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UN warns China’s neighbors on spread of H7N9 bird flu virus

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A Chinese health worker places a pigeon-trap at a park in Shanghai. AFP FILE PHOTO

The United Nations has sounded the alarm on the risk of the H7N9 bird flu virus progressively crossing the border from China to neighboring countries as it reaches southward across the Taiwan Strait.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asean-China groups keep friendship hopes alive

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ASEAN leaders hold hands for a photo session of Japan-ASEAN Commemorative Summit at Akasaka State Guesthouse in Tokyo on December 13, 2013. AFP FILE PHOTO

Despite the constant bickering of Southeast Asian and Chinese leaders over territorial issues, China-Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) friendship organizations have reaffirmed their commitment to promote, deepen and strengthen “mutual exchanges and cooperation.”

Posted: December 26th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

BOC asks Laos Embassy to justify importation of 3 exotic sports cars

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The Bureau of Customs (BOC) has asked the embassy of Laos to justify its duty-free importation of three high-end sports cars—a Ferrari Spider and two Lamborghini Aventadors.

Posted: February 27th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Clinton calls on Laos to find missing activist

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. AFP FILE PHOTO

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday added to international pressure on the authoritarian government in Laos to investigate the disappearance a month ago of a prominent social activist and reunite him with his family.

Posted: January 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

RM awardee still missing after 6 days

In this Aug. 31, 2005 file photo, Sombath Somphone of Laos, the winner of Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership in 2005, poses with the bust of the late Philippine president prior to receiving his award in ceremony at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Manila. The respected social activist has gone missing in Laos, and a colleague involved in the search for him said that he saw evidence that police had taken him into custody. A statement issued Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012 on behalf of 61 Thai nongovernmental organizations said Sombath disappeared Saturday afternoon in the Lao capital, Vientiane, where friends last saw him getting into his car to drive home from the development agency he founded. The Ramon Magsaysay Award is one of Asia's top civil honors. AP/Bullit Marquez, File

There is no word about Ramon Magsaysay laureate Sombath Somphone six days after he was reported missing in Laos.

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

Aquino bats for OFWs at Asia Europe meeting in Laos

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Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III. Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

President Benigno Aquino III sought assurances from European leaders for the protection of overseas Filipino workers as he hobnobbed with his counterparts at the 9th Asia Europe Meeting here.

Posted: November 7th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Arroyo still butt of Aquino jokes in Laos

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Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo

President Benigno Aquino III isn’t easing up attacks on former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in his meetings with overseas Filipinos.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Aquino defends foreign trips, says Arroyo had more mileage

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President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III defended his jet-setting ways, saying his travels were fewer than that of his predecessor, former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

EU supports Asean approach to sea row

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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, top center, listens to his Norwegian counterpart Jens Stoltenberg, top left, as Laotian President Choummaly Sayasone, bottom left, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, bottom center, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, bottom right, and Slovenian Prime Minster Janez Jansa join them for a family photo before the opening ceremony for the Asem Summit in Vientiane, Laos, Monday. AP PHOTO

In meetings on Monday with President Benigno Aquino III, leaders of the European Union (EU), Switzerland and Norway declared support for an Asean approach to the territorial disputes in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: November 6th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino defends travels abroad

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President Benigno Aquino III. AFP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III defended his travels abroad before the Filipino community in Laos People’s Democratic Republic, saying his trips were fewer than those of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

Posted: November 5th, 2012 in Headlines | Read More »

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