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What we know so far: Proposed U.S. sanctions vs PH officials in drug war

Dec 22, 2019 - 5:00 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Answers to 4 questions to get you up to speed on 2 proposed measures to bar Philippine officials from entering the United States and freezing their assets there

DRUG WAR. Police officials investigate the crime scene of a buy-bust operation. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

U.S. expresses 'full support' for PH anti-drug campaign – Robredo

Nov 13, 2019 - 3:57 PM

'Bilang kaibigan ng Pilipinas, gagawin nila ang lahat para tayo ay magtagumpay sa laban na ito,' says Vice President Leni Robredo, whose strategy against illegal drugs is focused on drug demand reduction and rehabilitation

'FRIEND' OF PH. Vice President Leni Robredo meets with the inter-agency working-level delegation from the United States government to discuss how to fight illegal drugs in the Philippines. Photos from OVP

Robredo to seek help of U.S. intelligence to go after drug lords

Nov 12, 2019 - 7:55 PM

'The problem of drugs is not unique to us. We won’t be able to solve this on our own. We really need to work with other countries, especially those near us,' the Vice President says

NOT JUST WITH U.S. Vice President Leni Robredo continues consulting with various local and international groups on how to reform President Rodrigo Duerte's drug war. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Trump, Xi could meet next month on trade – White House aide

May 12, 2019 - 10:23 PM

White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow says the chances of Donald Trump and Xi Jinping meeting during the Group of 20 summit in Japan in late June 'are probably pretty good'

SHAKING HANDS. US President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping at the end of a press conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Photo by Fred Dufour/AFP

U.S. security chief, Russians in tough talks over nuclear treaty

Oct 23, 2018 - 10:45 AM

John Bolton discusses the fate of the treaty with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and spends 'nearly 5 hours' in talks with Russian Security Council chief Nikolai Patrushev

US SECURITY CHIEF. In this file photo, US National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks to the Federalist Society in Washington DC on September 10, 2018. File photo by Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP

Japan military joins historic Philippine war games

Oct 06, 2018 - 4:19 PM

The exercise, codenamed Kamandag (Venom), marks the first time Japanese armored military vehicles were used on foreign soil since the country adopted a pacifist constitution after its 1945 defeat

WAR GAMES. US Marine Brig. Gen. Chris McPhillips watches as members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) board the USS Ashland at Subic Bay, Philippines, October 3. US Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Kevan Dunlop

North Korea says peace treaty no bargaining chip for denuclearization

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:01 PM

State news agency KCNA says in a commentary that some US experts have suggested trading the end of the war for denuclearization.

BARGAIN. In this file photo, North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un (L) shakes hands with US President Donald Trump (R) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Asian countries denounce 'real threat' of global trade war

Aug 04, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Some ministers have called for the early conclusion of talks for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, a 16-nation pact poised to become the world's largest free-trade agreement

SUMMIT. Participating foreign ministers pose for a group photograph at the 8th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers'€™ Meeting, during the 51st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Singapore on August 4, 2018. Leaders, ministers and representatives are meeting in the city-state from August 1 to 4 for the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM). Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

Power of president to declare state of war stricken out of draft charter

Jun 22, 2018 - 4:44 PM

The sole power to declare a state of war is returned to Congress in the latest printed version of the Consultative Committee's draft constitution

Con-Com eyes giving president power to declare war without Congress

May 03, 2018 - 3:31 PM

Such power may be given if 'Congress is unable to convene,' according to a proposed provision for a new constitution being studied by the Consultative Committee

Campaign vs crime, drugs 'protects human rights of Filipinos' – Cayetano

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:34 PM

'We do not need others who think they know better than us Filipinos to tell us what to do,' says Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in reaction to the US State Department's latest human rights report on the Philippines

HUMAN RIGHTS IN PH. Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano reacts to a US State Department report on the human rights situation in the Philippines. Malacañang file photo

Top officials scramble to make Trump-Kim summit a reality

Mar 17, 2018 - 6:09 PM

There is no immediate breakthrough, but North Korea's foreign minister is to remain in Stockholm as the Scandinavian intermediary strives to pave the way for talks that could end a threat of nuclear war

IN TALKS. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and his delegation arrive at the North Korean embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 15, 2018. Photo by Vilhelm Stokstad / TT News Agency / AFP

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Apr 24, 2017 - 7:00 PM

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Japan's Abe in Hawaii to visit Pearl Harbor with Obama

Dec 27, 2016 - 7:23 AM

Abe will be the first Japanese leader to go to the US Arizona Memorial the wreck where 1 177 US personnel died

