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Miss International Laos shines at Miss International pageant in Japan

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Miss International Laos 2017, Miss Phounesup Phonnyotha, dazzled everyone during a welcome party in Saitama city in Japan at the Miss International pageant.

Singapore: More rooftop gardens, urban farms planned

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - The bid to make Singapore more green will also see developers getting more options to replace lost greenery.

There could be more urban farms, rooftop gardens and solar panels sprouting up across Singapore, as city planners redouble efforts to make the city more green.

OPINION: Sounding the alarm

KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN) - Delhi’s smog is a warning for all countries and cities in Asia where the pollution level is high

FEATURE: Tokyo film festival rolls out red carpet welcome

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - I recently had the great opportunity to travel to the Japanese capital to cover the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF) organised at Roppongi Hills Arena.

Trump visit to Vietnam: Hoping for US to reaffirm commitment to the region


BANGKOK • United States President Donald Trump will travel to Danang city in central Vietnam on Nov 10 for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) economic leaders' meeting.

The next day, he will fly north to Hanoi for bilateral meetings with President Tran Dai Quang and other senior Vietnamese leaders. The fact that Mr Trump was travelling to the Vietnamese capital for this meeting was important in itself, analysts said.

Trump starts Asia trip, to work with China to promote peace, prosperity


WASHINGTON - US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday that US President Donald Trump looks forward to his upcoming visit to China and is ready to work with Beijing to promote peace and prosperity in the region and beyond.

China is "an immensely important part of ... regional security as well as protecting and advancing the systems that have benefitted all of us," McMaster told reporters.

Moon bent on balancing act between US, China


McMaster: Possible N. Korea military clash must be discussed

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, indicated that Trump plans to discuss with Japanese and South Korean leaders during his upcoming Asian trip how to respond to the North Korea issue, including a possible scenario in which the nuclear crisis escalates into a military conflict.

Fist bumps' and high-fives as Abe, Trump tee off


Who cares about handshakes?

"Fist bumps" and high-fives were the order of the day as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting United States President Donald Trump played golf under the gentle autumn sun at a country club north of Tokyo.

All APEC leaders to attend summit


HÀ NỘI — All 21 leaders of the APEC economies have confirmed their attendance at the upcoming APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week in the central city of Đà Nẵng.

Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Chairman of the APEC 2017 National Committee Bùi Thanh Sơn confirmed the information at a press briefing on Thursday in Hà Nội.