Archive for December 12th, 2016

Japan ratifies Pacific trade pact that Trump plans to dump

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Newson6 | 6:00 AM

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe won parliamentary approval Friday for ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, despite US President-elect Donald Trump’s plan [...]
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Japanese Cargo Ship Launches Toward Space Station

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Space | 6:00 AM

A robotic Japanese cargo spacecraft has begun its four-day journey to the International Space Station (ISS). The uncrewed H-II Transfer Vehicle 6 (HTV-6) launched Friday [...]
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Warhips from US, Japan to arrive on Phl

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Warships and aircraft on patrol in the South China Sea are arriving in the Philippines from US bases in Guam and Japan, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday. [...]
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Japan launching ‘space junk’ collector

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Japan will launch a cargo ship Friday bound for the International Space Station, carrying a ‘space junk’ collector that was made with the help of a fishnet [...]
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Why Is China Playing Hardball With Singapore?

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

With the Philippines aligning itself more closely toward China and the election of President-elect Trump and the ensuing uncertainty about a continued US “pivot to [...]
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Singapore: Molestation case against senior Bloomberg executive falls apart in court

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IBT | 6:00 AM

A senior executive with Bloomberg in Singapore who was embroiled in a molestation case walked out free on Friday. The defendant faced an 11-day long trial after his former [...]
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to pay state visit to Singapore

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Today online | 6:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte will pay a state visit to Singapore from December 15 to 16, the Philippines’s Department of Foreign Affairs announced on Friday (December 9). [...]
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Taiwan, Philippines push for scientific cooperation

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Chinapost | 6:00 AM

Taiwan and the Philippines held a meeting under their Joint Science and Technology Commission in Taipei Friday, in an effort to boost cooperation in natural disaster [...]
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Warhips from US, Japan to arrive on Phl

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philstar | 6:00 AM

Warships and aircraft on patrol in the South China Sea are arriving in the Philippines from US bases in Guam and Japan, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said yesterday. [...]
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Philippines’ Duterte starts moves to amend the constitution

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has set into motion a proposal to amend the 1987 constitution to set up a federal system of government to end conflict and give a further [...]
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Philippine Outsourcing Firms Now Have 2 Bogeymen: Donald Trump and ‘Trump East’

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Fortune | 6:00 AM

The country accounts for 12.6 percent of the global market for business-process outsourcing. When Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, the man dubbed “Trump of the [...]
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In the Philippines, Duterte’s brutal war on drugs kills thousands

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | PBS | 6:00 AM

In the Philippines, police and unidentified gunmen have murdered thousands of people in recent months, and President Rodrigo Duterte says these death squads have more work to [...]
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Ghost of Marcos Stalks Lawless Duterte in the Philippines

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Newsweek | 6:00 AM

Since the election last spring of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Philippines has witnessed the effects of increasingly demagogic politics on its culture and institutions. [...]
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Duterte, Trump share concern on climate pact

Duterte, Trump share concern on climate pact

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Philippine Star | 6:00 AM

After congratulating US president-elect Donald Trump in a phone call, President Duterte hinted that he may have found an ally in Trump regarding his concerns about the Paris [...]
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Thailand hopes to pass ICAO inspection

12-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bangkokpost | 6:00 AM

Thailand hopes to pass the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)’s next inspection after its flag carrier was not on the European Union’s air safety [...]
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