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British couple walled into French home by ‘neighbors from hell’

Retired British citizens Faith Dyson (right) and husband John Dyson pose in their house in Brugairolles, southwestern France, on August 19, 2014. Residents of the village of Brugairolles have been rallying on August 18 to help Faith and her husband John Dyson, who have been owning a house in Brugairolles since 2004, after their British neighbors Krystina et Robert James Dunlop boarded up their front door and shutters. Villagers dismantled the barricade, the latest episode of a 10-year dispute turned into harassment over property access.  AFP

A British couple’s dream of a quiet retirement in the sun of southern France turned into a nightmare when their neighbors walled them into their home.

Posted: August 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

House in middle of road irks Benguet farmers

‘SIGA’ The village leader’s house (encircled) sits right in the middle of this farm-to-market road in Buguias town, Benguet province. This grainy photo was taken by a farmer. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Farmers of Barangay Baculongan Norte in Buguias town, Benguet province, have been spending more money to ship out vegetables to the market after a former village official built a house in the middle of their farm-to-market road.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Govt stopped from building train station in front of Trinoma Mall in Quezon City

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The Supreme Court has stopped the government from pushing through with the construction of the Common Station project in front of the Trinoma Mall.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

China demands ASEAN stay out of Vietnam dispute

In this Aug. 29, 2013 file photo, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, right, meets with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing as 12 ASEAN foreign ministers are in the Chinese capital to attend the ASEAN-China foreign ministers meeting which aims to discuss economic ties as well as regional concerns such as disputed territory in the South China sea. Vietnam demanded China stop oil drilling operations in a disputed patch of the South China Sea, saying on Monday, May 5, 2014 that Beijing's decision to deploy a deep sea rig over the weekend was illegal. China dismissed the objections, saying the activity was being carried out in its territorial waters. AP

China has criticized the top official of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for saying Beijing intruded in Vietnamese territory, and a Chinese official has demanded the group stay out of the dispute.

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

Chinese ships return to disputed waters after Obama Tokyo visit

In this April 23, 2013 file photo, a Japan Coast Guard vessel, left, sails along with a Chinese surveillance ship near the disputed islands called Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China in the East China Sea. Striving to allay Japan’s worries over its territorial dispute with China and missile launches by North Korea, during a recent Asian tour U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pledged two more ballistic missile defense destroyers for Japan by 2017. In a further show of solidarity, Hagel rebuked Beijing for escalating its territorial dispute with Tokyo over Japanese-controlled islands in the East China Sea, which Japan calls the Senkakus and China calls the Diaoyu islands. AP

Two Chinese coastguard ships sailed into waters around disputed islands in the East China Sea Saturday, the Japanese coastguard said, two days after US President Barack Obama declared his support for Japan.

Posted: April 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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