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Apec backs China’s free trade roadmap

US President Obama (from left), Russian President Putin and China’s President Xi Jinping talk on sidelines of Apec summit— AP

An Asia-Pacific summit on Tuesday endorsed a Beijing-backed route towards a vast free trade area in the region, host Mr Xi Jinping said, calling it a “historic” step.

Barack Obama calls for US-China anti-terror cooperation

Calling for strong US-China anti-terrorism cooperation to fight the ISIS terror group, President Barack Obama on Tuesday also denounced the violent acts of Xinjiang-based ETIM militant outfit, which h

‘Obama and Putin are odd couple at Beijing summit’

A few brief encounters between Mr Barack Obama and Mr Vladimir Putin during an Asia-Pacific summit in China on Tuesday spoke volumes about the chilly state of relations between the United States and R

Vladimir Putin’s shawl gesture puts China in fix

Russian Prez Vladimir Putin(right) wraps a shawl around Peng Liyuan, wife of Chinese President Xi Jinping (second from left)— AP

It was a warm gesture on a chilly night when Vladimir Putin wrapped a shawl around the wife of Xi Jinping while the Chinese President chatted with Barack Obama.

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder to get Medal of Freedom

Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep, Stevie Wonder and Tom Brokaw are among the latest Americans tapped to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, US President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.

Xi Jinping and Shinzo Abe meet amid big-power rivalries at Apec

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Beijing National Aquatics Center in Beijing. AP

Obama announces visa deal; Xi asks Putin to continue to ‘harvest the fruits of their friendship’

US wants China ‘to do well’: Barack Obama

US President Barack Obama walks with Chinese President Xi Jinping during Apec Summit. AP

Obama is tempering expectations for a thaw in relations between the United States and North Korea, saying the secret talks to free two American prisoners were not the precursor to nuc-lear negotiations

China unveils Mars rover after India’s Mangalyaan

Seeking to catch up with India’s Mangalyaan mission, China has unveiled its Mars rover being developed to scurry the Red Planet’s surface for signs of water and life and plans to test it in the rugged

Xi Jinping offers China-driven ‘Asia-Pacific dream’

Thailand’s PM Prayut Chan-O-Cha (left) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping (right) during their meeting— AFP

China Prez warns on Taiwan independence, backs HK chief; Xi, Putin to ‘gather fruit’ of deepening ties

John Kerry denies US linked Iran atom talks

US secretary of state John Kerry on Saturday vehemently denied that Washington offered to discuss cooperation with Iran in the fight against Islamic militancy if a nuclear deal was reached with Tehran

There always comes a time when you have to heed Jesus who said: “Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and unto God the things that are God’s.” So this time I will render unto the finance m

The devil, they say, is in the details. There is a world of difference between the Budget speech of Arun Jaitley, peppered with smart announcements, and the real numbers in the Budget documents.