VIENTIANE (Viet Nam News/ANN) - Asean foreign ministers expressed concerns on the land reclamations and escalation of activities in the South China Sea.
VIENTIANE (China Daily/ ANN) - Before the annual meeting, which started on Monday, figures from countries such as Japan had called publicly for Asean countries to make the ruling part of the joint statement.
BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - US National Security Advisor Susan Rice is in China for talks with Chinese officials to prepare for US President Barack Obama’s attendance at the G20 summit in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, in September.
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MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte promises to eradicate criminality, illegal drugs and corruption in government as he delivered his first State of the Nation Address (Sona).
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - It has been learned that the Japanese emperor hopes to “abdicate.” Considering the Constitution and Imperial House Law now in place, what would the implications be? The Yomiuri Shimbun asked experts on the matter to answer these questions.
TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - A series of incidents involving ardent players of the smartphone game “Pokemon Go” were reported Saturday and Sunday across Japan.
VIENTIANE (The Nation/Bangkok) - Asean members saved face for all by not mentioning an international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea dispute in a joint communique.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - With individual members taking opposite sides in the South China Sea conflict, hope rests on flexibility.