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Trump skips Asia summits, closing door on Xi meeting

With East Asia Summit and APEC out, G-20 seen as last option for China deal

U.S. President Donald Trump at the East Asia Summit in Manila, the Philippines, on Nov. 14, 2017.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Donald Trump has canceled plans to travel to Singapore and Papua New Guinea in November and will send Vice President Mike Pence in his place to attend a series of summits, the White House announced on Friday.

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