


Accord on revised Pacific Rim trade pact stalled

Talks on a Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by U.S. President Donald Trump appeared to have stalled Friday as Canada balked at a basic agreement worked out in ministerial-level talks …


Silence on Pacific Rim ministers’ talks ahead of APEC summit

Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam, appeared to be struggling for a consensus on open markets and other strategic issues ahead of a …


Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to attend regional summits

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will attend two regional summits this month, state-run television announced Monday, amid growing international condemnation of the Nobel Peace Prize laureate over violence against …


Obama’s final foreign trip takes different tone after Trump victory

Under different electoral circumstances, Obama’s trip this past week could have been something of a valedictory march. White House officials had even envisioned a chance of putting a bow on …


Asia-Pacific summit closes with call to work for free trade

Leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific nations ended their annual summit Sunday with a call to resist protectionism amid signs of increased free-trade skepticism, highlighted by the victory of Donald Trump in …


World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade

Several U.S. allies took aim at Donald Trump’s views on global trade, while China’s president made an impassioned call against the sort of protectionism favored by the president-elect at a …