Japan, Argentina vow to speed up talks on investment pact

Nov 22, 2016

Japan, Argentina vow to speed up talks on investment pact

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Argentina President Mauricio Macri agreed Monday to speed up negotiations for a bilateral investment accord as part of efforts to strengthen economic ties. In a meeting in Buenos Aires, Abe and Macri also called for deepening exchanges at the ...

Nov 21, 2016

Taiwan sees exchange with China's leader at APEC as positive

A brief exchange between representatives from Taiwan and China at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders’ meeting is a “positive” development for relations across the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan’s Presidential Office said Monday. China cut an official communications mechanism with Taiwan in June after new President ...

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

Nov 21, 2016

Obama says goodbye to world stage after eight years

U.S. President Barack Obama bid farewell to the world stage Sunday, pondering his legacy, offering advice to his successor and discussing his post-presidential life at the end of his final foreign tour. His historic presidency and charisma have made Obama a rock star on ...

'Do trade right' Obama says in final farewell to APEC chiefs

Nov 21, 2016

'Do trade right' Obama says in final farewell to APEC chiefs

Pacific Rim leaders pledged on Sunday to advance free trade and regional economic integration in the face of rising protectionism under U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, who remains opposed to a major regional free trade deal. The leaders of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum ...

Philippines' Duterte meets 'hero' Putin

Nov 20, 2016

Philippines' Duterte meets 'hero' Putin

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday met the man he calls his hero, Russian President Vladimir Putin, and unburdened his gripes about U.S. “hypocrisy,” “bullying” and foreign wars. Duterte, who has publicly expressed his admiration for the Russian leader, said the Cold War had ...