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Obama: US-Japan treaty applies to disputed islands

President Barack Obama. AP

President Barack Obama says America’s mutual security treaty with Japan applies to the islands at the center of a territorial dispute between China and Japan.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Americas,Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH gains support for bid to extend Kyoto Protocol—DFA


The Philippine call for a five-year extension of the international treaty that binds countries to cut greenhouse gas emissions gained support from representatives of over 20 countries as the next round of global climate treaty talks opened in Doha, Qatar on Thursday, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

Posted: November 30th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PH to push for extension of treaty on reducing greenhouse gases

Climate Change Commission vice chair and executive director Mary Ann Lucille Sering. climate.gov.ph photo

The Philippines will push for a five-year extension of the Kyoto Protocol, an international treaty that binds developed nations to cut greenhouse gas emissions, at the next round of climate change talks in Doha, Qatar beginning on Monday.

Posted: November 24th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU to sign Asean non-aggression treaty in July

The European Union will sign a regional non-aggression treaty initiated by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as it moves to play a bigger role in Asia, officials said Friday.

Posted: April 27th, 2012 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Clinton vows greater support for Philippine defense

HILLARY IN MANILA President Aquino witnesses Wednesday’s signing of an agreement of partnership for growth between US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (at left) and Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario in Malacañang. It is a five-year Obama initiative by which a US team will work with Filipino partners to create a more transparent business environment. Clinton, here for a two-day visit, left on Wednesday.  AP PHOTO

Visiting US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday vowed “greater support for external defense” of the Philippines amid rising tensions with China over the Spratlys and invited President Benigno Aquino III to make a state visit to Washington early next year.

Posted: November 17th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

American senators eye expanded US-Philippines security ties

President Benigno Aquino shakes hands with US Pacific Command chief Admiral Robert Willard, left, as US ambassador Harry Thomas, second from right, and Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, right, look on during his visit at the Malacañang Palace on July 26. AP File Photo

Lawmakers have proposed a joint US-Philippine commission on how to enhance security ties, 60 years after the allies signed a mutual defense treaty.

Posted: August 6th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Vietnam holds live-fire drill amid China tensions

Vietnamese sailors training with a 12.7 mm machine gun on Phan Vinh Island in the Spratly archipelago. Vietnam put on a show of military strength in the tense West Philippine Sea on June 13, risking the ire of Beijing in the face of a deepening maritime rift with its powerful neighbor.  AFP/Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam put on a show of military strength in the tense South China Sea on Monday, risking the ire of Beijing in the face of a deepening maritime rift with its powerful neighbour.

Posted: June 14th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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