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South Korea Vying with China as New Benefactor for Philippines

South Korea is vying with China to help develop the Philippines, as the aid recipient's president crafts a multi-country foreign policy with no clear favorite. South Korean President Moon Jae-in told counterparts from the Philippines, as well as nine other Southeast Asian countries at regional summi

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2017-11-20 07:38:40

Trump wants the NFL to suspend Marshawn Lynch next time he sits during the anthem

Oakland Raiders' Marshawn Lynch sat for the national anthem on Sunday.Lynch, who stood for the Mexican anthem, eraged President Donald Trump.Trump tweeted that the NFL "should suspend him for remainder of season."Lynch previously wore a shirt that said "Everybody vs. Trump." President Donald Trump

AOL CORP - 2017-11-20 12:21:35

Trump touts another airplane deal that doesn't exist

Donald Trump's recent Asia-Pacific trip was largely a bust. Over the course of nearly two weeks, the American president helped China, watched helplessly as former U.S. trade partners forged a deal without us, and instead of taking a stand in support of human rights, cozied up to Philippine President

MSNBC - 2017-11-20 16:20:39

Duterte Invites China to Enter Philippine Mobile-Phone Market

Customers inside a Globe Telecom tore in Manila.Photographer: Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has invited Chinese companies to take a role in the country's wireless communications industry to add a third carrier to compete with PLDT Inc. and Globe Telecom Inc. Duter

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-20 08:59:55

New ARV drugs, early diagnosis key to beating AIDS epidemic: UNAIDS

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Developing new front-line antiretroviral (ARV) drugs and using technology for early diagnosis are among key steps needed to sustain momentum in fighting HIV/Aids and ending the disease as a public health threat by 2030, UNAIDS said in a report on Monday. The United Nations Aid

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 08:49:00

Philippines' Duterte keeps open pit mining ban in policy clash

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has not lifted a ban on open pit mining, his spokesman said on Monday, going against the stance of a government panel and the environment minister who are seeking to reverse the policy. Open pit mining is allowed under the laws of the Southeas

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 04:58:01

UPDATE 1-Philippines' Duterte offers telecoms role to new ally China

(Adds comments from analyst, PLDT, background; paragraphs 7-9, 13) By Karen Lema and Neil Jerome Morales MANILA, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the "privilege" to be his country's third telecoms operator, his spokesman said on Monday, turning to a histori

REUTERS - 2017-11-20 07:30:07

U.S. Marine involved in Okinawa truck crash that kills Japanese driver

Police on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa are investigating a fatal traffic accident that occurred Sunday when a truck driven by a U.S. Marine collided with a small truck at an intersection, killing the Japanese driver of the other vehicle. The Marine was slightly injured in the 5:30 a.m. cr

LA TIMES - 2017-11-19 08:55:00

Donald Trump is losing his base support, new poll finds

Donald Trump is losing grip of his party's support as he returns from his first Presidential tour of Asia, a new poll has found. The latest survey from Lucid found that 71.85 per cent of Republicans approve of Mr Trump as President, a drop of more than 3 per cent from the previous week at 75.21 per

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-11-19 09:49:52

Museum seeks to convince Indians that toilets are not dirty

A throne with a built-in commode for a French monarch takes pride of place at a New Delhi museum trying to break taboos surrounding toilets in a country where such convenience remains a sensitive issue. The replica of the wooden throne used by King Louis XIV is among a treasure trove at the Sulabh I

YAHOO! - 2017-11-19 02:01:49

China is stepping up its dominance in the South China Sea

The South China Sea has roughly three trillion dollars worth of global trade passing through every single year, which means having the rights to these waters means having access to shipping lanes, fishing, oil and gas. China and its neighbors, including Vietnam, Brunei, and the Philippines, have lon

VICE - 2017-11-19 08:00:00

UN climate envoys agree on way forward, despite Trump

Negotiations to bolster the climate-saving Paris Agreement, crafted over two decades, closed in Bonn Saturday, deflated but not derailed by Donald Trump's rejection of the treaty and defence of fossil fuels. The US President's decision to yank the United States from the hard-fought global pact cast


China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons. Choe Ryong Hae in Pyongyang i


Philippine leader says police to return to drugs war if problem worsens

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Saturday that the police would reassume their lead role in implementing his war on drugs if the narcotics problem worsens and that nobody could stop his campaign, not even U.S. President Donald Trump. FILE PHOTO - Philippines' Presiden


Report: Images suggest N.Korea 'aggressive' work on ballistic missile submarine

WASHINGTON - Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an "aggressive schedule" to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a US institute reported on Thursday. Washington-based 38 North, a North Korea monitoring project, cited


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'War crimes' in fight over Philippines' Marawi: Amnesty

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Rights group: Militants, troops violated law in Marawi siege

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - Amnesty International said Friday it has documented violations of humanitarian law, some amounting to war crimes, during the five-month conflict between Philippine government troops and Islamic State-allied militants who laid siege to the southern city of Marawi. The human


Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China's Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature -- China's state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi Jinping's private life in an unusual and glowing profile. FILE PHOTO: China's President Xi Jinping arrives at the Noi B


Activists praise Trudeau's comments about Duterte crackdown

MANILA, Philippines - An international rights group praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, saying the "quiet diplomacy" adopted by U.S. President Donald Trump and other world lead