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Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte vows to end future war games with US

Sep 29, 2016

Philippines' Rodrigo Duterte vows to end future war games with US

Duterte said during a two-day visit to meet Vietnam's leaders that he wants to establish new trade and commercial alliances with China and Russia, and that the war games were something Beijing does not want. #United States #NewsTracker #South China Sea #Vietnam #Philippines #Rodrigo Duterte #Philippines-US military exercise #RP-US pact
Beijing, Moscow to hold joint naval exercise in South China Sea

Sep 11, 2016

Beijing, Moscow to hold joint naval exercise in South China Sea

China and Russia will hold an eight-day joint naval exercise from tomorrow in the contentious South China Sea, the first drill by any country in the contested waters since an international tribunal rejected Beijing's historic claims to the resource-rich sea. #China #Japan #NewsTracker #Russia #South China Sea #Vietnam #Taiwan #Philippines #Malaysia #People's Liberation Army Navy #Brunei
Ready for a rematch against Floyd Mayweather, says Manny Pacquiao

Sep 09, 2016

Ready for a rematch against Floyd Mayweather, says Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao said he would welcome the opportunity of a second fight against Floyd Mayweather but questioned whether the American could be lured out of retirement for a money-spinning rematch. #Boxing #Philippines #SportsTracker #Manny Pacquiao #Timothy Bradley #Floyd Mayweather #Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather #Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao
Rodrigo Duterte says he did not insult Barack Obama, calls UN chief Ban Ki-moon 'fool'

Sep 09, 2016

Rodrigo Duterte says he did not insult Barack Obama, calls UN chief Ban Ki-moon 'fool'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insisted on Friday he had not intended to insult US leader Barack Obama, but immediately took aim at another global figure by labelling UN chief Ban Ki-moon a "fool". #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #US State Department #Philippines #Laos #Rodrigo Duterte
Barack Obama, Rodrigo Duterte meet despite Filipino leader's crude language

Sep 08, 2016

Barack Obama, Rodrigo Duterte meet despite Filipino leader's crude language

President Barack Obama and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte met informally on Wednesday in a holding room before attending a gala dinner at a regional summit, Philippine officials said. #United States #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Philippines #Asean #Rodrigo Duterte
South China Sea: All you need to know about the decades-long dispute

Sep 07, 2016

South China Sea: All you need to know about the decades-long dispute

The disputed South China Sea was in focus Wednesday at a regional summit in Laos, the first such gathering since an international court said Beijing's artificial island building programme there was "illegal". #United States #China #ConnectTheDots #South China Sea #Vietnam #Taiwan #Philippines #Malaysia #The Hague #Brunei
Philippines accuses Beijing of building secret island in hotly contested South China Sea

Sep 07, 2016

Philippines accuses Beijing of building secret island in hotly contested South China Sea

The Philippines released photos Wednesday to back its claims that China had secretly begun work to cement control over a crucial shoal in the hotly contested South China Sea. #United States #China #Barack Obama #NewsTracker #Beijing #South China Sea #Philippines #Li Keqiang #Laos #Rodrigo Duterte
Why isn't President Duterte scrambling to soothe tension after insulting Barack Obama?

Sep 06, 2016

Why isn't President Duterte scrambling to soothe tension after insulting Barack Obama?

Diplomacy is the art of saying nice doggie till you find a rock, Will Rogers had once said. The Philippines’ President not only threw the parameters of the art into the river but dropped a boulder. #China #Barack Obama #America #US #InMyOpinion #Philippines #Philippines’ President #Duterte #Davao bombing #G20 meet
6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines, no casualties reported

Sep 04, 2016

6.0-magnitude earthquake hits southern Philippines, no casualties reported

A strong earthquake shook parts of the southern Philippines on Sunday, briefly panicking residents, the government volcanology office said. #NewsTracker #earthquake #Philippines #US Geological Survey #Mindanao #Pacific Ring of Fire