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WikiLeaks revelation sours U.S.-Philippine relations

The Philippine foreign minister on Wednesday slammed a former US ambassador as a “dismal failure” in an angry reaction to a secret cable published by anti-secrecy website Wikileaks. Albert del Rosario assailed Kristie Kenney, who stepped down as US ambassador to Manila last year, after she allegedly criticised the Philippines’…

Myanmar court shuns Suu Kyi detention appeal

Lawyers for the Nobel peace laureate believe she will be released on Saturday regardless of the Supreme Court decision, but they had hoped she would also be acquitted to prove her innocence. If she is freed, the 65-year-old, who has spent much of the past two decades locked up, will…