China premier says will protect South China Sea freedom of navigation

Map. History of Asia conflict

18 July 2018
House backs $700 billion defense bill with billions for missile defense to counter North Korea threat - AP
John Bolton: North Koreans are very close now to being able to drop thermo-nuclear warheads on any target in the US. The resolution of this issue is so important because the proliferation impact of North Korea getting nuclear weapons around the world would be considerable.
Newly obtained @CENTCOM documents on Afghanistan include references to illicit North Korean weapons. Docs obtained by @SmallArmsSurvey via FOIA8 month ago
Newly obtained @CENTCOM documents on Afghanistan include references to illicit North Korean weapons. Docs obtained by @SmallArmsSurvey via FOIA
US Air Force RC135S 62-4128 COBRA26 Cobra Ball - Ballistic Missile detection platform airborne. No position showing.8 month ago
US Air Force RC135S 62-4128 COBRA26 Cobra Ball - Ballistic Missile detection platform airborne. No position showing.
DHS and FBI issue alert on potential cyber attacks on aerospace, finance, and telecom, sponsored by North Korea
Rohingya crisis: Organisation warns of 200,000 extra arrivals in coming weeks
Japan's PM says North Korea still developing missiles despite launch pause
8 month ago
The UK military is "not fit for purpose" and "can't deal" with a North Korean nuclear strike, says General Sir Richard Barrons
Trudeau directly raised concerns with Duterte about his rights-abusing drug war; Duterte says it was a "a personal and official insult":
President Trump's Asia swing was his 4th foreign trip as president; brings his number of days on foreign trips to 29, and number of foreign destinations to 14:
In speech to East Asia Summit, Pres Trump also raised concerns about China's efforts "to build and militarize outposts in the South China Sea." He said the US supports "the peaceful resolution of all territorial disputes."
Pres Trump shared his copy of his speech to the East Asia Summit - which was closed to press. In it, he renewed call on all nations to join the US "in ensuring the complete, verifiable, and TOTAL (his caps) denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
Chinese President Xi Jinping's attendance at Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation meeting and state visits to Vietnam and Laos chart a new course for major-country diplomacy with Chinese characteristics in the new era, said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
A senior U.S. State Department official has told it is Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi's responsibility to find a solution to the Rohingya crisis
President Trump also said his trip has "been really good in terms of North Korea and getting everybody together. I think their acts are all together." He said China, Japan and South Korea "have been excellentthat's a very important part of the trip."
8 month ago
President Trump on the arrest of three UCLA basketball players in China: "Hopefully everything is going to work out President Xi has been terrific"
"It's been a really great 12 days," Pres Trump told press pool on Air Force One about his Asia trip. "We made a lot of great friends." Sold $300-billion worth of US products, says @POTUS. "And I think that number is going to be quadrupled very quickly."
Cambodia PM calls on Trump to warn diplomats about interference
Deployment of 3 U.S. aircraft carriers, which enter waters off KoreanPeninsula in joint maritime exercise with South Korea, is just "normal operation" with "no big message" intended: Pentagon chief
8 month ago
Chinese president back home after APEC summit, state visits to Vietnam, Laos
Deputy police chief found dead in Tacloban City
Philippines President Duterte: My advice to everybody, the ones I cursed publicly, do not get your documents from the opposition and from the communists because, I said, they are all falsified
Philippines President Duterte says Canadian PM @JustinTrudeau raising human rights, extrajudicial killings is a "personal, professional insult"
Philippines President Duterte says foreigners don’t know what’s happening in the country, should investigate
Philippines President Duterte looking for the UN report that details harmful effects of drugs, including meth or shabu
Philippines President Duterte once more launching into a defense of his drug war. Noting question on why only small fry are being killed, he says he’ll go for the big ones
Philippines President Duterte shifts talk to Philippines National Police, says there are a lot of scalawags there. He says he promised to double their salary so that they won’t see need to go into extortion
Philippines President Duterte talks about tensions in Korean peninsula, says in a nuclear war, the only refuge of the people would be to pray
Philippines President Duterte the overflight in space above and the use of the China sea will proceed and it was a promise of China, unfettered
Philippines President Duterte: China has graciously agreed to a code of conduct and it binds itself to the agreement
Philippines President Duterte says leaders of Asean2017 member states lauded the heroism of Filipino soldiers who fought in Marawi City
Philippines President Duterte says the issue of terrorism was high on the agenda on the Asean2017 meetings
8 month ago
Occupy activists’ appeal against jail terms can proceed, Hong Kong court rules
Philippines President Duterte hands over Asean chairmanship to Singapore PM Lee
Two men and a woman attack opposition leader Rahmatullo Zohirov in Dushanbe with an iron pipe
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe holds press briefing at Diamond Hotel
European Council President Donald Tusk has met Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss the Rohingya crisis
Japan's Abe offers $1 billion in rural aid to Myanmar's Suu Kyi
We have individually strived very hard to fight terrorism and violent extremism. It is time that we jointly address this challenge by intensifying cooperation in this crucial area: Indian PM Modi at 15th India-ASEAN Summit in Manila
India assures the ASEAN of its steady support towards achieving a rules-based regional security architecture that best attests to the region’s interests and its peaceful development: Indian PM Modi at 15th India-ASEAN Summit in Manila
India’s Act East Policy is shaped around the ASEAN, and its centrality in the regional security architecture of the Indo-Pacific region is evident: Indian PM Modi at 15th India-ASEAN Summit in Manila
8 month ago
Singapore will do all it can to push RCEP negotiations forward as Asean chair: Singaporean PM Lee
Tajikistan Leader of opposition Social-Democrat party Rahmatullo Zoirov was attacked near his home in Dushanbe.
