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Matthew Tostevin

War on numbers - Philippines targets drug killing data

18 Jul 2019

MANILA Facing a U.N. human rights investigation into its bloody war on drugs, the Philippines presented a new death toll on Thursday to counter much higher numbers given by critics.

The man behind the wheel of Congo's news

09 Jul 2019

Pierre Mambele was never credited with telling the story of Congo's never-ending crises. But the news would often have gone unheard without him.

Thai protesters demand army stop supporting ruling junta

24 Mar 2018

BANGKOK More than 300 Thai pro-democracy demonstrators marched to the gates of the army headquarters in Bangkok on Saturday to call on soldiers to withdraw their support for the ruling junta.

Thai growth momentum exceeds expectations, says central bank chief

14 Mar 2018

BANGKOK The momentum of Thailand's economic growth has exceeded expectations and its recovery has become more broad-based, but monetary policy needs to remain accommodative, the central bank governor said on Wednesday.

Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city

07 Dec 2017

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia Between Sihanoukville's beaches and its multiplying casinos, "Lao Qi" and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty metres apart. But their fortunes could not be more different.

Debate stifled in Cambodia as crackdown spreads fear

24 Nov 2017

PHNOM PENH "We speak our mind", says the website of a group of young Cambodians who have met at weekends for the past six years to discuss politics over mugs of coffee.

Asia-Pacific leaders say to fight 'unfair trade' in nod to Trump

11 Nov 2017

DANANG, Vietnam Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address "unfair trade practices" and "market distorting subsidies" in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the global trade landscape. | Video

TPP trade pact in disarray as Canada holds up talks

11 Nov 2017

DANANG, Vietnam Efforts to revive the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal foundered on Friday when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to show up for a meeting to agree a path forward without the United States.

Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

10 Nov 2017

DANANG, Vietnam U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal policies. | Video

Trump's stop in Vietnam a poignant one for U.S. veterans

09 Nov 2017

DANANG, Vietnam Whether they like President Donald Trump or not, the U.S. veterans who gather at Hoa's Place in Danang show little concern that he avoided the war that marked their lives.

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