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Kerry seeks Asia’s help in anti-Islamic State push

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US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a brief visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights against Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus.

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

Palace not keen on junking VFA

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AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite protests spurred by a US Marine’s alleged involvement in the murder of a Filipino transgender woman, Malacañang remains lukewarm at the prospects of scrapping the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA).

Posted: October 19th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

China, Vietnam patch ties after territory disputes

In this May 7, 2014 file photo released by Vietnam Coast Guard, a Chinese ship, left, shoots water cannon at a Vietnamese vessel, right, while a Chinese Coast Guard ship, center, sails alongside in the South China Sea, off Vietnam's coast as Chinese ships are ramming at Vietnamese vessels trying to stop Beijing from setting up an oil rig in the sea. AP FILE PHOTO

China and Vietnam agreed to resume military ties and better manage their maritime disputes in the first signs that tensions over territorial claims could be easing.

Posted: October 18th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino hit for silence on Laude killing

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CANDLE LIGHTING CALL FOR JUSTICE SLAIN JENNIFER LAUDE / OCTOBER 14 2014
Members of LGBT group lights candle during a rally to call for justice on slain transgender Jennifer Laude along España Boulevard in Manila.
INQUIRER PHOTO / RICHARD A. REYES / EXCLUSIVE FOR PDI NEWSPAPERS USE ONLY

A party-list lawmaker on Friday criticized President Benigno Aquino for being “mum” and “missing in action” in the killing of a Filipino transgender woman allegedly by an American serviceman in Olongapo City last Saturday.

Posted: October 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to send help, but not health workers to Ebola-hit nations

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014 photo, Araminta McIntosh, of Providence, R.I., hands only at right, holds informational flyers on Ebola during a meeting of the Liberian Community Association of Rhode Island, in Providence, R.I. AP FILE PHOTO

With reports of the Ebola virus reaching Spain and the United States, the Philippine government on Monday said it is willing to send material assistance but not health workers to West Africa.

Posted: October 13th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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