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Diplomatic efforts to halt N. Korea rocket launch

In this Associated Press file photo made from KRT video, a rocket is lifted off from its launch pad in Musudan-ri, North Korea.

South Korea’s top nuclear envoy left for Washington Tuesday for talks on North Korea’s planned rocket launch, as Seoul urged China to play an active role in getting Pyongyang to cancel the mission.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

US contacts family of al-Qaida propagandist

The U.S. State Department has offered the government’s condolences to a family whose son became an al-Qaida propagandist and was killed in a drone attack in Yemen, The Charlotte Observer reported Saturday.

Posted: October 9th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Terror activities in the Philippines declined in 2010—US State Dep’t


Terrorist activities by notorious Islamic extremists and communist rebels in the Philippines generally declined last year although terrorist attacks continued, the US State Department said in a report.

Posted: August 19th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Philippines taken off US trafficking blacklist

The United States on Monday removed the Philippines and Singapore from a human trafficking watch list that had drawn concerns from the close allies. The US State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report has become increasingly sensitive for Southeast Asian governments, which face a cutoff of US assistance if they are found to be unresponsive [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

US honors Zamboanga city prosecutor


The US State Department has awarded a Zamboanga City prosecutor for her efforts to pursue cases against suspected human smugglers, Justice Undersecretary Jose Vicente Salazar said on Tuesday. In a statement, Salazar said Assistant City Prosecutor Darlene Pajarito received the US State Department’s Global Trafficking in Persons’ Hero Award for handling the biggest number of [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »