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China high on agenda in Aquino’s Euro tour

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. MALACANANG PHOTO BUREAU

President Aquino leaves Saturday night for a whirlwind visit to four major European countries, in part to seek support for the Philippines’ “triple action plan” to resolve the territorial dispute with China

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories | Read More »

Cause of blast at German chemical plant unclear

Smoke and flames rise over a chemical waste facility in Ritterhude near Bremen, Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, 2014.  Police said that one person was severely burned in the blast Tuesday night and that the explosion damaged a nearby residential area.  (AP Photo/dpa, Ingo Wagner)

Police in northwestern Germany say they have yet to determine what caused a massive explosion that seriously injured one person at a chemical processing company.

Posted: September 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Kerry, Hagel urge coalition against Islamic State

U.S. President Barack Obama, center, British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel listen as NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen speaks during a leaders meeting on the future of NATO at Celtic Manor in Newport, Wales, Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. NATO leaders will back plans Friday for positioning more troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, establishing a rapid response force aimed at easing anxiety among member states near Russia's border and deterring the Kremlin against replicating its provocations in Ukraine elsewhere in the region. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

America’s top diplomatic and defense leaders on Friday pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the will to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq by using military force and squeezing the militants’ financial resources, and they insisted the western nations build a plan by the time the UN General Assembly meets in about two weeks.

Posted: September 5th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Paris relives the joy of liberation, 70 years on

Visitors sunbathe next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Monday, March 10, 2014. Meteo France, the French national meteorological service, says this winter is the second mildest in the country since 1900. AP

“Paris! Paris outraged! Paris broken! Paris martyred! But Paris liberated! Liberated by itself. Liberated by its people…” – the words of Charles De Gaulle to an ecstatic crowd cheering the capital’s liberation from Nazi occupation after four long, painful, bitter years.

Posted: August 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French, German leaders pay emotional tribute to WWI fallen

France's President Francois Hollande and German President Joachim Gauck arrive to attend a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, at the National Monument of Hartmannswillerkop, in Wattwiller, eastern France, Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014. On this day 100-years ago, in 1914, Germany declared war on France, at the beginning of the first global war, which centered on Europe and resulted in over nine million combatants being killed. AP

French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck paid emotional tributes Sunday to the millions of soldiers who died during World War I, exactly 100 years after Germany declared hostilities against France.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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