Thanks, but no thanks: Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea row, Duterte says ‘Don’t worry’

US President Donald Trump offered Sunday to mediate in a territorial dispute over the resource-rich South China Sea, after years of Chinese island-building in the contested waters. Trump’s surprise proposal to insert himself into the decades-long row risked a backlash from China, which has repeatedly said the United States has no role to play in ...

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Trump arrives in Philippines for ASEAN summit

Trump arrives in Philippines for ASEAN summit

US President Donald Trump arrived in the Philippines on Sunday for meetings with his Asia Pacific counterparts, the last stop of his Asian tour. The Civil Aviation Authority of...

Trump warned on Duterte’s signature fist salute in Manila

Trump warned on Duterte’s signature fist salute in Manila

When US President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in the Philippines from Sunday, copying their controversial host’s signature fist salute could land them in hot...

Oops! Hours before arrival, Trump misspells ‘Philippines’

Oops! Hours before arrival, Trump misspells ‘Philippines’

US President Donald Trump on Sunday misspelled “Philippines” ahead of his visit to Manila for a summit of Asia Pacific leaders. “Will be doing a joint press...

Philippines’ Duterte ‘sure’ Trump will not bring up human rights

Philippines’ Duterte ‘sure’ Trump will not bring up human rights

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday he was “sure” Donald Trump would not raise human rights concerns when they meet in Manila, after the US President...

Views on the Kill: Duterte’s words on Philippine bodycount

Views on the Kill: Duterte’s words on Philippine bodycount

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, who plays host to world leaders from Sunday, has said repeatedly in recent months he has never incited his police or vigilantes to kill...

Philippines’ Duterte set for drug war backing at ASEAN summit

Philippines’ Duterte set for drug war backing at ASEAN summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will host world leaders in Manila from Sunday, hoping their presence will quieten international criticism over his deadly drugs war, which...

Filipinos share their thoughts on Trump’s upcoming PH visit

Filipinos share their thoughts on Trump’s upcoming PH visit

After new presidential spokesperson Harry Roque’s comparison on the two leaders’ similarities, US President Donald J. Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte...

Days before Trump arrival, Duterte calls Obama ‘so dark, arrogant’

Days before Trump arrival, Duterte calls Obama ‘so dark, arrogant’

Just a few days before the arrival of incumbent US President Donald Trump to the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte once again shared his strong opinions on former President...

For expressing ‘concern over killings’, Duterte threatens to bar 2 US lawmakers from entering PH

For expressing ‘concern over killings’, Duterte threatens to bar 2 US lawmakers from entering PH

President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to bar two United States lawmakers who earlier called on US President Donald Trump to raise human rights concerns in the war on drugs when...


 

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