ASEAN summit targeted by hackers: report

A hacking group previously linked to the Vietnamese government or working on its behalf has broken into the computers of neighboring countries as well as a grouping of Southeast Asian nations, according to cybersecurity company Volexity......»»

Category: newsSource: interaksyon interaksyonNov 7th, 2017

Timor Leste application for ASEAN membership still being studied – chairman’s report

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is still studying Timor Leste's application for membership in the regional organization, according to the chairman's statement of the recently ended 31st summit, hosted by the Philippines on ASEAN's 50th anniversary......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsNov 16th, 2017

Manila roads to be closed, traffic rerouted on Sunday for ASEAN security send-off – GMA News

GMA News Manila roads to be closed, traffic rerouted on Sunday for ASEAN security send-offGMA NewsIn preparation for the country’s hosting of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Summit, more than 57,000 police officers and soldiers will be deployed in Metro Manila and Pampanga, a 24 Oras report said on Thursday. A send-off ceremony for… link: Manila roads to be closed, traffic rerouted on Sunday for ASEAN security send-off – GMA News.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2017

Video of attack on ‘Jews’ sparks outrage in Germany

BERLIN, Germany --- German political and religious leaders expressed shock Wednesday over an alleged anti-Semitic attack on two men wearing traditional Jewish skullcaps in central Berlin filmed by one of the victims. One of the young men targeted, who captured the incident on his smartphone, said they were confronted by three Arabic-speakers shouting insults at them, one of whom lashed out at him with a belt. Berlin police in their report on Tuesday's suspected anti-Semitic attack said that the suspect later also threatened his victim with a glass bottle. In a twist to the story, the author of the video tape, which went viral on social media, a 21-year-old student called Ada...Keep on reading: Video of attack on ‘Jews’ sparks outrage in Germany.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated News12 hr. 22 min. ago

Advancing security and prosperity in ASEAN

It was great to be back in Sydney recently for the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit – the first time Australia has hosted ASEAN leaders in Australia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated News13 hr. 35 min. ago

JG Summit s core profits dip slightly in 2017

MANILA, Philippines – JG Summit Incorporated (JG Summit), the holding firm of the Gokongwei Group , saw its bottom line remain relatively flat in 2017 as earnings from its petrochemicals unit offset the sluggish performance of its airline. In a report to the stock exchange on Friday, April 13,  JG Summit  attributed to ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

NKorea ready to discuss denuclearization with US – report

WASHINGTON, D.C.: North Korean officials have told their US counterparts that Kim Jong Un is ready to discuss denuclearization, an assurance that could pave the way for a planned meeting with President Donald Trump, reports said. It is the first time Pyongyang has made the offer of a summit directly to Washington, after its invitation [...] The post NKorea ready to discuss denuclearization with US – report appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 9th, 2018

