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US eases restrictions on Huawei; founder says US underestimates Chinese firm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. government has temporarily eased trade restrictions imposed last week on China’s Huawei, a move aimed at minimizing disruption for its customers but dismissed by its founder who said the tech firm had prepared for U.S. action.

Worries of longer, costlier US-China trade war hits markets

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) — Worries that the United States and China were digging in for a longer, costlier trade war weighed on financial markets on Monday as Beijing accused Washington of harboring “extravagant expectations” for a deal to end their dispute.

Washington state governor signs dental health bill for FSM and other FAS citizens

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services) — In part due to the ceaseless commitment towards advocacy from the COFA Alliance National Network or CANN, on May 8, 2019, Jay Inslee, governor of the State of Washington, signed into law Washington State Senate Bill 5274, which creates a dental care program for residents of the state who are citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Position statement of NYMWPS about the Philippine midterm elections

(Press Release) — The National Youth Movement for West Philippine Sea or NYMWPS, a transnational youth organization in asserting the territorial sovereignty in the West Philippine Sea, recognizes the significance of the electoral process in strengthening Philippine democracy; but when the integrity of such process is doubtful, it dampens the spirit of democracy.

US warship sails in disputed South China Sea amid trade tensions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — The U.S. military said one of its warships sailed near the disputed Scarborough Shoal claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a move likely to anger Beijing at a time of tense ties between the world’s two biggest economies.

‘Bring it on’: Philippines’ drug war commander invites probes into killings

MANILA (Reuters) — The top enforcer of a brutal war on drugs in the Philippines on Friday dared prosecutors to go after him for the deaths of thousands of people, after activists warned that his election to the Senate could insulate him from legal action.

New FSM president thanks Australia for its continuous friendship and support

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services) — On May 15, 2019, David W. Panuelo, the new president of the Federated States of Micronesia, received George Fraser, ambassador of Australia, who requested a courtesy call.