Romulo hopes for early signing of Phl-EU partnership pact

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on Romulo hopes for early signing of Phl-EU partnership pact 

MANILA, Nov. 10 — Foreign Secretary Alberto G. Romulo has expressed hope for the early signing of the Philippines-European Union Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA), as he reiterated the importance of EU to the Philippines and in the context of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

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GRP, MNLF legal panels reviewing RA 9054 propose amendments

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on GRP, MNLF legal panels reviewing RA 9054 propose amendments 

By Ben Cal

MANILA, Nov. 10 — Both the legal panels of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) have begun on Monday their five-day formal meeting to review the proposed amendments to Republic Act 9054, otherwise known as the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM).

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Army intensifies manhunt vs massacre suspects

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on Army intensifies manhunt vs massacre suspects 

CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, Nov. 10 – The military in Central Mindanao has intensified manhunt against the remaining suspects in the Maguindanao massacre who remained at large and expressed desire to surrender, an Army regional commander said.

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Combating piracy still "major priority" for UN Security Council

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on Combating piracy still "major priority" for UN Security Council 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 10 — British UN Ambassador Mark Lyall Grant, who holds the rotating Security Council presidency for November, said here Tuesday that battling piracy remains very important to the 15-nation UN body.

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Iran 'serious' about talks with G5+1; proposes date, venue

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on Iran 'serious' about talks with G5+1; proposes date, venue 

TEHRAN, Nov. 10 — Iran proposed date and venue for the talks with the five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany (G5+1) on Tuesday and said that the country is "serious" and "honest" about it.

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Tajik leader urges CIS countries to jointly fight terrorism

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on Tajik leader urges CIS countries to jointly fight terrorism 

MOSCOW, Nov. 10 — International terrorist forces should be fought with joint efforts because no country is capable of fighting these modern challenges alone, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon told a security meeting of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) Tuesday.

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Google adds "Instant Previews" to its search engine

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on Google adds "Instant Previews" to its search engine 

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 10 — Google on Tuesday unveiled a new "Instant Previews" feature of its search engine, which the company said will enable users to evaluate and choose the right search results in a faster way.

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News Analysis: Israel offering Ghajar to gain goodwill points

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Israel offering Ghajar to gain goodwill points 

By Adam Gonn

JERUSALEM, Nov. 10 — The fate of the small village of Ghajar located on the border between Israel and Lebanon appears to be sealed as Israel plans to withdraw from the northern half of town.

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U.S. Congress to grill air transportation chief on cargo security

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WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 — A key Senate committee on Tuesday announced it will hold a hearing on air cargo security in the aftermath of failed package bombing attempt.

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Israel, Lebanon urged to step up efforts for permanent peace

November 10, 2010 10:27 am· Comments Off on Israel, Lebanon urged to step up efforts for permanent peace 

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 10 — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Tuesday said that the security situation along the Israeli- Lebanese border is still fragile, and called on both sides to step up efforts to move from the current state of cessation of hostilities, as agreed to in August 2006, to a permanent ceasefire.

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