Tag Archives: Philippines


Philippines official confident in South China Sea arbitration case

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Philippines on Monday wrapped up a week of arguments before judges in its case against China over the hotly disputed South China Sea, at a hearing…


Philippines shopping for arms to beef up maritime security

By Pedro Uchi Clark Airfield, PHILIPPINES (Reuters) – Philippine President Benigno Aquino has approved the purchase of 44 billion pesos ($932.74 million) worth of military equipment to assist boost maritime…


Asia-Pacific leaders gather in Philippines under security shadow

US President Barack Obama & other Asia-Pacific leaders will arrive in the Philippines Tuesday for a summit meant to foster trade unity yet with terrorism & territorial rows in focus….


APEC summit tests security in volatile Philippines

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Providing security for the leaders of Asia-Pacific nations including the United States & China is a huge undertaking for any country. For the Philippines, which is…


China's Xi says willing to join France in combating terrorism

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China is ready to join France & the international community in stepping up security cooperation & combating terrorism, President Xi Jinping told French President Francois Hollande on…


Indonesia's Widodo to skip APEC summit in Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo will not attend an annual summit of Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum members in the Philippines because of domestic issues, a Philippine foreign…


Philippine court expected to decide U.S. security deal is constitutional – source

By Manuel Mogato MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippine Supreme Court is expected to decide that a new U.S.-Philippine security agreement is constitutional & will announce its ruling before President Barack…


U.N. hands Libya factions final text of peace deal

By Aziz El Yaakoubi SKHIRAT, Morocco (Reuters) – The United Nations on Monday handed Libya's warring factions a final draft of a peace accord to end their conflict, telling the…


US home prices rise steadily in June as sales pick up

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key housing index shows that U.S. home prices rose solidly in June, another sign of renewed health in the housing market. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city…