Trump's Absence at Asia Summits Is Not a Snub, Pence Says

The vice president is due to arrive in Tokyo later Monday on a trip that will also take him to Singapore and Papua New Guinea. The U.S.’s commitment to the Indo-Pacific region “has never been stronger,” Pence told reporters in Alaska on Sunday night en route to Tokyo.

Awkward moments foreseen at Asean summit, - AsiaOne

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5,000 police officers to provide land and sea security during summit

Singapore News - The Singapore Police Force (SPF) is deploying 5,000 officers to provide land and sea security for the five-day Asean Summit that began yesterday. The 33rd Asean Summit and related meetings are taking place at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre. SPF... Read more at www.tnp.sg

Calls for open trade to greet Pence as Trump skips Asia summit

Asia-Pacific leaders will join the heads of Southeast Asian states this week in Singapore to renew calls for multilateralism and fresh pledges to resolve regional conflicts ranging from the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar to tensions in the South China Sea. Notably absent when regional powers such as China, Japan and…

Putin to make first visit to Singapore - Post Courier

Putin to make first visit to Singapore

In bilateral meet with Putin, will Dr M bring up MH17?

SINGAPORE, Nov 11 — Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will meet controversial Russian president Vladimir Putin at the sidelines of the Asean Summit 2018 this Tuesday, amid recent new evidence on the downing...

ASEAN scores major achievements in economic development, integration, says secretary-general

What the new Pakatan govt will bring to the table this Asean Summit | Malay Mail

SINGAPORE, Nov 11 — The 33rd edition of the semi-annual Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit will kick off today, and Malaysia will attend the regional meeting under the new Pakatan Harapan leadership led by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad. Foreign Affairs Minister Datuk...

Beijing seeks to block outsiders from drilling in South China Sea

SINGAPORE/BEIJING -- China wants to prohibit oil exploration in the South China Sea by countries from outside the region as part of a long-delayed cod