China lashes out at U.S. defense secretary criticisms

May 31, 2016

China lashes out at U.S. defense secretary criticisms

China has lashed out at criticism from U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, accusing him of harboring a Cold War mentality and saying Beijing has no interest in “playing a role in a Hollywood movie” of Washington’s design. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters ...

Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

May 30, 2016

Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

Rodrigo Duterte snubbed his proclamation as the next Philippine president on Monday, reinforcing his image as a maverick outsider intent on challenging the nation’s political establishment. A joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Manila endorsed the official count of ...

May 28, 2016

Crime reporter shot dead in Philippine capital: police

A crime journalist has been shot dead in Manila, police and colleagues said Saturday, the latest addition to a lengthening list of unsolved murders of media workers in the Philippines. Alex Balcoba, 56, was attacked in central Manila late Friday outside a watch repair ...