Foreign relations of the Philippines

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Rappler
UK trade envoy: Brexit opens door to new era of trade with PHSTRENGTHENING TIES. UK Trade Envoy to the Philippines, Richard Graham MP, with
UK trade envoy: Brexit opens door to new era of trade with PH
Rappler / Posted 11 hours ago
STRENGTHENING TIES. UK Trade Envoy to the Philippines, Richard Graham MP, with Trade Secretary Ramon Lopez at the end of a presentation to the local business community on August 25, 2016. Photo by Chris Schnabel/Rappler As far as the UK's trade... Read more
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Manila Standard Today
Frustrations in Philippine-US relationsThe expletives of President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte are meant to drive home th
Frustrations in Philippine-US relations
Manila Standard Today / Posted 21 hours ago
The expletives of President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte are meant to drive home the point that our current relations with the US remain fragile as ever. Despite the long years of alliance, even preceding those that the US has entered into with its... Read more
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The Manila Times
Is the TIME report hatchet–job journalism?Through Facebook, I was able to access a purported and still unauthenticated re
Is the TIME report hatchet–job journalism?
The Manila Times / Posted 21 hours ago
Through Facebook, I was able to access a purported and still unauthenticated report in Time magazine on the Duterte administration’s war on drugs. Entitled, “The Killing Time: Inside Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs” and bylined... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Kalayaan’ on my mind – The forgotten Tomas ClomaSeemingly forgotten in the midst of persistent continuing commentaries and wild
‘Kalayaan’ on my mind – The forgotten Tomas Cloma
The Manila Times / Posted 22 hours ago
Seemingly forgotten in the midst of persistent continuing commentaries and wild speculation which followed the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in the case brought by the Philippines against China’s claims in the South China Sea is the man... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful RiseThere was a time when China tried hard to convince the world its rise is peacef
Claiming Dominance, China Sheds Pretense of Peaceful Rise
Asia Sentinel / Posted yesterday
There was a time when China tried hard to convince the world its rise is peaceful. That pretense was abandoned seven years ago when in the wake of Great Recession China thought its time had come to claim its place as controlling “all under heaven,”... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
U.S. troubles over Trump and TPP risk emboldening China in AsiaU.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned a few months back that China risked a
U.S. troubles over Trump and TPP risk emboldening China in Asia
Chicago Tribune / Posted yesterday
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter warned a few months back that China risked a "great wall of self-isolation" for its actions in the disputed South China Sea. That hasn't deterred Xi Jinping. Beijing is boosting its military presence in the area... Read more
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Yonhap News Agency
(News Focus) S. Korea hails comfort women deal with Japan, but controversies lingerBy Park Boram SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government hailed it
(News Focus) S. Korea hails comfort women deal with Japan, but controversies linger
Yonhap News Agency / Posted yesterday
By Park Boram SEOUL, Aug. 25 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean government hailed its deal to settle a long-running historic row with Japan over its colonial-era sexual enslavement of Korean women on Thursday, but lingering controversies remain in the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Envoys bare little-known historical trivia about PHAmbassadors from Mexico, Israel and Australia turned into historians on Thursda
Envoys bare little-known historical trivia about PH
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
Ambassadors from Mexico, Israel and Australia turned into historians on Thursday as they offered little-known trivia and milestones on their countries’ ties with the Philippines during the opening of the four-day History Con at the World Trade Center... Read more
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Rappler
South Korea offers Tokyo-funded money to 'comfort women'OUTRAGE. South Korean protesters hold placards showing portraits of former 'com
South Korea offers Tokyo-funded money to 'comfort women'
Rappler / Posted 2 days ago
OUTRAGE. South Korean protesters hold placards showing portraits of former 'comfort women' during a rally against the Reconciliation and Healing Foundation outside an office of the foundation in Seoul on July 28, 2016. File photo by Jung... Read more
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Inquirier.net
‘Chinese invasion will be bloody’CAMP CAPINPIN, Rizal―President Duterte said on Wednesday he hoped that China wa
‘Chinese invasion will be bloody’
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
CAMP CAPINPIN, Rizal―President Duterte said on Wednesday he hoped that China was dealing with Manila in good faith over the West Philippine Sea, warning that “it will be bloody” should talks collapse and Beijing attempts to take over the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
China offers help to go after Chinese drug gangsForeign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARIANNE V.
