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U.S. ‘touched’ by PHL decision to stand by its side

MANILA, Apr 17 (Mabuhay) – Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Manila Brian Goldbeck on Wednesday expressed his country’s appreciation of the Philippine commitment to stand-by with America should tensions with North Korea rise further. “Now we know it’s a two way...
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Hagel Says US to Further Strengthen Defense Ties with PH

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Underscoring the critical role the Philippines plays in the Asia-Pacific, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday assured Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert F. Del Rosario of Washington’s commitment to further strengthening its defense cooperation with Manil...
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U.S. boosts missile defense in the Pacific

North Korea warns of nuclear strike on U.S. targets By Jung Ha-Won SEOUL, April 4, 2013 (AFP) – The United States has scrambled to reinforce its Pacific missile defenses as North Korea pushed more global alarm buttons Thursday by announcing it had authorized plans for...
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Govt has effective contingency plan for a Korean Peninsula crisis, says Aquino

STA.CRUZ, Laguna, Apr 5 (Mabuhay) — President Benigno S. Aquino III made an assurance on Friday that the government has an intact emergency response plan in case war breaks out in the Korean Peninsula as tension continues to rise in the region. In an interview with the...
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N. Korea rocket ‘provocative’: PHL, US

MANILA, Dec 13, 2012 (AFP) – Long-time allies the United States and the Philippines on Thursday blasted North Korea’s “provocative” rocket launch as a threat to regional security and pledged to strengthen their military ties. In a statement following bilateral talks attended by...

North Korea Warns of Nuclear War

(Dec. 13) – North Korea today warned that continued military cooperation between the U.S. and South Korea could result in a nuclear war in the region, as the South began another week-long series of live-fire drills along its coastline. Accusing Seoul of scheming with...

Obama says trade deal deepens S.Korea alliance

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2010 (AFP) – President Barack Obama said Friday that a free trade agreement reached with South Korea will deepen the two nations’ alliance as he urged Congress to ratify it. Obama called the draft agreement “the best deal for American...