Dominant at home, Europe where Bayern & City measure success

By Rob Harris, Associated Press Three of the teams in the Champions League quarterfinals are in a luxurious position, and running away with their domestic competitions allows them to concentrate on European glory. Manchester City and Bayern Munich could even secure trophies between the first and second legs in Europe over the next week or so. City, which travels to Liverpool in an all-northwest England quarterfinal on Wednesday, has a 16-point lead in the Premier League. Bayern, which is a point better off at the Bundesliga summit, visits on Tuesday a Sevilla side that is in the European Cup quarterfinals for the first time in 60 years. Barcelona has a nine-point lead at home as it prepares to host Roma on Wednesday, with defending champion Real Madrid trailing by 13 points in third place. Madrid, though, is a European force. Champions League winners in three of the last four seasons, Zinedine Zidane's side visits Serie A leader Juventus on Tuesday. A closer look at the quarterfinal match-ups: ___ JUVENTUS-REAL MADRID Has Gareth Bale done enough to retain his place in Madrid's starting lineup? Either side of the recent international break, Bale scored three goals in two matches. But he wasn't entrusted with a starting place in the round of 16 against Paris Saint-Germain — reflecting the uncertainty surrounding the Wales forward's status in the squad. "I'm pleased with his performance," Madrid coach Zidane said after Bale scored twice in a 3-0 win at relegation-threatened Las Palmas on Saturday. "You'll have to wait and see if he plays on Tuesday." Lucas Vazquez could drop out if Zidane restores the "BBC" front-line of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Bale. Bale, though, could miss out again if Madrid decide to add an extra midfielder for the first leg in Turin by including Marco Asensio or Francisco "Isco" Alarcon. Madrid and Juventus are meeting for the first time since last season's final when the Spanish capital club swept to a 12th European title. The only Champions League final Madrid has failed to reach in the last four seasons was in 2014-15 — when it lost to Juventus in the semifinals. Juventus must raise its game after struggling in Serie A recently. After a 0-0 draw at lowly Spal, the team was outplayed by AC Milan for much of Saturday's match before Juan Cuadrado came off the bench to turn things around. On his first appearance after more than three months out with a groin injury, Cuadrado grabbed the crucial second goal in a 3-1 win. "He's come back well and has astounded me," Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said, "because often in the past he hasn't done well coming off the bench." Juventus is once again in the hunt for a treble, leading Serie A by four points and through to the Italian Cup final. ___ BARCELONA-ROMA Barcelona can count on Lionel Messi again but how fit is he? After missing recent Argentina games with a muscular problem, he made a scoring return from the bench on Saturday against Sevilla to preserve Barcelona's unbeaten La Liga record this season. Coach Ernesto Valverde, however, said Messi is still bothered by pain heading into the game against Roma. The Italian capital club is awaiting a prognosis on Radja Nainggolan's thigh injury. The Belgium international, who has started all of Roma's Champions League matches, limped off 16 minutes into Saturday's 1-1 draw at Bologna. Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco is doubtful Nainggolan will recover in time "He is the 'Ninja,'" Di Francesco said. "He told me to wait and tried to run it off, but if he had to give up and leave the pitch that means there's really something wrong and the problem is serious." With Roma prioritizing the game against Barcelona, the lack of depth was evident on Saturday when Edin Dzeko had to come off the bench to salvage a draw. __ LIVERPOOL-MAN CITY City makes a return trip to the only stadium where it has lost during an otherwise unbeaten Premier League campaign. With Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane boasting 75 goals between them this season, Liverpool has an impressive attacking armory to take on Pep Guardiola's side. "They are almost unstoppable," Guardiola said. "The way Liverpool play is so complicated for us. We know that. They are so quick, they are so good." The 4-3 loss at Anfield in January was a blip in City's progression to the Premier League title that can be sealed with a win against Manchester United on Saturday. With the European first leg on Wednesday and the return at the Etihad Stadium next Tuesday, Guardiola's predicament will be whether to rest players for the Manchester derby and potentially miss out on winning the Premier League in perhaps the sweetest way. Guardiola is hoping to welcome Sergio Aguero back from a knee injury that has kept the striker out of action for a month. While Liverpool is England's most successful side with five European Cups, City has never won the competition. Guardiola, though, led Barcelona to two Champions League titles. ___ SEVILLA-BAYERN MUNICH Bayern's players must be dreading the sight of Sevilla: Spanish teams have eliminated them in the past four seasons. Before then, Bayern lifted the European Cup in the all-German 2013 final against Borussia Dortmund when Jupp Heynckes completed a treble before stepping down. The 72-year-old coach was brought out of retirement to return in October when Carlo Ancelotti was fired after losing to PSG. Heynckes has overseen a remarkable turnaround, with Bayern on course to repeat the 2013 treble. Sevilla, though, keeps on upsetting more illustrious sides. Not only was Jose Mourinho's Manchester United stunned in the round of 16 but Barcelona was held to a draw on Saturday. Sevilla, which won the Europa League in 2014, 2015 and 2016, is contesting its first European Cup quarterfinal since 1958. ___ Tales Azzoni in Madrid, Daniella Matar in Milan and Ciaran Fahey in Berlin contributed to this report......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsApr 3rd, 2018

REPORTS: PBA lifts lifetime ban on Renaldo Balkman

Renaldo Balkman back in the PBA? In a report by PBA Press Corps president Gerry Ramos of, the Philippine Basketball Association has decided to lift the lifetime ban imposed on the controversial import. According to the report, the league has consulted with former Commissioner Chito Salud, the one who gave the ban in 2013, and he gave his recommendation to go ahead with the move. Current Commissioner Willie Marcial is set to give an official announcement soon. In the Commissioner's Cup five years ago, Balkman, playing for Petron Blaze, was slapped with a lifetime ban on top of a P250,000 fine for choking teammate Arwind Santos, among other things, during a heated game against the Alaska Aces. The former New York Knick has since made his way back to the Philippines though, playing for Alab Pilipinas in the Asean Basketball League. Coached by Jimmy Alapag, Balkman and Alab are in the playoffs of the ABL season after finishing the elimnation round with a 14-6 record.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

The Special Australia-ASEAN Summit: Highlighting Australia’s significance as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power

Middle powers have an interest in preserving the international order. They follow the leadership of a relevant great power, but they do so willingly and with alacrity compared with the small powers. As a general rule, middle powers forgo the attainment of great power status for various reasons such as the urgency to prosper economically […] The post The Special Australia-ASEAN Summit: Highlighting Australia’s significance as an Indo-Pacific Middle Power appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 27th, 2018

