Philippines' Duterte Quips With American Twang to Mock Minister's Downfall

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday (14/03) poked fun at the dismissal of his foreign minister by lawmakers, delivering jokes in an American accent about a citizenship scandal that led to the downfall of one of his top loyalists.

15 March 2017 | 08:00 AM


Philippines Stresses Rights to Undersea Area Amid Suspicions About China

The Philippines went on the offensive on Tuesday (14/03) to assert its sovereign rights over a fishing ground in the Pacific Ocean.

15 March 2017 | 07:00 AM


Mongolia May See 7-8 Percent Economic Growth After Recovery: IMF

Mongolia can likely look forward to 7-8 percent economic growth once it rebounds from its economic troubles, the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) country head to Mongolia said.

15 March 2017 | 06:00 AM


Boeing, Aerospace Manufacturers Back US Tax Overhaul

Boeing Co and about 90 other aerospace companies are urging Congress to overhaul the US tax system, saying a set of changes Republicans proposed last year - including a big cut in the corporate tax rate - will make them more competitive globally and help create US jobs.

15 March 2017 | 05:00 AM


Vienna Again Ranked World's Nicest City, and Baghdad Worst

Vienna, Austria's grand capital on the Danube river, has topped consulting firm Mercer's list of cities offering the highest quality of life for the eighth year in a row, while Baghdad is again considered the worst place to live.

15 March 2017 | 04:00 AM


China's Confirms Sixth Bird Flu Outbreak at Duck Farm in Hubei Province

China confirmed a bird flu outbreak, the country's sixth case since last October, at a duck farm in central Hubei province, according to a Ministry of Agriculture statement on Tuesday (14/03).

15 March 2017 | 03:00 AM


Thailand Seizes Rhino Horns Worth $5 Million in Biggest Haul for Years

Thai customs have confiscated 21 rhino horns with an estimated value of nearly $5 million in the biggest such seizure in Thailand for years, officials said on Tuesday (14/03).

15 March 2017 | 02:00 AM


Chinese Cruise Passengers Put Patriotism Above Tourism by Skipping South Korean Port Visit

When the Costa Serena cruise ship steamed into the South Korean tourist island of Jeju, Bai Liyun stayed on board, where crew had organized a magic show, games and even a wine-tasting.

15 March 2017 | 01:00 AM


IATA Still Wary of Protectionism After Positive Meeting With US Officials

Attracting private sector investment to provide clean energy in refugee camps would not only end their reliance on dangerous fuels and create job opportunities, but could also help local communities get on the grid, energy experts said on Tuesday (14/03).

14 March 2017 | 11:59 PM


Philippine Lawmakers Postpone Vote on Embattled Resources Minister

Philippine lawmakers on Tuesday (14/03) deferred a decision to confirm or reject an ardent environmentalist as the country's resources minister, stoking uncertainty over the outlook for mining in the world's top nickel ore supplier.

14 March 2017 | 11:00 PM