Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr said his nation may need to turn to Russia to fulfil its fuel needs amid rising global energy prices, bucking pressure from Western allies for countries to shun Moscow. Photo: AP/File
The Philippines
Philippines’ Marcos open to buying Russian fuel, proposes new Myanmar approach
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The Philippines like many countries is grappling with soaring inflation, due to supply woes fanned by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Philippines, a US defence ally, has not imposed any sanctions on Russia.

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr said his nation may need to turn to Russia to fulfil its fuel needs amid rising global energy prices, bucking pressure from Western allies for countries to shun Moscow. Photo: AP/File
Philippines’ Marcos open to buying Russian fuel, proposes new Myanmar approach

The Philippines like many countries is grappling with soaring inflation, due to supply woes fanned by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The Philippines, a US defence ally, has not imposed any sanctions on Russia.

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Japan’s Kishida accused of nepotism for appointing son as executive secretary

Critics have suggested that, with the appointment, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is laying the groundwork for his 31-year-old son Shotaro to be his eventual successor.

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Rich Chinese are flocking to buy luxury Singapore condos

Buyers from China purchased 932 private units in the first eight months of 2022, almost twice the number bought by Malaysians.

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PM Fumio Kishida’s decision to appoint his son comes just a week after the government held an unpopular state funeral for Shinzo Abe. Photo: Kyodo
Japan’s Kishida accused of nepotism for appointing son as executive secretary

Critics have suggested that, with the appointment, Japan’s Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is laying the groundwork for his 31-year-old son Shotaro to be his eventual successor.

4 hours ago
Singapore
Rich Chinese are flocking to buy luxury Singapore condos

Buyers from China purchased 932 private units in the first eight months of 2022, almost twice the number bought by Malaysians.

Buyers from China purchased 932 private units in the first eight months of 2022, almost twice the number bought by Malaysians.

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North Korea
North Korea continues missile launches, criticises US carrier move

Launch came soon after North Korea condemned the Biden administration for redeploying the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier group to waters east of the Korean peninsula, saying the move escalated tensions.

Launch came soon after North Korea condemned the Biden administration for redeploying the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier group to waters east of the Korean peninsula, saying the move escalated tensions.

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Anti-Yoon cartoon derails aim of student competition: irked Seoul officials

Cartoon with President Yoon Suk-yeol’s face on a Thomas the Tank Engine-like locomotive apparently satirises accusations his wife has wielded undue influence over government.

5 Oct 2022 - 11:51PM
Anti-Yoon cartoon derails aim of student competition: irked Seoul officials
Ukraine beauty queen slams pageant for making her share room with Russian rival

Ukrainian beauty queen Olga Vasyliv has slammed organisers of the Miss Grand International beauty pageant for assigning her Russian rival as her roommate

5 Oct 2022 - 8:45PM
Ukraine beauty queen slams pageant for making her share room with Russian rival
North Korea continues missile launches, criticises US carrier move

Launch came soon after North Korea condemned the Biden administration for redeploying the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier group to waters east of the Korean peninsula, saying the move escalated tensions.

2 hours ago
Anti-Yoon cartoon derails aim of student competition: irked Seoul officials

Cartoon with President Yoon Suk-yeol’s face on a Thomas the Tank Engine-like locomotive apparently satirises accusations his wife has wielded undue influence over government.

5 Oct 2022 - 11:51PM
Ukraine beauty queen slams pageant for making her share room with Russian rival

Ukrainian beauty queen Olga Vasyliv has slammed organisers of the Miss Grand International beauty pageant for assigning her Russian rival as her roommate

5 Oct 2022 - 8:45PM
Politics
Anti-Yoon cartoon derails aim of student competition: irked Seoul officials

Cartoon with President Yoon Suk-yeol’s face on a Thomas the Tank Engine-like locomotive apparently satirises accusations his wife has wielded undue influence over government.

Cartoon with President Yoon Suk-yeol’s face on a Thomas the Tank Engine-like locomotive apparently satirises accusations his wife has wielded undue influence over government.

5 Oct 2022 - 11:51PM
French partnership with India, UAE could lead to billion-dollar defence deals

The grouping comes as the countries seek to preserve their ‘strategic autonomy’ amid the US-China rivalry, and follows Australia’s snub of French submarines in favour of the Aukus deal.

The grouping comes as the countries seek to preserve their ‘strategic autonomy’ amid the US-China rivalry, and follows Australia’s snub of French submarines in favour of the Aukus deal.

4 Oct 2022 - 12:00PM
Japan’s Africa aid rivals China in terms of ‘quality over quantity’: analysts

Tokyo’s commitment to international standards on infrastructure financing and its support of good governance and democratic principles provides African nations with a tempting alternative to China’s deeper pockets, analysts said.

Tokyo’s commitment to international standards on infrastructure financing and its support of good governance and democratic principles provides African nations with a tempting alternative to China’s deeper pockets, analysts said.

2 Oct 2022 - 11:00AM
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi  at the 2018 Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Summit in Qingdao, China. Photo: AFP
Opinion | In the global power struggle, India is a friend to all and to none

In an era of shifting power dynamics, India stands to benefit from a policy of both non-alignment and multi-sided engagement. Yet as geopolitical hostilities persist, remaining focused on national interests and resisting calls to take sides will take considerable skill.

5 Oct 2022 - 3:30AM
Asian Angle | Indonesia’s #Bjorka saga exposed its embarrassingly weak cybersecurity

A long-awaited data protection law passed this month could pave the way for Indonesia to enjoy all that embracing a digital economy promises – if it’s implemented correctly.

A long-awaited data protection law passed this month could pave the way for Indonesia to enjoy all that embracing a digital economy promises – if it’s implemented correctly.

2 Oct 2022 - 9:00AM
Indonesia’s #Bjorka saga exposed its embarrassingly weak cybersecurity
Asian Angle | Is the Philippines doomed to be dragged into a US-China conflict over Taiwan?

The Philippines worry that granting expanded US military access may embroil it in a possible US-China showdown over the self-ruled island of Taiwan.

The Philippines worry that granting expanded US military access may embroil it in a possible US-China showdown over the self-ruled island of Taiwan.

1 Oct 2022 - 9:00AM
Is the Philippines doomed to be dragged into a US-China conflict over Taiwan?

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