The  Philippine  navy  simulating a rescue  during a navy anniversary celebration in Manila. President Rodrigo  Duterte has said he would go to war over his country’s rights to resources in the South China Sea  area. Photograph: EPA

China has urged the US to stop “causing trouble” in disputed territories in the South China Sea after US warships sailed near the Paracel Islands clai(...)

In closing the island to visitors,  Dutertewas responding to numerous government inspections following his criticism in February of sanitary conditions on the island. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A decision by the Philippines to close the holiday hotspot of Boracay, which President Rodrigo Duterte has called a “cesspool”, prompted airlines Thur(...)

A file image from February this year showing Jessica Demafelis, the sister of Joanna Demafelis who was found dead in a freezer in Kuwait, crying  as  her sister’s remains arrive in the Philippines. Photograph: AP

A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a Lebanese man and his wife to death after they were convicted in absentia of killing a Filipina maid in a case that tri(...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte said the ICC had shown a “brazen ignorance of the law”.  Photograph:  Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Rodrigo Duterte is to withdraw the Philippines from the International Criminal Court (ICC) after it opened a crimes against humanity investigation int(...)

 Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. “He’s sick and tired of being accused,” said Mr Duterte’s spokesman Harry Roque. File photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutors have opened a preliminary examination into Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte’s “war on drugs”, whic(...)

The Great Siege monument in Valletta, Malta, was turned into a shrine for journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia after she was killed by a car bomb last October. Photograph: Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images

Donald Trump is many things, a lot of them bad, but he’s not among the world’s foremost oppressors of the media, as the Committee to Protect Journalis(...)

US president Donald Trump, with vice president Mike Pence standing behind him, announces his decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the White House on Wednesday. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

The US State Department has banned its diplomatic staff from visiting Jerusalem’s Old City and the West Bank for non-essential reasons, as president D(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

 Studies have also  found that oddly named boys are over-represented in the ranks of US juvenile delinquents regardless of race

You probably did not take much notice of Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippine president, when he crooned a duet with a local singer in front of a visiting (...)

US president Donald Trump boards Air Force One to return home from the  Philippines: takes a transactional, deal-making approach to policy, whatever the moral or ethical costs.  Photograph: Jonathan Ernst

US president Donald Trump returns to the United States on Tuesday at the end of the second major foreign trip of his presidency. In many ways, the 1(...)

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