Philippines, U.S. begin military exercises near disputed seas

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Thousands of Philippine and American soldiers began annual war games on Monday near disputed waters in the South China Sea, testing the readiness of the two oldest security allies in the southeast Asian region to respond to any emergency.

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AEC’s 2015 deadline target hardly comes true: ADB

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AEC’s 2015 deadline target hardly comes true: ADB

The target to establish an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015 is hard to be met as negotiations have progressed to a more difficulty, according a recent report release by the Asia Development Bank (ADB).

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Philippines, US hold naval exercises

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Philippines, US hold naval exercises

The Philippines and US on September 29 held an annual naval exercise in the western Filipino city of Puerto Princesa, involving nearly 5,000 soldiers.

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World Bank approves 300 mln USD loan for Philippines

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VietnamPlus English 2 day(s) ago

The World Bank (WB) has recently approved a 300 million USD loan to help the Philippine government implement reforms to intensify across-the-board development and create more jobs.

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Philippine outsourcing sector booming

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The Philippines' booming outsourcing industry has employed a million people after growing almost tenfold in just over a decade, according to the industry association.

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Philippine gov’t, rebels start peace talks in Malaysia

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The Government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) sat down on September 27 for a three-day negotiation in Malaysia, with a focus on MILF’s disarmament process.

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Folk songs and ca tru featured in Czech Republic

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Folk songs and ca tru featured in Czech Republic

(VOV) - The annual ASEAN Family Day held in Prague on September 27 cast the spotlight on Vietnamese Ca Tru (ceremonial singing) and folk songs.

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Singapore, Philippines agree on annual defense talks

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Singapore and the Philippines had reached a consensus on holding an annual defense dialogue between their senior officials in a bid to consolidate bilateral defense cooperation.

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Rice exports hit US$2.3 bil in 9 months

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Rice exports hit US$2.3 bil in 9 months

(VOV) - Vietnamese rice exports in the nine months leading up to October dipped 5.2% in volume and 1.6% in value over last year’s corresponding period to 5.02 million tonnes valued at US$2.3 billion.

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Islamic State 'brand' gains ground among Asian militants

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 day(s) ago

A threat by Philippine militants to kill a German hostage in a show of solidarity with Islamic State is the latest sign that the Middle East group's brand of radicalism is winning recruits in Asia and posing a growing security risk in the region.

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Australian naval ship visits Ho Chi Minh City

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Australian naval ship visits Ho Chi Minh City

An Armidale-class patrol boat of the Australian Navy, HMAS Larrakia, docked at Saigon Port in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday for a four-day stopover.

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Australian naval boat HMAS Larrakia visits HCMC

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Australian naval boat HMAS Larrakia visits HCMC

The HMAS Larrakia, an Armidale class patrol boat of the Australian Navy, docked at Saigon Port, Ho Chi Minh City, Thursday for a four-day stopover.

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Philipine militants threaten to kill German hostages

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 day(s) ago

Al Qaeda-linked militants in the Philippines threaten to kill two German hostages unless Germany stops supporting U.S. action against Islamic State militants.

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China's anti-graft drive puts the squeeze on Macau junkets

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China's anti-graft drive puts the squeeze on Macau junkets

Macau's casino junket operators are feeling the squeeze as China's anti-corruption drive has blown a hole in the world's biggest gambling hub. Some are shifting players elsewhere, like the Philippines and Vietnam; others are quitting the business.

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Aquino says China’s trade needs to keep sea dispute calm

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Aquino says China’s trade needs to keep sea dispute calm

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said his country’s spat with China over regional sea territories may be controllable because the world’s second-largest economy will hesitate to jeopardize trade routes.

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