‘Sydney Declaration’ sends strong message vs aggressions in S. China Sea

      The Asean-Australia joint statement released at the end of the recently held summit in Sydney voiced out its "strongest position" yet against the threatening acts in the South China Sea, a political analyst said.   "The joint statement of the Asean-Australia Special Summit signed by member-heads of state aired the strongest position against aggressive acts in the South China Sea," Stratbase Group founder and managing director Dindo Manhit said in a statementThursday.   He added that the joint statement, otherwise known as Sydney Declaration, "raised the level of regional cooperation amid a changing geopolitical environment where the...Keep on reading: ‘Sydney Declaration’ sends strong message vs aggressions in S. China Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 22nd, 2018

A partner of Asean

Last January, the World Bank released its Global Economic Prospects report indicating that the Philippines is the fastest-growing economy in ASEAN and is exp.....»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

PH gears workforce with inclusive innovation – DTI chief

  Sydney – Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Secretary Ramon M. Lopez shared how the Philippines (PH) is preparing for the “future of work” during the CEO Forum held at the sidelines of ASEAN-Australia Special Summit last 17 March. The CEO Forum gathered ASEAN and Australian business leaders to discuss six main topics vital […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  boholnewsdailyRelated NewsMar 21st, 2018

COA: Completion of P55-M road project in Eastern Samar delayed for 481 days

MANILA, Philippines – A 5.7-kilometer farm-to-market road (FMR) road project funded by the Department of Agriculture (DA) for the people of Can-avid town, Eastern Samar province was found to be 481 days delayed from its targeted completion date, according to a Commission on Audit (COA) report. The project, sealed by ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

Asean, Australia vow to fight protectionism

Laos Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other Asean leaders made a joint declaration on Sunday at the end of a special Asean-Australia Summit in Sydney that aims to be an official guideline for the two dialogue partners to shape their cooperation policies in the coming years. One of the key messages in the joint declaration was that Asean and Australia will continue to support the development of the region into a free trade area where tariff and non-tariff barriers are to be eliminated. "As highly trade-oriented economies, we reaffirm our support to enhance trade and investment as well as resisting all forms of protectionism to im...Keep on reading: Asean, Australia vow to fight protectionism.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2018

ASEAN, Australia agree on infra dev’t

SYDNEY — Australia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed during a weekend summit in Sydney to establish a regional infrastructure pipeline, Australia’s foreign minister said, as the bloc seeks to balance rising Chinese influence. The project “will develop a pipeline of high-quality infrastructure projects, to attract private and public investment”, according to […] The post ASEAN, Australia agree on infra dev’t appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsMar 19th, 2018

ASEAN leaders tackle Rohingya crisis, urge South China Sea calm

SYDNEY, Australia – Australia and its ASEAN neighbors vowed to boost defense ties while stressing the importance of non-militarization in the disputed South China Sea Sunday, March 18 at a summit where the "complex" Rohingya crisis took center stage. Leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 18th, 2018

PH, ASEAN, Australia partners in terror war

THE Philippines yesterday joined the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia in reaffirming commitment as active partners in the war against terror. During the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit that is being held in Sydney, the ASEAN-Australia signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation to Counter International Terrorism. This….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Australia warns Southeast Asia of high-tech terror threat

SYDNEY, Australia – Australia on Saturday, March 16, warned the use of encrypted messaging apps to plan terrorist attacks was the greatest threat faced by intelligence agencies in modern times and urged a "united and cohesive" response. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton told an ASEAN-Australia special summit in Sydney that the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 17th, 2018

Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member

  Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants Australia to become a full member of ASEAN, signaling Friday he is keen on Canberra playing a bigger regional role in defense, trade and security matters.   His comments come with Australia hosting a special summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders in Sydney, as China increasingly flexes its muscle and the threat of violent extremism grows.   "I think it's a good idea," Widodo told the Sydney Morning Herald, referring to Australia joining ASEAN -- the first time an Indonesian president has endorsed the concept.   "Because our region will be better, (for) stability, economic stabi...Keep on reading: Indonesia wants Australia as full ASEAN member.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018

Indonesia wants Australia as full Asean member

SYDNEY: Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants Australia to become a full member of Asean, signaling on Friday he is keen on Canberra playing a bigger regional role in defense, trade and security matters. His comments come with Australia hosting a special summit of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders in Sydney, as China increasingly [...] The post Indonesia wants Australia as full Asean member appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMar 16th, 2018