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Japan shows tough new security moves during Philippines trip

Feb. 07, 2023 05:42 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Growing worry over Chinese threats has led to a major Japanese boost in military spending, defense partnerships and aid packages, a concerted new effort to draw like-minded Asian nations into a stronger, unified front as Beijing seeks to establish regional dominance. ...

Marcos seeks foreign minister talks with China on sea feuds

Jan. 23, 2023 20:04 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday he has proposed to China that the two countries hold talks between their foreign ministers to quickly resolve any new conflicts in the disputed South China Sea, and blamed Chinese actions for the disagreements. ...

Marcos says sea feud involving China keeps him up at night

Jan. 19, 2023 06:40 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said the long-raging disputes in the South China Sea that involve China, the Philippines and other coastal states have kept him “up at night” and warned that any major confrontation in Asia, similar to the war in Ukraine,...

David Byrne's next Broadway show will be 'Here Lies Love'

Jan. 12, 2023 09:03 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — David Byrne's “American Utopia” may have left Broadway but the Talking Heads leader is plotting a return — with disco. Byrne and Fatboy Slim plan to put their musical “Here Lies Love,” a show that charts the rise and fall of Philippine ex-first lady Imelda...

Philippine court voids oil exploration pact involving China

Jan. 10, 2023 23:48 PM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Supreme Court on Tuesday declared unconstitutional a 2005 pact by China, the Philippines and Vietnam to jointly explore for oil in the disputed South China Sea, a decision that also brings other proposed agreements into doubt. The decision...

Davos to host leaders, CEOs amid weighty global issues

Jan. 10, 2023 10:45 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss town of Davos will host 52 heads of state and government and nearly 600 CEOs as the World Economic Forum hosts its annual meeting in the Alps next week, organizers said Tuesday. Forum organizers said their latest lineup for the elite gathering of political...

Philippine defense chief quits in latest security shakeup

Jan. 09, 2023 08:37 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The acting Philippine defense chief has resigned, officials said Monday, in the latest in a series of top-level changes in the country’s security establishment that has sparked speculation of renewed military unrest. President Ferdinand Marcos Jr....

Philippine military chief replaced by retiring general

Jan. 07, 2023 07:27 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Saturday cut short the term of the military chief of staff he appointed five months ago and replaced him with a retiring general without explaining the surprise move. Marcos’s office announced the replacement...

Philippine police chief offers to quit over drug-linked cops

Jan. 05, 2023 07:29 AM EST

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine national police chief said Thursday he has tendered his resignation to encourage nearly a thousand other ranking police officials to do the same to regain public trust after some enforcers were arrested due to illegal drugs, further tainting the police...

Philippine leader cites stable ties on visit to Beijing

Jan. 04, 2023 23:43 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. has cited stable ties with China during a visit to Beijing in which he has sought to downplay territorial disputes in the South China Sea. After being hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, both nations are seeking to recharge...