Asia-Pacific leaders meet in Manila for a summit meant to forge trade unity but with the spotlight instead on a tense contest for territory in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, security measures have intensified since the attacks in Paris last Friday.
The absences mark the first time that presidents from Venezuela and the US will not attend the OAS-sponsored summit. Nicolas Maduro's cancellation was a result of Peru's announcement that he was not welcome at the event.
Vietnam is hosting this year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which gives it an opportunity to tout the benefits of global free trade. But convincing protectionists like Trump remains an uphill task.
The EU and the Philippines have signed a multimillion dollar economic cooperation deal. But should the EU be assisting a country whose government is allegedly involved in massive rights abuses? Ana P. Santos reports.
The first-ever ASEAN summit in Australia has ended. Southeast Asian nations have called on North Korea to end its nuclear program and taken a firm stance against protectionism in view of Donald Trump's trade policies.
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