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Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Canada`s Trudeau raises rights issues as Asia summit winds down

Published 14/11/2017

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau raised the plight of Rohingya refugees and extra-judicial killings in the Philippines at a summit of Asian and Western leaders on Tuesday, sensitive human rights issues skirted by almost all the others. [more…]

Trump asked for Xi`s help in UCLA players` shoplifting case: official

Trump asked for Xi`s help in UCLA players` shoplifting case: official

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. President Donald Trump sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, said a senior White House official. [more…]

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Canada`s Trudeau says raised human rights, killings with Philippines` Duterte

Published 14/11/2017

Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said he raised the issue of human rights and extrajudicial killings during a conversation with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, who was "receptive" to his comments. [more…]

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

Trump taps ex-pharma executive Azar as U.S. health secretary

Published 13/11/2017

President Donald Trump on Monday said he is nominating former pharmaceutical executive and industry lobbyist Alex Azar to serve as U.S. Health and Human Services secretary, saying Azar would push to lower the price of medicines. [more…]

Rise of the machines: Philippine outsourcing industry braces for AI

Rise of the machines: Philippine outsourcing industry braces for AI

Published 10/11/2017

The outsourcing industry in the Philippines, which has dethroned India as the country with the most call centers in the world, is worried that the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) will eat into the $23 billion sector. [more…]

North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat- Mattis visits DMZ

North Korea says to release South Korean fishing boat- Mattis visits DMZ

Published 27/10/2017

North Korea said it will release a South Korean fishing boat on Friday after it was found illegally in North Korean waters, state media reported, as the U.S. defense secretary visited the heavily militarized border dividing the Korean peninsula. [more…]

Philippine mobile phone trader `collected funds` for Marawi attackers

Philippine mobile phone trader `collected funds` for Marawi attackers

Published 27/10/2017

Philippine security forces have arrested a mobile phone trader suspected of collecting funds to help finance pro-Islamic State militants who took over a southern city for five months, police said on Friday. [more…]

Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb

Mattis visits Seoul for defense talks as tensions climb

Published 27/10/2017

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis flew into Seoul on Friday for annual defense talks as tensions with North Korea climb ahead of a visit to the region next month by President Donald Trump. [more…]

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

Published 17/10/2017

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although the military said 20-30 rebels were holding about 20 hostages and still fighting it out. [more…]

Pakistani-American faces extradition hearing on NYC attack plot

Pakistani-American faces extradition hearing on NYC attack plot

Published 13/10/2017

A Pakistani court on Friday delayed the extradition hearing of a Pakistani-American man accused of plotting attacks in New York City for Islamic State without fixing a new date, the man's lawyer said. [more…]