Modi’s enthusiastic bear hug bests Trump’s handshake

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Media captionModi’s bear hug – a master at work Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has responded to the infamous “Trump handshake” with his own diplomatic tool of choice – the bear hug. A series of awkward greetings and handshakes between Mr Trump and other world leaders has left many wondering who could “beat” his approach. […]

Philippines to make enthusiastic singing of national anthem mandatory

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Image copyright AFP Image caption New rules make standing, a salute, and enthusiastic vocals compulsory The Philippine House of Representatives has approved a bill making enthusiastic singing of the national anthem compulsory. “The singing shall be mandatory and must be done with fervour,” the bill states. The word “mandatory” is not in the existing legislation. […]