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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his defence minister to move joint naval exercises with the US away from the disputed South China Sea.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his defence minister to move joint naval exercises with the US away from the disputed South China Sea.PHOTO: EPA

Duterte wants to relocate US navy drills

MANILA • Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has asked his defence minister to move joint naval exercises with the United States away from the disputed South China Sea as he tries to repair Manila's ties with China.

REUTERS


S. Korean ex-minister arrested

SEOUL • South Korea's former health minister Moon Hyung Pyo was arrested under a court order yesterday in a widening probe to determine whether impeached President Park Geun Hye took bribes from businesses.

AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 01, 2017, with the headline 'WorldBriefs'. Print Edition | Subscribe