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Duterte rules out Christmas truce with communist rebels

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has ruled out any cease-fire or resumption of long-stalled peace talks with communist guerrillas and renewed a vow to destroy the insurgents in his ...

US provides missiles, renews pledge to defend Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration provided precision-guided missiles and other weapons to help the Philippines battle Islamic State group-aligned militants and renewed...

39 dead after typhoon leaves high water, mud in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Thick mud and debris coated many villages around the Philippine capital Friday after a typhoon caused extensive flooding that sent people fleeing to their roofs and killed a...

Typhoon-ravaged northeast Philippines pummeled by new storm

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon swelled rivers and flooded low-lying areas as it passed over the storm-battered northeast Philippines, where rescuers were deployed early Thursday to help people f...

Typhoon-ravaged Philippine region braces for new storm

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A typhoon blew closer Wednesday to a northeastern Philippine region still struggling to recover from a powerful storm that left a trail of death and destruction just over a ...

Nation by nation, the world watches Election Day in the US

For four years, the world’s nations have watched as a very different American president engages with the international community — or doesn’t. Longtime alliances have been strained, ...

Philippines: 16 dead, thousands of homes damaged in typhoon

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — At least 16 people were killed as Typhoon Goni lashed the Philippines over the weekend, and about 13,000 shanties and houses were damaged or swept away in the eastern island...

Philippines: Typhoon displaces 120,000 people, 8 missing

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A strong typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Monday after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing and causing at least six vessels to sink ...

Some world leaders have big stake in US election

JERUSALEM (AP) — While the world will be closely watching the U.S. election, some countries will be watching more closely than others. A number of world leaders have a personal stak...

Duterte says he can be held responsible for drug killings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has said he has no problem with being held responsible for the many killings under his anti-drugs crackdown, adding that he was ready to face charge...

Philippines says it will defend oil search in disputed seas

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines is ready to defend the oil and gas exploration it has decided to resume in its internationally recognized waters in the disputed South China Sea and will not...

Philippines lifts ban on South China Sea energy exploration

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president has approved the lifting of a ban on oil and gas exploration in or near disputed areas of the South China Sea that was imposed six years ago because...

Philippine military says no risk from China-backed towers

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief said Tuesday there is virtually no risk that towers and communications equipment to be put up in military camps by a China-backed telecom firm ...

Philippine military says no risk from China-backed towers

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief said Tuesday there is virtually no risk that towers and communications equipment to be put up in military camps by a China-backed telecom firm ...

Philippine Congress standoff ends as 1 of 2 speakers quits

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The leader of the Philippines' House of Representatives announced his resignation Tuesday, ending a standoff with a rival speaker that has stalled the passage of next year’s...