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France election results deliver another blow to anti-EU populists

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8 country leaders, Suu Kyi to attend ASEAN Summit

Aung San Suu Kyi is undoubtedly doing what she can to limit the army's cruelty in Rakhine state, but she is not going to throw away Burma's first chance of a real democracy after almost 60 years of m...

Burma’s (not) Mother Teresa

The recent attack by the MNDAA on the Army Posts at Laukkai, the headquarters of the Kokang region on 6th March, 2017 was followed by quick and heavy retaliatory attacks by the Tatmadaw (Myanmar Army...

US, allies brace for North Korea celebrating the founding of their military on Tuesday — a...

Seoul/Washington – North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink a US aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military might, in the latest sign of rising tension as US President Donald Trump prepared ...

Trump versus Kim

SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing the number of Americans now being held there to three. INTERACTIVE: North Korea politics, key figures an...

PM’s Cambodia trip to intensify traditional friendship, cooperation

PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his spouse officially begin their official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia from April 24-25 at the invitation of his Cambodian counterpart Samdech Techo Hun Sen. Prime Minist...

What would Paul Ryan’s tax cut mean for middle-class families?

It has been eight years since the end of a painful economic recession in the U.S, forcing the nation to make a decision turn boldly toward new opportunities or continue down the same path that has le...

Trump’s latest threat is a big problem for Republicans, not Democrats

Congress must act by Friday to fund the federal government for the balance of Fiscal Year 2017 or face another embarrassing shutdown. Any deal requires 60 votes to pass the Senate and the whole proce...

France says it will prove Syria’s Assad used chemical weapons

Last week Trump ordered airstrikes on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a chemical weapons attack which killed 80 people and was described by the USA as a nerve gas attack carried out by Syrian Pr...

New Saudi envoy is a veteran in war against Daesh

Saudi Arabia's King Salman on 22 April 2017 issued a royal decree stating the appointment of one of his sons Prince Khaled bin Salman bin Abdulaziz as the Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United Stat...

Duterte helps bus crash victims

CRASH SITE. The site of the bus crash in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija, that killed over 30 people. Photo courtesy of PNP Carranglan. MANILA, Philippines – Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III wants ol...

Yet another bus crash

President Rodrigo Duterte has extended financial assistance to the victims of the bus crash in Carranglan, Nueva Ecija that left at least 32 people killed. Duterte handed the assistance through Land ...

‘Muslim Majority’ Versus Islamic Nations, Part 2: Sharia Law and Islam as the ...

In Photo: Women look at Islamic hijab (face-covering veils) and clothes displayed inside an exhibition hall at the France Muslim Annual Fair in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on April 15. The three-day ...

White House Still Pressing to Hold Obamacare Vote This Week

Next Saturday, April 29th, is President Trump's hundredth day in office, a historical marker used by the press to assess a new President's progress since the first term of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. ...

‘No doubt’ that Syria has retained chemical weapons, says Mattis

If the US believes it can act outside the confines of international law, then it will do so in other theatres around the world, writes Shannon Ebrahim. Does President Donald Trump consider the rules-...

DoJ pushes for consolidation of drug cases vs De Lima

The Department of Justice has asked the Muntinlupa City Regional Trial Court to reconsider its ruling that rejected the consolidation of the three criminal cases of detained Sen. Leila M. de Lima inv...

French election results: Emmanuel Macron wins first round vote, projections show

A Frenchman living in Switzerland and a supporter of French centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, hangs a poster in a bar during the first round of the French Presidential election in Laus...

Dutertenomics Forum II Pitches to Global Media

Airports, roads and bridges, railways, seaports, telecommunication and power facilities—collectively called an infrastructure network—make up the backbone of economic development. First World countri...

In Indonesia, Ahok’s blasphemy charges reduced after failed re-election bid

Indirect spin : Leaders like Modi (right) don't need to use extreme speech themselves because lieutenants – like Adityanath (in orange) – can be 'dispatched to create trouble ' when needed. — AFP. FO...

US Defense Secretary Mattis visits strategic Djibouti

DJIBOUTI (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday visited Djibouti to bolster ties with the tiny and impoverished African country that is home to an important base for U.S. counterterroris...