North Korea says US carrier groups raise nuclear war threat
China premier says will protect South China Sea freedom of navigation
8 month ago
Open engagement and ‘creative solutions’ needed in RCEP talks, says Singaporean PM Lee
We will continue our support to @ASEAN for rules-based security architecture for the region: Indian PM @narendramodi to ASEAN leaders
We have suffered due to menace of terror. The time has come for us to unite and think about mitigating terrorism: Indian PM @narendramodi at @ASEAN-India Summit
Trudeau: "Talking about human rights is an essential path forward. It has to be done in an honest and frank way. But it has to be done. We have to talk about the high expectations we must have to protect life, to uphold the rule of lawand human rights."
8 month ago
Moon says anything possible if North Korea returns to dialogue
8 month ago
Moon says complete denuclearization of North Korea will take time
8 month ago
Moon says now still time to focus on sanctions, pressure against North Korea
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other leaders attend Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit, in Manila Philippines
[email protected]: Canada to help end Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
8 month ago
KCNA: "With neither sanctions and pressure nor military threat and blackmail can the U.S. imperialists undermine the position of the DPRK as a nuclear weapons state."
8 month ago
KCNA: "It would be foolish to think that the DPRK, a country which has possessed powerful nuclear deterrence through an arduous struggle, would step back from the path chosen by it in fear of the sanctions and pressure of the hostile forces."
8 month ago
KCNA: "As claimed by all, it is just as foolish as wanting to get a chicken from a boiled egg to expect the dismantlement of the DPRK's nukes at present."
8 month ago
KCNA: "In January, Juche 38 (1949), President Kim Il Sung said that universal, free medical care should be certainly enforced for the people's long life in good health at the state expense."
8 month ago
KCNA: "Hospitalization, outpatient treatment, doctor's visit, medical checkup, experimental check, functional diagnosis, operation, preventive inoculation and all other services for preventing and curing diseases, and medical service at sanitaria are free."
8 month ago
KCNA: "The most advantageous healthcare system has been established in the DPRK. The state has enforced universal, free medical care to take care of people in a responsible manner."
8 month ago
[email protected]: THANK YOU to the amazing staff and their families of the United States Embassy in the Philippines. Keep up the GREAT WORK!
Woman loses right arm in accident at MRT-3 Ayala station
8 month ago
U.S. nuclear envoy hopes North Korea not to start provocations
Tow truck crashes into bus stop in Sixth Avenue, Singapore8 month ago
Tow truck crashes into bus stop in Sixth Avenue, Singapore
8 month ago
3 arrested for assaulting police officer during brawl at Envy Dance Club, Singapore
8 month ago
Taiwan says shut out of U.N. climate talks due to China pressure
ASEAN2017 joint statement on climate change to be delivered at climate change conference in Germany
8 month ago
3 injured after car crashes through road divider in Yishun, Singapore
8 month ago
Maritime minister says North Korea's return of South Korean boat may be conciliatory move
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are among the most important partners for each other, ASEAN Secretary General Le Luong Minh said in Manila
Indian PM Narendra Modi and other leaders at the 12th East Asia Summit in Manila
8 month ago
South Korea expresses condolences over Iran, Iraq earthquake
8 month ago
[email protected]: Just arrived at ASEAN50 in the Philippines for my final stop with World Leaders. Will lead to FAIR TRADE DEALS, unlike the horror shows from past Administrations. Will then be leaving for D.C. Made many good friends!
8 month ago
[email protected]: After my tour of Asia, all Countries dealing with us on TRADE know that the rules have changed. The United States has to be treated fairly and in a reciprocal fashion. The massive TRADE deficits must go down quickly!
8 month ago
"Until this morning we heard he was unconscious and unable to breathe on his own, but his life can be saved," an ROK military official has told South Korean lawmakers.
Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah
Police continue search for masked gang behind van robbery8 month ago
Police continue search for masked gang behind van robbery
Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Japan PM Shinzo Abe
Official UN Statement on DPRK soldier defection
8 month ago
U.S. State Department makes it official: Its top diplomat on North Korea issues is in Seoul through Friday.
Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Vietnam PM Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
More photos from Caloocan police station fire. Roof has completely collapsed; sounds of ammunition going off still ongoing. Police still trying to salvage equipment
Caloocan police station after fire that reached 4th alarm. Headquarters completely razed; estimated 1M in damages. Case folders destroyed
US Defense Secretary Mattis, asked by a reporter: “Do you have a sense of why (the North Koreans) haven't launched anything in weeks now?, replies “Let me know if you figure it out.”
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to deepen friendship, promote comprehensive cooperation: Lao President Bounnhang Vorachit
Japan's Abe discusses 'grave' North Korea threat at ASEAN summit
8 month ago
Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 - 48km WNW of Labuhankananga, Indonesia
Biden calls Trump's tweet attacking Kim Jong-un "a big mistake," “beneath the office” of the presidency.
From US-Philippines statement: Both sides reiterated commitment "to uphold their principles including the freedom of navigation and overflight, and the exercise of self-restraint. They stressed the importance of peacefully resolving disputes in the South China Sea, in accordance with international law"
Also from US-Philippines statement: "The two sides discussed proposals to support the United States’ efforts to help modernize the Armed Forces of the Philippines, develop capacity and capability for maritime security and domain awareness, and provide rapid humanitarian assistance."
Senator John McCain : @POTUS And human rights obviously not a priority in @POTUS’s meeting with Duterte – again, sad.
From US-Philippines statement: The two sides underscored human rights and the dignity of human life are essential, and agreed to continue mainstreaming the human rights agenda in their national programs to promote the welfare of all sectors, including the most vulnerable groups.
8 month ago
4 agreements were signed (between India and Philippines), including ones on defense cooperation and logistics, agriculture and on micro small and medium enterprises: Indian Ministry of External Affairs Preeti Saran
This is the first Prime Ministerial visit from India to Philippines in 36 years. President Duterte and PM Modi had an excellent meeting, President said he'd like to have very good relations with India: Indian Ministry of External Affairs Preeti Saran8 month ago
This is the first Prime Ministerial visit from India to Philippines in 36 years. President Duterte and PM Modi had an excellent meeting, President said he'd like to have very good relations with India: Indian Ministry of External Affairs Preeti Saran
North Korea: 'The U.S. frantic moves for military confrontation to bring down the DPRK by force of arms are as foolish an act as precipitating its self-destruction.' - KCNA
SeaOfJapan: Onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) taking part in the 3-carrier strike group exercise near the Korean Peninsula along with Japanese ships.8 month ago
#SeaOfJapan: Onboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) taking part in the 3-carrier strike group exercise near the Korean Peninsula along with Japanese ships.
Indian PM Narendra Modi meets Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte in Manila
Tusk: Discussion with PM Nguyen Xuan on how to finalise EU-Vietnam FTA
China's Li Keqiang says hopes to quickly put Korea-China ties on normal track
Chinese premier says South Korea-China relations seeing 'positive' changes
China-Africa Industrial Capacity Cooperation Exposition to take place in Nairobi, Kenya in December, creating platform for Chinese and African businesses to strengthen cooperation
President Duterte and Japan PM Shinzo Abe meet in Manila on the sidelines of the Asean summit
"You are the light" - Philippines' Duterte croons at Trump's request
Duterte urges Asean to unite vs illegal drugs, terrorism
Duterte urges Asean to unite vs illegal drugs, terrorism
[email protected]: "The enthusiasm, the energy, the excitement about this presidency, and this president in Asia was unbelievable."
WH/@PressSec said "human rights briefly came up" in @POTUS talks with Duterte, "in the context of the Philippines fight against illegal drugs." But a Duterte spokesman quoted by @AP said "there was no mention of human rights." Sanders said they also discussed ISIS and trade.
President Trump was originally scheduled to be heading home from the Philippines today, but he extended his visit until Tuesday to attend the 18-member nation East Asia Summit.
8 month ago
[email protected]: Will be leaving the Philippines tomorrow after many days of constant mtgs and work in order to MAGA! My promises are rapidly being fulfilled.
Chinese President XiJinping publishes a signed article titled "China and Laos: Working Together for a Community of Shared Future with Strategic Significance" on mainstream Lao media
"You're the spies. Yes, you are," Duterte told reporters wanting to know if Pres Trump would raise human rights concerns in his talks with Duterte.
"We are your ally. We are an important ally," Philippines Pres Duerte told Pres Trump Monday at start of their talks. @POTUS agreed: "we've had a great relationship. This has been very successful." To shouted press questions: "We're not answering any," said Duterte.
Myanmar army replaces general in charge of Rakhine operation
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will start consultations on the text of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang says while attending the 20th China-ASEAN (10+1) leaders' meeting held in Manila, the Philippines
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