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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Cuba: officials

Sep 14, 2016

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang to visit Cuba: officials

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is to travel to Cuba to shore up relations with one of the world’s few other remaining Communist states, officials said Wednesday, months after U.S. President Barack Obama visited the Caribbean island. Li will visit Cuba to discuss “how to ...

Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him

Sep 9, 2016

Duterte tells Obama he never cursed him

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he told President Barack Obama during their encounter in Laos that he never cursed him. On a visit to Indonesia, Duterte told the Filipino community there that he told Obama: “President Obama, I’m President Duterte. I never made ...

ASEAN summit goes soft on China over sea dispute

Sep 8, 2016

ASEAN summit goes soft on China over sea dispute

A summit of Southeast Asian countries and world powers is expected to let China off with a muted reprimand over its expansionist activities in the disputed South China Sea, according to a draft of their joint statement to be released Thursday. The mild language ...

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Sep 6, 2016

Malaysia abuzz as old foes Mahathir, Anwar join hands

Bitter foes Mahathir Mohamad and his estranged protege Anwar Ibrahim met for the first time in 18 years Monday, underscoring shifting political alliances caused by a corruption scandal plaguing Malaysia’s current leader. Mahathir inflamed social media with a show of support at a court ...