Asean Latest News 2017

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte welcomed his fellow leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and its dialogue partners as they gathered in Manila on Monday. Duterte, who chairs this year’s Asean Summit, presided over the opening ceremony of the 31st Asean Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines…

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Saad Hariri, whose resignation as Lebanon’s prime minister a week ago sent shockwaves across the region, said Sunday he is “free” in Saudi Arabia and will return to Lebanon “very soon.” In an interview from Riyadh with his party’s Future TV, Hariri brushed aside rumours that he was under de…

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MANILA: Hong Kong and Southeast Asian nations signed a free trade deal Sunday, in what one minister described as a “clear vote” against protectionism, as the United States withdraws into its “America First” rhetoric. The city, a special administrative region of China, forged the agreement with the Association of Southeast…

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THE arrival of United States President Donald Trump completed the list of world leaders who will be attending the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit that will open officially on Monday in the Philippines. Trump arrived at 5:45 p.m. at the Clark International Airport in Pampanga on Sunday…

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MANILA: When US President Donald Trump and other world leaders meet in the Philippines from Sunday, copying their controversial host’s signature fist salute could land them in hot water. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has adopted a clenched fist, often stuck out in front of his chest or sometimes at eye…