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US plan on sea dispute not tackled at Asean meet

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Southeast Asian foreign ministers did not discuss a United States proposal for a freeze on provocative acts in the disputed South China Sea, a senior diplomat said, an apparent setback to US efforts to rein in China’s assertive actions.

Posted: August 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to table action plan vs China at meet

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The Philippines said Friday it would table a “triple action plan” at a regional meeting to ease tensions and resolve rows between China and rival claimants to the strategic West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: August 2nd, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, Vietnam urge strong Asean action vs China

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ASEAN TIES  President Aquino (right) links arms with his counterparts during the opening of the 24th Asean Summit in Burma (Myanmar). With him are (from left) Laos Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong, Indonesia President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Cambodia Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen, Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak, Burma President U Thein Sein, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Thailand Deputy Prime Minister Phongthepth Epkanjana and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.  MALACAÑANG PHOTO

Disturbed by China’s “gunboat diplomacy,’’ some leaders from Southeast Asia pressed the regional bloc to form a more united stand if only to maintain its relevance.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino offers peace pact with MILF as model of conflict resolution in Asean

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President Benigno Aquino III on Sunday held up the Philippine government’s peace agreement with Moro rebels as a model for conflict resolution in the region, but called for rehabilitation of the survivors.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Featured Gallery,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Burma showcases reforms at diplomatic debut

Burma, also known as Myanmar, will parade its once isolated capital to international leaders this weekend, hosting a landmark summit of Southeast Asia’s regional bloc as reforms see the country strut onto the world stage.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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