China offers help to go after Chinese drug gangs
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARIANNE V. BERMUDEZ) China has offered to conduct joint operations with Philippine authorities against Chinese gangs allegedly involved in illegal drugs in the Philippines, Foreign... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘I’d like to beat up whoever grabbed Scarborough’MANILA, Philippines – He won’t pick a fight with China, but he would happily be
‘I’d like to beat up whoever grabbed Scarborough’
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – He won’t pick a fight with China, but he would happily beat up the one who seized Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal if given the chance, President Duterte said yesterday. Addressing soldiers at Camp Capinpin in Tanay, Duterte said... Read more
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Rappler
Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China SeaEAST CHINA SEA. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) is welcomed by Japanese Fo
Japan tells China to stop violating territory in East China Sea
Rappler / Posted 3 days ago
EAST CHINA SEA. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (R) is welcomed by Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida (L) prior to their bilateral talks in Tokyo, Japan on August 24, 2016. Photo by Toru Yamanaka/EPA The admonition came in a meeting between... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Yasay summons Chinese envoy over drug supplyForeign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARIANNE V.
Yasay summons Chinese envoy over drug supply
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. (INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/ MARIANNE V. BERMUDEZ) MANILA — Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. has summoned the Chinese ambassador to the Philippines over the deluge of illegal drugs traced to... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Duterte gets diplomatic passport ahead of ASEAN swingMANILA, Philippines — Rodrigo Duterte applied for a new passport, now as presid
Duterte gets diplomatic passport ahead of ASEAN swing
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Rodrigo Duterte applied for a new passport, now as president of the Philippines, ahead of his official trips to Brunei, Laos and Indonesia next month. The president's first official visit will be in Brunei on September 4 before... Read more
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Reuters
Philippines says sea dispute not led to shift in ties with China or U.S.FILE PHOTO: Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around
Philippines says sea dispute not led to shift in ties with China or U.S.
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
FILE PHOTO: Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United... Read more
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dna
Philippines says no shift in ties with China or USPhilippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Wednesday there had been no
Philippines says no shift in ties with China or US
dna / Posted 3 days ago
Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Wednesday there had been no shift in the balance of diplomatic relations with either the United States and China amid a dispute over the South China Sea. An arbitration court in the Hague infuriated... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Philippines says no shift in ties with China or USMANILA: Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Wednesday there had
Philippines says no shift in ties with China or US
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 3 days ago
MANILA: Philippine Foreign Minister Perfecto Yasay said on Wednesday there had been no shift in the balance of diplomatic relations with either the United States and China amid a dispute over the South China Sea. An arbitration court in the Hague... Read more
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Namibia Economist
Full steamWITH all respect to the endearing Fu Yuanhui, the Olympic swimmer whose goofy p
Full steam
Namibia Economist / Posted 3 days ago
WITH all respect to the endearing Fu Yuanhui, the Olympic swimmer whose goofy post-race interviews have made her a global star, the Chinese are creatures of the land, not the water. On the beaches of Sanya on the southern island of Hainan, China’s... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
UK ambassador, trade envoy to PH meet President Duterte United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to the Philippines,​ ​Asif Ahmad, and Trade En
UK ambassador, trade envoy to PH meet President Duterte
Manila Bulletin / Posted 3 days ago
United Kingdom (UK) Ambassador to the Philippines,​ ​Asif Ahmad, and Trade Envoy of the UK Prime Minister to the country, Richard Graham, arrived at the Music Room in Malacañan Palace to pay a... Read more
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Inquirier.net
US killings a concern, too–DuterteMARK TONER PHOTO COURTESYOF US STATE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE IF THE United States i
US killings a concern, too–Duterte
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
MARK TONER PHOTO COURTESYOF US STATE DEPARTMENT WEBSITE IF THE United States is concerned about extrajudicial killings in the country, then the Philippine government is also concerned about the killing of African-Americans there, President Duterte... Read more
