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  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a news conference at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations meeting in Honolulu on Thursday, April 3, 2014. (AP Photo/Oskar Garcia)

    Asia leaders look to bolster unity, coordination

    Southeast Asian defense leaders pointed to Russia's recent annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula as one example of why the Pacific nations must be more unified in the face of territorial disputes, U.S. officials said Thursday at the close of a three-day meeting.

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    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet with Malaysia's defense minister this week, amid ongoing criticism about how well the search for missing Flight 370 has been conducted and coordinated with other nations.

  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel (left) listens Gen. Chang Wanquan, China's defense minister, speaks during their joint news conference at the Pentagon on Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Hagel heads for meeting with Asian defense ministers

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will depart Thursday on a tour of Southeast Asia to meet with U.S. allies increasingly concerned over China's aggressive pursuit of its maritime territorial claims.

  • North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Ui-chun is escorted by security personnel upon his arrival at the airport in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on Sunday, June 30, 2013, for the 46th ASEAN foreign ministers meeting. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    Southeast Asia diplomats hope for North Korea talks at summit

    Southeast Asian diplomats have not abandoned hope that this week's annual Asian security summit will provide a chance for North Korea and its neighbors to discuss restarting long-dormant disarmament talks on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, according to a joint statement released Sunday.

  • Briefly: Faults under nuke plant likely active, panel says

    A team of Japanese scientists says faults under a nuclear plant in northern Japan are likely active, which could further delay resumption of idled reactors.

  • Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, shakes hands with ASEAN Secretary-General Surin Pitsuwan as Hun Sen handed over a signed document to Surin after the singing ceremony of adoption of the ASEAN Human Rights Declaration during the 21st Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN Summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

    ASEAN seeks China talks on sea dispute

    Southeast Asian leaders decided Sunday to ask China to start formal talks "as soon as possible" on crafting a legally binding accord aimed at preventing an outbreak of violence in disputed South China Sea territories, a top diplomat said.

  • Inside China: Big stick for Japan, soft talk for Asean

    Apparently, timing is everything. Just a few weeks ago, China was excoriating one or more members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on a daily basis for challenging Beijing's sweeping territorial claims in the South China Sea.

  • U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. Mrs. Clinton is in China's capital to press Chinese authorities to agree to peacefully resolve disputes with their smaller neighbors over competing territorial claims in the South China Sea. (AP Photo/Feng Li, Pool)

    Clinton seeks Chinese accord on South China Sea

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is in Beijing to press Chinese authorities to agree to peacefully resolve disputes with their smaller neighbors over competing territorial claims in the South China Sea. But as she began her meetings here, China questioned the stated neutrality of the United States.

  • U.S., China square off on claims to S. China Sea

    The Obama administration wants Beijing to accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, a difficult U.S. mediation effort that has faced resistance from the communist government - although it has endeared the U.S. to once-hostile countries in Southeast Asia.

  • Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks during a press conference at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Thursday, July 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Brendon Smialowski, Pool)

    Clinton pushes China on maritime pact

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that she hopes China will work diplomatically with its regional partners toward "finalizing a code of conduct" for resolving territorial disputes over the oil-rich South China Sea.

  • **FILE** A man is silhouetted May 24, 2012, against the skyline of a luxury brand outlet and the financial district of Singapore. (Associated Press)

    Singapore: ASEAN could surpass EU in coming years

    The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) might one day overtake the European Union as an economic power, Singapore's foreign minister says.

  • Philippine President Benigno Aquino III (left) talks with Myanmar President Thein Sein after a group photograph at the opening ceremony of the 20th ASEAN summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Tuesday, April 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)

    Myanmar leader praises elections as 'successful'

    Myanmar's president said Tuesday that elections won by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi and her party were successful, issuing the first government endorsement of the historic polls.

  • Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) talks with Thein Sein, Myanmar's president, in Phnom Penh on Monday before the welcome dinner ahead of the 20th ASEAN Summit slated for Tuesday and Wednesday in Cambodia. (Associated Press)

    Southeast Asian nations seek EU-like bloc

    PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA | New differences could undercut attempts by Southeast Asian countries and China to forge a pact aimed at preventing territorial conflicts from erupting into violence, diplomats said Tuesday at the start of a regional meeting.

  • Southeast Asian nations, China bring rift to summit

    New differences could undercut attempts by Southeast Asian countries and China to forge a pact aimed at preventing territorial conflicts from erupting into violence, diplomats said Tuesday at the start of a regional meeting.

  • Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, right, and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton shake hands after their joint press conference at a Joint Commission meeting between the two countries at the Ayodhya Hotel in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, Sunday, July 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

    Clinton urges action on South China Sea

    Increasing and sometimes violent encounters between China and its neighbors with competing claims in the South China Sea are driving up shipping costs and risk getting "out of control," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton warned Sunday, underscoring the urgency of peacefully resolving disputes over resources and territory in the strategic waters.

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