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EU Finance Ministers End Meeting Without Breakthrough

Posted September 17th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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European Union finance ministers have concluded a two-day meeting with little progress on solving Europe’s growing debt crisis. The ministers ended the session Saturday in Wroclaw, Poland without agreeing to a tax on financial transactions that could raise money for the European Union. The meeting ended sooner than planned as thousands of demonstrators gathered in […]

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Clinton Praises China, ASEAN for South China Sea Deal

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for reaching a preliminary agreement to peacefully resolve territorial disputes in the South China Sea. At a meeting Friday with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of an ASEAN regional security forum in Bali, Indonesia, Clinton commended […]

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Asian Ministers Urge Early Resumption of 6-Party Korean Talks

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Foreign ministers from East and Southeast Asia called Thursday for an early resumption of six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear programs. The ministers issued the statement after a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, of the so-called ASEAN Plus 3. The annual meeting groups China, Japan and South Korea with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. […]

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Asian Ministers Urge Early Resumption of 6-Party Korean Talks

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 2:50 am (UTC-5)
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Foreign ministers from East and Southeast Asia called Thursday for an early resumption of six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear programs. The ministers issued the statement after a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, of the so-called ASEAN Plus 3. The annual meeting groups China, Japan and South Korea with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations. […]

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ASEAN, China Agree on Guidelines for China Sea Settlement

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 7:35 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian and Chinese officials say they have reached agreement on a set of guidelines that could lead eventually to a binding code of conduct for handling disputes in the South China Sea. The officials said the agreement was reached Wednesday and will be submitted Thursday for approval by foreign ministers of their respective countries. […]

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ASEAN, China Agree on Guidelines for China Sea Settlement

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian and Chinese officials say they have reached agreement on a set of guidelines that could lead eventually to a binding code of conduct for handling disputes in the South China Sea. The officials said the agreement was reached Wednesday and will be submitted Thursday for approval by foreign ministers of their respective countries. […]

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ASEAN, China Agree on Guidelines for China Sea Settlement

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian and Chinese officials say they have reached agreement on a set of guidelines that could lead eventually to a binding code of conduct for handling disputes in the South China Sea. The officials said the agreement was reached Wednesday and will be submitted Thursday for approval by foreign ministers of the respective countries. […]

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ASEAN Ministers Urged to Pursue Early Agreement on China Sea

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian foreign ministers were urged to speed up talks with China on a binding code of conduct for the South China Sea at the start of their annual gathering in Bali Tuesday. Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono delivered the keynote address to open the Association of Southeast Asian Nations ministerial meeting. Mr. Yudhoyono noted […]

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Security Issues Top ASEAN Agenda as Diplomats Arrive in Bali

Posted July 18th, 2011 at 3:50 am (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian diplomats have begun arriving in Indonesia for a regional conference that is expected to dwell on security issues, including disputes in the South China Sea. Foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations open their annual meeting in Bali Tuesday, and then invite China, Japan and South Korea to join them Thursday […]

North Korea Threatens to Release Recordings of Secret Talks With South

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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North Korea is threatening to disclose recordings of a secret meeting it held with South Korea to prove Seoul called for summit talks with Pyongyang. The North’s official Korean Central News Agency says it will release the recordings if South Korea refuses to reveal what was actually discussed during the meeting last month in Beijing. […]

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