Admiral Harry Harris, Commander of U.S. Pacific Command sought to reassure U.S. allies that the Asia-Pacific region is vital to the prosperity and security of the United States . The TPP was meant to be a hallmark of US President Barack Obama's administration, but it has faced roadblocks in recent years. Trump has cast uncertainty on the postwar world order with his vows to curb worldwide free trade to protect U.S.
The victory of President-elect Donald Trump has startled European allies after campaign pledges that seemed to pull back from the traditional US commitment to transatlantic security. Although Brexit was not on the agenda, Mrs May was expected to discuss the situation with her European counterparts in the margins of the summit, including a one-to-one meeting with Mrs Merkel .
Demonstrators in major US cities took to the streets on Sunday for a fifth straight day to protest President-elect Donald Trump, whose campaign manager said President Barack Obama and Democrat Hillary Clinton should do more to support a peaceful transition.
Pakistani troops on Saturday brought down an Indian drone which violated country's airspace, Military's media wing Inter Services Public Relations told ARY News. Foreign office spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria, strongly condemned unprovoked firing by the Indian troops. The latest claim by Pakistan comes a day after it said on Friday that its navy had chased away an Indian submarine that had neared its territorial waters, a claim that India rejected.
The Prime Minister said the European leaders had also taken the "the opportunity to thank President Obama for the contribution he has made over the years and to wish him well for the future". Obama also encouraged leaders to continue efforts to expand information sharing throughout the European Union to help disrupt terror attacks. Obama will now turn his focus to his final Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' meeting.
Taking a softer tone, Trump and Romney seemed to bury the hatchet at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey - where the businessman-turned-politician moved his White House transition team for the weekend - in a meeting that lasted about an hour and a half.