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Pilipino Star
DND chief may be named ambassador to USMANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has asked Defense Secretary Delfin Lore
DND chief may be named ambassador to US
Pilipino Star / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA, Philippines – President Duterte has asked Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to be the country’s ambassador to the United States, citing the need for the Philippines to have a steady relationship with the US despite some concerns over the... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Foreign Minister expects Australia cricket team’s visit to Bangladesh ‘soon’He also hoped that cooperation in the field of sports between the two countries
Foreign Minister expects Australia cricket team’s visit to Bangladesh ‘soon’
Bdnews24.com / Posted 4 days ago
He also hoped that cooperation in the field of sports between the two countries would continue. He made his remarks at his meeting with the newly appointed Australian High Commissioner, Julia Niblett, when she called on him on Tuesday, the foreign... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
Solon seeks House probe into alleged possession of PH passports by 117 Indonesians A partylist lawmaker at the House of Representatives has filed a resolution c
Solon seeks House probe into alleged possession of PH passports by 117 Indonesians
Manila Bulletin / Posted 4 days ago
A partylist lawmaker at the House of Representatives has filed a resolution calling for a House inquiry into the alleged possession of Philippine passports by 117... Read more
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Inquirier.net
US calls for human rights amid drug killings in PHPresident Rodrigo Duterte. MALACAñANG FILE PHOTO Amid the off the cuff tirades
US calls for human rights amid drug killings in PH
Inquirier.net / Posted 4 days ago
President Rodrigo Duterte. MALACAñANG FILE PHOTO Amid the off the cuff tirades of President Rodrigo Duterte on United Nations rapporteurs criticizing summary killings of drug suspects, the US Department of State reminded the Philippines of its human... Read more
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Rappler
Filipinos awarded with Chevening scholarships to study in the UK2016 CHEVENING SCHOLARS. Ambassador Asif Ahmad pose with 26 Filipinos who are a
Filipinos awarded with Chevening scholarships to study in the UK
Rappler / Posted 4 days ago
2016 CHEVENING SCHOLARS. Ambassador Asif Ahmad pose with 26 Filipinos who are awarded Chevening Scholarships to study in the UK. Photo by British Embassy Manila MANILA, Philippines – Twenty six Filipinos are set to fly to the United Kingdom on... Read more
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Reuters
Beyond war on drugs, Philippines' Duterte seen setting up economic boomA view of residential condominium buildings at a residential neighbourhood in M
Beyond war on drugs, Philippines' Duterte seen setting up economic boom
Reuters / Posted 4 days ago
A view of residential condominium buildings at a residential neighbourhood in Mandaluyong, Metro Manila, Philippines August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Erik De Castro Advertising signs for newly constructed residential condominium buildings are pictured at a... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Beyond war on drugs, Philippines' Duterte seen setting up economic boomMANILA: Less than two months in office, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte i
Beyond war on drugs, Philippines' Duterte seen setting up economic boom
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
MANILA: Less than two months in office, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is getting high marks from the business community for policies that could engineer an economic surge and companies say they are making new investments as a result. While... Read more
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Swissinfo
Beyond war on drugs, Philippines' Duterte seen setting up economic boomBy Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Less than two months in office, Philippines P
Beyond war on drugs, Philippines' Duterte seen setting up economic boom
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
By Karen Lema MANILA (Reuters) - Less than two months in office, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is getting high marks from the business community for policies that could engineer an economic surge and companies say they are making new... Read more
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Danny Yee's Book reviews
End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the WorldEnd of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the WorldDavid P. Chandl
End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the World
Danny Yee's Book reviews / Posted 4 days ago
End of Empire: 100 Days in 1945 that Changed Asia and the WorldDavid P. Chandler, Robert Cribb + Li Narangoa (editors) NIAS Press 2016 Histories of the Pacific War almost always end with the Japanese surrender, but events in its immediate aftermath... Read more
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Minda News
PEACE TALK: A just peace must be founded on and sustained by reforms(Opening statement of Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, founding Chairman, Communist Party
PEACE TALK: A just peace must be founded on and sustained by reforms
Minda News / Posted 4 days ago
