It will be the first deployment – outside of troop exercises –to protect the US fleet after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded the country's military capabilities in 2015
Cities must make haste in reinforcing defenses against climate change-induced flooding and heat waves, experts warn this week
The battle to become France's next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions
Trump, in his speech, presented his record so far as 'very exciting and very productive,' despite what he described as the 'mess' left by Barack Obama's administration
(3rd UPDATE) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defends the invitation, saying the purpose of the call was 'all about North Korea'
The ASEAN Chairman's Statement merely 'took note of concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments' in the disputed South China Sea
The government also dismisses almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over 9-month state of emergency that has followed last July's failed coup
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte presided over the summit at the Philippine International Convention Center
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Duterte, Estrada, Arroyo, Marcos – they are our own Gang of Four, who, in the 60s and 70s, in its original Communist Chinese incarnation was the ruthless power behind Mao Zedong
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Seoul retorts that under the Status of Forces Agreement, the South would provide the THAAD site and infrastructure, while the US would pay to deploy and operate it
(UPDATED) The spate of arrests come ahead of an expected visit by China's President Xi Jinping to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city by Britain back to China in 1997 on July 1
(3rd UPDATE) Trump's unrelenting back-and-forth seemed certain to keep Washington's two closest trade partners on edge as they move to revamp one of the world's biggest trading blocs
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Live updates from the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings
'We are engaging responsible members of the international community to increase pressure on (North Korea) in order to convince the regime to de-escalate and return to the path of dialogue'
Macron tries to counter accusations that he had made a complacent start to campaigning for the presidential runoff on May 7 after finishing ahead of Le Pen in the first round
The chairman's statement at the 30th ASEAN Summit will merely hint at China's island-building in the sea without mentioning it by name, a draft shows
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Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching are arrested and are to be charged with 'illegal assembly,' according to the Facebook page of their party
In the first such meeting between the 3 key players, they will discuss the upcoming negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union over dinner at May's Downing Street residence
Seoul's defense ministry says the move is aimed at 'securing operational capability of the THAAD as soon as possible,' with a goal of fully installing the batteries by the end of this year
The White House is under the gun to craft a compromise that would keep the government running while not appearing to cave on Trump's demand that Congress fund a wall on the border with Mexico
Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz says it appeared Michael Flynn – who stood down as a top aide to Donald Trump amid controversy over his ties to Russia – broke the law by failing to disclose the payments from Russia's RT television
(UPDATED) Pawn Storm, also known as APT28, is also believed to be behind the attacks on the US Democratic National Committee, thought to be aimed at undermining Hillary Clinton's presidential bid
As the symbolic milestone of his 100th day in power, which falls on Saturday, April 29, draws near, a cold, hard reality is setting in for the billionaire businessman who promised Americans he would 'win, win, win' for them
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(3rd UPDATE) The 55-year-old Democrat says he is 'incredibly optimistic' about the future, and that the problems facing America could be solved
President Duterte is not my Tatay Digong. He does not command my obedience nor adulation. It is the nation, and not one person, that commands me.
(UPDATED) Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the frontrunners to progress to a run-off on May 7 but the result is too close to call in a deeply divided country
Nearly 47 million voters are set to go to the polls, with 11 candidates vying for president
The 'silent protest' is a test of the authorities' tolerance for peaceful demonstrations
France goes to the polls on Sunday, April 23, in an election seen as crucial for the future of a deeply divided country and the beleaguered European Union
The opposition calls for protesters to march in silence to the Catholic Church's episcopal seats nationwide in a show of condemnation of Maduro's government
The opposition accuses the government of sending gangs of armed thugs to attack them
US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill 'next week or shortly thereafter'
Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounces the 'armed gangs hired by the opposition' who attacked a maternity hospital with 54 children
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Aguirre also made an "appeal" to Filipino journalists in the US that they should treat the anti-drug campaign of Duterte with respect
US Vice President Mike Pence's visit represents the Trump administration's most high-profile outreach to Muslims since coming to office
The move comes against a background of growing populist pressure and a resurgence of the anti-immigration One Nation party
Thousands of protesters clash with riot police deployed to contain what the opposition vowed would be the 'mother of all protests' against President Nicolas Maduro
Critics pounce on the discrepancy as a dangerous miscommunication, saying it fed into North Korea's narrative that America is all bluster and doesn't follow through on threats
Winning candidate Anies Baswedan, a former education minister, thanked Jakarta's voters for supporting him and hinted that he would move to heal the divisions in the capital after the bitter poll, if his victory was confirmed.
(UPDATED) The House of Commons votes by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8 – plunging Britain back into political uncertainty just weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union