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Cha cha train to follow Obama visit?

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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Wednesday confirmed that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement will be among the topics tackled during the visit of United States President Barack Obama to the country.

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

No word yet on inking of US-PH defense pact during Obama visit

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Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma. Photo from http://pcoo.gov.ph

Amid the perception that the defense pact between the Philippines and the United States was being rushed, Malacañang denied any knowledge if the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA) will be ready in time for United States President Barack Obama’s visit to the Philippines.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | 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 »

Obama on mission to quiet skeptics of US policy in Asia

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy’s content and staying power in the region this week.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Obama on mission to quiet Asia skeptics

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

Five years after refashioning US foreign policy to emphasize Asia, President Barack Obama will face questions over his strategy’s content and staying power in the region this week.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit

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President Barack Obama meets with  President Benigno Aquino Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. AP FILE PHOTO

Malacañang on Sunday confirmed that President Benigno Aquino III and United States President Barack Obama will tackle the US forces’ pivot to Asia when the latter visits the country next week.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | 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 »

Palace says there’s no rush to increase US military presence

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Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

There’s no rush to arrive at an agreement allowing increased US military presence in the Philippines in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit in Manila later this month, a Malacañang spokesperson said Saturday.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New pact set for Obama

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PORT CALL The USS Howard, an Arleigh Burke-class, guided missile destroyer from the US Pacific Fleet, arrives in Manila on Friday on a “routine” port call. BULLIT MARQUEZ/AP

Philippine negotiators are just about ready to submit proposed “key points” for an enhanced defense cooperation agreement that would give the United States wider access to Philippine military bases, as the two countries ended their eighth round of talks on Friday, raising speculation that the deal could be ready in time for US President Barack Obama’s visit on April 28-29.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines | Read More »

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