Philippine agents arrest journalist critical of president

Asia & Pacific 02/13/19, 08:11

The award-winning head of a Philippine online news site that has aggressively covered President Rodrigo Duterte's policies was arrested Wednesday by government agents in a libel case.Maria Ressa, who was selected by Time magazine as one of its Persons of the Year last year, was arrested over a libel complaint ...

Duterte to visit site of bombings that killed at least 20

Asia & Pacific 01/27/19, 21:59

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his top security officials are scheduled to visit the southern Philippines where suspected Islamic militants bombed a Catholic cathedral during Sunday Mass, killing at least 20 people.Duterte's office vowed earlier to "pursue to the ends of the earth" the perpetrators of the attack. The president ...

Philippine leader jokes he used marijuana at SE Asia meeting

Asia & Pacific 12/03/18, 08:08

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, whose controversial war on drugs has cost thousands of lives, says he used marijuana to keep awake at a recent regional meeting, but later disavowed his assertion as a joke.Duterte made the comment Monday at an awards ceremony where he talked about attending last month's meeting ...

Photos: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Asia & Pacific 11/22/18, 23:00

Laborers stand on scaffolding while working at a construction site for a hospital near New Delhi, after such work was suspended for several days in the capital region to try to ease its severe air pollution.In this Nov. 16, 2018, photo, workers repair an illuminated advertising hoarding in Ahmadabad, India. ...

China’s Xi visits Philippines to deepen ties with US ally

Asia & Pacific 11/20/18, 00:47

Chinese President Xi Jinping received a red-carpet welcome in the Philippines on Tuesday, as he paid his first visit to the U.S. treaty ally with offers of infrastructure loans and new accords to prevent clashes and possibly explore for oil and gas in the disputed South China Sea.Xi was met ...

Asian leaders push for progress on South China Sea pact

Asia & Pacific 11/13/18, 22:19

Southeast Asian leaders and China are touting progress in keeping peace in the contentious South China Sea as they work toward a "code of conduct" to govern navigation routes and other activities in the region. Speaking at the annual summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Singapore, Chinese Premier ...

Philippine’s Duterte says he may have cancer, awaiting tests

World 10/04/18, 22:36

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Thursday he might have cancer and added that "I don't know where I'm now physically" as he awaited the result of recent medical tests.Duterte said in a speech in Manila that he underwent an endoscopy and colonoscopy about three weeks ago but his doctor was ...

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