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This year's APEC summit set out to address problems in the Pacific, but it only deepened the US-China feud


Papua New Guinea's Parliament is reportedly in lockdown as angry, unpaid police and soldiers storm the building


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Scott Morrison says we can all get along in the Pacific, even if China and the US can't


APEC host Papua New Guinea doesn't need cheap cash and hollow promises, it needs a genuine solution


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Shinzo Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit Darwin, Australia since the city was bombed during World War II


Trump's trade war with China just ended one car manufacturer's incredible 46-month streak


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Japan's cybersecurity minister admits: 'I don't use computers'


Boeing is coming under pressure for allegedly failing to warn pilots about a safety feature at the center of the Lion Air disaster


A Trump aide is officially out after rebukes from Melania Trump's office



Trump is handing another US ambassadorship to a member of his Mar-a-Lago resort that costs $200,000 to join


The poorest nation in the Pacific will host its richest economic get-together, and it could descend into a dash for cash


The family of a self-proclaimed white-supremacist reported him to the FBI after he said the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre was just a 'dry run'


The South China Sea is fabled for its hidden energy reserves and China wants to block outsiders like the US from finding them



China appears to walk back controversial decision to reopen trade in rhino and tiger bones


Shinzo Abe will visit Darwin, the first visit by a Japanese PM since WWII when Japan bombed the city worse than Pearl Harbour


Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of another human-rights award as legal net squeezes Myanmar's generals


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It looks like China and Australia are ready to cooperate in the South Pacific, but not everyone is on board


A passenger plane belonging to budget carrier Lion Air hit a lamp post at an airport in Sumatra


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Scott Morrison sounds like he wants to take on China's growing influence in the South Pacific


Boeing is said to be warning its 737 Max customers about erroneous cockpit readings that could make the passenger jet 'aggressively dive'


Former US Treasury secretary Hank Paulson warns of an 'economic iron curtain' if the US and China can't find a way to get along


Overwhelmed passengers abandoned an Indonesian flight crammed with 2 tons of a notoriously smelly tropical fruit


A Japanese island seems to have vanished


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For the love of goods, an ambitious Alibaba plans to double down on Singles' Day this year


Australia is reeling after the son of a rock music legend was allegedly murdered by one of his best friends


French President Emmanuel Macron holds on to New Caledonia, but with another referendum in just 2 years, Paris is further from paradise than ever


Trump and China's Xi Jinping have led their nations into a dark new era of strategic competition — and neither side knows where the lights are


Divers found the black box from the Lion Air flight that crashed into the Java Sea


Cricket Australia boss David Peever is out 'effective immediately'


Milo Yiannopoulos just cancelled his Australian tour without notice or refund


Australia's top cyber spy says Chinese tech is too good to be allowed near its key infrastructure


India is already divided over its gargantuan 'Statue of Unity'


Rhino horns are back on the menu for Chinese elites and that's pretty much a death sentence for wild rhino populations — but some South African officials are said to be cheering


The Lion Air crash dings Indonesia's aviation record, but the region is not the Bermuda Triangle for air travel everyone is making it out to be


The Indonesian Lion Air flight JT 610 aircraft that crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff with at least 188 on board was brand new and delivered to Lion Air just 2 months ago


The Indonesian Lion Air flight JT 610 aircraft that crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff with at least 188 on board was brand new and delivered to Lion Air just 2 months ago


Japanese PM Shinzo Abe met Xi Jinping in Beijing, and in an era of US tariffs and trade wars, you can bet everything Abe remembers the last time the US passed over Japan for China


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Australia's former foreign minister let slip how casually easy it is for China to tell another country what to do


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Former foreign minister Julie Bishop might be about to get into a whole world of hurt over a pair of shoes


Xi Jinping caught everyone off guard while celebrating China's $20 billion, 55km sea bridge


Trump dramatically inflated the value of US-Saudi arms deals in the wake of Jamal Khashoggi's death