Asian and Middle East Headline News meant to be read in two minutes or less.
- Duterte may follow Russia in withdrawing from ICC.
- Philippine economy grows 7.1% on year’s third quarter.
- Duterte says refugees can always come to the Philippines.
- Myanmar ‘Exorcist’ in Court over death of three children.
- Former President Marcos given controversial hero’s burial.
- Vietnam Prime Minister back off of PTT.
- Cambodian senator jailed for 18 months for insulting PM.
- Rohingaya flee to Bangladesh due to Myanmar crackdown.
- At least 36 dead in Syrian airstrikes west of Aleppo city.
- 16 killed in car bombing at Shiite village north of Baghdad.
- Iraqi special forces capture another airport west of Mosul.
- Iran exceeds heavy water limitations twice in lieu of treaty.
- In Berlin Obama urges Trump to stand up to Russia.
- Merkel has been an outstanding EU partner (Obama)
- Obama leaves for Berlin after multi-EU meeting for Peru conference.
- North Korea will head agenda at Obama, XI meeting next week.
- Trump far-right appointments raise concerns in Asia’
- Abe,Trump have candid, cordial, multi-topic meeting in NY.
- Japan PM says he has full confidence in Trump leadership.
- Clinton says America’s division after election ‘Run deep.’
- Bernie Sanders demands Trump withdraw far-right advisors.
- U. S. National Security Chief James Clapper announces resignation.
- Trump must weigh cost of his fiscal polices. (Yeller)
- U. S. weekly jobless claims fall to 43 year low.
(News gathered from Asia news sources, France 24, BBC, Eronews)
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