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Trump starts Asia trip, to work with China to promote peace, prosperity


WASHINGTON - US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said Thursday that US President Donald Trump looks forward to his upcoming visit to China and is ready to work with Beijing to promote peace and prosperity in the region and beyond.

China is "an immensely important part of ... regional security as well as protecting and advancing the systems that have benefitted all of us," McMaster told reporters.

Moon bent on balancing act between US, China


McMaster: Possible N. Korea military clash must be discussed

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, indicated that Trump plans to discuss with Japanese and South Korean leaders during his upcoming Asian trip how to respond to the North Korea issue, including a possible scenario in which the nuclear crisis escalates into a military conflict.

Fist bumps' and high-fives as Abe, Trump tee off


Who cares about handshakes?

"Fist bumps" and high-fives were the order of the day as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting United States President Donald Trump played golf under the gentle autumn sun at a country club north of Tokyo.

All APEC leaders to attend summit


HÀ NỘI — All 21 leaders of the APEC economies have confirmed their attendance at the upcoming APEC 2017 Economic Leaders’ Week in the central city of Đà Nẵng.

Permanent Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Vice Chairman of the APEC 2017 National Committee Bùi Thanh Sơn confirmed the information at a press briefing on Thursday in Hà Nội.

Duterte hoping for ‘productive dialogue’ with Trump in PH


President Rodrigo Duterte was looking forward to a “productive dialogue” with US President Donald Trump, Malacañang said on Saturday after the American leader decided to extend his stay in the Philippines for one day to attend the East Asia Summit (EAS).

Nuclear crisis, extremism top Asean Summit agenda


Twenty-one world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, will be converging in Manila next week as the Philippines hosts the 31st summit and related meetings of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) amid tensions in the Korean Peninsula.

PH probing North Korean ‘hacking’ ahead of Asean summit


The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) said it was “on top” of cybersecurity preparations ahead of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) summit next week, assistant secretary Allan Cabanlong said in an interview.

Found: Powerful ways of reusing waste

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​A team from the National University of Singapore turns animal manure into synthetic gas and biochar.

Professor Wang Chi-Hwa is a firm believer in second chances, and breathing life into waste matter.

Inside his laboratory are bags of waste, including animal manure, which he has been experimenting on for the past five years.

FEATURE: Why sanctions may not work on Myanmar's military

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - ​It has majority support over the Rohingya issue and lived with constraints for decades in the past.