Donald Trump’s Incompetent Foreign Policy

For all the sound and fury, Trump’s foreign policy has few accomplishments.

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Duterte Lashes Out at Facebook After It Takes Down Fake Accounts

The Philippine leader, who harnessed the social network as he rose to power, is now making vague threats to shut it down.

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A Manila Barbershop’s Mirrors Reflect the Pain of the Pandemic

Seven months since the Philippines enacted its first lockdown, Jolog’s Barbershop exemplifies the toll the coronavirus has exacted on the country in lost lives, income and sense of community.

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U.S. Marine Pardoned for Killing Transgender Woman Is Deported From Philippines

Lance Cpl. Joseph Scott Pemberton was formally deported and flown out on a U.S. military plane. His pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte has drawn anger from activists.

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Duterte Pardons U.S. Marine Who Killed Transgender Woman

The Philippine president made the move, which riled nationalist and gay rights groups, in the interest of maintaining an “independent foreign policy.”

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Philippine Network That Clashed With Duterte Ends Local Coverage

ABS-CBN lost its broadcast license, but a dozen regional operations kept covering local news through cable and the internet. On Friday, that stopped.

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Philippine Congress Officially Shuts Down Leading Broadcaster

By voting not to renew the franchise of ABS-CBN, lawmakers silenced a major network that had come under fire from President Rodrigo Duterte.

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Duterte Signs Antiterrorism Bill in Philippines Despite Widespread Criticism

Human rights groups say the new law will give the police and military forces more powers to stifle dissent.

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Under Coronavirus Lockdown, a Philippine Priest Hits the Streets

Father Eduardo Vasquez has visited Manila’s slums to minister to the poor, and distribute food and face masks. “It is not enough to rely on faith alone,” he said.

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Maria Ressa Convicted of Libel

The conviction of Ms. Ressa, a critic of President Rodrigo Duterte, is the latest blow to press freedoms in the country.

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Philippine Dissenters May Face Terrorist Designation

President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to sign legislation defining terrorism so broadly that critics of the government could easily be detained without charge.

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Trump Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman Imposing Order

The president’s unapologetic calls for force, and his efforts to bring the military into his political line, follow a strongman’s playbook. It’s a risky move for him, and for democracy.

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Trump, On George Floyd Protests, Tests a Role He’s Long Admired: A Strongman

The president’s unapologetic calls for force, and his efforts to bring the military into his political line, follow a strongman’s playbook. It’s a risky move for him, and for democracy.

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Typhoon Vongfong Makes Landfall in the Philippines

The powerful storm is on a path toward hitting Luzon, the country’s largest and most populous island, on Saturday.

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Duterte’s Shutdown of ABS-CBN Network Leaves Void in Coronavirus Crisis

Critics of the Philippine president say the move was yet more evidence of an increasingly domineering government using a crisis like the pandemic to crack down on dissent.

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ABS-CBN, a Leading Broadcaster in the Philippines and Target of Duterte’s Ire, Signs Off

ABS-CBN has closely documented President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs that has left thousands of people dead. Such coverage has made it a target of the administration.

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In a Manila Slum, Coronavirus Lockdown Hits Hard

Life was already a struggle in the crowded shanties of San Roque. Then came the coronavirus.

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Batons, Tear Gas, Drones, Guns: How Far Should Police Go in Enforcing Coronavirus Lockdowns?

Around the world, police forces are testing how far to go in punishing ordinary behavior. But how should policing work when it’s not clear what is banned?

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