September 9, 2007 |
Pacific Rim leaders agreed to curb global warming by improving energy use and expanding forests, laying out a plan they hope will influence future climate change talks but that critics dismissed as too timid. President Bush, Russian President Vladimir V. Putin, China's Hu Jintao and other leaders at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Sydney adopted the program after officials struck a deal between richer and developing nations over targets.
November 20, 2006 |
The United States and its partners in the campaign to force North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program won the support Sunday of a summit of Pacific Rim nations, the latest effort to step up pressure in slow-moving talks with the isolated Pyongyang government. The declaration was issued as an informal statement delivered by the conference host, the president of Vietnam, rather than as a formal paper -- a distinction suggesting a less-authoritative step.
January 15, 2005 |
Presenting a united front on Iran's nuclear energy program, President Obama and Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev warned Sunday that they were losing patience with Tehran and wouldn't wait much longer for it to accept a proposal to resolve the dispute. After an hourlong meeting in Singapore on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, the two leaders expressed dissatisfaction with Iran's response to a proposal to ship its enriched uranium abroad to be refined further for use in an Iranian reactor to produce medical isotopes.
November 22, 2004 |
When President Bush and his Chilean counterpart, Ricardo Lagos, met this weekend at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, they saw eye-to-eye on free trade, monetary policy and the need to fight terrorism. But their two governments couldn't agree on one key issue: dinner. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush were to attend an elaborate state dinner Sunday at the La Moneda presidential palace here with Lagos and more than 200 dignitaries, including the heads of Chile's police and armed forces.
November 21, 2004 |
On his first trip overseas since winning reelection, President Bush on Saturday stepped up the pressure on Iran and North Korea, whose nuclear threats some critics accused him of neglecting in his first term. Bush saved his harshest words for Tehran, seizing on new allegations that the Iranians were proceeding with the manufacture of a gas used in the production of nuclear bombs, despite having pledged to halt such activity under a tentative accord with European nations.
November 20, 2004 |
Although economic development is the mission of the annual Asia-Pacific regional conference being held here this week, national security is intruding into the conversation -- especially when American officials are in the room.