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ASEAN defense ministers discuss security proposals

Jul. 11, 2019 4:32 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Defense ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations met Thursday in the Thai capital to discuss issues including border controls, terrorism and illegal fishing. The host, Thai Defense Minister Prawit Wongsuwan, said the annual get-together of the ministers "guarantees...

ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift

Jun. 23, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders on Sunday pressed their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the U.S.-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control. The long-raging territorial conflicts and the protracted dispute between the...

US-China trade war, sea row in ASEAN summit spotlight

Jun. 22, 2019 3:05 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders will commit to conclude a long-delayed regional trade pact this year despite lingering odds to fend off risks from a protracted U.S.-China trade war when they gather for a weekend summit in Thailand. The Chinese sinking of a Philippine boat, which endangered 22...