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
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.
By PBS NewsHour
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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