Commentary: Broken trust, when officials rush to close southern Philippines church bombing case

JAKARTA: The Philippine government’s premature declaration that Indonesians were the perpetrators of the Jolo cathedral bombing last month has set back the prospects for regional cooperation on terrorism and reinforced a perception among Indonesian counterparts of the Philippines as an unreliable and unprofessional partner. The eagerness of senior Philippine politicians to declare the case closed does […]

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Trump asks China to lift tariffs on US farm products

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump said he had asked China to immediately remove all tariffs on U.S. agricultural products because trade talks were progressing well. He also delayed plans to impose 25-percent tariffs on Chinese goods on Friday, as previously scheduled. Advertisement “I have asked China to immediately remove all Tariffs on our agricultural products (including […]

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