In this file photo, the USS Arizona Memorial is seen during a memorial service marking the 74th Anniversary of the attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor December 07, 2015 on the island of Oahu at the Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kent Nishimura/Getty Images/AFP

After Hiroshima, Abe and Obama to pay respects at Pearl Harbor

Dec 25, 2016 - 11:18 AM

UPDATED The two leaders are set to meet on December 27 in Honolulu Hawaii weeks before US President Barack Obama steps down from office

PEARL HARBOR. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to visit Pearl Harbor, where Japan surprise attacked the United States in 1941, which led the US in history's bloodiest war.  File photo by Junko Kimura-Matsumoto/EPA/POOL

US says Syrian regime using starvation as 'weapon of war'

Oct 29, 2016 - 9:17 AM

Washington is currently weighing further sanctions against Syria and a push for justice at the International Criminal Court in the Hague

ATTACKED. A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road in the town of Orum al-Kubra on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20, 2016, the morning after a convoy delivering aid was hit by a deadly air strike. File photo by Omar Haj Kadour/AFP

Hiroshima atomic bomb victims want apology from Obama

May 19, 2016 - 8:16 PM

Victims of the atomic bombings of Japan want an apology from US President Barack Obama when he visits Hiroshima next week the head of a survivors group says

This file picture taken on February 7, 2010 shows the Atomic Bomb Dome at the Peace Memoral Park in Hiroshima. Kazuhiro Nogi / AFP

Ungoverned spaces and extremism

Jan 31, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Governments urgently need to address the precursors that litter the region making it easier for people aiming to emulate or follow ISIS

Indonesian police patrol near the site of a bomb blast earlier in the day, in front of a shopping mall in Jakarta, Indonesia, 14 January 2016. Seven people, including five suspected attackers, died in bomb blasts and gunfire in the centre of the Indonesian capital Jakarta on Thursday, officials said, in what the country's president described as an act of terrorism. Photo by Bagus Indahono/EPA

'El Chapo' extradition could take a year

Jan 11, 2016 - 11:33 PM

Mexico received the US extradition requests last year on a slew of charges including drug trafficking and homicide Guzman is wanted in half a dozen US states

CAPTURED AGAIN. Drug kingpin Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman is escorted into a helicopter at Mexico City's airport on January 8, 2016 following his recapture during an intense military operation in Los Mochis, in Sinaloa State. Alfredo Estrella/AFP

Aquino: 'No imminent threat yet' in S. Korea

Apr 05, 2013 - 3:18 PM

The government is checking whether contingency plans set up years ago is still suitable

CONTINGENCY PLANS. President Benigno Aquino III says there is no imminent threat to Filipinos in South Korea yet. File photo by Malacañang Photo Bureau

C-130s on standby for Pinoys in S. Korea

Apr 02, 2013 - 4:04 PM

The Philippine government is preparing for any scenario in the Korean peninsula

North Korea vows to strengthen nukes

Mar 31, 2013 - 9:12 PM

North Korea has decided that the country s possession of nuclear weapons should be fixed by law

NUCLEAR RIGHT? North Korea has decided that the country's possession of nuclear weapons 'should be fixed by law.'

Filipinos 'safe' despite tension in Korea - Palace

Mar 31, 2013 - 4:34 PM

Malacañang spokespersons said that Filipinos in and out of the country will be safe even with the renewed conflict of North and South Korea

WARMONGERING. This picture, taken by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency on March 7, 2013 shows North Korean people attending a rally at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang to support the statement of a spokesman of the Korean People's Army (KPA). AFP PHOTO / KCNA via KNS

US takes new North Korean threat 'seriously'

Mar 30, 2013 - 10:12 AM

UPDATED We take these threats seriously and remain in close contact with our South Korean allies says the spokeswoman for the US National Security Council

North Korea says at war with South

Mar 30, 2013 - 8:04 AM

4th UPDATE North Korea announces Saturday March 30 it has entered into a state of war with South Korea and that all matters between the two Koreas will be handled according to wartime protocol

US vows to help Filipino veterans' payments

Oct 18, 2012 - 7:39 AM

US President Barack Obama s administration pledged Wednesday October 17 to reach out to Filipinos seeking payments for World War II service after complaints from veterans over denied claims

Filipino World War II veterans during a ceremony at Malacanang Palace on February 23, 2009. AFP PHOTO / JES AZNAR

West expels Syrian envoys over Houla massacre

May 30, 2012 - 7:34 AM

The coordinated envoy expulsions followed mounting international outrage over the massacre on Friday in the central town of Houla in which at least 108 people including 49 children were killed according to UN figures