Asia

US open to joint patrols in South China Sea

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US diplomat says Washington is open to possibility of joint naval patrols with the Philippines.

Syrian opposition to attend peace talks

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Main Syrian opposition group agrees to join UN-sponsored peace talks in Geneva.

Japan economy minister resigns over scandal

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Amari steps down to take responsibility for land-dispute funds scandal.

China-led AIIB set for debut

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China puts its stamp on the global order with the launch of Beijing-led infrastructure bank.

Turnbull talks up Australia in Japan

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PM pushes for greater collaboration between Australian and Japanese companies, schools.

China pledges $US60bn for Africa

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Funds will be invested in 10 projects over three years, President Xi Jinping says.

Aust, Indon renew trade pact talks

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Robb says 'strong meeting of minds' likely to pave way for signed agreement within 12 months.

East Timor appeals to Aust public in dispute

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Dili seeks public support in longstanding maritime dispute with Canberra.

Robb urges regional trade zone

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Trade Minister pushes Asia-Pacific counterparts to achieve regional zone within a decade.

Obama heads to Asia with 'pivot' stymied

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Long-planned trip overshadowed by events in Europe, the Middle East and politics at home.

India trade deal still on the cards: Robb

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Trade minister says Australia is on track to complete free trade deal by year end.

G20 seeks path on jobs, terror

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Leaders pledge to deal with violent extremists, kickstart faltering global economy.

PM's Indon talks to focus on economy

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Turnbull says first discussions with Widodo will centre on economic co-operation.

Boat tensions underlie PM's Jakarta visit

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Indonesian govt warns countries says countries should talk through issues privately, not in media.

APEC 'no place to discuss South China Sea'

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Beijing says Asia-Pacific summit should not discuss rising tensions over disputed territory.

How Australia can find its place in a reconfigured Asia

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As Asia starts to assert itself on the world stage, Australia needs to develop closer ties with its neighbours.

The seeds of a solution to the Taiwan-China standoff

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Ma Ying-jeou should be commended for his decision to meet Xi, but the real test of the cross-strait relationship depends on Taiwan's next president.

PM's Indon visit to have tech focus

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Widodo seeks to make Indonesia a regional tech leader by 2020.

China, US tussle over maritime disputes

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Top US defence officials take concerns over territorial disputes directly to Chinese counterparts.

Payne joins ASEAN security meeting

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Defence Minister to meet with 18 nations in the region, discuss counter-terrorism.

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