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Kerry seeks to ease tensions in Asia

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. AP FILE PHOTO

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Asia on Thursday on a mission aimed largely at easing tensions between China and its smaller neighbors over territorial disputes and exploring ways to restart long-stalled talks on ridding North Korea of nuclear weapons.

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

Putin in Seoul pushes new ‘Silk Road’ via North Korea

Russian President Vladimir Putin  AP FILE PHOTO

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in South Korea Wednesday, pushing a pet project for a new trading route linking Asia and Europe by rail that requires prying open North Korea

Posted: November 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH, N. Korea seek stronger ties

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Female North Korean soldiers march during a mass military parade on Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice on, July 27, 2013. Top officials of the Philippines and North Korea held a meeting in Pyongyang more than a week ago, a rare occasion where the two countries agreed to further bilateral ties and discussed the security situation in the tense Korean Peninsula.  AP Photo/David Guttenfelder

Top officials of the Philippines and North Korea held a meeting in Pyongyang more than a week ago, a rare occasion where the two countries agreed to further bilateral ties and discussed the security situation in the tense Korean Peninsula.

Posted: August 4th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

‘Only reunification will end Korean war’

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North Koreans walk among tombstones of soldiers who died from the war to pay their respects, at the cemeteries of fallen fighters of the Korean People’s Army (KPA) on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of ceremonies marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended hostilities on the Korean peninsula. AP

“I think that only a reunification of the two Koreas will mark an end to the Korean War,” Park Sung Choon, Minister of Patriot and Veteran Affairs, said Thursday.

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

Veterans Freedom party-list calls for peaceful solution in NoKor-SoKor conflict

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Veterans

Besides overseas Filipino workers in the North Korean and South Korea, the war veterans in the Philippines are more worried over the ongoing conflict between the two neighboring nations.

Posted: April 24th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

South Korean embassy execs assure tension with North easing

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South Koreans watch a TV screen showing a North Korean state television news on the country's nuclear test, at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013.  North Korea defied U.N. warnings Tuesday by conducting an underground nuclear test in the remote, snowy northeast in what could be a crucial step toward its goal of building a bomb small enough to be fitted on a missile capable of striking the United States. AP/Ahn Young-joon

Amid persistent talk about Manila’s contingency plan in case of a full-scale war in the Korean Peninsula, Korean Embassy officials said Wednesday that there is “no reason for alarm” as tension between Pyongyang and Seoul is starting to subside.

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

Palace: US bases to return only in cases of ‘war,’ ‘emergency’

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Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO

Malacañang said on Sunday the possible return of United States military bases to the country as stated by Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin was a “mere scenario in case of an extreme emergency” arising from the Korean crisis.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Experts differ on North Korea nuclear capability

In this April 5, 2009 image made from KRT video, a rocket is lifted off from its launch pad in Musudan-ri, North Korea. As the US and its allies decry North Korea's planned rocket launch, they're also rushing to capitalize on the rare opportunity it presents to assess the secretive nation's ability to strike beyond its shores. AP

Findings from a report by the US military spy agency suggest North Korea could be capable of launching a ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead. The Pentagon and South Korea’s defense ministry have cast strong doubts on the assessment.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Santiago bats for PH risk management strategy in Korean Peninsula

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The only thing the Philippines can do in case of an environmental, health and agricultural devastation in the face of North Korean threats to fire nuclear missiles at the United States and Pyongyang’s neighbors is draft a risk management strategy, according to Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Santiago warns: ‘Severe damage’ to PH if Korean row worsens

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Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Tuesday warned of “severe damage” that the Philippines could suffer from nuclear warfare should the situation in the Korean peninsula escalate.

Posted: April 9th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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