By Fatima Reyes
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.
By DJ Yap
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.
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.
By Christine O. Avendaño
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.
Lawmakers have proposed a joint US-Philippine commission on how to enhance security ties, 60 years after the allies signed a mutual defense treaty.
By Ian Timberlake
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.