VIENTIANE, Laos — President Barack Obama on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to step foot in the isolated Southeast Asian nation of Laos, opening a three-day visit meant to rebuild trust and close a dark chapter in the…
By Kathleen Hennessey and Josh Lederman, Associated Press
RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. -- President Barack Obama will close the two-day ASEAN summit with a news conference, scheduled for 4:35 p.m. EST today. Watch it live here.
By Darlene Superville and Matthew Pennington
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama hosts Southeast Asian leaders at an unprecedented summit in California starting Monday as he looks to deepen ties with the region's fast-growing economies. But a nation not invited — neighboring power China — will be…
By Matthew Pennington, Associated Press
U.N. officials began to tour the cyclone-devastated Irrawaddy delta in Myanmar on Monday, though some U.N. staffers still reported problems gaining access to the tightly controlled country. A senior U.S. diplomat in Rangoon, also known as Yangon, provides an update.
By PBS NewsHour
Shipments of food, medicine and other relief items began arriving in Myanmar Thursday to help victims of a cyclone that battered the country on Saturday, but U.S. military planes loaded with supplies were still being denied access.
Leaders from China, Japan and South Korea signed a landmark pact with members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Laos Monday aimed at developing the world's largest free trade area by 2010.
In a move aimed at bolstering efforts to combat international terrorism, the United States and a bloc of Southeast Asian nations signed a major treaty Thursday aimed at improving intelligence sharing and police cooperation.
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