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US deported around 369,000 immigrants in 2013

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Raymond Jose speaks at a press conference across the Capitol after introduction of Senate bill providing millions a pathway to US citizenship, but would also enforce stricter deportation measures.  PHOTO BY JASSIEL PEREZ. (UNITED WE DREAM)

The US government deported about 369,000 immigrants, including a number of Filipinos, during fiscal year 2013, according to new statistics from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released last month, showing a 10 percent drop from the previous year — the first since President Barack Obama took office in 2008.

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

US welcomes Syrian rebels’ decision to attend mooted peace talks

US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman arrives for a meeting with the UN Joint Special Representative for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and the Russian deputy foreign ministers Mikhail Bogdanov and Gennady Gatilov at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013. The meeting takes place to assess prospects of peace talks in Geneva between Syrian President Bashar Assad's government and a united opposition delegation. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States Tuesday welcomed the decision by Syria’s rebel Opposition National Coalition to take part in mooted Geneva peace talks.

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

Malaysian terrorist hiding in Moro rebs’ camp

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Ameril Umbra Kato, seated, the commander of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, is interviewed by the media inside his rebel stronghold in Maguindanao. The BIFF is said to be harboring Zulkifli bin Hir, a member of the Southeast Asian terror group Jemaah Islamiyah.  AP FILE PHOTO

A Malaysian wanted by the US government for terrorist activities in Southeast Asia is hiding in territory held by breakaway Moro rebels in this province, a senior Bangsamoro leader said on Thursday.

Posted: August 10th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

US sailors in Tubattaha Reef damage may escape punishment—DOTC chief

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While the US government is liable for the damage one of its ships had caused along the Tubbataha Reef when it ran aground in January, the sailors responsible may not be punished as they are considered “men of war.”

Posted: February 16th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

At least 14 Fil-Am politicians winners in US elections

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At least 14 Filipino-Americans—one Republican and the rest Democrats—won national and state positions in California, Hawaii and Virginia in the Nov. 6 elections.

Posted: November 9th, 2012 in Americas,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

US hails Aquino admin’s commitment to human rights

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The US government commended the Aquino administration for its commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights even as it urged it to intensify efforts to hold perpetrators of extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances accountable for their acts.

Posted: December 10th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Clinton meets with foreign affairs, defense, AFP chiefs

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United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. AP FILE PHOTO

United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton met with Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario, Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and other top Philippine military officials on Wednesday as part of a visit to strengthen bilateral ties with key allies in the region.

Posted: November 16th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Leave RH bill alone, bishop asks US

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A former president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Sunday hoped the US government would allow the Philippines to deal with the controversial reproductive health (RH) bill on its own. Jaro Archbishop Angel Lagdameo was quoted by CBCPNews, the Church’s official news service, as saying that if the information from a [...]

Posted: September 12th, 2011 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

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