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Obama heads on Asia tour, visits US disaster site

President Barack Obama looks back as he boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Tuesday, April 22, 2014, for a flight to Oso, Washington to visit with victims of the deadly March 22 disaster, emergency responders and recovery workers.  AP

President Barack Obama met Tuesday with survivors of a deadly landslide near Seattle before leaving on a weeklong tour of Asia in what the White House has called a “rebalancing” eastward of US foreign policy.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

No sympathy from North Korea over ferry disaster

The body of a passenger aboard the Sewol ferry which sank in the water off the southern coast, is carried by rescue workers upon its arrival at a port in Jindo, south of Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, April 20, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

South Korea’s devastating ferry disaster has elicited messages of sympathy, condolence and support from around the world, with one glaring, though not wholly unexpected, exception.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama calls for irregular forces to lay down arms in Ukraine

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday to press pro-Moscow groups to lay down their arms in Ukraine amid escalating tensions.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

MH370 chills China-Malaysia ‘panda diplomacy’

A South Korean P3 Orion taxies on the run way after it returned from the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 in Perth, Australia on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Family members of Chinese passengers on board a missing Malaysian airliner arrived Sunday in Kuala Lumpur—some angrily seeking answers and others seeking closure—as the search for the plane intensified.  AP PHOTO/ROB GRIFFITH

China has postponed plans to send a pair of pandas to Malaysia next week, a minister said Friday, as bilateral relations remain uneasy over the disappearance of flight MH370.

Posted: April 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US, Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before the start of their meeting at the Russian Ambassador's residence about the situation in Ukraine, in Paris Sunday March 30, 2014. Kerry traveled to Paris for a last minute meeting with Lavrov. AP

The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed.

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

PH determined to challenge China’s territorial claims, says Palace aide

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Abigail Valte

Encouraged by international support for bringing its territorial dispute with China to the United Nations for arbitration, Malacañang sounded Saturday as though it was ready for whatever action the country’s giant neighbor had in store for the Philippines.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Obama in Saudi for talks overshadowed by mistrust

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

United States President Barack Obama sought Friday to allay Riyadh’s criticism of his policies on Syria and Iran, telling the Saudi king their two countries remain in lockstep on their strategic interests.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama leaves on Europe trip dominated by Crimea crisis

US President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

US President Barack Obama left for Europe Sunday on a trip aimed at further isolating Russia over its annexation of Crimea and at defending his nuclear diplomacy with Iran.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US, Russia exchange threats at tense UN meeting

U.N. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, left, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power, second from right, acknowledge each other as they arrive for a U.N. Security Council meeting on the Ukraine, Wednesday March 19, 2014, at United Nations Headquarters. AP

Russia and the United States exchanged threats Wednesday at a tense U.N. Security Council meeting over the Ukraine crisis, with Moscow’s envoy warning that the U.S. ambassador’s “insults” are jeopardizing Moscow’s willingness to cooperate with Washington on other diplomatic matters.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US, Europe, Japan order Russia sanctions after Crimea takeover

President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

The United States and its European allies stepped up their pressure on Russia to end its intervention in Ukraine by imposing the most comprehensive sanctions against Russian officials since the Cold War.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

50,000 protest Kremlin’s swoop on Crimea

Demonstrators carrying Russian and Ukrainian flags march to oppose president Vladimir Putin's policies in Ukraine, in Moscow, Saturday, March 15, 2014. Large rival marches have taken place in Moscow over Kremlin-backed plans for Ukraine’s province of Crimea to break away and merge with Russia. More than 10,000 people turned out Saturday for a rally in the center of the city held to oppose what many demonstrators described as Russia’s invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. In a nearby location, a similar sized crowd voiced its support for Crimea’s ethnic Russian majority, who Moscow insists is at threat from an aggressively nationalist leadership now running Ukraine. AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

Around 50,000 people marched through central Moscow on Saturday in protest at Russia’s intervention in Ukraine, a day before the Crimean peninsula votes on switching to Kremlin rule.

Posted: March 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN Security Council meets anew on Ukraine—diplomats

British Ambassador to the UN Mark Lyall Grant addresses the media after an UN Security Council meeting on the situation in Ukraine at United Nations headquarters in New York on March 10, 2014. AFP

The UN Security Council met anew Monday behind closed doors to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan scrambles jets against Chinese plane

In this  Sept. 2, 2012 file photo, the survey ship Koyo Maru, left, chartered by Tokyo city officials, sails around Minamikojima, foreground, Kitakojima, middle right, and Uotsuri, background, the tiny islands in the East China Sea, called Senkaku in Japanese and Diaoyu in Chinese. Japan’s Cabinet formally announced Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012 that the government will purchase several disputed islands that China also claims - a plan that Beijing said would be met with “serious consequences.” AP Photo/Kyodo News, File

Japan scrambled military jets Sunday to counter three Chinese military planes that flew near Japanese airspace, defense officials said.

Posted: March 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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  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
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  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
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  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
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  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

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  • Homemade yogurt, bread blended with pizza, even ramen
  • Visiting chefs from Denmark get creative with ‘ube,’ ‘ buko,’ ‘calamansi,’ mangoes
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  • A first in a mall: Authentic Greek yogurt–made fresh in front of diners
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • 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

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
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  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • 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
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
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