During US-ASEAN Special Summit, the US pledged US$150 million to tackle several key topics ranging from maritime security to pandemic preparedness to clean energy. Despite hitting the right notes, the summit lacked the concrete trade and investment commitments that ASEAN members were seeking. Access to the prized US market for ASEAN will be vital if Washington wants to balance … [Read more...] about Why Does the US-ASEAN Special Summit Lack Substantial Value?
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TOKYO: Oil prices rose on Thursday, recovering from early losses, on hopes that planned easing of restrictions in Shanghai could improve fuel demand while lingering concerns over tight global supplies outweighed fears of slower economic growth. Brent crude futures for July were up $1.32, or 1.2%, at $110.43 a barrel at 0700 GMT, after falling by more than $1 earlier in the … [Read more...] about Oil prices recoup early losses on China hopes, global supply fears
KYIV (Reuters) -A Ukrainian state prosecutor asked a court on Thursday to sentence a Russian soldier to life in prison for killing an unarmed civilian in the first war crimes trial arising from Russia's Feb. 24 invasion. Vadim Shishimarin, a 21-year-old Russian tank commander, asked widow Kateryna Shelipova to forgive him for the murder of her husband, Oleksandr, in the … [Read more...] about Ukraine prosecutor seeks life sentence for Russian soldier in war crimes trial
Gloc-9 Despite the outcome of the recent presidential elections, hip-hop artist Gloc-9 said he has no regrets about his decision to support the bid of Vice President Leni Robredo. “To be honest, I could have played safe and avoid all [the possible criticisms] on social media … Walang pagsisisi,” said Gloc-9, when asked about his postelection sentiments at a recent press … [Read more...] about No regrets: Gloc-9 hopes Filipinos can overcome political divisiveness