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Binay, Obama share family stories at Palace dinner


What happens when the man who wants to become the Philippines’ “first black President” sits for dinner with the first African-American President of the United States?

Posted: May 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

‘I just want Christmas, I don’t want to die’

First, he killed his mother. Nancy Lanza’s body was found later at their home in Newtown—after the carnage at Sandy Hook Elementary School; after a quiet New England town in Connecticut was scarred forever by unthinkable tragedy; after a nation seemingly inured to violence found itself stunned by the slaughter of innocents.

Posted: December 16th, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,World | Read More »

Hard choices in Afghanistan for re-elected Obama

US President Barack Obama. AFP

As he celebrated re-election, US President Barack Obama spoke of his desire to “shape a peace” in his second term, but he faces huge challenges in Afghanistan, where he must end his country’s longest war.

Posted: November 10th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

G20 to tackle rising food prices—report

President Barack Obama . AP

The Group of 20 top economies will meet shortly to try and coordinate a response to soaring food prices, driven by drought and rising demand, the Financial Times reported Monday.

Posted: August 13th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US security adviser meets Chinese defense official

U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, left, introduces his entourage while Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, prepares to shake hands during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, Tuesday, July 24, 2012. AP/Alexander F. Yuan, Pool

President Barack Obama’s national security adviser met a senior Chinese military official Wednesday to discuss security issues in Asia.

Posted: July 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »