Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — Disgruntled police, military and prison guards stormed Papua New Guinea's Parliament on Tuesday in a violent pay dispute stemming from an international summit hosted by the impoverished South Pacific island nation over the weekend, a lawmaker said.
Images posted by opposition lawmaker Bryan Kramer on social media showed broken windows, smashed furniture, pictures torn from walls and plants tipped over.
Expensive APEC summit sows division in host Papua New Guinea
PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — After three decades of promoting free trade as a panacea to poverty, the APEC grouping of nations that includes the U.S. and China is holding its lavish annual leaders' meeting in the country that can least afford it.
Barely penetrated by roads and scarred by violence, Papua New Guinea hopes the parade of world leaders will lift the mountainous Pacific nation of hundreds of tribal groups out of obscurity and attract investment.
Reporters concerned about press access on Trump’s Asia trip
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The White House Correspondents' Association is voicing concerns about press access during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia.
Reporters and photographers traveling with the president were barred from covering any of the events at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in the coastal city of Danang, Vietnam, on Saturday.
And only one member of the traveling press corps — a video journalist — was allowed into a dinner the night before.
Pullout from Pacific Rim trade pact leaves US on sidelines
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from a far-reaching Pacific Rim trade pact has scarcely dented the push for freer trade in the region, judging from the frenetic growth of exports of clothing and shoes, cellphones and computers from booming Vietnam.
Silence on Pacific Rim ministers’ talks ahead of APEC summit
DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — Foreign and trade ministers of 21 Pacific Rim economies meeting in Danang, Vietnam, appeared to be struggling for a consensus on open markets and other strategic issues ahead of a regional summit, as their hosts appealed for cooperation.
World leaders at APEC summit take aim at Trump over trade
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Several U.S. allies took aim at Donald Trump's views on global trade, while China's president made an impassioned call against the sort of protectionism favored by the president-elect at a summit of Asian-Pacific leaders on Saturday
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The Latest: Mexico seeks to push ahead on TPP without US
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The latest on the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (all times local):
Mexico isn't throwing in the towel on free trade despite Donald Trump's threats to break up NAFTA and abandon other multilateral trade deals.