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The Latest: Singapore PM says China-US rivalry 'awkward'

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers his opening statement at the start of the ASEAN-US Summit in the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Singapore. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivers his opening statement at the start of the ASEAN-US Summit in the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Singapore.



Singapore Navy officers visit INS Sahyadri, Shakti at Vishakapatnam

Visakhapatnam , Nov 18 : As part of the cross visits during Harbour Phase of the ongoing 25th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise at Visakhapatnam, Republic of Singapore Navy Fleet Commander Rear Admiral Edwin Leong along with CO 185 Squadron Col Lim Yu Chuan and Commanding Officer of Steadfast LTC Edwin Chen visited Indian Navy Ships Sahyadri and Shakti on Saturday. Indian Naval personnel from Eastern Fleet visited RSS Formidable and the visitors were given a conducted tour of the ship.



Pence's sharp China attacks fuel fears of cold war dividing Asia

Since the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990s, Southeast Asia has sought to avoid getting caught in a fight between major powers.



Govt ramps up ministerial visits, aims to cover all constituencies by mid-2020

Education Minister Ong Ye Kung speaking on the sidelines of an HDB community event on Sunday . SINGAPORE: Education Minister Ong Ye Kung announced on Sunday that ministers will be intensifying the frequency of their community visits, from monthly to weekly.



US, China clash at Apec

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chile's President Sebastian Pinera, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, US vice President Mike Pence, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and others pose for a family photo during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Port Moresby, yesterday.



Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang smiles as he glances at ASEAN leaders after delivering his statement at the ASEAN Plus China Summit in the ongoing 33rd ASEAN Summit and Related Summits Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 in Singapore. China's premier sought Tuesday to reassure its neighbors that Beijing will push ahead with reforms needed to support growth across the region and also keep the peace in contested waters in the South China Sea.



Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Lee of the Republic Of Singapore in Joint Press Statements

PRIME MINISTER LEE: Vice President Pence, ladies and gentlemen, may I extend a very warm welcome to Vice President and Mrs. Karen Pence to Singapore. We last met at the White House last year, in October, when President Trump very kindly hosted me to lunch.



U.S. to N.Korea: We Will Maintain Maximum Pressure Until Complete Denuclearization

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says Washington will not ease economic sanctions against North Korea, urging Southeast Asian nations to continue a maximum pressure campaign against Pyongyang until it reaches the goal of a complete denuclearization. "We must continue to maintain the pressure campaign and enforce all UN sanctions until we achieve the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea," said Pence Friday after his bilateral meeting with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.



President Halimah, PM Lee congratulate Maldives' new president

SINGAPORE: Singapore President Halimah Yacob and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have written congratulatory letters to newly inaugurated Maldives President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih , the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press statement on Saturday . The 54-year-old was sworn in Saturday as the new president of the Maldives after the opposition united to dislodge pro-China strongman leader Abdulla Yameen in September elections.



SIMBEX silver jubilee: Singaporean ships arrive at Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam , Nov 16 : Ships of the Republic of Singapore Navy arrived at Visakhapatnam on Friday after an intense sea phase of Singapore India Maritime Bilateral Exercise in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. Ships, submarines and aircraft of India and Singapore undertook multi-dimensional exercises at sea at a high degree of complexity.



Thailand to advance ASEAN partnership for stability

The Kingdom of Thailand is set to ensure continuity and sustainability in the Southeast Asian region as it assumed the chairmanship of the 51-year-old regional bloc. Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha made the assurance as he accepted the gavel symbolizing the ASEAN chairmanship from Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.



US Vice-President says South China Sea belongs to no-one

US Vice-President Mike Pence says the South China Sea does not belong to any one nation and the United States will continue to sail and fly wherever international law allows, comments sure to rile China which claims the strategic sea route. The United States has conducted a series of "freedom of navigation" exercises, along with allies including Australia, in the contested South China Sea, angering Beijing, which said the moves threatened its sovereignty.



Quad talks Indo-Pacific; Vietnam envoy says against military tie-up

PM Narendra Modi with his Singaporean counterpart Lee Hsien Loong during the ASEAN-India Informal Breakfast Summit, in Singapore, on Thursday. After the third meeting of the Quadrilateral grouping, India on Thursday said the four countries reaffirmed the ASEAN centrality as the cornerstone of a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific.



Trumpa s summit no-show draws Asian nations closer together

U.S. President Donald Trump didn't make it to this week's summit of Asian nations in Singapore, but his influence was still keenly felt among the leaders who gathered in the city. One prime minister warned that the trade war between Washington and Beijing could trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist steps by other countries.



'One of the big places we need to be,' Trudeau says ahead of final Asia-Pacific summit

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with children as he visits the Adam Road Food Centre, a market in Singapore, on Friday. Trudeau has spent his trip to Southeast Asia trying to sell Canada in rapidly growing Asia-Pacific markets.



Spotlight: Chinese premier pushes for free trade, S. China Sea code in Singapore visit

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang wrapped up his five-day trip to Singapore on Friday, during which he made a strong push for free trade, multilateralism and a code of conduct in the South China Sea. With this trip, Li has visited all the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as Chinese premier, showing the importance China attaches to its relations with the ASEAN neighbors.



PM Lee to make official visit to Papua New Guinea, attend APEC meeting

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will attend the 26th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting from Saturday to Sunday in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea . At the meeting, APEC leaders will discuss ways to promote inclusive and sustainable growth and economic integration within the Asia Pacific region, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement.





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