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Filipino President Duterte to visit Japan
Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte will pay a visit to Japan in early June to attend an economic forum among Asian leaders.
Angela Merkel picked as candidate for chancellor
09:29 08/02/2017
On February 6th, the Christian Social Union (CSU) – the Bavarian sister party to the Christian Democrats Union (CDU) agreed to pick Angela Merkel as the official candidate for Chancellor in a September 24th election.
Asian nations welcome the Lunar New Year
19:10 29/01/2017
Countries across Asia are beginning their Lunar New Year celebrations.
Malaysia, New Zealand push for RCEP following US pullout from TPP
11:01 25/01/2017
Malaysia will focus on regional economic integration and the conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement could not materialise following the withdrawal of the US, local officials said on January 24th.
Cuba, US talks on human trafficking
17:39 18/01/2017
On January 16th, the Cuban Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that representatives of Cuba and the US have held the fourth bilateral meeting on human trafficking on January 12th - 13th in Washington.
Chinese President visits Switzerland
10:51 18/01/2017
President of China Xi Jinping has arrived in Switzerland for his state visit and to attend the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos.
Japanese PM visits Pacific Rim nations to strengthen ties
16:19 12/01/2017
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam on a six-day trip from January 12th to strengthen security cooperation.
Thai King orders charter amendment
10:34 11/01/2017
Thailand’s new King Maha Vajiralongkorn has ordered sections regarding royal power in the country’s draft constitution to be rewritten, said Thai Prime Minister (PM) Prayuth Chan-o-cha on January 10th.
Boris Johnson meets Donald Trump’s key advisers
17:04 10/01/2017
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has arrived in New York to meet with some of Donald Trump’s closet advisers and senior Congressional leaders.
Paul Ryan wins re-election as speaker of U.S. House of Representatives
18:53 04/01/2017
On January 3rd, U.S. Representative Paul Ryan was re-elected speaker of the House of Representatives by the 115th Congress on Capitol Hill.