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US, Philippines to launch joint anti-terrorism drill
16/09/2017
The US Embassy in Manila, the Philippines, announced on September 15th that the US will launch a joint anti-terrorism drill with the Philippines in the Southeast Asian country and Hawaii within September.
Australia, Singapore strengthen cooperative relations
16:56 21/08/2017
Three leading Australian Ministers including Foreign Minister Julie Bishop; Defence Minister Marise Payne and Trade, Tourism and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo have visited Singapore from August 21st - 22nd to attend a high-level bilateral dialogue.
Algeria’s President names three new Ministers
16:55 21/08/2017
Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has nominated three new Ministers.
APEC officials highlight competition chapters in FTAs/EPAs
09:32 20/08/2017
Officials from member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum have highlighted the benefits of establishing competition chapters in free trade agreements (FTAs) and Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
Forest fires devastate Portugal
16:21 18/08/2017
According to the Civil Protection Agency, this year's fires in Portugal have destroyed 141,000 hectares.
Donald Trump to visit Japan
16:20 18/08/2017
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defence James Mattis on August 17th talked with Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera at the Department of State in preparation for an official visit by President Donald Trump to Japan in the framework of a Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”).
RoK, China hold 5th annual forum on public diplomacy
16:18 18/08/2017
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and China co-organised the 5th annual Public Diplomacy Forum on the southern resort island of Jeju on August 17th.
US Vice President meets Argentine President
21:32 17/08/2017
US Vice President Mike Pence has visited Argentina where he is expected to meet President Mauricio Macri.
More than 400 dead in Sierra Leone mudslides .
21:23 17/08/2017
Heavy rain and mudslides in the outskirts of the capital city Freetown of Sierra Leone, have killed at least 400 people, and more than 600 remain missing.
New US Ambassador pledges to maintain US - Japan alliance
21:22 17/08/2017
New US Ambassador to Japan William Hagerty on August 16th announced he would focus on maintaining the "ironclad" security and economic alliance between Tokyo and Washington, according to Kyodo.