(Opening statement of Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, founding Chairman, Communist Party of the Philippines and Chief Political Consultant, National Democratic of the Philippines, at the GPH-NDF peace negotiations in Oslo, Norway, on 22 August 2016) Hon.... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Zamboanga City grateful for UN help after 2013 siegeZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The city government on Monday reiterated its gra
Zamboanga City grateful for UN help after 2013 siege
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
ZAMBOANGA CITY, Philippines -- The city government on Monday reiterated its gratitude to the United Nations for its support after parts of the city were besieged by rogue Moro National Liberation Front fighters in 2013. Mayor Ma. Isabelle... Read more
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Sun Star
China, Japan show interest in building Mindanao railwayDAVAO CITY - China and Japan construction corporations are interested to implem
China, Japan show interest in building Mindanao railway
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
DAVAO CITY - China and Japan construction corporations are interested to implement the 2,000-kilometer Mindanao Railway System which is proposed to start from Davao to the eastern part of Mindanao. But more than Japan, Socioeconomic Planning... Read more
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Sun Star
China, Japan show interest in constructing Mindanao railwayDAVAO CITY - China and Japan construction corporations are interested to implem
China, Japan show interest in constructing Mindanao railway
Sun Star / Posted 5 days ago
DAVAO CITY - China and Japan construction corporations are interested to implement the 2,000-kilometer Mindanao Railway System which is proposed to start from Davao to the eastern part of Mindanao. But more than Japan, Socioeconomic Planning... Read more
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The Age
South China Sea protests to come to Melbourneplanning a demonstration in Melbourne on Saturday to protest an international t
South China Sea protests to come to Melbourne
The Age / Posted 5 days ago
planning a demonstration in Melbourne on Saturday to protest an international tribunal ruling against China's actions in the South China Sea. The groups are calling on the Australian government to maintain its policy of "not taking sides" in the... Read more
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Zero Hedge
America's "Humanitarian War" Against the WorldThe following text is a point by point thematic summary of Prof. Michel Chossud
America's "Humanitarian War" Against the World
Zero Hedge / Posted 6 days ago
The following text is a point by point thematic summary of Prof. Michel Chossudovsky‘s presentation at the Science for Peace Conference, Academy of Sciences, Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, 15-16 August 2016 Introduction Historically, science has supported... Read more
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Pilipino Star
What friendship with China can bring usIt is regrettable that President Duterte’s time is being taken up by the De Lim
What friendship with China can bring us
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
It is regrettable that President Duterte’s time is being taken up by the De Lima scandal. But then if it is proven that the love affair between the former justice secretary and her driver includes their cooperation with drug lords, then the President... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘Don’t escalate tension,’ Manila urges BeijingTHE PHILIPPINES on Friday urged China to refrain from any activity that would f
‘Don’t escalate tension,’ Manila urges Beijing
The Manila Times / Posted 8 days ago
THE PHILIPPINES on Friday urged China to refrain from any activity that would further escalate tension in the hotly contested West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Charles Jose, spokesman of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), was reacting to... Read more
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Sun Star
Dutch-Filipino Film Festival puts spotlight on human rightsFILMS have a distinct power to distill the complexities of the common human exp
Dutch-Filipino Film Festival puts spotlight on human rights
Sun Star / Posted 8 days ago
FILMS have a distinct power to distill the complexities of the common human experience and translate it into moving and compelling art. The stories told in movies—whether it is about a country’s culture, a person’s experience, or prevalent social... Read more
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Al-Ahram Weekly
Islamic State and global jihadThe Islamic State (IS) group will struggle to hold onto the governments it buil
Islamic State and global jihad
Al-Ahram Weekly / Posted 8 days ago
The Islamic State (IS) group will struggle to hold onto the governments it builds and the territory it captures outside of Syria and Iraq because it antagonises local jihadist competitors and powerful non-Muslim states. The Islamic State could soften... Read more
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The Manila Times
The nation, above all, deserves to see Marcos buriedI have tried not to be drawn into the public debate on the Marcos burial for ob
The nation, above all, deserves to see Marcos buried
The Manila Times / Posted 9 days ago
