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For 50 years, US tried but failed to oust Castro

Fidel Castro. AP FILE PHOTO

For more than half a century, the US government’s schemes to overthrow the Castro government were, if not successful, always creative: the poisonous cigars, the exploding seashell, the secret Twitter-like service in Cuba.

Posted: December 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US, Cuba declare historic breakthrough in ties

President Barack Obama speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, to announce the US will end its outdated approach to Cuba that has failed to advance US interests.  AP PHOTO/DOUG MILLS, POOL

The United States and Cuba made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off Wednesday, moving to revive diplomatic ties and launch measures to ease a five-decade US trade embargo.

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

Aquino says thank you to Korea for ‘Yolanda’ aid

RED CARPET  President Aquino gets a red carpet welcome at the VIP Terminal of the Gimhae Air Base in Busan, South Korea, where he is joining other leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for the 25th Asean-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit 2014. He is accompanied by Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul Hernandez.  MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

The 500-strong South Korean military force, called Araw Troops, brought sunshine to the Visayas in the aftermath of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” and President Aquino did not forget this.Leila B. Salaverria

Posted: December 12th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

China leader vows to protect territorial interests

President Xi Jinping.  AP FILE PHOTO

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a key foreign policy speech that the rising Asian nation would protect its sovereign territory, the Xinhua news agency reported, as it faces maritime disputes with several neighbors.

Posted: November 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

China APEC Summit

World leaders including Barack Obama arrived in Beijing Monday for an Asia-Pacific summit hosted by China’s Xi Jinping and including Russia’s Vladimir Putin, against a backdrop of growing big-power rivalries.

Posted: November 10th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »