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ICC judges authorize probe into Philippines' 'war on drugs'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court judges on Wednesday authorized an investigation into the Philippines’ deadly “war on drugs” campaign, saying the crackdown “cannot be seen as...

Indonesia's deadly prison blaze highlights region's overcrowded jails

A blaze broke out at Tangerang prison near Indonesia's capital city Jakarta last week while inmates were sleeping. In total,41 prisoners died and eight others were seriously injured. The facility...

Taiwanese airlines join other Asian carriers in committing to net zero emissions by 2050

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s China Airlines and EVA Airways have joined with 12 other regional carriers to commit to reaching zero carbon emissions by 2050. Members of the Associ...

Japan warns citizens of possible attack in Southeast Asia

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Foreign Ministry urged its citizens on Monday to stay away from religious facilities and crowds in six Southeast Asian nations, warning of a possible attack. The...

Italy: Palermo puts migrant children center stage

When the Rainbow Choir reunited for its first rehearsals after the pandemic last summer, the sense of excitement was palpable. "Louder," bellowed the ensemble's maestro, snapping his fin...

Super Typhoon Chanthu to come closest to Taiwan on weekend, landfall possible

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chanthu (璨樹) has jumped from a tropical depression to a Category 5 typhoon within 48 hours, and the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) may issue a sea warning for the storm as e...

Duterte's party picks him as VP candidate in Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' governing party nominated President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday as its vice presidential candidate in next year's elections, a maneuver widel...

Philippines' Duterte accepts 2022 vice presidential nomination

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday accepted his party’s nomination to run for vice president in next year’s election, pushing ahead with a plan criticised...

Taiwan, Japan, Philippines must hold line against Chinese expansion: Filipino ex-admiral

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Retired Philippine Rear Admiral Rommel Jude Ong said Taiwan is at the core of the first island chain, making its participation in joint military exercises with Japan and t...

Filipino students look forward to learning in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —A total of 48 Filipino scholarship recipients are expected to either learn Mandarin or pursue master’s or doctoral degrees in Taiwan this year, and they are thrilled ...

Digital Wallet Group enters Singapore to expand mobile remittance technology with acquisition of RediMoney Express

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, JAPAN - Media OutReach - 31 August 2021 - International IT and fintech company Digital Wallet Group (DWG) has expanded into Singapore by acquiring licensed remittance and foreign ...

Philippines: Nurses threaten mass resignation amid COVID surge

The Philippines is currently experiencing record-high COVID caseloads driven by the highly transmissible delta variant. As hospitals fill up, overworked nurses have staged protests and are threatening...

Duterte confirms he’ll run for Philippines VP next year

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines’ tough-talking President Rodrigo Duterte has confirmed rumblings that he will run next year for vice president, in what critics say is an attempt...

Philippines' Duterte raises rivals' suspicions by seeking vice presidency in 2022

MANILA, Aug 24 (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has agreed to be the ruling party's vice presidential candidate in next year's elections, the PDP-Laban party said on Tuesday, p...

Philippines confirms community transmission of Delta in Metro Manila

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Philippine Department of Health (DOH) on Monday (Aug. 23) announced 466 new cases of the Delta variant of COVID-19 and declared that community transmission of the stra...