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Trump ‘declared war’

North Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by US President Donald Trump was a “declaration of war” and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down US bombers, even in international airspace.

On two fronts this week, efforts were made to make North Korea abandon its nuclear missile program which, it has repeatedly said, is aimed at the United States.

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Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Friday a halt on coal shipments to the Philippines will continue until Manila guarantees security in its waters after seven Indonesian sailors were taken hostage, the latest in a string of abductions.

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Seven Indonesian sailors have been taken hostage in the Sulu Sea in the southern Philippines, Indonesia’s foreign minister said yesterday, the latest in a string of abductions in the waters between the two Southeast Asian neighbors.

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China has welcomed Manila’s intention to reboot dialogues and negotiations with Beijing over their territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea. That is if the Philippines truly intends to do so, according to Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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Manila, Philippines – The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Vietnam President Truong Tang is scheduled to visit the Philippines later this month. According to the DFA, an Action Plan for 2011-2016 is expected to be approved and launched during Tang’s visit to drive the 11 areas of cooperation reviewed by senior officials of both […]

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