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Hoping to project power, China finds itself alone

In this July 7, 2014 photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveils a sculpture commemorating the start of a war with Japan with old soldiers and children during a ceremony to mark the 77th anniversary of the war, in Beijing, China. Despite Xi’s depiction of China as a “peaceful, amiable and civilized lion,” the country’s moves have so far only set off alarms across the region and pushed other Asian countries to seek backup from Washington. AP

Nearly three decades after Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping famously instructed his diplomats to “be good at maintaining a low profile and never claim leadership,” a new generation of rulers has made it clear that they’re ready to shed the humility and show off their country’s rising military and political power.

Posted: July 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

South Korean, 20 others hurt as bus falls into ravine


Twenty-one people, including a South Korean and a five-month-old boy, were injured when a Dingalan-bound bus fell down a 20-foot-deep ravine in Barangay (village) Caragsacan, Dingalan, in Aurora province on Tuesday night, police said.

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

Review confirms basis of Japan’s sex slave apology

Former comfort women who served the Japanese Army as sexual slaves during World War II shout a slogan in a rally before Korean Liberation Day of August 15, which marks the end of Japanese colonial rule in 1945, in front of the Japanese Embassy in Seoul in this 2009 file photo. AP

A Japanese panel confirmed the validity of a study that led to Japan’s landmark 1993 apology for forcing Asian women into wartime prostitution, even as South Korea blasted the review as a move that “picks again at the painful wounds” of victims.

Posted: June 21st, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ survivors get help from five military forces

Residents protect themselves from strong wind created by a US Navy Sea Hawk helicopter from the US aircraft carrier USS George Washington as it takes off upon dropping relief supplies for villagers isolated by super typhoon Yolanda on Nov.16, 2013 on Manicani island, Eastern Samar. AP

Survivors of Super Typhoon “Yolanda” would get a massive support starting Wednesday as five military forces are set to swoop down to Eastern Visayas and rebuild what was lost after the tragedy.

Posted: June 17th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

South Korea gives Corvette to Philippine Navy

USS New Orleans (LPD 18) . US Embassy photo

South Korea continues to boost the arsenal of the Philippine Navy, this time with a battle-ready Corvette.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »