The United States is providing the Philippines with military aid that amounts to "loose change" compared to other Asian countries, a top government spokesman said on Monday, supporting demands by President Rodrigo Duterte for Washington to pay more.
February 16, 2021
Duterte, a firebrand nationalist who openly disapproves of the long-standing US military alliance, unilaterally cancelled the Visiting Force Agreement last year in an angry response to an ally being denied a US visa.
February 13, 2021
The official said no decisions had been made yet on whether to lift the tariffs and that there would be areas of "continuity" with Trump's policies.
February 11, 2021
The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia on Friday said they were seeking a special meeting of foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations to discuss the situation in Myanmar, where an elected government was overthrown in a coup earlier this week.
February 5, 2021
February 2, 2021
Swift congressional action to address the pandemic is a top Biden goal and the president has voiced an interest in working with congressional Republicans. But the White House has shown no sign of accepting the Republican proposal.
Biden said his stimulus package to address the economic effects of the pandemic has support from business, labor, Wall Street and Main Street.
January 23, 2021
The announcements also included a sweeping order to review all of former President Donald Trump's actions weakening climate change protections, the revocation of a vital permit for TC Energy's Keystone XL oil pipeline project from Canada, and a moratorium on oil and gas leasing activities in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge that Trump's administration had recently opened to development.
January 21, 2021