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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...

ASEAN handshake

US President Donald Trump registers his surprise as he realizes other leaders, including Russia's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang, President of...

Water cannon

Police hose down protesters as they try to march to the venue of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila on...

US-Philippines ties warm a year after Obama dust-up

US President Donald Trump is set to sit down for a formal meeting with Rodrigo Duterte today, Nov. 13, as ties warm a year after...

Trump meets Philippines’ controversial Duterte

Donald Trump sits down Monday, Nov. 13, with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who boasts about personally killing people and is waging a drug war...

Duterte confident Trump won’t take up human rights

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday, Nov. 12, expressed confidence that United States President Donald J. Trump won’t raise the issue of human rights...

Without the US, the TPP is back but for how long?

On sidelines of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam, the remaining 11 contracting parties of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal or TPP are expected to...

Trump warned on Duterte fist salute in Manila

When US President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in the Philippines from Sunday, Nov. 12, copying their controversial host's signature fist salute...

Talks for TPP agreement reach critical point as APEC meets

DANANG, VIETNAM -- Talks on pushing ahead the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal without the United States reached a critical point on Thursday as...

Duterte to meet Trump at APEC — official

By Rosemarie A. Zamora President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to meet US President Donald J. Trump for the first time on Nov. 08, Wednesday, to attend the...

Trump says Japan would shoot North Korean missiles ‘out of the...

TOKYO -- US President Donald J. Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” if it bought...

Trump faces high stakes in Asia trip

WASHINGTON DC/TOKYO -- US President Donald Trump embarks Friday on a five-nation tour through Asia -- his longest foreign trip yet -- where he’ll...

US official cites ‘warm rapport’ between Trump and Duterte

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald J. Trump has developed a friendly relationship with Philippine President Rodrigo R. Duterte, a senior administration official said on...

Big role seen for US at climate talks despite withdrawal from...

OSLO/LONDON -- The United States will play a big role at global talks next month on shaping the Paris agreement on climate change, to...

Trump skipping East Asian Summit after ASEAN meet

UNITED STATES President Donald J. Trump will be attending two major summits next month -- the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in Vietnam and the...

Latest version of Trump travel ban blocked

WASHINGTON -- A US federal judge on Tuesday barred the White House from implementing yet another version of President Donald J. Trump’s controversial executive...

Trump policies at stake in US high court session

WASHINGTON -- The US Supreme Court on Monday opens its 2017-2018 session, facing thorny issues that include gay and labor rights, voter restrictions and...

Palace confirms Trump visit in November

By Rosemarie A. Zamora Malacañang on Saturday, Sept. 30, confirmed U.S President Donald J. Trump's visit in the Philippines in November. "We confirm US President Donald Trump’s visit...

Trump and Republicans roll out plan to reform US tax code

INDIANAPOLIS -- Donald Trump’s Republican Party rolled out a plan Wednesday to reform America’s tax code, seeking deep cuts to corporate rates and the...

US imposes sanctions on North Korean banks and executives

WASHINGTON -- The US imposed sanctions on eight North Korean banks and 26 executives on Tuesday, ratcheting up pressure on the country amid increasingly...

Wave of protests grip NFL after Pres. Trump urges fan boycott

LOS ANGELES -- A wave of protests swept across the National Football League (NFL) on Sunday as President Donald Trump escalated his feud with...

Easing of tensions

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in and US President Donald Trump wait for a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the 72nd United Nations General...

Trump Towers going up fast in country close to US

HONG KONG — In western India, a pair of shiny black Trump buildings with gold insignia tower over the city of Pune. In nearby...

U2 rocks out as it readies post-Trump album

NEW YORK – U2 on Wednesday rocked out on a guitar-charging first track of its upcoming album, which the Irish rock legends had largely...

On being a Filipino-American in Europe

If you’re Pinoys traveling through Europe with US passports, you invariably get asked interesting questions by locals, like this casual conversation with a fellow...

Don’t look at the sun!

US President Donald Trump looks up at the partial solar eclipse from the balcony of the White House in Washington, DC, on August 21,...

Why CEOs spurned Trump’s business councils, in their own words

PRESIDENT Donald Trump disbanded his two business advisory councils Wednesday as chief executive officers staged an exodus to protest his response to a white-supremacist...

ABC denies axing Tim Allen’s show over actor’s Trump support

LOS ANGELES -- US television network ABC denied Sunday that it had canceled comedian Tim Allen’s popular sitcom Last Man Standing due to its...

Trump to speak with Chinese president and Japan PM on North...

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump will speak by telephone with the leaders of China and Japan on Sunday, in talks likely to be...

Trump-era Handmaid’s Tale presages totalitarian future

LOS ANGELES — Decades after the release of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s dystopian sci-fi fable and foundational feminist text arrives on television —...

Trump-era Handmaid’s Tale presages totalitarian future

LOS ANGELES — Decades after the release of The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood’s dystopian sci-fi fable and foundational feminist text arrives on television —...