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  • US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow
    US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

    Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this time they will involve double the number of soldiers as last year in a sign of their expanding military partnership. The Philippines is seeking more US military and diplomatic support to fend off China's increasing forcefulness in its bid …

  • Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial
    Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina he met in a bar. Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers will on Monday kick off 10-day annual military excercises, according to Captain Alex Lim, a spokesman for the US forces, but there will be strict controls on their free time. Lim would not say why the restrictions were imposed but …

  • Philippine Airlines parent says back in black
    Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said it had returned to profitability, the first time in three years either entity reported being in the black for an entire year. In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday, PAL Holdings reported an after-tax net profit of 129.74 million pesos ($2.93 million) in its fiscal year to December 31. …

  • THE ASEAN DAILY- April 20

    To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/ASEAN/ASEAN_Daily_Apr_20_2015.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter through your email, please ... …

  • 'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition
    'Furious 7' speeds ahead of the competition

    Even in its debut weekend, Kevin James's "Paul Blart" sequel couldn't outpace "Furious 7." The reigning box office champion might have slowed from its blockbuster debut, but "Furious ... …

  • Wes Roach wins in Mexico for first Web.com Tour title

    LEON, Mexico (AP) — Wes Roach won the El Bosque Mexico Championship on Sunday for his first Web.com Tour title, beating Kevin Tway and Patton Kizzire by four strokes. …

  • Davis Cup final may be played at neutral venue

    SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The International Tennis Federation is considering playing future Davis Cup finals at a neutral venue. …

  • Gerrard misses out on perfect farewell in FA Cup final
    Gerrard misses out on perfect farewell in FA Cup final

    LONDON (AP) — It was supposed to be the dream farewell for Steven Gerrard. With the FA Cup final falling on his 35th birthday, it was an opportunity for a perfect send-off. …

  • Opposition Centre wins Finnish election, ousts PM Stubb
    Opposition Centre wins Finnish election, ousts PM Stubb

    Finland's opposition Centre Party won Sunday's general election, ousting Prime Minister Alexander Stubb's left-right coalition after a campaign dominated by the country's economic woes. Centre Party leader Juha Sipila, a 53-year-old IT millionaire and newcomer to politics, is set to become Finland's next prime minister. The rightwing eurosceptic Finns Party, also in the opposition, surged in late ballot counting on Sunday evening to become the country's second-biggest party, garnering 38 …

  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
    Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. …