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China ‘bully boy’ tactics scored

After a storm of criticism China upped its contribution to $1.8 million and dispatched its Peace Ark hospital ship (in photo), but the response paled in comparison to Japan’s $30 million, the United States’ $20 million—and even some private companies’.  AP FILE PHOTO

Mountains of Norwegian salmon left rotting at port. A beachfront resort in Palau abandoned before completion. A sluggish response to a devastating Philippine typhoon: crossing China’s “red lines” can have painful economic consequences.

Posted: January 23rd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Norwegian FM calls for more int’l aid to PH

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende: Appeal for more international aid. AP FILE PHOTO

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende on Thursday called on the international community to sustain support for typhoon-stricken villages, saying a bigger investment was needed to rebuild homes, facilities and livelihood.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Europe,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Norway to help Philippines in talks with rebels

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende: Appeal for more international aid. AP FILE PHOTO

Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende says his country will continue brokering peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents despite the rebels’ withdrawal from negotiations.

Posted: January 9th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Norway foreign minister to visit PH and Yolanda-hit areas

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Norway's foreign minister Borge Brende. AFP FILE PHOTO

Norway’s foreign minister Borge Brende will make his first official visit to the country from January 7 to 9 and will also visit disaster-hit areas in Samar to see first-hand the Norwegian humanitarian and relief effort in the province.

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

Norway happiest country; Philippines ranks 67th

ESTER DUZON (right) and her family in a happy reunion pose with mother Rosa Tamidles. Photo By Rochit I. Tañedo

Norway is the happiest country in the world and the United States the 12th. The Philippines ranks 67th.

Posted: January 22nd, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Norway assures PH of continuing support

President Benigno S. Aquino III.  Malacañang Photo Bureau

Norway has assured the Aquino administration of continuing support in its peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Tuesday.

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

Norway vows support to PH in peace talks with communist rebels

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The Norwegian government has assured the Aquino administration of its continuing support to the Philippines’ peace negotiations with the Communist Party of the Philippines, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

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

4 foreign aid workers released in Somalia—Kenyan army

In this Monday, Feb. 20, 2012 file photo, parts of Dadaab, the world's largest refugee camp, are seen from a helicopter in northern Kenya. Attackers ambushed a convoy of aid workers Friday, June 29, 2012, at Dadaab near the Somali border and kidnapped international and Kenyan workers. The four foreign aid workers have been released in southern Somalia after a short gunfight, and were safe with the Kenyan army, officials said Monday, July 2, 2012.  AP PHOTO/BEN CURTIS

Four foreign aid workers kidnapped in Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp were released overnight in southern Somalia after a short gunfight, and were safe with the Kenyan army, officials said Monday.

Posted: July 2nd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Reds, gov’t peace panel held two-day talk in Oslo

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WHEN WILL IT ALL END? The four-decade-old armed conflict between communist rebels and the Philippine government is one of the longest battles in world history. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Representatives from the government and communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines held a two-day meeting in Oslo, Norway to pave the way for the resumption of formal peace negotiation to end the more than four decades of armed conflict in the country.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippine rebels meet Norway envoy to break impasse

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine communist rebel negotiators met a special Norwegian envoy on Monday in a fresh bid to reopen stalled peace talks to end a four-decade war with the government, aides said. The rebels’ chief negotiator, Luis Jalandoni, met the envoy at the embassy in Manila but details of the talks were not disclosed, the insurgent [...]

Posted: September 5th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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