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ASEAN leader Philippines go easy on China over sea disputes.

The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China's "militarization" of newly built islands in the disputed South China Sea in a major concession to Beijing.

- FOX News - US

Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement.

ASEAN, which makes decisions by consensus, has previously struggled to come up with statements on the issue, with Rodrigo Duterte's predecessor often pushing for a tougher tone against China and getting pushback.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Police pooh-poohs ISIS claim to Quiapo blast.

The Philippine National Police this morning downplayed the claim of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria that it was behind the blast in Manila that left 14 people injured while the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit was ongoing in the capital. The post Police pooh-poohs ISIS claim to Quiapo blast appeared ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

ASEAN Summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance.

SOUTHEAST Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in a region uncertain about its ties with the United States. The post ASEAN Summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance appeared first on ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Delayed ASEAN statement on S. China Sea gives Beijing a pass.

SOUTHEAST Asian leaders took a softer stance on disputes in the South China Sea during a summit that ended on Saturday, avoiding tacit references to China's building and arming of its man-made islands, according to the chairman's statement. The post Delayed ASEAN statement on S. China Sea gives Beijing a pass appeared first ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Asean Tacks Away From Rocky South China Sea Issue.

Southeast Asian nations skirted the thorny issue of territorial disputes at a regional summit, coming at a time of increasing determination by China to assert its claims.

- Wall Street Journal - US

Trump Invites Philippine President to White House.

U.S. President Donald Trump has invited Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to Washington to discuss various issues, including the threat North Korea presents to regional security. After the two spoke by phone Saturday, a White House statement said, “It was a very friendly conversation, in which the two leaders ...

- Voice of America - US

Philippines goes easy on China in final ASEAN statement.

- Townhall.com - US

Duterte Drops Mention of South China Sea in ASEAN Statement.

The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China’s “militarization” of newly built islands in the disputed South China Sea, a major concession to Beijing.   The 25-page statement issued by ...

- Voice of America - US

Philippines abruptly drops South China Sea mentions from ASEAN statement.

The Philippines followed up a summit of Southeast Asian leaders by releasing a final communique Sunday that removed mention of international concerns over China's "militarization" of newly built islands in the disputed South China Sea in a major concession to Beijing.

- FOX News - US

ASEAN gives Beijing a pass on South China Sea dispute, cites 'improving cooperation'.

MANILA - Southeast Asian countries took a softer stance on South China Sea disputes during a weekend summit, according to a statement issued on Sunday, which went easy on China by avoiding tacit references to its building and arming of its manmade islands.

- Reuters - US

ASEAN leaders go easy on China over sea disputes

ASEAN, which makes decisions by consensus, has previously struggled to come up with statements on the issue, with Rodrigo Duterte's predecessor often pushing for a tougher tone against China and getting pushback from members,

- Stars and Stripes - US

ASEAN alters final statement amid China pressure

Southeast Asian leaders removed an indirect reference to the arbitration ruling that invalidated China's sweeping sea claims from a paragraph on the South China Sea, which was part of a final statement issued by President Rodrigo Duterte at the end of the 10-member regional bloc's summit.

- GMA News - PH

30th ASEAN Summit Chairman's Statement

30th ASEAN Summit Chairman's Statement

- GMA News - PH

Asean gives Beijing a pass on South China Sea dispute

MANILA - Southeast Asian leaders took a softer stance on disputes in the South China Sea during a summit that ended on Saturday, avoiding tacit references to China's building and arming of its manmade islands, according to the chairman's statement.

- BangkokPost - TH

ASEAN gives Beijing a pass on South China Sea dispute, cites 'improving cooperation'

Southeast Asian leaders took a softer stance on disputes in the South China Sea during a summit that ended Saturday, avoiding tacit references to China's building and arming of its man-made islands, according to the chairman's statement. A final statement of the Association of South East Asian Nations , which was not made ...

- The Japan Times - JP

ASEAN gives Beijing a pass on South China Sea dispute, cites 'improving cooperation'

MANILA - Southeast Asian leaders took a softer stance on disputes in the South China Sea during a summit that ended on Saturday, avoiding tacit references to China's building and arming of its manmade islands, according to the chairman's statement.

- Reuters - US

China can help mitigate tension in Korean peninsula, PM says

MANILA, April 30 ― Datuk Seri Najib Razak said China could play a bigger role in mitigating the escalating tension in the Korean Peninsula, which is a major concern in the region at present. The Prime Minister said Asean should find ways and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Prayut calls for Asean to unite against threats

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has urged Asean member countries to strengthen themselves domestically and increase immunity from new threats.

- BangkokPost - TH

Duterte, Trump speak over the phone for the second time

President Rodrigo Duterte conversed with US President Donald Trump over the phone on Saturday, as the ASEAN 2017 Summit ended.

- GMA News - PH

ASEAN summit ends in uncertainty over South China Sea stance

Southeast Asian leaders wrapped up a summit on Saturday with no indication of an agreement on how to address Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, a divisive issue in a region uncertain about its ties with the United States.

- GMA News - PH

Manila avoids tough China talk at Asean

The Asean regional bloc wrapped up its annual summit on Saturday with host country the Philippines extending an olive branch to China over the contested South China Sea. Manila resisted pressure from other bloc members to take a tougher line with Beijing as it grows increasingly assertive in pressing its claims in the ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Philippines’ Duterte says North Korea’s Kim ‘wants to end the world’, urges US restraint

There’s been widespread alarm at the latest North Korean mid-range missile test, despite it being the fourth consecutive apparent failure, as regional tensions rise due to a growing US navy presence. At the Asean summit in Manila, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said leaders there were “extremely ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Myanmar's Suu Kyi other ASEAN leaders leave PHL after ASEAN Summit

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi left the the Philippines on Saturday night, after attending the 30th Association of South East Nations Summit.

