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US says EDCA is binding, reminds PH of aid after Yolanda

Oct 05, 2016 - 9:01 AM

US Press Secretary Josh Earnest says the American government is confident that Filipinos recognize the benefits of close ties with the US

Snowden was a 'disgruntled' employee – House committee report

Sep 16, 2016 - 8:58 AM

UPDATED Edward Snowden is no hero – he s a traitor who willfully betrayed his colleagues and his country says Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes

INVESTIGATION. The US investigated Edward Snowden, a former CIA technical assistant, after he leaked details of Washington's secret Internet and telephone surveillance programs. Photo by The Guardian/Laura Poitras, Glenn Greenwald

Obama issues school rules on transgender bathroom use

May 14, 2016 - 11:30 AM

The move triggers an instant backlash from conservatives who perceive it as a threat to children s well being with a top Texas official refusing to comply with Obama s blackmail

SCHOOL RULES. President Barack Obama's administration tells schools they must let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, taking an intensifying battle over civil rights to the national stage. Obama file photo from the White House

New era for Brazil as Rousseff cedes power to Temer

May 13, 2016 - 9:00 AM

It is urgent to restore peace and unite Brazil says interim president Michel Temer

'NEW ERA.' Interim Brazilian President Michel Temer (R) attends an inauguration ceremony in Brasilia, Brazil, May 12, 2016. Photo by Antonio Lacerda/EPA

Kremlin slams White House over Putin corruption claim

Jan 29, 2016 - 11:09 PM

US Treasury acting under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence Adam Szubin says in a BBC documentary that Putin was a picture of corruption

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during the IX Congress of the Federation of independent trade unions of Russia in Sochi, Russia, February 7, 2015. EPA/ALEXEY NIKOLSKY /RIA NOVOSTI / GOVERNMENT PRESS SERVICE POOL

US open to talks with Russia on Syria

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:50 AM

The decision signals a newfound willingness to engage with Russia after months of giving Vladimir Putin the cold shoulder over his actions in Ukraine and Syria

'LIMITED TALKS.' In this file photo, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest holds the daily news conference at the White House following votes on trade legislation in the US House of Representatives, in Washington DC, USA, June 12, 2015. File photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

White House makes it official: US 'at war' with ISIS

Sep 13, 2014 - 9:54 AM

The United States is at war with ISIL in the same way that we are at war with Al Qaeda and its al Qaeda affiliates all around the globe says White House spokesman Josh Earnest

Somalia on high alert after Shebab leader confirmed dead

Sep 06, 2014 - 7:52 PM

The US State Department had listed Ahmed Abdi Godane as one of the world s 8 top terror fugitives

Obama vacation plans unchanged after Iraq strikes

Aug 09, 2014 - 6:24 PM

President Obama and his family plan to spend two weeks on the upscale resort island off Massachusetts where they have taken summer breaks since 2009