Regional cooperation

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) informal dialogue session at APEC Haus in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 18, 2018 - 4:00 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers China and the U.S. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby...
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IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, left, and Chinese President Xi Jinping arrive for an International Monetary Fund (IMF) informal dialogue session at APEC Haus in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
November 18, 2018 - 3:37 am
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — An acrimonious meeting of world leaders in Papua New Guinea failed to agree Sunday on a final communique, highlighting widening divisions between global powers the U.S. and China. The 21 nations at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby...
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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Francis Fannon, right, welcomes from Cyprus' Energy minister Yiorgos Lakkotrypis for a meeting at the Energy ministry in Nicosia, Cyprus, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018. Fannon is in Cyprus as part of a three-country tour in the region as ExxonMobil is ready to start exploratory drilling in waters southwest of Cyprus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
November 16, 2018 - 9:50 am
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A U.S. State Department official says Washington sees "great promise" in developing energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean as ExxonMobil began exploratory drilling off Cyprus' southwestern coast. Francis Fannon, the Assistant Secretary of State responsible for energy...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence listens to Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, not seen, in Singapore, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Pence is Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN summit. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, Pool)
November 14, 2018 - 10:43 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said Thursday in comments to a Southeast Asian summit that carried a veiled swipe at China's growing influence. Pence, standing in for...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence listens to Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, not seen, in Singapore, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018. Pence is Singapore to attend the 33rd ASEAN summit. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue, Pool)
November 14, 2018 - 9:08 pm
SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control. Pence, who is standing in for President Donald Trump, told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that "empire and...
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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang smiles as he glances at ASEAN leaders after delivering his statement at the ASEAN Plus China Summit in the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. China's premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
November 14, 2018 - 12:10 am
SINGAPORE (AP) — Leaders from Southeast Asia, China and other neighboring countries met in Singapore on Wednesday and cited progress on keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as evidence that the region is managing to handle such issues on its own. Both the Singapore meeting and a summit...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 13, 2018 - 1:48 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands at Abe's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 13, 2018 - 12:16 am
TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce U.S. trade deficit. Pence...
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In this Oct. 1, 2018, photo, children sit in front of moldy bread in their shelter, in Aslam, Hajjah, Yemen. In a plastic washtub, the children's mother collects hard bread crumbs even those covered with mold, then mix with water, add salt, and give to her four children. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
November 03, 2018 - 9:27 am
CAIRO (AP) — The regional chief of the U.N. children's agency said Saturday that Yemeni authorities are making it difficult to deliver much-needed humanitarian aid and warned that impeding relief efforts could plunge the country into famine. Geert Cappelaere told The Associated Press in an...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, Umm Mizrah, a 25-year-old Yemeni woman, holds her son Mizrah on a scale in Al-Sadaqa Hospital in the southern Yemen city of Aden. The woman, who is nearly into the second trimester of her pregnancy, weighed 38 kilograms (84 pounds), severely underweight. Mizrah, who was 17 months old, weighed 5.8 kilograms (12.8 pounds), around half the normal weight for his age. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
November 03, 2018 - 4:41 am
CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations Children's Fund regional director says authorities in Yemen are making it "impossible" to deliver and distribute much-needed humanitarian aid to the country. Geert Cappelaere says both Yemeni government and Houthi rebel authorities are being uncooperative. He tells...
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