- GMA News - PH

Duterte: PHL only ASEAN country that abrogated death penalty

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said that it was only the Philippines that abrogated capital punishment especially for drug-related cases among the 10-member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations .

- GMA News - PH

Duterte, Trump speak over the phone for the second time

President Rodrigo Duterte conversed with US President Donald Trump over the phone on Saturday, at the sidelines of the ASEAN 2017 Summit.

- GMA News - PH

Duterte loosens up after a day of formalities at the ASEAN Summit

President Rodrigo Duterte, the current chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations , behaved very correct at all the events during the 30th summit; that is until he faced the media just before the gala dinner with fellow leaders.

- GMA News - PH

Philippine's Duterte opens ASEAN Summit with anti-drug message

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday opened the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit by asking leaders to fight against illegal drugs.

- UPI - US

Asean meets amid North Korea missile launch tensions and South China Sea row

The summit comes on the day when North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile that failed.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Southeast Asia faces 'massive' drugs menace: Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Southeast Asian leaders Saturday they were facing a "massive" illegal drug menace that could destroy their societies, as he called for a united response.Duterte, who has faced international condemnation for his own crackdown on drugs that has claimed thousands of lives, also ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

ASEAN leaders sign pact on strengthening civil service

Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations , led by President Rodrigo Duterte, on Saturday signed an agreement on strengthening civil service.

- GMA News - PH

Singapore PM departs Manila after attending 30th ASEAN Summit

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong left Manila immediately after the closing of the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit on Saturday.

- GMA News - PH

Duterte: ASEAN 'extremely worried' over latest NoKor missile launch

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations are 'extremely worried' over North Korea's latest launch of a ballistic missile.

- GMA News - PH

ASEAN strengthens S. China Sea stance in move likely to frustrate Beijing

SOUTHEAST Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing The post ASEAN strengthens S. China Sea stance in move likely to frustrate Beijing ...

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Duterte opens ASEAN Summit with call for regional anti-drug campaign

PHILIPPINE President Rodrigo Duterte kicked off the ASEAN Summit on Saturday by evoking his brutal and highly-criticised anti-drug campaign. The post Duterte opens ASEAN Summit with call for regional anti-drug campaign appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Philippines blast injures fourteen as ASEAN leaders gather

Fourteen people were wounded in a pipe bomb blast in Manila, Philippine police said on Saturday, but authorities dismissed any link to an Asian leaders' meeting under way in the capital.

- Zee News - IN

Duterte calls for united response to fight 'massive' drugs menace in SE Asia

"The illegal drug trade is massive but is not impregnable," Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said in a speech to open an Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders summit. "With political will & cooperation, it can be dismantled. It can be destroyed before it destroys our societies," he said.

- Times Of India - IN

Exclusive: Widodo's peace formula for South China Sea

States involved in the South China Sea dispute should engage in “concrete cooperation” well before any code of conduct is developed, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has proposed. In an exclusive interview with This Week in Asia ahead of his visit to the Asean summit on Saturday, Widodo said that such ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Quiapo blast not related to Asean Summit, authorities say

Fourteen people were wounded in a pipe bomb blast in Quiapo, Manila police said Saturday, but authorities dismissed any link to an Asian leaders' meeting under way in the capital. The post Quiapo blast not related to Asean Summit, authorities say appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Duterte opens ASEAN summit with oblique swipe at US, EU

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has opened an annual summit of Southeast Asian leaders with an oblique swipe at Western governments that have raised alarm over his brutal anti-drug crackdown, asking them not to meddle in the affairs of regional countries.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Southeast Asia leaders conclude closed-door meet

The Latest on summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders in Manila : 4:10 p.m.

- FOX News - US

Duterte to ASEAN Leaders: Be ‘Resolute in Realizing a Drug-Free ASEAN’

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte opened the last day of a four-day Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit with a warning that they all are facing a massive “illegal drug trade apparatus.” He quickly added Saturday that the drug trade is not “impregnable” and can be dismantled “with ...

- Voice of America - US

North Korea escalation, South China Sea dominate ASEAN meeting in Manila

Leaders of the Southeast Asian nations have gathered in Manila as tensions on the Korean Peninsula are high on the agenda of the ASEAN summit. Manila aims to soften the bloc's stance on Beijing's South China Sea claims.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Philippines blast injures 14 as ASEAN leaders gather

Fourteen people were wounded in a pipe bomb blast in Manila, Philippine police said Saturday, but authorities dismissed any link to an Asian leaders' meeting under way in the capital

- The Daily Star - LB

China set for win at 30th ASEAN Summit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set on Saturday to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea as he hosts a regional summit, diplomats said.

- GMA News - PH

Duterte calls for non-interference during ASEAN Summit kickoff

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday officially kicked off the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in Manila with an appeal for non-interference in member states' internal affairs.

- GMA News - PH

Duterte's speech during the opening of the 30th ASEAN Summit

Guided by our Chairmanship theme - Partnering for Change, Engaging the World --we are drawn today to reaffirm our aspiration for an ASEAN that works to effect positive change in the lives of our peoples. An Association that is proactive, relevant and transformative.

- GMA News - PH

Duterte visited all member-countries barely a year into his term

The leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations member states have been arriving in the Philippines for the 30th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Manila.

- GMA News - PH

Honeylet Avancea, ASEAN leaders' spouses tour National Museum

President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife Cielito 'Honeylet' Avancea on Saturday toured the National Museum as the official hostess to the wives of world leaders attending the ASEAN Summit.

- GMA News - PH

The Latest: Southeast Asia leaders conclude closed-door meet

The Latest on summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders in Manila : 4:10 p.m. Southeast Asian leaders have concluded their closed-door retreat in Manila's ornate Coconut … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

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