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If Kim Il-sung were alive . . .

In this Feb. 7, 2013 photo, a picture of Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China, right, and North Korea’s late leader Kim Il Sung is displayed on the Hekou Bridge, which once linked China and North Korea before it was bombed in the 1950′s during the Korean War, in Hekou, China. China’s patience with North Korea is wearing thin, and a widely-expected nuclear weapons test by the latter could bring that frustration to a head. AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

If Kim Il-Sung, founder of North Korea, were alive today, he would not allow his country and South Korea to come as close to another war as they have done now, according to former House Speaker Jose de Venecia.

Posted: April 5th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘PH a bright spot in otherwise turbulent Asia’

Former Philippine Congress Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. is the founder of the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (Icapp).. INQUIRER file photo

Conflicts and poverty continue to stalk Asia—the largest and most populous continent—but Asian political parties remain hopeful of the future, with the Philippines and Burma (Myanmar) providing some of the bright spots.

Posted: November 26th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Asian political parties call for peaceful settlement of dispute in Spratlys

This undated photo handout released by the Kayalaan Municipal office on July 13, 2011 shows the island of Kalayaan, which means "Freedom" in the Filipino language, that was created in 1978 mainly to assert the Philippines' claim to the disputed territory in the Spratlys, a chain of islets in the South China Sea. AFP PHOTO/ Kayalaan Municipal office / HO

Leaders of Asian political parties have drafted a declaration calling on the US, China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to convert the disputed South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) from a “zone of conflict into a zone of peace.”

Posted: November 22nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »