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World set to heat up despite clean-energy efforts—IEA

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Global warming is set to heat up with temperatures rising to nearly twice targets set by the United Nations, the International Energy Agency warned on Tuesday.

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

Aquino open to joint oil dev’t of Recto Bank, but …

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President Benigno Aquino lll. AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

President Aquino is open to the idea of a Chinese company joining an oil and gas exploration in Recto Bank in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) but says it has to comply with Philippine laws.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Philippines | Read More »

PH cautious on China oil offer

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Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) secretary Albert del Rosario  AP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines is taking with caution Chinese Ambassador Ma Keqing’s declaration of Beijing’s openness to a joint exploration for oil and gas in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a position more recently reiterated by China’s foreign ministry to show its commitment to a peaceful resolution of the maritime dispute embroiling both countries.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Features,Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

China open to joint oil dev’t in Recto Bank

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Chinese Ambassador to Manila, Ma Keqing. FILE PHOTO

The Philippines and China may forge ahead with the joint exploration of oil and gas reserves in the West Philippine Sea, which the latter calls the South China Sea, even as their leaders continue to squabble over boundaries.

Posted: January 7th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Filipino confirmed dead, another missing in US oil rig fire—officials

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This aerial photograph shows damage from an explosion and fire on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana on Friday. AP

The body recovered in the waters near an oil platform that caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico belonged to one of two missing Filipino workers, the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C., confirmed Sunday.

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

9 Filipinos injured, 2 missing in Gulf platform fire

In this aerial photograph, a supply vessel moves near an oil rig damaged by an explosion and fire, Friday in the Gulf of Mexico about 25 miles southeast of Grand Isle, Louisiana. AP

At least nine Filipinos were reported injured while two others were missing after a fire broke out on an oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the Philippine Embassy in Washington DC said on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

Posted: November 18th, 2012 in Americas,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Vietnam says China offshore oil auction ‘illegal’

Do Van Hau, general director of PetroVietnam, points to the locations of offshore oil blocks on a map which according to Hau "lie entirely within Vietnam's 200-mile exclusive economic zone" that the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has reportedly opened to foreign bids, during a press conference at the PetroVietnam headquarters in Hanoi on June 27, 2012. Vietnam has denounced China's opening of offshore oil blocks to foreign companies in contested areas of the South China Sea as "illegal", as territorial tensions grow between the communist neighbours. AFP / HOANG DINH Nam

Vietnam has denounced China’s opening of offshore oil blocks to foreign companies in contested areas of the South China Sea as “illegal”, as territorial tensions grow between the communist neighbors.

Posted: June 28th, 2012 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino: We will fight for our rights over Recto Bank

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President Benigno Aquino III

President Benigno Aquino III on Wednesday said the Philippines would defend its right over Recto Bank, where natural gas was discovered recently, as he disclosed other gas finds within the country’s territory.

Posted: May 3rd, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines-China standoff could spin out of hand

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BAJO SCARBURO European cartographers named Scarborough Shoal as “Bajo Scarburo” in this 1820 map from the book “Mapping the Philippines: The Spanish Period.”

It started like many other minor confrontations over the specks of isles dotting some of the world’s busiest shipping lanes. But the risks in the latest flare-up over a South China Sea shoal are much bigger than the territory itself.

Posted: April 26th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Philippines dismisses China claim on land 80 km from Palawan

China has claimed new territory less than 80 kilometers from Palawan province, boosting tensions over the potentially resource-rich region, but the Philippines has dismissed the claim, an official said on Monday.

Posted: November 15th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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