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Merkel calls for free trade as EU, Asia meet

Oct 19, 2018 - 10:35 PM

The German Chancellor rallies for free trade as EU and Asian leaders meet to unite in defiance of US President Donald Trump's 'America first' approach

German Chancellor and Christian Democratic Union's (CDU) main candidate Angela Merkel (C) delivers a speech during an election rally in Schwerin, northern Germany, on September 19, 2017. Germany goes to the polls for parliamentary elections on September 24, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

European Union invites Duterte to visit Europe

Jan 24, 2018 - 12:38 PM

EU Ambassador Franz Jessen hopes President Rodrigo Duterte will 'develop his understanding of Europe' during the Asia-Europe Meeting set in October

Philippines to raise West PH Sea issue at regional summit

Jul 14, 2016 - 11:41 AM

Philippine Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay will attend the two day Asia Europe Summit in Mongolia along with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Philippine Foreign Affairs secretary Perfecto Yasay delivers a brief statement at the DFA head office in Pasay City, July 12, 2016. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Putin takes center stage at Asia-Europe summit

Oct 16, 2014 - 4:10 PM

Much of the attention will be focused on the margins of the summit especially Vladimir Putin s breakfast meeting with Petro Poroshenko to review a battered ceasefire that Kiev agreed in early September with pro Moscow rebels

A picture shows the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) logo on the eve of the ASEM 10 summit on October 15, 2014 at the Fiera Milano in Milan. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP

Ukraine leader sacks defense minister ahead of Russia talks

Oct 13, 2014 - 11:10 AM

The sacking highlights a sense of failure that has enveloped the once proud force as the 6 month conflict with pro Russian rebels drags on and the death toll from fighting approaches 3 400

A Ukrainian serviceman stands close to military convoy on a road near of Slaviansk, Ukraine, 05 October 2014. Konstantin Grishin/EPA

Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border ahead of key talks

Oct 12, 2014 - 4:48 PM

UPDATED Kremlin: The head of state has tasked the defense minister with beginning to bring troops back to their permanent bases

In this file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media after his talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Minsk, Belarus, early 27 August 2014. Alexander Zemlianichenko/EPA

Int'l conference adopts Tacloban Declaration

Jun 06, 2014 - 8:57 PM

The document is a new framework for disaster risk reduction and management that draws from the best practices developed and lessons learned after Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan

STILL WAITING. Yolanda survivors count on the government for help even as rehabilitation efforts suffer from too much bureaucracy. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Legarda: Women lead in disaster risk reduction

Jun 06, 2014 - 2:24 PM

Watch Senator Loren Legarda s speech at the Asia Europe Meeting ASEM on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

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Jun 05, 2014 - 9:32 PM

Ombudsman says no immunity for Napoles will file charges vs Napoles and 3 senators Aquino calls for action vs climate change

'Horrible' Tacloban tent fire hounds int'l conference

Jun 05, 2014 - 9:21 PM

But a European Union commissioner says We have to also place the recovery effort here in this context of the enormity of the problem that Yolanda caused

TENT TRAGEDY. John Mark Ocenar (left), 7, is treated in a hospital before he dies due to cardiac arrest, says Tacloban Mayor Alfred Romualdez. Photo courtesy of Tacloban City government

EU announces €30-M grant for Yolanda survivors

Jun 05, 2014 - 6:00 PM

As of 2014 donations made by the European Union its member states and private European citizens amount to a total of €740 million 1 billion

EU GRANT. EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva talks about the help given by Europe in the aftermath of Yolanda. Photo by Rappler

Vietnam, China delegates in bitter exchange at ASEM

Jun 05, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Hoang Van Thang Vietnam s vice minister of agricultural and rural development makes an unexpected comment that China’s actions in the South China Sea is a man made disaster

ON DISASTERS. Vietnam vice minister on development Hoang Van Thang explains the importance of ensuring agricultural resilience in disasters. Photo by Rappler.

Philippines' top diplomat hits China for 'expansion agenda'

Jun 05, 2014 - 5:01 PM

Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario doubts if China is serious about speedily crafting a binding code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea

'30 HECTARES.' The Philippines slams China for its 'excessive reclamation' as shown in this photo dated March 11, 2014. Photo courtesy of DFA

Soliman: Make disaster risks easily understandable

Jun 05, 2014 - 1:47 PM

Watch Department of Social and Welfare Development Dinky Soliman at the Asia Europe Meeting ASEM on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Aquino: Climate change altering the way we live

Jun 05, 2014 - 11:20 AM

Watch Aquino s speech during the ASEM forum

#TaclobanDeclaration: Pledge to prepare for disasters

Jun 05, 2014 - 11:05 AM

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HIGHLIGHTS: ASEM on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management

Jun 05, 2014 - 9:52 AM

Watch the opening ceremony of the ASEM forum on Rappler

Int'l delegates check Yolanda-hit Leyte

Jun 04, 2014 - 7:49 PM

We cannot possibly continue with business as usual a European commissioner says ahead of a key conference on disasters

LIVE BLOG: Summit on #TaclobanDeclaration

Jun 04, 2014 - 2:49 PM

The conference will launch a new international disaster risk reduction and management framework called the Tacloban Declaration replacing the decade old Hyogo Framework for Action

Int'l forum to launch 'Tacloban Declaration' on disaster-readiness

Jun 02, 2014 - 12:00 AM

The document details a new international framework for disaster risk reduction and management

RISING FROM DISASTER. Communities in Eastern Visayas rebuild their homes and their lives after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) brought the region to its knees. Photo by Jake Verzosa

PH to host post-Yolanda ASEM Conference on DRRM

May 28, 2014 - 4:25 PM

150 representatives from various concerned organizations in Asia and Europe will head to Manila early June to discuss disaster risk reduction with areas affected by Yolanda as a model

Iranian volleyball fans find home court edge in Manila

Apr 17, 2014 - 6:29 PM

Despite playing thousands of miles away the Iranian men s volleyball had a solid core to support them en route to winning Asian Men s Club Volleyball Championships this week

TEHRAN AWAY FROM HOME. Iranian fans supporting their national team at this past week's Asian Men's Club Volleyball Championships in Manila. Photo by Levi Verora/Rappler

EU to PH: We support peace in South China Sea

Nov 06, 2012 - 5:19 PM

The EU supports a rules based approach in addressing maritime disputes in the West Philippine Sea

Aquino greets European Council President Herman van Rompuy in Vientiane. Photo by Lauro Montellano/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino talks OFW, disaster with Euro leaders

Nov 05, 2012 - 6:34 PM

Aquino meets with European leaders on the sidelines of the Asia Europe Meeting in Laos

PH pushes sea row at Asia-Europe meeting

Nov 05, 2012 - 5:20 PM

President Benigno Aquino III raised the issue in bilateral meetings with EU leaders

Aquino speaks to the Filipino community in Laos on Sunday, November 4. Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino leaves Sunday for ASEM meet

Nov 02, 2012 - 5:21 PM

The President will be attending the 9th Asia Europe meeting

Philippine President Benigno Aquino III during an interview with Rappler, October 17, 2012.

PH keen to lure investment at Asia-Europe summit

Oct 29, 2012 - 3:24 PM

Asian and European leaders are expected to exchange views on the Eurozone crisis trade and investment among other issues

FORGING ASIA-EUROPE TIES. Group picture at the 8th ASEM in Brussels, Belgium in 2010. Photo courtesy of ASEM