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PH votes vs Russia’s annexation of Crimea at UN

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INQUIRER FLE PHOTO

The Philippines was among the 100 countries that voted in favor of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly resolution that scored Russia’s annexation of Crimea and affirmed Ukraine’s territorial integrity.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Western allies back peace deal with MILF

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird (AP FILE PHOTO), Australia Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (AP FILE PHOTO), European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (AP FILE PHOTO), United Kingdom’s Secretary of State William Hague (Photo from gov.uk)

The international community on Friday offered to support the implementation of the peace agreement signed on Thursday by the Aquino administration and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Release of passports to be delayed by system maintenance work

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OLD Passports and new e-Passport. PHOTO FROM DFA

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Friday that the release of passports would take a little longer starting April 1 because of a scheduled technical maintenance of its e-passport system.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Germany strengthen ties

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German Minister of State Maria Böhmer  (R): First trip to Philippines. AFP FILE PHOTO

German Minister of State Maria Böhmer called on Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Thursday and both discussed bilateral political and economic issues ahead of the 60th anniversary later this year of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Germany and the Philippines.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH extends condolences to kin of Flight MH370 victims

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DFA spokesman Charles Jose. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippines on Wednesday joined other countries in expressing condolences to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which was officially declared a crash on Monday.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US Embassy trumpets programs, ‘easy visa’ processing, Americana in mall tour

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US Embassy in Manila, Philippines. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Embassy in Manila on Saturday launched a multimedia event to celebrate Philippine-US ties and showcase the embassy’s programs and services, including “friendly” tourist visa processing.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US ambassador Goldberg pushes code of conduct between Asean, China

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US Ambassador-Designate to the Philippines, Philip Goldberg.  PHOTO FROM STATE.GOV

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China should come up with a code of conduct that would provide a peaceful, rules-based resolution to the conflicting claims over the South China Sea, US Ambassador Philip Goldberg said Saturday.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US vows to help PH face human rights challenge

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United States Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg on Saturday said his government remained committed to assisting the Philippines deal with “human rights challenges” in the face of a US State Department report criticizing the country for failing to stamp out extrajudicial killings.

Posted: March 2nd, 2014 in Headlines | Read More »

2 Filipinos killed in Qatar blast

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Firemen work at the site of an explosion in Doha, Qatar, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. A apparent gas explosion Thursday at a restaurant near a filling station in the Qatari capital killed a dozen people and wounded several more, emergency services officials in the energy-rich Gulf nation said. (AP Photo)

Two Filipinos were killed and two others were injured in a gas explosion at a Turkish restaurant near a filling station in Qatar’s capital Doha on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) confirmed on Friday.

Posted: March 1st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino flying to KL Feb. 27 for state visit

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President Benigno Aquino III. AP FILE PHOTO

President Aquino will fly to Malaysia on Feb. 27 for a two-day state visit on the invitation of the Malaysian king and the prime minister, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.

Posted: February 21st, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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