Rodrigo Duterte

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US president Donald Trump walking with President Xi Jinping of China at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida in  April.  Photograph:  Doug Mills/The New York Times

As China gears up for the arrival of Donald Trump, the country’s ambassador to Washington has warned the US against trying to rein in Beijing’s effor(...)

Flame rises from damaged buildings after government troops cleared the area from pro-Islamic State militant groups inside a war-torn area in Marawi city, southern Philippines on Monday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

The Philippines on Monday announced the end of five months of military operations in a southern city held by pro-Islamic State rebels, after a fierce (...)

Eanna O’Cochlain with his daughter Caoibhe: he was arrested in the Philippines on a cannabis possession charge of which he says he is innocent.

An Irish man facing 12 years in jail in the Philippines for possession of a tiny amount of cannabis says he feels he has been abandoned by the Irish G(...)

 Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte gives his signature fist bump with US actor Steven Seagal, in Manila. Photograph: PPD/AFP/Getty Images

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday he hoped a shift to targeting big networks in his war on drugs would satisfy “bleeding hearts” (...)

Fr Shay Cullen, founder of the Preda Foundation, which helps victims of sexual abuse in the Philippines. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A four-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee has called on developed countries to ban paedophiles and suspected sex offenders from foreign travel in the same(...)

Davao’s vice mayor Paolo Duterte and son of President Rodrigo Duterte takes an oath as he testifies at a Senate hearing on drug smuggling in Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines. Photograph: Erik De Castro/Reuters

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s son on Thursday told a Senate inquiry he had no links to a seized shipment of $125 million (€104 million) worth(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte at the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Manila on Tuesday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

China will bear the main burden of enforcing sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear programme, foreign minister Wang Yi told an Asian securit(...)

Pre-flight propeller inspection: a US navy EP-3 aircraft had to take evasive action to avoid crashing into a Chinese fighter jet that suddenly pulled up in front of the American plane in contested skies above the East China Sea on Sunday, the Pentagon said.

Regional tensions over China’s sovereignty claims over most of the surrounding oceans have increased after two fighters “buzzed” a US EP-3 surveillanc(...)

Philippine senator Leila de Lima’s latest prison reading is The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas’s tale of a man who hunts down the people who(...)

Smoke rises after aerial bombings by Philippine Air Force planes on Islamist militant positions in Marawi, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao.  Photograph: Noel Celis/AFP/Getty Images

US special forces have joined the battle to crush Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town, officials said on Saturday. Government (...)

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