I have tried not to be drawn into the public debate on the Marcos burial for obvious reasons. I had served as Marcos’ press secretary, spokesman, Secretary/Minister of Public Information from 1969 to 1980, and although I was the only Cabinet member... Read more
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International Business Times
Philippine President Duterte says he will discuss South China Sea dispute only 'face-face' with ChinaAmid rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, Philippine President Rodr
Philippine President Duterte says he will discuss South China Sea dispute only 'face-face' with China
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
Amid rising tensions in the disputed South China Sea, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he will raise the issue with China only when he meets its leaders in person. He said he prefers quiet talks with Beijing rather than bringing it up... Read more
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The Manila Times
Trump campaign chief worked for MarcosPAUL Manafort, Jr., the campaign manager of US Republican presidential candidat
Trump campaign chief worked for Marcos
The Manila Times / Posted 10 days ago
PAUL Manafort, Jr., the campaign manager of US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, is under fire after being named this week in a Ukrainian corruption investigation. Growing scrutiny into the background of the 67-year-old lobbyist... Read more
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International Business Times
China and Asean nations vow to outline rules for South China Sea by next yearChina, along with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), has repor
China and Asean nations vow to outline rules for South China Sea by next year
International Business Times / Posted 10 days ago
China, along with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), has reportedly taken a step forward to resolve the persisting South China Sea issue. Both parties agreed to complete framing the rules and code of conduct to be followed in order... Read more
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Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news
Trump campaign chief Manafort: Dark knight of lobbyistsNEW YORK - Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign chairman who was thrust into
Trump campaign chief Manafort: Dark knight of lobbyists
Bangkok Post - Thailand's English news / Posted 10 days ago
NEW YORK - Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's campaign chairman who was thrust into the headlines this week in connection with a Ukrainian corruption investigation, is a formidable Republican strategist who spent years lobbying for rogues and... Read more
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dna
Chinese media hails India for being 'neutral' over South China Sea; says ties developing smoothlyHailing India for keeping 'neutral stand' over the South China Sea issue despit
Chinese media hails India for being 'neutral' over South China Sea; says ties developing smoothly
dna / Posted 10 days ago
Hailing India for keeping 'neutral stand' over the South China Sea issue despite pressure from the US and Japan, state-run Chinese media on Wednesday said there are some contradictions and frictions between the two nations but the overall bilateral... Read more
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asianage
The dragon’s exactionsEver since an international tribunal in The Hague delivered an adverse verdict
The dragon’s exactions
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
Ever since an international tribunal in The Hague delivered an adverse verdict on China’s preposterous territorial claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has responded by firing on all cylinders. While a belligerent and militaristic counter-reaction... Read more
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asianage
The dragon's exactionsEver since an international tribunal in The Hague delivered an adverse verdict
The dragon's exactions
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
Ever since an international tribunal in The Hague delivered an adverse verdict on China’s preposterous territorial claims in the South China Sea, Beijing has responded by firing on all cylinders. While a belligerent and militaristic counter-reaction... Read more
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The Manila Times
US Embassy statement, Philippine responseThe public is wondering how our government will respond or react to the stateme
US Embassy statement, Philippine response
The Manila Times / Posted 11 days ago
The public is wondering how our government will respond or react to the statement issued on Friday, August 12, by the United States embassy in Manila, in which it expressed a number of concerns about certain statements made by President Duterte and... Read more
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Rappler
Aquino admin bows out with 'very good' satisfaction rating – SWSFINAL WALK. President Benigno Aquino III is given departure honors at the Malac
Aquino admin bows out with 'very good' satisfaction rating – SWS
Rappler / Posted 11 days ago
FINAL WALK. President Benigno Aquino III is given departure honors at the Malacanang Grounds on June 30, 2016, before President Rodrigo Duterte takes his oath. Malacañang Photo MANILA, Philippines – Filipinos gave the administration of former... Read more
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