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DANANG, Vietnam (AP) — President Donald Trump is just one of 21 leaders attending the annual Pacific Rim summit that begins Friday in the scenic coastal city of Danang, Vietnam. Trump's withdrawal from a regional trade pact and his preference for country-to-country deals are at odds with the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum's longstanding mission to fight protectionism. But the group will strive to find ways to demonstrate unity on some important issues, including concerns over North Korea's nuclear program. TRADE As a regional economic forum, the 21-member APEC works from the grassroots level up to promote trade and investment across the region. The U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pac..

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