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Protectionism ‘doomed to failure’: China’s Xi

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | AFP | Protectionist actions are short-sighted and doomed to fail, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Saturday ahead of an APEC summit at which US-China trade tensions are likely to take centre stage. “Attempts to erect barriers and cut close economic ties work against the …

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APEC summit host urges respect for trade rules

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea | AFP | The leader of Papua New Guinea, host of this year’s APEC summit, Friday urged respect for international trade rules by “countries large and small” as spats between the US and China threatened to overshadow the gathering. As leaders from Asian Pacific nations …

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African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental body. The changes seek to streamline and empower the African Union — an ambitious call for an organisation often seen as toothless and …

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From the China-Africa summit

What Africa and Uganda got from Beijing Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | President Yoweri Museveni was among the 35African heads of state who flew out to Beijing in early September to attend what is fast becoming a Chinese jamboree where easy-looking deals are quickly sealed every three years. The 2018 …

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Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit?

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | It has one foot in the East and one in the West, is ultra-modern, secure and sometimes mocked as being a little dull — Singapore was the safe pick for a historic first meeting between the unpredictable leaders of the US and North Korea. US …

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Trump says Kim summit details to be unveiled within days

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump seemed pleased Tuesday by a suggestion he should get the Nobel Peace Prize for his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, promising that a time and place for the historic meeting will soon be announced. “Nobel Peace Prize? …

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Handshakes that shook the world

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | When the leaders of North and South Korea reached across the Military Demarcation Line to shake hands on Friday, they symbolically — if fleetingly — united a peninsula that has been divided for decades. The handshake between the two leaders marked the latest milestone …

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