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'I am honored to officially extend an invitation to Your Holiness to visit Iraq – the cradle of civilization and the birthplace of Abraham, the father of the faithful and messenger of the divine religions,' says President Barham Saleh
The timing is likely to raise eyebrows at the White House as it comes one week before the G20 summit in Japan, where US President Donald Trump expects to meet with Xi Jinping to discuss their trade war
'He wants to have a world that is good for future generations and I want that too,' Donald Trump says
(UPDATED) With the US increasingly isolated from its traditional allies, Donald Trump talks up the 'special relationship' with Britain during a joint press conference with Theresa May
Trump's 3-day visit is technically centered around Wednesday's D-Day 75th-anniversary commemorations on the south shore of England, but it comes at an especially chaotic time for the UK
The Philippine leader says United Nations climate conferences are a 'waste of time and money'
In a rare speech, the woman President Duterte calls his 'First Lady' speaks of her own experience as a migrant worker in the United States
As his term nears the halfway mark, President Rodrigo Duterte reminds Filipinos that their choice of the next president will determine if the gains of his administration will continue
'Nagamot ko ang sarili ko,' says President Rodrigo Duterte after saying he used to be gay
Rodjun Cruz, Dianne Medina, and Michael Pangilinan are among those who entertain the Filipino community during Duterte's Japan visit
President Rodrigo Duterte also calls for an enhanced Philippines-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and greater access to Japanese markets for Philippine bananas and other products
The deals, a mix of agreements and letters of intent from Japanese companies, are expected to bring in P289 billion worth of investments if they are implemented
(UPDATED) Malacañang says Philippine Ambassador Jose Laurel V was 'misinformed' when he described the trip as President Rodrigo Duterte's 'pabuya' to Cabinet members
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to deliver a speech at Nikkei's prestigious International Conference on the Future of Asia
Tricky negotiations over Washington's insistence that Japan open markets to more US products or face steep auto tariffs have been all but set aside until after elections here in July
'I really believe that Iran would like to make a deal. I think that's very smart of them and I think there's a possibility for that to happen also,' US President Donald Trump says
The Department of Trade and Industry also says the deals could generate around 80,000 jobs for Filipinos
Japanese and US officials hail as 'unprecedented' the relationship between Trump and his 'golf buddy', Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the pair will again find time for a round to cement their diplomatic bromance
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte will speak at the Nikkei-organized Future of Asia forum in Tokyo. Business-to-business deals are expected to be signed on the sidelines of the trip.
If all the agreements are implemented by the Filipino and Chinese companies, they could bring in $12.2 billion worth of investments, says Malacañang
(UPDATED) Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasizes 'good neighborliness,' while Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says allies should strengthen, 'not destroy,' each other
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping witness the signing of agreements on investment cooperation and funding for drug rehabilitation centers
This is President Rodrigo Duterte's fourth visit to China since he assumed office in 2016
Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro, who has been dubbed 'South America's Trump', has vowed to forge close ties with Washington
House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo says Filipino legislators sought Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's advice on economic affairs
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad tells Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte that he expects the new Bangsamoro region to spur growth and development
Mahathir Mohamad, who has suspended several of his nation’s major projects with China, says 'foreign direct investment should not involve bringing huge numbers of foreigners to live in the country'
The world's oldest statesman begins his two-day visit to the Philippines, which includes a meeting with President Rodrigo Duterte
The US Secretary of State says US equipment won't be allowed to operate anywhere where Huawei technology is present
'We never forget the importance of human rights, rule of law, transparency, justice wherever it is that we go,' says the visiting US official but refrains from publicly citing specific attacks on free speech and human rights in his host country
'In vagueness lies the best deterrence,' says Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr of the 68-year-old Mutual Defense Treaty
'Any armed attack on any Philippine forces, aircraft, or public vessels in the South China Sea will trigger mutual defense obligations under Article 4 of our Mutual Defense Treaty,' US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo assures Manila
(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discuss counterterrorism and North Korea during their meeting
This will be the 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad's first visit to the Philippines since he returned as Malaysia's prime minister in 2018
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono is set to meet with President Rodrigo Duterte in Davao City months after a similar trip by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi
The pope has made two trips to Asia since his election 5 years ago, visiting the Philippines and Sri Lanka in 2014, followed by Myanmar and Bangladesh in 2017
'I feel that we should follow your footsteps to control this hazard,' Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena tells President Rodrigo Duterte
The Philippines and Sri Lanka sign deals to increase exchanges of military delegations, cooperate in agriculture and fisheries, and boost cooperation in higher education
The unannounced trip has been largely shrouded in secrecy. Beyond confirming Kim Jong-un's presence in Beijing, there has been no detail provided from either the North Korean or Chinese side on his schedule.
The team discusses on Thursday, November 29, Xi Jinping's state visit and Rappler's efforts to combat disinformation
Malacañang releases 7 of the 29 agreements signed between the Philippines and China during Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit. See the released documents here.
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Starting with Japanese Prime Minister Abe's official visit, President Duterte has hosted 4 other leaders, including Xi Jinping. How do these visits compare to one another?
This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world
Acting Chief Justice Antonio Carpio and Ambassador Albert del Rosario agree that 'nothing is being given away' in the oil deal between the Philippines and China
It's only a reprieve. Critics warn against the implementation of the planned oil and gas deal that commits Manila to a cooperation scheme with Beijing in the West Philippine Sea.
The forum – Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea: Navigating the Diplomatic Waters – brings together high-level officials, diplomats, and experts on the issue
‘They are in our land. This is our country. Perhaps that was just a show of respect to the guest,’ says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana
Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr says the oil and gas deal with China 'wasn't being pushed' by President Rodrigo Duterte himself