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Trump isolationism allows China to fill Southeast Asia void
As President Donald Trump steers his administration's focus inward, China has stepped into what many see as a U.S.-sized void left behind in Southeast Asia
Benjamin Netanyahu kicks off 4-day visit to Australia, a first for an Israeli PM
Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Australia Wednesday, kicking off a four-day visit, marking the first time a serving Israeli prime minster has visited the country. Netanyahu, joined by his wife Sara, landed in Sydney aboard an El Al aircraft from Singapore, where the Israeli leader met with
Obama on Libya Aftermath: US Was 'Not Sufficiently Attentive'
President Obama reiterated today that the United States did not properly handle the aftermath in Libya -- a striking statement made in the midst of the ongoing presidential campaign as Democratic nominee and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has yet to make the same acknowledgement. “I
Ash Carter Joins Facebook to Connect With Troops
Look who's joined Facebook. Catching the social media wave, Ash Carter has become the first defense secretary to join Facebook. "To personally communicate with our nearly three million service members and civilians on social media," the Pentagon said today in a statement. Like most Facebook users
Searchers 'Suspect' Missing AirAsia Jet Is on Ocean Floor
Searchers "currently suspect" that the AirAsia jetliner that disappeared Sunday morning over the Java Sea is on the bottom of the ocean, the head of the lead agency in the operation said today. "We currently suspect that plane is located on the ocean floor," Bambang Soelistyo, the head of
Where in the World Is China's Xi Jingping?
By Gloria Riviera (@gsriviera) and Karson Yiu (@karsonwhy) TIANJIN, China – No one outside the Chinese government knows for sure where Vice President Xi Jingping is these days. The presumed leader in waiting has not been seen in public for over a week. As the...
Singapore PM Takes Big Pay Cut, Still World's Best Paid Leader
The prime minister of Singapore just accepted a 36 percent pay cut, but is still the highest paid elected official in the world. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong ‘s US $1.7 million salary is four times more than President Obama earns. Lee appointed a committee...
Reality Check on Climate Summit: No Final Agreement Expected in Copenhagen
From Sunlen Miller SINGAPORE - President Obama attended an unscheduled and last minute meeting on climate change this morning in Singapore, in which the 19 APEC leaders agreed that the upcoming international Copenhagen summit in December would be “the first...
The Presidential Planner Abroad
ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: SINGAPORE -- This morning President Obama wakes up in Singapore after arriving late last night. The president will start his morning with a breakfast meeting on climate change with APEC leaders in advance of December’s...
For President Obama: One Week, Four Countries, Little to Show for It?
President Makes First Visit to Asia but No Agreements on Climate Change, Trade Expected