Updated Wednesday, November 19, 2014 0:11 am TWN
China's President Xi Jinping committed to greater Antarctic cooperation with Australia Tuesday, while fulfilling a long-held dream to visit the nation's smallest state in a trip that included a close encounter with a Tasmanian devil.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Australia and China sealed a landmark trade deal hailed Monday as a "game-changer," abolishing tariffs in the lucrative resources and agricultural sectors as Canberra confronts a painful downturn in mining.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Feuding G-20 leaders found common ground on Saturday in vowing to "extinguish" the Ebola outbreak as they worked to revamp the global economy at a summit marked by discord over Ukraine and climate change.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
President Barack Obama vigorously defended his commitment to strengthening U.S. ties with the Asia Pacific, arguing Saturday that while a flurry of crises elsewhere in the world have demanded his attention, those matters have not weakened his dedication to this fast-growing region.
Vladimir Putin faces an icy reception at the G-20 summit with Britain's David Cameron telling the Russian leader to stop bullying smaller states and Australia's Tony Abbott accusing him of trying to relive the "lost glories of czarism."
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani on Friday visited Pakistan's military headquarters in a sign of warming ties after more than a decade of mutual distrust between the two U.S. allies.
Friday, November 14, 2014
The United States voiced alarm over Myanmar's "backsliding" on democratic reforms, as U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday attended a regional summit meant to showcase the country's transition from army-led isolation.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a tentative step toward easing more than two years of high tensions over contested islands and wartime history on Monday with an unsmiling handshake and a short meeting.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
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