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Ex-top diplomat: Duterte's China shift a 'national tragedy'

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:02:41 GMT2016-10-21T13:02:41Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A former top Filipino diplomat, who brought the triumphant arbitration case against China over longstanding territorial disputes, says the Philippine president's declaration to pivot away from Washington to Beijing should be considered "a national tragedy."...

Filipino protesters want police in brutal dispersal punished

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:10:33 GMT2016-10-21T12:10:33Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Hundreds of Filipinos protesting Friday outside the presidential palace burned a mock U.S. flag and asked President Rodrigo Duterte to punish police officers for brutally dispersing an anti-U.S. rally and ramming a van into some of the activists....

Philipine President announces separation from US

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 18:21:48 GMT2016-10-20T18:21:48Z

BEIJING (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte announced that his country is separating from the U.S. in a speech before a Beijing economic forum on Thursday, after handing China a major diplomatic victory, agreeing to resume dialogue on their South China Sea territorial dispute following months of acrimony....

The Latest: Xi didn't discuss Scarborough Shoal with Duterte

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:35:03 GMT2016-10-20T08:35:03Z

BEIJING (AP) -- The Latest on Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's meetings with top officials in China as part of a charm offensive (all times local):...

Philippine president's China trip puts US ties to the test

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 10:34:42 GMT2016-10-17T10:34:42Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- After lashing out at longtime ally America, the new Philippine president is making a state visit to China in a charm offensive that will help define how far he wants to shift allegiance from treaty ally the U.S. to an Asian superpower locked in a territorial standoff with his small, impoverished country....

ICC prosecutor warns Philippine authorities over killings

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:00:42 GMT2016-10-13T18:00:42Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor says she is "deeply concerned" about reports of extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users in the Philippines and that statements by "high officials" in the Asian nation "seem to condone such killings."...

Duterte says he ordered preparations for US drills scrapped

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:13:10 GMT2016-10-12T13:13:10Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he has ordered his defense chief not to prepare for joint exercises with the U.S. military next year as he moved to realize his threat to scrap a high-profile symbol of his country's treaty alliance with Washington....

The Philippine president's next campaign: public smoking ban

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:47:27 GMT2016-10-11T14:47:27Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is turning to another battle aside from illegal drugs: smoking....

US to honor Philippines commitments, expects same in return

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 14:27:35 GMT2016-10-11T14:27:35Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia says the U.S. will honor its commitments to the Philippines and it expects its Southeast Asian ally to the do the same....

A look at the 1st 100 days of Duterte's phenomenal rule

Sat, 08 Oct 2016 08:38:44 GMT2016-10-08T08:38:44Z

MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- In just 100 days in office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has stirred a hornet's nest by picking a fight with Barack Obama, the United Nations, the European Union and others who have criticized his brutal crackdown against drugs that has left more than 3,600 suspects dead....