LONDON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Different strategic interests and expectations make it unlikely that the Trump-Putin relationship will bring substantive change in US-Russian ties or a strategic partnership.
JAKARTA (The Jakarta Post/ANN) - Indonesian authorities increase immigration surveillance at airports, ports.
TAIPEI (The China Post, ANN) - Many migrant workers head to find jobs in Taiwan. But the country's lack of interpreters in their languages mean many also find trouble.
BEIJING(CHINA DAILY/ANN) - China intensified efforts in late 2013 to adjust birth policies in place for three decades that limited most couples to just one child, aiming at addressing major demographic challenges such as an aging population and a looming labour shortage.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - US President Donald Trump reiterated his 'America first' policy in his inaugural address, and has earlier declared his country's withdrawal from the TPP.
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BEIJING (The Straits Times/ ANN) - They keep up daily protests, insisting MH370 passengers are alive and being held hostage.
TOKYO (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Asian leaders have expressed hope that United States President Donald Trump will deepen alliances and further common interests in a flurry of congratulatory messages, but these belie a sense of unease over the pugnacious "America first" approach as spelt out in his inauguration speech.
BEIJING (The Straits Times/ ANN) - An isolationist Washington will allow Beijing to boost its strategic influence in Asia, say experts.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ ANN) - Observers await more policy details before reaching conclusions.
WASHINGTON (The Straits Times/ ANN) - The historic handover of power came at the end of a bitterly fought election that divided the country.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ ANN) - New United States President Donald Trump must be “fantastically” happy with a “wonderful” Asean because it is the only “great” regional organisation that has no military might and has not been at war. The problem is, he might not know about the grouping at all.