RP to push for common visa for ASEAN nationals — Libanan

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· Comments Off on RP to push for common visa for ASEAN nationals — Libanan 

MANILA, Nov. 15 — The Philippines will push for the adoption of common visa among citizens of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) during the meeting of ASEAN immigration chiefs and consuls in Manila starting Monday.

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PGMA calls Pacquiao 'an inspiration to all Filipinos'

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· Comments Off on PGMA calls Pacquiao 'an inspiration to all Filipinos' 

SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 -– President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Sunday called Manny Pacquiao “an inspiration to the entire Filipino nation” after Philippine boxing icon Pacquiao wrested the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title from Puerto Rican champion Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Chinese vice premier leaves for World Summit on Food Security, Syria visit

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· Comments Off on Chinese vice premier leaves for World Summit on Food Security, Syria visit 

BEIJING, Nov. 15 — Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu left here Sunday for the World Summit on Food Security and an official visit to Syria.

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8 Japanese killed in S. Korea fire: officials

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· Comments Off on 8 Japanese killed in S. Korea fire: officials 

BUSAN, South Korea, Nov. 15 — South Korean firefighting officials said Sunday eight of the 10 people killed in a fire Saturday at an indoor shooting range in the port city of Busan are assumed to be Japanese.

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S. Korean president heads home after APEC summit

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· Comments Off on S. Korean president heads home after APEC summit 

By Byun Duk-kun

SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 — South Korean President Lee Myung-bak headed home Sunday after the end of a two-day summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum where he promoted free trade and collaboration with the G-20.

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APEC leaders pledge support for 'most vulnerable'

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 — Leaders of the Pacific Rim countries pledged on Sunday to provide support for the 'most vulnerable' in their economies and also measures to stimulate small and medium business.

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Thai PM, Indonesian president discuss bilateral relations, Cambodia

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· 1 Comment 

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SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 — Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono early Sunday conferred on bilateral relations as well as on the ongoing diplomatic standoff between Thailand and its neighbor Cambodia, according to Thai Foreign Affairs Minister Kasit Piromya.

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APEC fails to agree on details in battle against climate change

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· Comments Off on APEC fails to agree on details in battle against climate change 

SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 — Pacific Rim leaders pledged Sunday to accelerate efforts to deepen the integration of their economies, including a study to create a free-trade area, but fell short of promising any detailed commitment to the battle against climate change.

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Commentary: A reflection on China enthusiasm at APEC meetings

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· Comments Off on Commentary: A reflection on China enthusiasm at APEC meetings 

By Tu Qi and Shi Xianzhen

SINGAPORE, Nov. 15 — As Chinese reporters covering this year's APEC meetings in Singapore, we find here another oft used language barring English, which is mandarin Chinese. True, there is a large population of Chinese descendants in Singapore, but this year's meeting also saw a continued rise of China on the world economic arena, and, naturally, learning to talk in Chinese becomes a fancy thing to do.

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France, Portugal and Russia have World Cup places in sight

November 15, 2009 5:39 pm· Comments Off on France, Portugal and Russia have World Cup places in sight 

LONDON, Nov. 15 — France, Portugal and Russia all moved closer to next year's World Cup finals with first leg playoff wins on Saturday.

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