Global

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

"We have to be friends, the other hotheads would like us to confront China and the rest of the world on so many issues", Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in the Philippines capital, Manila, on Sunday.

"China will continue to work with ASEAN countries to safeguard peace, stability and prosperity of the South China Sea region", China's official Xinhua news agency cited Xi as saying to Duterte.

Since coming to office 16 months ago, the firebrand leader has been conciliatory to Beijing, despite a ruling by an worldwide arbitration court favoring the Philippines in its territorial dispute with China.

His final stop is the Philippines.

While Duterte's relationship with the US was strained under the Obama administration, ties have improved since Trump took office earlier this year.

The two lawmakers incurred Duterte's ire when they criticised US President Donald Trump for inviting the Philippine leader to visit the US as well as discuss with him during his visit to Manila of the human rights situation arising from the government's brutal war on illegal drugs.

Police used water canon to prevent hundreds of protesters reaching the US embassy in Manila ahead of Trump's arrival.

More news: Google Files Go Is An AirDrop-like File Transfer App

The demonstrators carried placards reading "Dump Trump" and "Down with U.S. Imperialism", the report said.

"I used to do it personally just to show to the guys that if I can do it, so can you". "We know he is here to push for unfair treaties between the Philippines and the U.S".

China claims sovereignty over all of South China Sea, a huge source of hydrocarbons. "One fight there, another here", he said this week, in Vietnam ahead of the recent Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.

In August, foreign ministers of Southeast Asia and China adopted a negotiating framework for a code of conduct in the resource-rich waterway, a move they hailed as progress but one seen by critics as a tactic to buy China time to consolidate its power. "And it is to the interest of everyone that countries in the region, including the claimants to the disputed islands and waters of the West Philippine Sea, should recognize the principle of freedom of navigation", Roque added.

India has been supporting freedom of navigation and access to resources in the South China Sea in accordance with principles of worldwide law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

China insists that the territorial issues should be handled directly between countries in the region.

Among those who will be in Manila for the ASEAN meetings are Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, Russian Premier Dmitry Medvedev and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.


  • People Contract Legionnaire's Disease After Visiting Disneyland

    People Contract Legionnaire's Disease After Visiting Disneyland

    Legionnaires' disease appear to be on the rise, with Orange County reporting more than 55 cases this year. Legionnaires' disease can be spread through inhaling droplets from contaminated water sources.
    Veterans Day tradition continues in Charleston

    Veterans Day tradition continues in Charleston

    A brief memorial ceremony will take place immediately following the parade, in Folsom City Lions Park at the Veterans Memorial. Menard, a combat engineer, will be the keynote speaker, discussing the contributions of Army engineers during war and peace.
    All NRC-related matters to be heard by same SC Bench

    All NRC-related matters to be heard by same SC Bench

    The Supreme Court on Friday constituted a seven-judge bench to examine a plea on bribing of judges to obtain favourable outcomes. On Wednesday, a petition was filed seeking a SIT probe into the matter before Justice Chelameswar and he agreed to hear it.
  • Apparently, the 'new' Taylor Swift curses!

    Apparently, the 'new' Taylor Swift curses!

    Swift steers clear of Katy Perry and squad drama and bashing her exes, keeping her apologies short, and list of enemies shorter. While I love each of the 15 tracks individually, I've chosen to highlight five of the best new tracks right here.
    Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag-off Kolkata-Khulna friendship train

    Modi, Hasina, Mamata flag-off Kolkata-Khulna friendship train

    I hope this fine display of mutuality of our relationship will further strengthen our bilateral relations", she added. Bandhan Express, a fully air-conditioned weekly passenger train, will run between the two cities on Thursday.
    Mariah Carey Ex Security Guard Says She Sexually Harassed Him

    Mariah Carey Ex Security Guard Says She Sexually Harassed Him

    Mariah Carey is escorted by her ex-security guard Michael Anello at her hotel in London after her concert in Birmingham in 2016. The Fantasy singer once dated longtime friend and former collaborator Brett Ratner, 48, director of the Rush Hour film series.
  • Alibaba's Singles' Day is retail gold

    Alibaba's Singles' Day is retail gold

    Shoppers around China and some 200 countries and regions scooped up discounted lobster, iPhones and refrigerators at a rate of as many as 256,000 transactions per second.

    European Union registers 'highest economic growth rate in 10 years'

    The EC has forecast growth of 1.6 percent for Greece this year, with rates of 2.5 percent expected in both 2018 and 2019. Financial sector growth strengthened in the first half of 2017 , underpinned by the euro area's recovery.
    Three US aircraft carriers set for joint drill near Korea

    Three US aircraft carriers set for joint drill near Korea

    Units assigned to the strike force will conduct coordinated operations in worldwide waters in order to demonstrate the U.S. Units assigned to the strike force will conduct coordinated operations in worldwide waters to demonstrate the U.S.
  • Lions rally past winless Browns 38-24 at Ford Field

    Lions rally past winless Browns 38-24 at Ford Field

    For the second straight game, the Browns got off to a hot start, and it had a little bit to do with both sides of the ball. The teams hadn't faced each other since the 2013 season, when the Lions won at Cleveland, 31-17.
    More Google Pixel 2 Problems: Google Assistant Not Working With Bluetooth Headphones

    More Google Pixel 2 Problems: Google Assistant Not Working With Bluetooth Headphones

    Specifically, Verizon is now offering you up to 50% off a brand new Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL if you trade-in an eligible device. Ever since Google started selling the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in the market, things have gone bad to worst.
    Pokemon GO developer working on Harry Potter AR game Wizards Unite

    Pokemon GO developer working on Harry Potter AR game Wizards Unite

    In the game, players catch Pokémon that appear on a real-world map, while interacting with gyms pinned to real world places. Rowling's magical world to life in Harry Potter: Wizards Unite , which is set to arrive next year.