The German foreign minister is on a charm-offensive through Southeast Asia. Guido Westerwelle is seeking to strengthen ties with the world's fourth leading financial centre.
As a long list of crises grows longer, Germany wants to make sure that the Balkans maintain economic and political stabilty and has invited their leaders to a summit in Berlin. Macedonia is a reminder of the pitfalls.
US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to attend several summits in Southeast Asia in a bid to ease regional tensions with China. But analyst Vikram Nehru tells DW expectations on any breakthrough should be tempered.
Japanese companies are shifting their investments away from China and increasingly setting their sights on the ASEAN region as a result of growing tensions between the two Asian powers, analyst Rajiv Biswas tells DW.
Pope Francis remained true to his vision during his third foreign visit. He condemns putting economic models ahead of people's needs – and advocates reconciliation, says DW's Christoph Strack.
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