World: U.S. Foreign Minister visits the Philippines

Hundreds of aftershocks shake earthquake-hit northern Philippines

  Hundreds of aftershocks shake earthquake-hit northern Philippines Anxious residents slept outside after hundreds of aftershocks rattled the earthquake-hit northern Philippines, locals said Thursday, as President Ferdinand Marcos Jr flew to the region to inspect the damage. Five people were killed and more than 150 injured when a 7.0-magnitude quake struck the lightly populated province of Abra on Wednesday morning, authorities said. The powerful quake rippled across the mountainous region, toppling buildings, triggering landslides and shaking high-rise towers hundreds of kilometres away in the capital Manila.

in the middle of the tensions between the United States and China for Taiwan visits US Secretary of State Antony Antony Antony, in the middle of tensions. After participating in the Foreign Ministers' meeting of the Southeast Asian alliance in Cambodia in Cambodia, the new head of state Ferdinand Marcos (03.30 a.m. MESZ) and the Filipino Foreign Minister Enrique Manalo (online PK. 07:00) meet. The United States and the Philippines have a security alliance, Washington has repeatedly supported Manila in disputes with Beijing about area claims in the South China Sea.

Inmitten der Spannungen zwischen den USA und China wegen Taiwan besucht US-Außenminister Antony Blinken am Samstag die Philippinen. © Andrew Harnik In the middle of the tensions between the United States and China for Taiwan, US Foreign Minister Antony visits the Philippines on Saturday.

The Chinese army has been holding military maneuvers off the coast of Taiwan since Thursday. Chinese fighter jets and warships have several times the unofficial maritime border between China and Taiwan. The People's Republic reacted to a visit to Taiwan by the chairman of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

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