Philippines, China in talks over sea dispute, base access for US forces — Radio Free Asia

Updated at 7:23 a.m. ET on 2023-03-23 China batted on Thursday for friendly negotiations to settle simmering differences, including over the South China Sea and greater access for U.S. troops to Philippine bases, as Manila and Beijing began two days of talks to assess their relationship. The so-called bilateral “consultative” talks, which have taken place … Read more

Africa: Access to Chronic Disease Medication ‘Still Out of Reach for Many’ – WHO Report

Although COVID-19 is disappearing from view, access to medicines that treat non-communicable diseases, or NCDs, remain out of reach for millions across the world, said the World Health Organization (WHO) in a new report published on Wednesday. Access to NCD Medicines: Emergent Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Key Structural Factors, highlights the effect of … Read more

New Mexico governor signs bill protecting access to reproductive and gender-affirming care into law

CNN  —  New Mexico Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday signed into law a bill that prohibits local municipalities and other public bodies from inferring with a person’s ability to access reproductive or gender-affirming health care services. HB7, the Reproductive and Gender-Affirming Health Care Freedom Act, also prohibits any public body from imposing laws, … Read more

China Warns Philippines Over US Access to Military Bases – The Diplomat

China Warns Philippines Over US Access to Military Bases

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin greets Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. in Manila, the Philippines, Feb. 2, 2023. Credit: DoD photo by Chad J. McNeeley Advertisement China’s government has warned the Philippines that granting the United States military access to more military facilities will “seriously harm Philippine national interests and endanger regional peace and … Read more

House Republicans win access to Biden’s foreign banking documents

House Republicans will receive access to President Biden’s foreign banking documents, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer says. Comer made the announcement during a televised appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News late Monday night. Comer says his committee came to an agreement with the Treasury Department to allow access to documents relating to Biden … Read more

Sen. Kevin Cramer: McCarthy Was Wrong To Give Tucker Carlson Exclusive Access To Jan. 6 Video

A GOP senator on Sunday criticized House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s decision to share about 41,000 hours of Capitol security footage from the Jan. 6, 2021, riot only with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who selectively edited it to deny the violent insurrection. Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) agreed with McCarthy’s decision to release the footage, but … Read more

China warns Philippines not to give US more access to bases — Radio Free Asia

Granting the United States greater access to Philippine military bases will drag the Southeast Asian nation into “geopolitical strife,” China’s embassy here has warned, claiming the move is part of a plot to contain its growing regional influence. The embassy issued the statement a day after MaryKay Carlson, the American ambassador to Manila, said in … Read more

Judge Denies Trump’s Attempt To Block ‘Access Hollywood’ Tape From E. Jean Carroll Trial

The judge in writer E. Jean Carroll’s defamation and battery case against Donald Trump denied the former president’s request to omit certain evidence from trial, according to court documents released Friday. Carroll is seeking to present jurors with a notorious 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape, as well as testimony from two other women alleging misconduct, at … Read more

Democrats Seek To Expand Access To Home And Community Services For Disabled People

Democrats in the House and Senate reintroduced legislation this week that would expand access to home- and community-based services (HCBS) and address barriers faced by millions of disabled people nationwide who use these services. The Home and Community Based Services Access Act, initially introduced in 2021 with the support of disability organizations, would mandate the … Read more