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Japan may take South Korea wartime labor dispute to international court

TOKYO (Reuters) — Japan is considering taking a dispute with South Korea over its compensation for wartime forced laborers to the International Court of Justice as the deadline for seeking third-country arbitration passes on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK reported.

‘You must be stupid’: Duterte says he won’t face international tribunal

MANILA (Reuters) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared he will never be tried by an international court for mass killings in his war on drugs, and vowed no let up in a crackdown that he said he was winning and would see through “to the very end.”

FSM president thanks police, transmits OT pay bill to Congress

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Services) — At the conclusion of his first official visit to the State of Chuuk, David W. Panuelo, president of the Federated States of Micronesia, took the FSM National Police out to a small island in Chuuk Lagoon for swimming, and then to a restaurant for dinner, in part so as to show his appreciation for their service before, during, and after the 24th Micronesian Islands Forum, and in part to address some of the concerns police have been sharing among themselves about overtime pay. The current law does not allow overtime compensation.

Marshall Islands drives tuna initiatives

MAJURO — The Marshall Islands fisheries department is pushing two initiatives that could transform the country’s engagement in the multi-billion dollar commercial tuna fishery in the region.