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Obama nominates Kerry for secretary of state

President Barack Obama, left, shakes hands with Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., as he announces his nomination of Kerry as next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama has nominated Sen. John Kerry, one of Washington’s most respected voices on foreign policy, as his next secretary of state.

Posted: December 22nd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

With Egypt’s Morsi, US facing a familiar dilemma

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This July 14, 2012 file photo shows Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi laugh during a photo opportunity at their meeting at the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt. The US has been here before with Egypt, praising its leader for championing Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts while expressing deep concern over his commitment to democracy at home. But with options limited, the Obama administration is keeping its faith in President Mohammed Morsi. AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File

The United States has been here before, praising an Egyptian leader for championing Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts while expressing concern over his commitment to democracy at home. But with options limited, the Obama administration is keeping its faith in President Mohammed Morsi.

Posted: November 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bill Clinton finds ex-president sweet spot

In this Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama stands with former President Bill Clinton after Clinton's address to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. President Obama caps the convention Thursday, Sept. 6, with a prime time acceptance speech aimed at forcefully making his case for re-election: The economy is still weak but getting better, and America is absolutely better off than when he took office in perilous times. AP/Carolyn Kaster, File

Bill Clinton has found the ex-president sweet spot. His popularity is the highest it’s ever been. The public is longing for the flush economy he presided over. And President Barack Obama, once a political rival, needs Clinton’s help to win re-election.

Posted: September 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama visits scene of raging Colorado wildfire

President Barack Obama steps off of Air Force One with Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., center, and Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo. as he arrives at Peterson Air Force Base, Friday, June 29, 2012, in Colorado Springs, Colo. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President Barack Obama absorbed the devastation of Colorado’s wildfires Friday, visiting a neighborhood struck by the flames and taking in the acrid smells of charred homes while plumes of smoke rose from the surrounding mountains.

Posted: June 30th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama backers launch $4 million Hispanic ad blitz

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

One of the nation’s largest unions and a Democratic super political action committee supporting President Barack Obama launched a joint $4 million Spanish-language advertising campaign on Monday, targeting Hispanic voters.

Posted: June 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama spends Christmas with family, military

President Barack Obama  AFP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama blended his roles as a father and commander-in-chief this Christmas, exchanging presents and singing carols with his family, then greeting U.S. service members stationed at a Marine base in Hawaii.

Posted: December 26th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama: Commander in chief must support gay troops


In a sharp rebuke of his Republican rivals, President Barack Obama said Saturday that anyone who wants to be commander in chief must support the entire U.S. military, including gay service members.

Posted: October 2nd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama on Irene: ‘This is not over’

IRENE’S FURY STILL AROUND. President Barack Obama, left, with Craig Fugate, right, administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano arrive to speak about Hurricane Irene in the Rose Garden at the White House, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011, in Washington. AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

Despite Tropical Storm Irene’s weakened punch, President Barack Obama urged those in its path to stay vigilant and warned the storm’s impact would continue to be felt for some time.

Posted: August 29th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama to announce Afghan troop drawdown Wednesday

In this June 15, 2011 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in Pensacola, Fla. Nearing a critical benchmark in the Afghanistan war, President Barack Obama is considering both how many U.S. troops to bring home next month and a broader withdrawal plan to give Afghans control of their security in 2014. Charles Dharapak, File /AP Photo

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will announce plans to start withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan on Wednesday. Obama is expected to both outline a plan for starting to bring troops home in July, as well as a broader withdrawal blueprint aimed at giving Afghans control of their own security in 2014. After the announcement, Obama [...]

Posted: June 21st, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama in Poland to honor history, boost ties

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WARSAW, Poland—President Barack Obama on Friday honored the memories of those slain in the Warsaw Ghetto uprising against Nazis, telling one elderly man that the memorial was a “reminder of the nightmare” of the Holocaust in which 6 million Jews were killed. The president also helped placed a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown [...]

Posted: May 28th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama, Medvedev meeting shows continued mistrust


DEAUVILLE, France — President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev emerged from private talks Thursday unable to show progress on the contentious issue of missile defense, underscoring an enduring mistrust underlying the U.S.-Russia relationship despite gradual thawing. Obama’s top Russia adviser Mike McFaul put the problem plainly after the meeting with the Russians: “They [...]

Posted: May 27th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
  • Salted baked potatoes
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  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • This time, BIR goes after florists
  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • Technology

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  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
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  • Talking to Janet
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  • Global Nation

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  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
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