Rodrigo Duterte

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Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte: widely questioned about whether his abuse of the pain relief drug fentanyl following a motorcycle accident  constitutes an addiction. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte, whose campaign against illegal narcotics has seen more than 7,000 people killed, is under pressure over his us(...)

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his controversial anti-drugs campaign and pledged to clean up the police force. Photograph: Ezra Acayan/Reuters

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has suspended his controversial anti-drugs campaign and pledged to clean up the police force, after a scandal ov(...)

 Chinese warships taking part in a drill in the South China Sea earlier this year.    China has angered its neighbours by its aggressive claims to the maritime region, through which €4.75 trillion in trade is shipped every year. Photograph: Getty Images

Tensions over the South China Sea could be set to escalate after Beijing urged the US to act “cautiously” in its approach to disputed islands which C(...)

‘I thought it would be a way of connecting with friends and family back in Ireland.’

For the last week of 2016 I had the honor of tweeting for Ireland. Some people emailed me to congratulate me, presuming I was selected from millions a(...)

US president-elect Donald Trump  and his wife, Melania,  on  New Year’s Eve. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Well, Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration day of January 20th is almost upon us and in Washington the excitement is palpable. Those who love Tr(...)

 People gathering at a makeshift memorial on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice on July 17th in tribute to the victims of the Bastille Day attack that left 84 dead. FIle photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images

1. As Europe’s migration crisis continued unabated, European correspondent Suzanne Lynch reported in February from the Kilis refugee camp on Turkey’s (...)

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte salutes with other military officers during a anniversary celebration of the armed forces at a military camp in Manila on December 21st. Photograph: Reuters

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte has threatened corrupt government officials with the prospect of being thrown out of a helicopter mid-air, warni(...)

The world in 2016

It seems the world is spinning faster. In 2016, decades of history were compressed into weeks, months into days. It was as if there was some cosmic fo(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s highly symbolic visit to Pearl Harbor on Tuesday was touted as an emblem of the closeness between Japan and the U(...)

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte shows images of alleged criminal Philippine politicians during his speech at a meeting with the Filipino community in Singapore. Photograph: Roslan Rahman/ AFP/Getty Images

Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte told the United States on Saturday to prepare for repeal of an agreement on deployment of troops and equipment fo(...)

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