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Questions over APEC after costly summit failure

With Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin absent and leaders unable even to agree a joint statement, some critics are questioning whether the annual APEC summit is still worth the effort.

OFWs love rockstar Duterte, Andanar says

President Duterte recently received a rockstar welcome when he met the Filipino community in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar tried to explain the President’s rockstar effect on…

‘Will APEC make us rich?’ Summit confuses PNG hosts

As Papua New Guinea prepares to make its international summit hosting debut, there are lingering concerns about whether one of the Pacific's poorest countries can afford the cost, and if it is able to take advantage of its time in the sun.…

APEC summit: the Xi show by the sea shore

Hundreds of fluttering red flags, buses emblazoned with "China Aid" logos and even a purpose-built pagoda: driving around Port Moresby, you could be forgiven for thinking that Xi Jinping is hosting this week's APEC summit of Asia-Pacific…

‘Like nothing on Earth’: APEC’s cruise ship summit

Quoits deck, plunge pools and sunset yoga: for security and logistical reasons, thousands of delegates and journalists attending this year's APEC summit have very unusual quarters -- on hulking cruise ships moored offshore.

More than 30 believed dead in PNG quake: report

More than 30 people are believed to have died after a powerful earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's mountainous interior, a report said Tuesday as details of "extensive" damage began to emerge.

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