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US: We stand by our allies

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US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel reaffirms his country’ support for the Philippines in its territorial dispute with China. The Philippine flag flies proudly on the deck of the rusting BRP Sierra Madre. AFP and INQUIRER file photos

“There should be no doubt about resolve of the United States. We stand by our allies and we stand by our commitments,” Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Russel, the top US diplomat for East Asia, told a Senate panel that oversees policy in the region.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Headlines,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US hits China bullying in disputed waters

In this May 7, 2013 photo, a Filipino fisherman places ice on containers for fish before they are delivered to the market in the coastal town of Infanta, Pangasinan province, northwestern Philippines. Since China took control of the Scarborough Shoal last year, which Beijing calls Huangyan Island, Filipino fishermen say Chinese maritime surveillance ships have shooed them from the disputed waters in the South China Sea and roped off the entrance to the vast lagoon that had been their fishing paradise for decades. Now, they say, they can't even count on the Chinese to give them shelter there from a potentially deadly storm. AP

The nominee to become the top US diplomat in East Asia delivered pointed comments about China in his confirmation hearing on Thursday, saying there’s no place for “coercion and bullying” in the region’s seas.

Posted: June 22nd, 2013 in Banner Story,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

China plan to board ships sets off alarm

Southeast Asia’s top diplomat warned on Friday of great anxiety over China’s plan to board and search ships that illegally enter what it considers its territory in the disputed South China Sea and said it could lead to naval clashes and undermine confidence in East Asia’s economy.

Posted: December 1st, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

Studies suggest two waves of ancient Asia settlement

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NEW YORK—Early humans settled eastern Asia in two waves rather than just one, say two genetic studies that weigh in on a long-running debate among experts trying to trace the migrations of early humans. The first wave brought in ancestors of present-day Aborigines of Australia, while the second brought forerunners of most current residents of [...]

Posted: September 23rd, 2011 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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