- APEC trade chiefs vow to speed up work in WTO Updated: May-24-15 8:34 am
MANILA, Philippines - Trade ministers from 21 Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday issued strong support to the World Trade Organization's efforts to boost global trade amid a flurry of regional free trade agreements.
- EU chief Juncker calls Hungary's Orban 'dictator' - in jest Updated: May-22-15 1:20 pm
- NATO announces next summit will be July 2016 in Warsaw Updated: May-22-15 11:17 am
BRUSSELS - NATO says its next summit will take place July 8-9, 2016 in Warsaw, Poland as the alliance continues to reshape itself to meet new security challenges.
- EU embrace of eastern partners turns lukewarm Updated: May-22-15 10:32 am
RIGA, Latvia - The European Union reaffirmed its partnership with six post-Soviet nations Friday but offered them no new prospects of future membership in the Western bloc at a summit overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis.
- UN climate fund passes financing threshold with Japan deal Updated: May-21-15 6:31 am
RIGA, Latvia - The U.N.'s fund for climate aid to developing countries says it now has enough cash to kick off projects before a key climate summit in Paris.
- France wants business world to help curb climate change Updated: May-20-15 12:32 pm
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande is calling on business leaders to get more involved in fighting global warming by financing climate-friendly projects and investing in green technologies.
- Albania hosts security summit on extremist recruitment Updated: May-19-15 9:34 am
TIRANA, Albania - Security officials from the western Balkans and several European Union countries were meeting in Albania Tuesday as part of a U.S. government initiative to fight European recruitment by violent Islamic groups to fight in Iraq and Syria.
- Obama vows to keep Arab allies secure amid Iran deal fears Updated: May-15-15 3:44 am
WASHINGTON - Charging toward an Iran nuclear agreement, President Barack Obama is assuring Arab allies that they are safe from the threat of an empowered Tehran as he seeks to shore up some of America's most critical security partnerships. However, Obama's claim of winning Arab support for his nuclear diplomacy appears far from certain.
- India's Modi meets Xi on China visit amid warming ties Updated: May-14-15 7:04 am
XI'AN, China - President Xi Jinping praised China's warming ties with India during a meeting Thursday between the leaders of Asia's rising powers and rivals, which included a rare touch of personal diplomacy for a Chinese leader.
- Bahrain king to attend horse show instead of US-Gulf summit Updated: May-13-15 1:23 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Bahrain's king will be attending a horse show in Britain rather than the summit between the U.S. and Gulf leaders at Camp David.
- Romania turns hacking crisis into advantage, helping Ukraine Updated: May-13-15 3:34 am
BUCHAREST, Romania - Ukraine is turning to an unlikely partner in its struggle to defend itself against Russian cyber warfare: Romania.
- Obama to meet with Saudi leaders ahead of Gulf summit Updated: May-12-15 7:05 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will meet Wednesday with top Saudi leaders skeptical of his nuclear negotiations with Iran.
- No breakthrough as Kerry meets Russia's Putin Updated: May-12-15 5:06 pm
SOCHI, Russia - The United States and Russia emerged Tuesday from their most extensive, high-level talks in years vowing closer cooperation on Ukraine and Syria but unable to point to any breakthrough or new approach to bridge the major differences separating the two powers.
- Along with Saudi king, most Gulf rulers to skip US summit Updated: May-11-15 1:37 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - It is not just the Saudi king who will be skipping the Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders. Most Gulf heads of state won't be there.
- Saudi King Salman to miss Gulf nation summit in US Updated: May-10-15 5:17 pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's King Salman will not attend a Camp David summit of U.S. and allied Arab leaders, his foreign minister, Adel al-Jubeir, said Sunday.
- Atlanta Nobel peace summit board members resign Updated: May-09-15 9:04 pm
ATLANTA - Talks to save the Atlanta Nobel peace summit aren't going peacefully.
- French president says UN climate fund could help Caribbean Updated: May-09-15 5:07 pm
FORT-DE-FRANCE, Martinique - French President Francois Hollande told Caribbean leaders on Saturday that a planned international green fund could help the vulnerable, tourism-dependent region mitigate the effects of climate change.
- Immigrant students heckle UC president during summit speech Updated: May-07-15 11:59 pm
OAKLAND, California - University of California students living illegally in the United States have disrupted a speech by UC President Janet Napolitano at a summit on undocumented students.
- UN climate chief says technology has changed carbon politics Updated: May-07-15 7:28 am
CANBERRA, Australia - Technological advances that have reduced prices and improved efficiency of renewable energy have helped transform the politics around climate change since 2009 when an attempt to forge a global deal on reducing greenhouse gas emissions failed, the U.N. climate chief said Thursday.
- Jesse Jackson keeps pressure on Silicon Valley to diversify Updated: May-06-15 5:31 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Jesse Jackson renewed his call Wednesday for the technology industry to make workforce diversity as high a priority as product innovation.
- France tightens Gulf ties with jet deal, security talks Updated: May-03-15 12:58 pm
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande is seeking to solidify strategic alliances in the Persian Gulf, as he heads to Qatar to sign a 7 billion-euro ($7.8 billion) fighter jet deal and then gets a starring role in a regional summit in Saudi Arabia.
- Southern African leaders discuss industrialization strategy Updated: Apr-29-15 1:25 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Southern African leaders met in the Zimbabwean capital Harare on Wednesday to discuss how to maximize profits from their countries' natural resources.
- EU doubles emergency aid to nations dealing with migrants Updated: Apr-24-15 11:10 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has doubled the emergency aid to frontline member states Italy, Greece and Malta which have to deal with the massive influx of migrants coming across the Mediterranean to 50 million euros ($54 million) a year.