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Trump’s trade barbs push Asian nations closer to China’s orbit

NEW DELHI/SEOUL -- For years, smaller nations in Asia have looked to the US to provide a counterweight to an increasingly powerful China. Under President...

Human rights spice up talks on cooperation

THE PHILIPPINES capped its series of bilateral talks on Tuesday, Nov. 14, on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit...

Trump’s Russia, Duterte’s China

Siegfried and Roy had a long-running and very successful act at the Mirage Casino in Las Vegas. The act featured two white tigers that...

US-Philippines bilateral meeting

US President Donald Trump (R) speaks during a bilateral meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on the sidelines of the 31st Association of Southeast...

Duterte, Trump omit human rights in bilateral talks, affirm trade ties

THE ISSUE of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday between US President Donald...

Water cannon repels anti-Trump protesters

RIOT POLICE used water cannon and sonic alarms to repel hundreds of protesters shouting anti-Donald Trump slogans on the sidelines of a major summit...

Shooting from the hip: Trump and Duterte’s fiery quotes

Donald Trump and Rodrigo Duterte met Monday in Manila for their first official talks, an occasion that brought together two of the most outspoken statesmen of...

Trump hails ‘great relationship’ with Duterte, avoids human rights issue

US President Donald Trump said he had a “great relationship” with Rodrigo Duterte while they ignored shouted questions about alleged abuses carried out under...

Trump breaks the link as handshake photo op goes awry

Donald Trump was all fingers and thumbs during a carefully choreographed photo op Monday at a summit of world leaders, failing to grasp whose...

Burned Southeast Asia craves Trump love after trade rebuff

Donald Trump is more popular in Southeast Asia than almost anywhere else. After years of being chided by Barack Obama over human rights, some of...