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REPORTS last week of China’s latest move on the Philippine Rise (aka Benham Rise), which was officially recognized by the UN as part of our continental shelf in 2012, revealed Beijing’s true intentions–and direction of its foreign policy—in relation to us—and Asean. The Philippine Rise is a plateau under the…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Saturday (Sunday in Manila) vowed to investigate an attack involving Russian citizens on American-allied forces in Syria but stopped short of accusing Moscow of orchestrating the assault. Russia has acknowledged that five of its citizens were killed in a US-led coalition bombing…

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TEHRAN: All 66 passengers and crew were killed when an Iranian plane crashed into the country’s Zagros mountains on Sunday, an airline spokesman told state television. “After searches in the area, unfortunately we were informed that the plane crashed. Unfortunately, all our dear ones lost their lives in this incident,”…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US Commerce Department on Friday (Saturday in Manila) recommended imposing heavy tariffs on China, Russia and other countries to counter a global glut in steel and aluminum which it says threatens national security. The move gives President Donald Trump the opportunity to strike a highly public blow…

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SEOUL: North Korea has allowed songs from the South to be played in public for the first time in years, state media said on Saturday, as a thaw in usually frosty ties gains momentum thanks to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. A North Korean band “played several southern songs” when they…

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OTTAWA: Canada announced targeted sanctions on Friday (Saturday in Manila) against a Myanmar general who led an army crackdown that forced almost 700,000 Muslim Rohingya refugees to flee to Bangladesh. The action follows United States sanctions levelled against Major-General Maung Maung Soe in December. In a statement, Ottawa said the…

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DHAKA: Bangladesh late Friday handed over a list of more than 8,000 Rohingya to Myanmar as it moves to kick-start their repatriation weeks after the process was halted due to lack of preparation. Dhaka’s home minister Asaduzzaman Khan formally gave the list to his Myanmar counterpart Lieutenant General Kyaw Swe…

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WASHINGTON, D.C.: The US special prosecutor investigating Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election on Friday (Saturday in Manila) indicted 13 Russians for allegedly running a secret campaign to tilt the vote, prompting claims of vindication from President Donald Trump. The indictment—which includes the first charges laid by special counsel…

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MEXICO CITY: A strong earthquake shook southern and central Mexico on Friday (Saturday in Manila), causing panic less than six months after two devastating quakes that killed hundreds of people. No buildings collapsed, according to early reports. But two towns near the epicenter, in the southern state of Oaxaca, reported…

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