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Philippines expands US access to four bases

Philippines expands US access to four bases

MANILA: The United States and the Philippines announced a deal on Thursday to give US troops access to another four bases in the Southeast Asian nation, as the longtime allies seek to counter China’s military rise. The agreement to expand cooperation in “strategic areas of the country” was made during a visit by US Defence...

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Philippines expands US access to military bases

Philippines expands US access to military bases

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr (left) greets US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin before a meeting at the Malacanang Palace in Manila.— AFP/file MANILA: The United States and the Philippines announced a deal Thursday to give US troops access to another four bases in the Southeast Asian nation, as the longtime allies seek to counter...

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World Bank approves $600mn loan to support Philippines’ recovery, financial sector

World Bank approves $600mn loan to support Philippines’ recovery, financial sector

MANILA: The World Bank said on Tuesday it has approved a $600 million loan to support the Philippines’ economic recovery and efforts to make its financial sector more resilient. The funds will be channeled toward strengthening its financial sector stability, expanding financial inclusion and improving disaster risk finance, the multilateral bank said in a statement....

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What Message Brunei People Convery to the World on Their National Day

Bruneians commemorates their National Day when His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah was crowned the 29th Sultan of Brunei and the day the nation gained its independence from the British in 1984. The day Brunei declared its independence from British colonial authority in 1984 is commemorated annually as Independence Day. This moment signified the commencement...

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Brunei’s economy posts positive growth – Daily Times

Brunei’s economy posts positive growth – Daily Times

Brunei’s economy increased by 0.9 percent year-on-year in the third quarter of 2022, rebounding from the past six quarters’ negative growth since 2021, official data showed on Saturday. A growth of 4.6 percent in non-oil and gas sector led to the bounce back of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the quarter, which was...

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Cambodia’s total export up 16.4 pct in 2022 – Daily Times

Cambodia’s total export up 16.4 pct in 2022 – Daily Times

Cambodia exported products worth 22.48 billion U.S. dollars in 2022, up about 16.4 percent from 19.3 billion dollars a year earlier, said a General Department of Customs and Excise’s report on Tuesday. Main exported products included apparel, footwear, travel goods, bicycles and a number of agricultural goods such as rice, rubber, cassava, bananas and mangoes,...

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New Indonesia capital imperils ancient Eden with ‘ecological disaster’

New Indonesia capital imperils ancient Eden with ‘ecological disaster’

The twisting road that leads to Indonesia’s future capital is lined with dense rainforest and pockets of plantations, punctuated every so often with monkeys enjoying a laze out on the tarmac. Located in eastern Borneo — the world’s third-largest island — Nusantara is set to replace sinking and polluted Jakarta as Indonesia’s political centre by...

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Chinese jet came within 10 feet of US military aircraft, claims US

Chinese jet came within 10 feet of US military aircraft, claims US

A Chinese military plane came within 10 feet (3 metres) of a U.S. air force aircraft in the contested South China Sea last week and forced it to take evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision in international airspace, the U.S. military said on Thursday. The close encounter followed what the United States has called a...

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Chinese jet came within 10 feet of US military aircraft, US says

Chinese jet came within 10 feet of US military aircraft, US says

A Chinese Navy J-11 fighter jet is recorded flying close to a U.S. Air Force RC-135 aircraft in international airspace over the South China Sea, according to the U.S. military, in a still image from video taken December 21, 2022.— Reuters WASHINGTON: A Chinese military plane came within 10 feet (3 metres) of a US...

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