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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...
Duterte in China: “Time to say goodbye to America”

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during his meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on October 20 clearly sought closer ties with the Asian country...
Obama finally lifts all economic sanctions on Myanmar

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US President Barack Obama on October 7 finally announced the lifting of US sanctions on Myanmar, acknowledging that the country has pursued political reforms...
Duterte says farewell to US troops in the Philippines

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on September 28 that the early October joint military exercise between the Philippines and the US would be the...
Obama promises to clear Laos of Vietnam War-era bombs

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US President Barack Obama on September 6 at the ASEAN Summit in Laos announced that the US will double its funding to allow the...
Duterte’s insults towards Obama overshadow ASEAN meeting

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The Philippines scrambled to defuse a row with the US on September 6 after the former country's President Rodrigo Duterte cursed US leader Barack...
Vietnam hikes visa fee for US citizens five-fold

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Following the introduction of a new one-year multiple-entry visa to Vietnam for US citizens by August 29, visitors now will have to pay a...
Trump calls Philippines ‘terrorist nation’, faces entry ban

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US presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who in one of his indelicate speeches last week said that the Philippines were a "terrorist state" and suggested...
Battle for strategic supremacy in East Asia: Who will win?

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Simmering tensions in the South China Sea have reached a state of uneasiness as of late. Long-standing territorial disputes between China and several regional...
Obama lifts US arms embargo on Vietnam in historic move

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It's 41 years and three weeks after the fall of Saigon that ended the United States' barbaric war in Vietnam, one of the biggest...
US to renew Myanmar sanctions, but make some “changes”

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Despite a new democratically-elect government in office in Myanmar, the US plans to renew the bulk of its sanctions against the country upon expiry...
Seychelles sixth country to join 1MDB investigations

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The Seychelles is joining the US, Switzerland, Singapore, Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates in investigations into Malaysia's troubled state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad...
South Korea next to issue travel warning for parts of Laos

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South Korea followed the US and Australia in issuing a travel warning against trips to Laos' central province of Xaisomboun, as well as traveling...
Philippines opens five military bases to US army

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Despite public opposition and the chance of strongly irritating China, the Philippine government agreed to allow the US military to use five army bases...
Apple mulls $1-billion data center in first Vietnam investment

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US technology giant Apple eyes building a $1-billion regional data hub in Vietnam's capital Hanoi, a report by Dien Dan Doanh Nghiep, the official...
Latest message from Pyongyang: “We will beat up the US!”

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Strong video message from Korean Central Television (KCTV), North Korea's state broadcaster, commenting on US-South Korean joint military drills which started on March 7....