Asean summit

  • September 8, 2016  

    In our news wrap Thursday, as President Obama made his trip home from the Asean summit, he promised to do everything possible to get the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact through congress before he leaves office. Also, Taliban fighters pushed deep into Afghanistan’s provincial capital, managing to get within a few hundred yards of the governor’s compound before being pushed back. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2016  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, President Obama toured a centuries-old Buddhist Temple during his visit to Laos and held a town hall with youth leaders from across Southeast Asia. The president urged Americans to learn about the world and reject isolationism. Also, Donald Trump campaigned in Philadelphia, calling for big increases in military funding ahead of a televised forum Wednesday night. Continue reading

  • September 7, 2016  

    When President Obama took the stage at the Asean Summit, he stood at a podium decorated with traditional Lao textiles, made by the first American company allowed to do business in the country since the Vietnam War. Special correspondent Mike Cerre profiles the weaver whose company has improved diplomatic relations and economic stability and helped save an endangered craft. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2016  

    The United States dropped 270 million bombs on Laos between 1964 and 1973. On Tuesday, President Obama became the first U.S. president to visit the country, promising to provide the Laotian people to remove the unexploded bombs that remain. Special correspondent Mike Cerre offers a glimpse of life in Laos today and the mission to end the deadly legacy of the Vietnam War. Continue reading

  • September 6, 2016  

    More than 2,000 people have been killed in the Philippines as part of a sweeping drug crackdown whipped up by President Rodrigo Duterte. Both the United States and the United Nations have expressed criticism, and back in his own country, residents are torn over the wave of violence. William Brangham reports on the diplomatic fallout. Continue reading