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Duterte bans foreign research at undersea plateau

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has banned all foreign scientific exploration on a vast undersea plateau claimed by Manila, his spokesman said Tuesday, now that China has completed its research there.

No more legacy? Malacanang urges Rappler to blog instead

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's government on Wednesday urged reporters of a news website facing state-enforced closure to reinvent themselves as bloggers, rejecting allegations Manila was cracking down on the free press.

Trump breaks the link as handshake photo op goes awry

Donald Trump was all fingers and thumbs during a carefully choreographed photo op Monday at a summit of world leaders, failing to grasp whose hands he was supposed to be holding and breaking a lineup intended to showcase unity.

Duterte ‘to limit mouth’ in Japan emperor meet

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday pledged to "limit my mouth" in a meeting with Japan's revered Emperor Akihito this week following previous concerns in Tokyo the profanity-prone leader would spark diplomatic tensions.

Duterte calls baby-faced Kim Jong Un a ‘maniac’

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un is a "maniac" who could destroy Asia by triggering a nuclear war, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday, ahead of a regional summit to be attended by the regime's foreign minister.