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Trump: Asia held hostage by   N. Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

Trump: Asia held hostage by N. Korea's 'twisted fantasies'

Donald Trump has embarked on a tour of Asia this week trying to rally regional support for curbing North Korea's nuclear weapons programme.

Prospects for Putin-Trump meeting at Apec summit unclear

Prospects for Putin-Trump meeting at Apec summit unclear

Putin and Trump, who had their first face-to-face meeting in July to discuss allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election, are both planning to attend this week's summit in the Vietnamese city of Danang.

Vietnam flood toll hits 49 ahead of Apec summit

Vietnam flood toll hits 49 ahead of Apec summit

The weather system hit just days before Vietnam welcomes world leaders to the Apec summit in Danang and has left several areas totally submerged in the worst flooding in years.

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

27 dead as Typhoon Damrey batters Vietnam

The storm, which made landfall on Saturday, is the worst in decades to strike Vietnam's southern coastal region, an area normally spared the typhoons that usually hit further north.

Swiss fighter jets-Russian plane incident: Russia seeks explanation

Swiss fighter jets-Russian plane incident: Russia seeks explanation

Moscow has sought an explanation from the Swiss government after Swiss fighter jets flew close to a Russian government airliner enroute to Peru for the APEC summit.