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PH-HK relations repaired, but families of victims still being courted

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Cabinet Secretary Jose Rene Almendras. AP FILE PHOTO

It is only the beginning of the end. Malacañang on Thursday said that while the Hong Kong and Philippine governments have come to an agreement on the 2010 Manila hostage tragedy, they are still working on the concerns of the victims and their families.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit

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A Secret Service agent holds open a door to the armored limo known as "The Beast," as US President Barack Obama arrives at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport April 10, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Obama is in Austin to visit the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and speak during a Civil Rights Summit. AFP/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Members of the US Secret Service have arrived in the country in preparation for the visit of US President Barack Obama next week, the military said.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Filipina, 51, shot dead by 24-year-old American boyfriend

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Alexander Richardson and Josephine Austria. Photo from http://www.wfla.com

A 51-year-old Filipina nurse was shot dead by her American live-in partner in the middle of a party at their Clearwater City, Florida residence.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China, rivals sign pact to ease maritime tensions

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, is welcomed by Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, Director of Foreign Affairs Office of the Chinese Defense Ministry and U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, upon his arrival at Qingdao International Airport in Qingdao, China, Monday, April 7, 2014. Hagel is currently on his fourth trip to Asian nations since taking office. (AP Photo/Alex Wong, Pool)

China, the United States, Japan and more than a dozen other Asia-Pacific countries have signed a naval agreement aimed at ensuring miscommunication between ships at sea does not escalate into conflict.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

President Barack Obama waves from the doorway of Air Force One as he leaves for Tokyo, Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from Paine Field in Everett, Wash., after visiting the community of Oso, Wash., which was hit by a deadly mudslide on March 22, 2014. AP/Ted S. Warren

President Barack Obama’s travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. 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 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

President Barack Obama. AP

President Barack Obama says America’s mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vargas documentary previews in San Francisco

TV journalist Lloyd LaCuesta holds post-screening conversation with Jose Antonio Vargas. PHOTOS BY JOAQUIN JAY GONZALEZ III

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas’ film Documented screened at Golden Gate University April 19 to an audience of nearly 200. (See trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7F8uw9hw_A )

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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10 US presidents who visited the PH (and what they said)

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  An American president visiting the Philippines has always been a big deal. So it’s not surprising that President Obama’s upcoming brief stop in Manila has generated excitement and will be closely watched and examined. The questions on the Obama visit will no doubt range from the petty – “Will he wear a barong? Will [...]

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Fil-Am elected mayor of Bellflower, California

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Bellflower Mayor Sonny Santa Ines. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Another Filipino has been elected to a key city council position in Southern California.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Asia seeks Obama’s assurance in territorial spats

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that’s warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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