South China Sea, Myanmar, Taiwan Strait top East Asia Summit agenda

VIETNAM, August 5 –   HÀ NỘI — Minister of Foreign Affairs Bùi Thanh Sơn led the Vietnamese delegation participating in the East Asia Summit (EAS) held on Friday morning in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, as part of the ongoing 55th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting. Diplomats from partner countries – China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, India, Russia and the US – were also present to review and orient EAS cooperation and discuss regional and international developments. The countries affirmed the special nature of the EAS, a forum established by…

Top Philippine Minister Tells China to “Get Out” of Spratly Islands

Chinese maritime militia vessels at Whitsun Reef, March 2021 (Image courtesy Armed Forces of the Philippines) Published May 3, 2021 3:01 PM by The Maritime Executive Manila and Beijing are engaged in an increasingly heated diplomatic dispute over the status of Chinese forces in the Spratly Islands, which both sides claim.  The Spratlys lie within the Philippine EEZ and are hundreds of miles away from the Chinese mainland, but China asserts that these land features – and most of the rest of the South China Sea – fall…

Top 10 world news: Ukrainian port attacked after grain deal, WHO on monkeypox, and more

According to the deal agreed by both the countries, Russia promised to not target the ports in Ukraine or ships carrying grains.The crisis in Ukraine has severely affected the supply chain of food grains with the country accounting for a substantial part of the global grain exports. In another, World Health Organization (WHO) on Saturday at its emergency committee meeting raised its highest ever alert on the monkeypox outbreak by declaring it a global health emergency. Click on the headlines to read more: Ukrainian port of Odessa hit by explosions hours…

NATO: China no foe, but a top concern

MADRID: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has for the first time singled out China as one of its strategic priorities for the next decade, warning about its growing military ambitions, confrontational rhetoric toward Taiwan and other neighbors, and increasingly close ties to Russia. While Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has dominated discussions at the NATO summit in Spain’s capital Madrid, China on Wednesday earned a place among the Western defense alliance’s most worrying security concerns. “China is substantially building up its military forces, including nuclear weapons, bullying its neighbors, threatening…

Top 4 teams in WCS Finals to get Icon Global Championship berths – Manila Bulletin

The top 4 teams in the Wild Rift Champions SEA (WCS) Finals will get ticketc to the Icon Global Championships, Riot Games global head of esports Leo Faria announced in a virtual press conference on Wednesday, April 20. Photo from Wild Rift esports “I’m really happy to announce here that we’re gonna give the Southeast Asia region, the WCS, four slots at the Wild Rift Icons Global Championships. Icons. of course, is the global championship in Wild Rift Esports and would be equivalent League of Legends Worlds,” said Faria. “It’s…

PM Modi discusses South China Sea, Ukraine with top Vietnamese leader

The two leaders exchanged views on regional and global issues of shared interest, including the ongoing crisis in Ukraine and the situation in the South China Sea, an official statement said. The phone call comes at a time when India is locked in a tense military stand-off with China in eastern Ladakh. Vietnam has also been upset with China over its aggressive behaviour in matters pertaining to the South China Sea. Modi and the Vietnamese leader complimented each other on the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between…

Sixers, Celtics losses seal Miami top spot – Manila Bulletin

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks high fives Jrue Holiday of the Milwaukee Bucks during the game against the Boston Celtics on April 7, 2022 at the Fiserv Forum Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (AFP) The Miami Heat sealed top seeding in the Eastern Conference playoffs on Thursday as the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers suffered defeats on the road against the Milwaukee Bucks and Toronto Raptors. The Celtics were outgunned 127-121 by the Bucks in Milwaukee while the Raptors edged out Philadelphia 119-114 in Toronto. The combined results left Miami…

Greenpeace wishes Cimatu good health as he quits DENR top post – Manila Bulletin

News / National / Greenpeace wishes Cimatu good health as he quits DENR top post Greenpeace wishes Cimatu good health as he quits DENR top post An environment advocacy group expressed optimism that the Officer-In-Charge (OIC) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will continue the fight against climate change and waste pollution. Greenpeace Philippines (Greenpeace) issued the statement after the confirmation of the resignation of Secretary Roy Cimatu as DENR head reportedly due to health reasons. JIm Sampulna was named as DENR OIC. Greenpeace Country Director Lea…

COVID, China dominate top Overseas stories

MULTIMEDIA ABS-CBN News Posted at Dec 27 2021 12:01 PM The COVID-19 pandemic, strife, family-related matters, and the tussle in the South China Sea were some of the most read overseas stories of news.abs-cbn.com in 2021.    /news/12/27/21/pilipinas-na-detect-ang-pang-4-na-omicron-case /video/news/12/27/21/no-covid-19-cases-in-odette-evacuation-centers-ndrrmc /sports/12/27/21/keldon-johnson-leads-spurs-to-rout-of-depleted-pistons /sports/12/27/21/zach-lavine-returns-to-lead-bulls-past-pacers /life/12/27/21/marvin-agustin-apologizes-over-christmas-food-orders Source link