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Philippines Plans To Take Drug War To Schools With Searches Testing

MANILA – The Philippines is planning to take President Rodrigo Duterte’s ferocious drugs war to schools with the inspection of bags and lockers, as well as...

Manilas Tinderbox Slums An Endless Battle For Philippine Firefighters

MANILA – One scorching afternoon this month, inhabitants of a slum in the Philippine capital frantically hurled buckets of water to try to save their homes from a...

Philippines Duterte Approves 56-billion Military Upgrade

MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved a five-year plan to spend 300 billion pesos ($5.6 billion) to modernize the outdated military, defense...

Asia Business Sentiment Slips From Seven-year High On Trade Worries Thomson Reutersinsead

KUALA LUMPUR – Business confidence among Asian companies slipped for the first time in three quarters, on mounting worries that U.S. President Donald Trump’s...

Philippines Ousted Supreme Court Chief Lambastes Duterte

MANILA – The ousted Philippine Supreme Court chief justice launched a blistering attack on President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday, calling him a “self-styled...

In Vietnam Distrust Of Governments China Policy Fuels Protests

MANILA – Protests by thousands of people in cities across Vietnam are showing just how easy it is to unite public opinion and mobilize dissent when an issue has...

Philippines Duterte Says No Justice For Families Of Drugs War Casualties

(Note: Language in paragraph 5 may offend some readers) MANILA – Outspoken Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday the families of people killed in his...

Philippine Troops Clash With Remnants Of Defeated Islamist Group

MANILA – Philippine troops have clashed with remnants of a pro-Islamic State militant group that held a southern city for five months last year, the army said on...

Select Few Emerging Asian Economies Comfortable With Fed Hikes

HONG KONG – Higher U.S. rates are rattling many emerging markets in much the same way past tightening cycles did, but the Federal Reserve’s hawkishness could...

China Holds Missile Drills In South China Sea Amid Heightened Tension

BEIJING – China’s navy carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said on Friday, as the country trades...