Philippine Leader Reverses Course, Keeps U.S. Defense Pact

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has reversed his decision to scrap a major defense pact with the U.S., salvaging a cornerstone of the two countries’ military alliance and reinforcing efforts to counterbalance an increasingly assertive China. The fate of the Visiting Forces Agreement

Japanese Leader Suga Says Country Is Safe for Olympics

TOKYO—Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga defended his decision to hold the Tokyo Olympics during a pandemic, saying Japan has a fraction of the Covid-19 cases of Western countries and is more disciplined in preventing infections. With critics calling the Games a danger to

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