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  1. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Tropical storm keeps US Secretary of State John Kerry away from Philippines

    Posted Oct 11th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters Storm keeps another US leader away from Manila US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday called off a planned visit to the Philippines due to an approaching tropical storm, a week after US President Barack Obama also cancelled a trip to the US ally because of the federal government shutdown. Kerry, flanked by Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario at the East Asia ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China may quash South China Sea debate at regional forum

    Posted Oct 08th 2013, 09:55am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Nusa Dua and Hong Kong Absence of US President Obama at talks could be used to brush off attempts to focus on dispute China will likely exploit the absence of the US president at a major Asian regional summit this week to brush off attempts to focus on the South China Sea dispute as Beijing continues to bolster its influence over the strategic waterway. Any substantive ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping sidesteps Southeast Asian pressure over South China Sea disputes

    Posted Oct 03rd 2013, 02:40pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Chinese President Xi Jinping showed no sign of bending to Southeast Asian pressure to resolve increasingly irascible territorial disputes over the South China Sea on Thursday, simply repeating calls for dialogue. Xi, in the first address by a foreign leader to Indonesian MPs, made no reference to regional demands, echoed in Washington, that Beijing deal ...

  4. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Australian leader Tony Abbott tiptoes round asylum seeker issue in Jakarta

    Posted Sep 30th 2013, 09:57am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Australian prime minister and his Indonesian host for first overseas state visit careful to dodge controversy over tough line on refugees Leaders diplomatic on asylum seekers Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott skirted the question of asylum seekers in talks yesterday in Indonesia, an issue threatening to overshadow his first visit overseas since taking ...

  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Obama and Iran's Rowhani in historic phone call

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 08:31pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Tehran Obama, Rowhani make historic phone call Hundreds of Iranians cheered President Hassan Rowhani on his return from New York on Saturday after his historic phone call with US President Barack Obama, but a smaller number of hardliners shouted "Death to America" and threw eggs and shoes at his official car leaving the airport, Iranian media reported. ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Nickel smelter deals expected during Xi Jinping's Jakarta trip

    Posted Sep 27th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Jakarta Smelter deals expected during Xi's Jakarta trip At least four Chinese-backed Indonesian nickel smelter projects, including one worth at least US$3 billion, are expected to be announced during President Xi Jinping's state visit to Jakarta next week, executives said. Indonesia is the world's top exporter of nickel ore, a key component of stainless ...

  7. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    Iranian President Hassan Rowhani rules out nuclear weapons programme

    Posted Sep 19th 2013, 11:23am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Washington US remains cautious as new president says Tehran would not pursue WMDs and holds out hope of talks with the West to end standoff We will never develop nuclear weapons: Iran Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has vowed that his government would never develop nuclear weapons, his strongest signal yet that he may be seeking a diplomatic thaw with the West ...

  8. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    McCain accuses Putin of siding with tyrants and being enemy of oppressed

    Posted Sep 20th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow McCain accuses Putin of being a friend to tyrants US Senator John McCain yesterday accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of allying himself with tyrants and ruling through violence and repression, in a scathing retort to a New York Times opinion piece by Putin earlier this month. In an editorial published on news website Pravda.ru , McCain criticised ...

  9. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US Vice-President Joe Biden to urge India to lift trade barriers

    Posted Jul 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... US Vice-President Joe Biden will press India to do more to open up trade and protect intellectual property during a trip to the Asia-Pacific region this week that will also highlight US concern about aggressive Chinese navy patrols in the oil-rich South C ...

  10. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China agrees to hold talks on 'code of conduct' in disputed waters

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... China has agreed to hold formal talks with Southeast Asian nations on a plan to ease maritime tensions as the Philippines accused it of causing "increasing militarisation" of the South China Sea, one of Asia's naval flashpoints. The rebuke ...




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