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If filed, plane lawsuits might not get heard in US

In this Saturday, April 12, 2014 photo, David Tang, a London-based lawyer working with U.K. firm Stewarts Law and an American firm, speaks during an interview at a hotel room in Beijing. AP

Since Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing, some lawyers have claimed they can get several millions of dollars in damages for each lost passenger by taking the cases to the United States. But past lawsuits show United States federal courts are more likely to throw such cases out if the crashes happened overseas.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing anniversary

Heather McDade of Boston, center, reacts while watching a tribute ceremony with others on an over-sized outdoor monitor, Tuesday, April 15, 2014, on Boylston Street in Boston. The ceremony was held for those killed and injured in the bombings at the finish line of the Boston Marathon a year ago. AP

Survivors, first responders and family members of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over Boston’s resilience in the face of a terror attack.

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

Palace won’t allow nuclear weapons in PH amid US defense pact

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This is the kind of fighter jet—called the FA-50—the Philippines acquires from South Korea. This combat aircraft can carry an array of weaponry, such as air-to-air and air-to-surface missiles, and precision-guided bombers, and is equipped with a night vision imaging system. PHOTO FROM WWW.KOREAAERO.COM

Talks on the Enhanced Defense Cooperations Agreement (EDCA) may be going smoothly but that does not mean that the Philippines will accommodate just any ship or aircraft from the United States, especially ones carrying nuclear weapons.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | 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 »

Aquino oversees meeting on security plans for WEF, Apec in Manila

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President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER.net file photo

President Benigno Aquino III has taken it upon himself to check on the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s preparations to secure two high-profile international gatherings the country will host in 2014 and 2015

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Years of US presence did not modernize AFP – Bayan

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Bayan Secretary General Renato Reyes Jr.   INQUIRER file photo

Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (Bayan) on Sunday lambasted the President Benigno Aquino III’s administration, claiming it should not rely on the United States to defend Philippine territory and modernize the military.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

US warns Russia of ‘additional consequences’ over Ukraine

John Kerry

US Vice President Joe Biden will travel to Ukraine later this month, officials said Saturday, as Washington warned Moscow of “additional consequences” if it fails to reduce tensions with Ukraine.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Philippines aims for US defense deal before Obama visit

Pio Lorenzo Batino, Defense Undersecretary and Chair of the Philippine negotiating panel. AFP FILE PHOTO

The Philippines said Friday it hopes to complete a new defense accord with the United States ahead of a visit by President Barack Obama this month, as a territorial dispute with China simmers.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Obama: Right to vote under threat in the US

President Barack Obama AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama said the Republican Party is threatening voting rights in America more than at any point since the passage of a historic 1965 law expanding rights at the ballot box to millions of black Americans and other minorities.

Posted: April 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Secret Service agents reassigned after incidents

The U.S. flag flies outside Hotel Huis ter Duin, the hotel where President Barack Obama stayed Monday night, in Noordwijk, western Netherlands, Wednesday March 26, 2014. A Secret Service agent found drunk by staff at an undisclosed Dutch hotel was recalled to the U.S. along with two of his colleagues, the day before President Barack Obama was set to arrive in the Netherlands. AP

The Secret Service has reassigned agents from its special operations division, including the top agent there, after a pair of embarrassing incidents earlier this year.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Olympians say selfies were stopped at White House

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 1, 2014, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. In the background is pitcher Koji Uehara, upper right. AP FILE PHOTO

A handshake? Sure. A selfie? No way.   Some of America’s Olympic athletes say they were asked to keep their cellphones in their pockets last week when they visited the White House and met with President Barack Obama.   The White House said that’s longstanding practice because taking individual photos with hundreds of people wouldn’t [...]

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Another jet-search unknown: How much it’s costing

A Chinese Ilyushin IL-76s aircraft taxies past another parked on the tarmac at Perth International Airport after returning from search operations for wreckage and debris of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, in Perth, Australia, Monday, April 7, 2014. It’s not a question most governments involved in the hunt for Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost? Several Chinese ships and planes have been involved in the search, but China’s foreign ministry did not respond to questions about the expense of the effort. (AP Photo)

It’s not a question most governments involved in the hunt for the Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 care to answer: How much has the far-flung, month-long search cost?

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Hagel to tour China’s new aircraft carrier

Accompanied by Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, left, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, right, reviews the honor guard at the Japanese Ministry of Defense headquarters April 6, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. Secretary Hagel is visiting Japan, China and Mongolia, on his fourth trip to Asian nations since taking office. AP

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to get a rare tour Monday of China’s first aircraft carrier, becoming the first foreign visitor to go aboard the ship.

Posted: April 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

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