By Steven R. Hurst
Barack Obama, battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, raises his right hand Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the U.S. Civil War 150 years ago.
The United States on Friday tightened restrictions on emissions of soot from industry and vehicles by 20 percent, predicting that the regulations would avert thousands of deaths.
By Lucy Swinnen
, Michael Lim Ubac
The United States has questioned the antiquated bank secrecy laws of the Philippines, describing them as “among the strictest in the world,” in the face of the global trend toward transparency.
UNITED States Ambassador Harry K. Thomas Jr. will lead the American community and guests in honoring the sacrifices of American and Filipino veterans at the annual Veterans’ Day at the Manila American Cemetery and Memorial in Taguig City, Metro Manila, tomorrow at 11 a.m. Veterans of both nations and representatives from the US Embassy and [...]
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will Monday call for new deficit cuts of $3.0 trillion but warn Republicans he will veto any bill that trims healthcare for the elderly without hiking taxes on the rich. Obama will lay out a series of proposals that include a broad overhaul of the tax code designed to raise [...]
THE United States Embassy in Manila announced that it will expedite visa renewals for Filipino visa applicants who have previously been issued multiple entry visas to the United States valid for five years or longer. Under the Visa Reissuance Program or VRP, Filipinos holding an eligible US tourist visa (B1/B2) can apply for re-issuance of [...]
WASHINGTON—The NATO-led air war in Libya will cost the United States an estimated $750 million by the end of September, the Pentagon said Thursday. The estimate clarified an earlier statement this month by US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who had cited the same figure without specifying if he meant the cost of the war to [...]
By Verena Dobnik
NEW YORK—Huguette Clark, a 104-year-old heiress to a Montana copper fortune who once lived in the largest apartment on New York City’s Fifth Avenue, died Tuesday at a Manhattan hospital, but prosecutors are still pursuing a legal battle over her money and care. The reclusive Clark spent the last two decades of her life in [...]
WASHINGTON—A Philippine fruit-eating lizard measuring 1.8 meters (6 feet) in length was among the top 10 new species discovered in the world last year, US scientists said on Monday. Also on the list were a jumping cockroach, a glow-in-the-dark fungus, a rust-eating bacterium, a leech named “T-rex.” The creatures were discovered in the Philippines, Brazil, [...]
By Jerry E. Esplanada
MANILA, Philippines—The United States will definitely stand by the Philippines in the event of an armed conflict with China over the Spratly islands, the US Embassy in Manila said. Asserting Washington’s position on the issue, embassy spokesperson Rebecca Thompson on Tuesday quoted from a portion of US Ambassador to Manila Harry Thomas Jr.’s speech delivered [...]