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  • Richard Heydarian, author and political analyst, says personal rapport between Duterte and Trump could smooth over differences on the South China Sea.

  • MANILA, Philippines— Hong Kong signed a free-trade agreement and an investment deal Sunday with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in pacts that it said are a vote against protectionism elsewhere. ASEAN officials said the free-trade agreement they signed with Hong Kong in Manila is the sixth such deal forged by the 10- nation bloc after concluding...

  • Trump's partner in a Philippines venture, Jose E.B. Antonio, was named a "special envoy" to the U.S. by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Oct. 28, less than two weeks before the November 2016 U.S. election. Antonio is chairman of Century Properties Group Inc., which partnered with Trump for the branding of the posh Trump Tower in Manila's Makati business...

  • HANOI, Vietnam— The White House Correspondents' Association is voicing concerns about press access during President Donald Trump's trip to Asia. Doug Mills, a White House photographer for The New York Times, tweeted a picture of a black box in protest that read: "This what our APEC Summit photo coverage looks today in Da Nang Vietnam. WHCA President Margaret Talev...

  • President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017.

    President Trump forcefully presses his "America first" agenda at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.

  • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu attend a ceremony in the port of Manila on Oct. 25, 2017.

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, criticized for his bloody drug war, offers to host a "world summit" on human rights.

  • China's largest cutter-suction dredger, the Tian Kun Hao, takes water on November 3, 2017 in Qidong, Jiangsu Province, China. Measuring 140 meters long, the vessel is capable of dredging 6,000 cubic meters per hour. It can dig up to 35 meters deep and boasts a maximum conveyance of 15,000 meters.

    Beijing has begun testing a powerful new dredger ship capable of creating artificial islands, which many fear could be used in the South China Sea.

  • THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 SINGAPORE- Bank of England Executive Director Chris Salmon will be the Panellist at Profit and Loss Conference 0815 GMT. MEXICO CITY- Central Bank of Mexico publishes monetary policy statement. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia issues statement on Monetary Policy 0030 GMT.

  • *Mills curb output, importers clear customs before early Oct. SHANGHAI, Nov 8- China's iron ore imports fell nearly 23 percent in October from record levels the previous month, customs data showed on Wednesday, with steel mills in the world's top producer cutting output as part of a government drive against pollution. Total Jan-Oct shipments rose 6.3 percent to...

  • Michael Szucs, chief executive advisor at Cebu Pacific Air, says the widespread use of social media in the Philippines needs to be tapped by the firm.

  • San Miguel Pure Foods Co Inc said in a filing to the Manila bourse that it will acquire San Miguel Corp's majority stakes in both Ginebra San Miguel Inc and San Miguel Brewery Inc and will issue 4.24 billion new shares to San Miguel Corp in exchange. San Miguel Corp also currently owns most of Ginebra San Miguel Inc and just over 50 percent of San Miguel Brewery Inc....

  • A masked demonstrator in Washington, June 25, 2017.

    Trump isn't expected to raise human rights during his Asia tour, a move that holds severe implications for both the region and Washington.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe meet at a restaurant in Tokyo on Nov. 5, 2017.

    President Donald Trump kicked off his tour of Asia in Japan over the weekend with tough rhetoric and a round of golf.

  • President Donald Trump headed to Japan on the first stop of his five-nation tour of Asia on Saturday, looking to present a united front with the Japanese against North Korea as tensions run high over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. Ballistic missile tests by North Korea and its sixth and largest nuclear test, in defiance of U.N. Security Council...

  • President Donald Trump headed to Japan on the first stop of his five-nation tour of Asia on Saturday, looking to present a united front with the Japanese against North Korea as tensions run high over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. Ballistic missile tests by North Korea and its sixth and largest nuclear test, in defiance of U.N. Security Council...

  • President Donald Trump heads to Japan on the first stop of his five-nation tour of Asia on Saturday, looking to present a united front with the Japanese against North Korea as tensions run high over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests. Ballistic missile tests by North Korea and its sixth and largest nuclear test, in defiance of U.N. Security Council...

  • HONOLULU, Nov 3- President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday as he set out on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis. Trump went on to nearby Camp Smith for a classified briefing from Pacific Command military leaders that officials expected...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Beset by challenges at home, President Donald Trump on Friday embarked on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis. Trump's tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from Friday to Nov. 14 will take him out of...

  • North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017.

    North Korea suspected nuclear aggression after two U.S. bombers flew over the Korean peninsula, USA Today reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3- Beset by challenges at home, President Donald Trump on Friday embarks on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis. Trump's tour of Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines from Friday to Nov. 14 will take him out of...