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Cambodia irate over US demand to repay $500 million “war debt”

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Cambodian officials and commentators reacted angrily over the recurring demand by the US government through its ambassador in Phnom Penh to repay what Washington calls...
Cambodia PM sides with Donald Trump in attacking media

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Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, who came to power with the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s and has ruled the country with...
Philippines starts worrying about Trump’s protectionism

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Businesses in the Philippines are getting increasingly worried about the economic isolationism of US President Donald Trump as the country's main growth engines, business...
Southern Philippines, Sulu Sea region next on Trump’s travel ban list?

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The Southern Philippines and the Sulu-Sulawesi Sea region, together with other nations such as Pakistan, Colombia and Venezuela, could be next on an extended...
Democracy index: Thailand seen as ‘hybrid’ regime, US downgraded

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The new Democracy Index 2016 released be the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) defines Thailand under the current junta as "hybrid regime" which is one...
Indonesia, Malaysia condemn Trump’s travel ban against Muslims

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After US President Donald Trump's radical executive order to ban Muslims from certain countries from entering the US and extend vetting against others, outraged...
Asia seeks new trade deals after Trump dumps TPP

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Southeast Asian countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei, are now looking for alternative solutions after new US...
Philippines turns to China for $15-billion investment deals

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is sending a delegation to Beijing this week for meetings with Chinese top officials to discuss investment deals worth $15...
Trump: Uncertainties and conflicts of interest abound in SE Asia

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The inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President of the United States on January 20 brings with it a number of uncertainties and conflicts...
New love affair developing between Russia and Philippines

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Russia is ready to supply the Philippines with weapons including aircraft and submarines and hopes to become a "close friend" of the country which...
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President Rodrigo Duterte, told business leaders that he has personally killed drug suspects during his term as the Mayor of Davao. Hours after declaring that...
Vietnam shelves TPP ratification after US election

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Vietnam will back off from ratifying the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement due to political changes ahead in the US, but wants to maintain "good...
Philippine-US gun deal back on track after Trump’s election win

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The Philippine police will push ahead with the purchase of 26,000 assault rifles from a US supplier as the political landscape in Washington is...
Obama leaves fate of TPP to Trump – Vietnam’s economy seen as casualty

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US President Barack Obama's administration has suspended its efforts to win congressional approval for his Asian free-trade deal agreement of the Trans Pacific Partnership...
Duterte in US policy U-turn after Trump’s election win

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte after Donald Trump's US election victory abruptly switched from his anti-American rhetoric to a more conciliatory stance, saying he "changed...
Trump’s presidency carries significant economic risks for Asia-Pacific

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Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election poses significant new risks for the Asia-Pacific region, notably China and other important trading partners of...
US stops arms sales to Philippines

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It must have been a discovery for Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that his actions do have consequences. The US State Department halted the planned sale...
Over 1 million BPO jobs at stake if US firms say goodbye to Philippines

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Economists and senators warned that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's cheeky "goodbye" to the US was not the smartest move in a country where more...