MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A Filipino ports and casino tycoon described Donald Trump as the “biggest risk” and the “biggest unknown” in global trade. 

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Bangkok (The Nation/ANN) - Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Myanmar has made substantial shifts towards its relations with major powers comprising China, Russia and the United States. They are key regional players in Southeast Asia which will impact directly on peace and stability as well as economic development in Myanmar.

KUALA LUMPUR (Sin Chew Daily / ANN) - The second round of Jakarta Governor election has ended. Chinese Christian Governer Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is also known as “Ahok” failed in his attempt to seek re-election. He lost to Anies Baswedan.

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - A Filipino ports and casino tycoon described Donald Trump as the “biggest risk” and the “biggest unknown” in global trade. 

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Former President Park Geun-hye will have the first trial for the corruption charges that had her impeached.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Samsung says it will improve on Galaxy S8's red-tinted screens for which it has been receiving complaints from dissatisfied customers. 

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KATHMANDU (The Kathmandu Post/ANN)- South Asia, including Nepal, may find a reason to cheer if Donald Trump sticks to his campaign promise of withdrawing the US from two major free-trade pacts--referred to as TPP and TTIP--and imposing high tariff on goods imported from China and Mexico.

SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN) - Holders of the Singapore passport can now get visa-on-arrival in Ukraine for up to 15 days, upping the Republic's score by one to 159.

JAKARTA (The Straits Times/ANN) - Basuki Tjahaja Purnama is hours away from finding out if he will make history by being the first non-Muslim to be directly elected governor of Indonesia's capital Jakarta.

BANGKOK (The Straits Times/ANN) - Only two popular tourist areas spared as the city sets out to clear sidewalk congestion

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - The Philippines’ top diplomat says President Rodrigo Duterte has been consistent in his desire to improve ties with China but not at the expense of the country’s sovereignty.

BEIJING (China Daily/ ANN) - Chinese President Xi Jinping asked People’s Liberation Army commanders on Tuesday to focus on strengthening their unit’s combat capability following the establishment of 84 large units.

TOKYO (The Japan News/ANN) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence agreed on Tuesday that the two nations would join hands to increase pressure on North Korea, which has repeatedly engaged in provocative missile launches and nuclear tests.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN) - Beijing's travel ban to South Korea attributed as the main cause of sharp decrease in Chinese passenger traffic to Korean airports, including Jeju International Airport.

SEOUL (The Korea Herald/ANN News Desk) - US Vice President Mike Pence warns of possible military action in North Korea as Beijing continues to call for dialogue.