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India to host virtual summit of over 120 developing nations

Jan. 06, 2023 08:17 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — India will host a virtual summit of over 120 developing countries next week to share their economic woes in deliberations during its G-20 presidency this year, a top foreign ministry official said Friday. The summit on Jan. 12 and 13 will take up key issues such as...

In new role as G-20 chair, India set to focus on climate

Dec. 01, 2022 10:30 AM EST

BENGALURU, India (AP) — India officially takes up its role as chair of the Group of 20 leading economies for the coming year Thursday and it's putting climate at the top of the group's priorities. Programs to encourage sustainable living and money for countries to transition to...

Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

Nov. 19, 2022 05:17 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders from around the Asia-Pacific called for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and pledged to steer the region’s economies toward sustainable growth as they wrapped up summit meetings Saturday. Host Thailand garnered a diplomatic coup in managing to bridge...

War, North Korea missile test loom over Asia-Pacific summit

Nov. 18, 2022 08:15 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Threats to peace and stability burst onto the agenda at a summit of Pacific Rim leaders in Bangkok on Friday after North Korea fired an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japanese territorial waters. The missile test was a stark reminder of...

Asia-Pacific leaders seek unity on war, economic ills, virus

Nov. 17, 2022 22:31 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Pacific Rim leaders were striving to find common ground on the war in Ukraine and other dire threats to humankind in an annual meeting that began Friday at a heavily guarded venue in Thailand's capital. The annual summit of the 21-member Asia-Pacific Economic...

US VP Harris arrives in Thailand for Asia-Pacific summit

Nov. 17, 2022 19:25 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris arrived Thursday in Thailand, where she plans to affirm America's commitment to Southeast Asia and drive home the message that the region can count on the United States. Harris' visit for a two-day Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation...

Confusion, finger-pointing, opposing views at Egypt's COP27

Nov. 17, 2022 17:34 PM EST

SHARM el-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — A day before UN climate talks were supposed to wrap up, negotiators appeared to be far apart on all the major issues being discussed. Will countries get behind a proposal to phase down all fossil fuels? Will the demands of developing nations that rich...

After exchange, China calls Canada's manner 'condescending'

Nov. 17, 2022 10:16 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese spokesperson on Thursday accused Canada of acting in a “condescending manner" following a testy exchange between President Xi Jinping and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that underscores the depths to which the bilateral relationship has fallen. ...

Analysis: Have China and India shifted stance on Russia war?

Nov. 17, 2022 04:58 AM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — China and India, after months of refusing to condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine, did not stand in the way of the release this week of a statement by the world’s leading economies that strongly criticizes Moscow. Could this, at last, signal a bold new...

G-20 leaders end summit condemning Russia despite divisions

Nov. 16, 2022 20:54 PM EST

NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Members of the Group of 20 leading economies ended their summit Wednesday with a declaration of firm condemnation of the war in Ukraine and a warning that the conflict is making an already delicate world economy worse. The summit's closing statement was...