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Philippines nabs 11 Chinese poachers

Eleven Chinese fishermen arrested by Philippine maritime police for poaching in the West Philippine Sea.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Philippine maritime police seized a Chinese fishing vessel found carrying sea turtles off Hasa-Hasa Shoal (Half Moon Shoal) in disputed waters of the West Philippine Sea on Tuesday, in the latest escalation of the increasingly bitter territorial dispute between Manila and Beijing.

Posted: May 8th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour

ASIA TOUR STARTS US President Barack Obama is welcomed by US Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy upon his arrival at Haneda International Airport in Tokyo on Wednesday night. AP

US President Barack Obama’s travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed US commitment to the region, with an eye both to China’s rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks


Filipinos rank first in a global survey on the image of the United States, beating even the Americans when it comes to a favorable view of the United States.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, HK end bitter row; sanctions lifted

Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong Wednesday. Hong Kong and the Philippines reached a compromise over Hong Kong's demands for an apology for the families of eight tourists killed in a bungled response to a 2010 Manila hostage-taking that soured relations. AP

After nearly seven months of negotiations, the Philippines and Hong Kong on Wednesday announced a “win-win” solution to provide closure to the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy that claimed the lives of eight people and injured seven others from this Chinese special administrative region.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH case vs China a model for int’l sea disputes


The Philippines’ case against China in the United Nations arbitral tribunal would be the country’s contribution to international maritime jurisprudence, setting an example of legal remedies that smaller nations could seek instead of submitting to lopsided negotiations with bigger countries, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines | Read More »