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Aquino asks Europe for support in South China Sea dispute with Beijing

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, right, welcomes Benigno Aquino III, President of the Phillippines, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. They will discuss the Mindanao Peace negotiations, trade and investment, bilateral development cooperation and maritime issues. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe)

President Benigno Aquino III called on Europe to stand behind the Philippines in its campaign for a peaceful resolution of conflicts in the South China Sea.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Aquino to Spain PM: China too aggressive

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III was welcomed by Philippine Ambassador to Spain Carlos Slinas and Juan Sunye Deputy Chief of Protocol of the ministry of foreign affairs and cooperation upon arrival at Torrejon Airbase in Madrid Spain. Photo By: Gil Nartea/ Malacanang Photo Bureau

President Benigno Aquino III brought to Spain’s attention Monday (Sept. 15) the “increasing pattern of aggressive Chinese behavior” in the South China Sea, calling on Europe to back a Philippine proposal to settle the dispute.

Posted: September 15th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Aquino to rally EU heads to PH side

President Benigno Aquino III.  AFP FILE PHOTO

In what will be his second trip to Europe since assuming office in 2010, President Aquino embarks on a grueling four-nation visit to Spain, Belgium, France and Germany with the Philippines’ territorial dispute with China high on the agenda.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Asia arms up to counter growing Chinese might

In this May 24, 2014 photo, China's Harbin (112) guided missile destroyer, left, and DDG-139 Ningbo Sovremenny class Type-956EM destroyer, right, take part in a week-long China-Russia "Joint Sea-2014" navy exercise at the East China Sea off Shanghai, China. Several Asian nations are arming up, their wary eyes fixed squarely on one country: a resurgent China that’s boldly asserting its territorial claims all along the East Asian coast. The scramble to spend more defense dollars comes amid spats with China over contested reefs and waters. Other Asian countries such as India and South Korea are quickly modernizing their forces, although their disputes with China have stayed largely at the diplomatic level. AP

Vietnam has nearly doubled its military spending, Japan is requesting its biggest-ever defense budget and the Philippines is rushing to piece together a viable navy.

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

Asean media urged to practice ‘peaceful, constructive journalism’

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A Communication University of China official has urged Asean journalists to promote “constructive and peaceful journalism” amid territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

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