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TPP leaders to stick to trade pact despite Trump’s objection

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The leaders of the 12 member states of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in Peru agreed...
Obama leaves fate of TPP to Trump – Vietnam’s economy seen as casualty

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US President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for his Asian free-trade deal agreement of the Trans Pacific Partnership...
US stops arms sales to Philippines

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It must have been a discovery for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that his actions do have consequences. The US State Department halted the planned sale...
Obama finally lifts all economic sanctions on Myanmar

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US President Barack Obama on October 7 finally announced the lifting of US sanctions on Myanmar, acknowledging that the country has pursued political reforms...
Obama promises to clear Laos of Vietnam War-era bombs

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US President Barack Obama on September 6 at the ASEAN Summit in Laos announced that the US will double its funding to allow the...
Duterte’s insults towards Obama overshadow ASEAN meeting

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The Philippines scrambled to defuse a row with the US on September 6 after the former country's President Rodrigo Duterte cursed US leader Barack...
Laos prepares for rare Obama visit

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Barack Obama will be the first acting US president to visit the communist nation of Laos when he will partake in the 11th East...
Battle for strategic supremacy in East Asia: Who will win?

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Simmering tensions in the South China Sea have reached a state of uneasiness as of late. Long-standing territorial disputes between China and several regional...
Obama lifts US arms embargo on Vietnam in historic move

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It's 41 years and three weeks after the fall of Saigon that ended the United States' barbaric war in Vietnam, one of the biggest...
US to renew Myanmar sanctions, but make some “changes”

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Despite a new democratically-elect government in office in Myanmar, the US plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against the country upon expiry...
Vietnam parliament approves new Prime Minister

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Vietnam's parliament on April 7 "elected" a new Prime Minister, promoting former legislator Nguyen Xuan Phuc to the post which is part of a...
Malaysia: Security tightened ahead of Obama visit to ASEAN summit

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Malaysia deployed soldiers in its capital city on November 20, taking extra security precautions amid unconfirmed reports of an "imminent terrorist threat" ahead of...
APEC Summit – Day 1 Highlights

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As day one of the APEC summit being held in Manila, the capital of the Philippines wraps up we take a look at some...
Security fears ahead of APEC meeting after Paris attacks

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The Philippines, this year host of the high-profile summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) in Manila on November 18-19, said it put its...
Vietnam gets first private non-profit university

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The government of Vietnam has approved in principle the establishment of Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV), that country’s first private, non-profit institution of higher education....
Vietnam to have first foreign non-profit university

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An organisation in the US has gotten the green light to establish a non-profit university in Ho Chi Minh City, the first of its...
Obama extends certain sanctions against Myanmar

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US President Barack Obama extended some economic sanctions against Myanmar for another year on May 13, telling the congress the step is needed despite...
Malaysia’s prime minister in favour of TPPA

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Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has reassured Malaysians that the country stands to gain from an expanded market base by joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership...