• Philippine court convicts bomber in congressman’s death

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine court has convicted a man for a daring 2007 motorcycle bombing that killed a Muslim rebel-turned-congressman and three other people and wounded 10, including two legislators.

  • Activists praise Trudeau’s comments about Duterte crackdown

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Human rights advocates praised Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for publicly expressing concerns about the Philippine president’s deadly crackdown on illegal drugs, with Human Rights Watch saying the “quiet diplomacy” adopted by President Donald Trump and other world leaders won’t stop the killings.

  • ASEAN shuns mention of China’s new islands, arbitration loss

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Southeast Asian nations avoided mention Thursday of China’s construction of islands in the South China Sea and a U.N.-linked arbitration ruling that invalidated Beijing’s claims in the disputed waters in the latest show of China’s regional clout.

  • The Latest: Trump wraps up trip to Asia

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia (all times local):

  • Trump faces new challenges in tax overhaul, Alabama race

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump headed home Tuesday buoyed by an Asia tour he called “tremendously successful,” but he’ll face immediate challenges with the Republican tax overhaul and the party meltdown in Alabama over a Senate candidate accused of sexual misconduct.

  • Trump unlikely to rebuke Duterte for drug war killings

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has sanctioned a bloody drug war that features extrajudicial killing. He called Barack Obama a “son of a whore.” This week, he boasted that he murdered a man with his own hands.

  • The Latest: Trump, Duterte meet in Manila

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump’s visit to Asia (all times local):

  • Trump offers to mediate in protracted South China Sea feud

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday offered to mediate in the South China Sea disputes, while his Chinese counterpart played down concerns over Beijing’s military buildup and the prospects of war in the contested waters.

  • Questions about Russian meddling follow Trump to Asia

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Donald Trump is winding down his lengthy Asia trip with an international summit and a series of meetings with Pacific Rim allies, including his host in the Philippines who is overseeing a bloody drug war.