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British state minister hails Aquino on resolving Zamboanga crisis

Hugo Swire, British Minister. AFP  FILE PHOTO

British Minister of State Hugo Swire lauded President Benigno Aquino III for the “restraint he showed” in handling the recent hostilities in Zamboanga City.

Posted: October 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hagel: US discusses ‘facts’ on Syria with allies

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP Photo

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the Obama administration is consulting with allies to “further develop the facts” about last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, and options for a response.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hagel focuses US military presence in PH visit

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. AP FILE PHOTO

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel will discuss expanding the US military’s presence in the Philippines in a visit to the country Friday as Manila looks to defend its territorial claims in disputed waters.

Posted: August 30th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Kerry joins Asia meeting marked by sea tensions

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

Fresh from tough Middle East talks, US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to touch down in Brunei Monday for meetings with Asia-Pacific nations bedevilled by divisive issues of their own.

Posted: July 1st, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines discovers pangolins on Chinese poacher boat

This undated handout photo received on April 10, 2013, and released by the Philippine coast Guard (PCG) shows coast guard personnel inspecting the Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground off Tubbataha reef in Palawan island, western Philippines. The 12 Chinese nationals arrested for the alleged poaching in April will not be deported until after their case has been terminated or they have served their sentence, the Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippine coast guard said Monday it had found hundreds of frozen scaly anteaters, or pangolins, in the cargo hold of a Chinese boat that ran aground in a protected marine sanctuary last week.

Posted: April 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »