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  • Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea
    Philippines says China rushing construction in disputed sea

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines' top diplomat said Thursday that China has been rushing construction projects, including massive land reclamation, in the disputed South China Sea in hopes of forestalling any legal moves against its vast territorial claims. …

  • Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no apology
    Aquino takes responsibility for bungled mission in Philippines, but no apology

    Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Thursday took responsibility for a bungled security operation in January that left 44 police commandos dead, but offered no public apology for the clash that has become his biggest political crisis in years. Since the secret mission, Aquino's approval and trust ratings have plunged to their lowest level in five years, and a peace process with the country's largest Muslim rebel group has stalled. "To every Filipino who has felt failure or has been hurt …

  • China wants to control South China Sea: Philippines
    China wants to control South China Sea: Philippines

    The Philippines accused China on Thursday of seeking to take control of nearly the entire South China Sea with an expansionist agenda dominated by "massive reclamation" works. Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said China's efforts were aimed at undermining a United Nations tribunal that is due to rule early next year on a Philippine challenge to its claims to the disputed waters. "China is accelerating its expansionist agenda and changing the status quo to actualise its nine-dash …

  • US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank
    US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

    U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China's frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise ... …

  • US Senate passes budget, with 2016 jockeying on display
    US Senate passes budget, with 2016 jockeying on display

    The Republican-led US Senate approved a 2016 budget blueprint early Friday, one that would balance federal spending in 10 years without raising taxes, trim trillions of spending dollars and repeal "Obamacare." The process, in which several dozen politically-charged amendments were offered, saw Democrats and Republicans stake out their positions ahead of the 2016 presidential election as potential candidates prepare to battle over who will succeed Barack Obama in the White House. On Wednesday …

  • Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say
    Little vetting of pilots for mental health, US experts say

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite U.S. and international regulations requiring that airline pilots be screened for mental health problems, little effective, real-world checking takes place, pilots and safety experts say. …

  • Hamilton shrugs engine problem, tops Malaysian FP practice
    Hamilton shrugs engine problem, tops Malaysian FP practice

    SEPANG, Malaysia (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton overcame major engine trouble in the morning to set the fastest time in Friday's afternoon practice for the Malaysian Grand Prix. …

  • Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner
    Pelosi irks some allies over bipartisan bill with Boehner

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi bruised some longtime liberal allies when she worked with Speaker John Boehner to craft a rare bipartisan accord on Medicare. But lawmakers say it will enhance her stature as a dealmaker, and may help her party avoid being sidelined by majority Republicans over the next two years. …

  • Ford unveils a Tougher, Smarter and More Efficient Ranger
    Ford unveils a Tougher, Smarter and More Efficient Ranger

    Earlier this week, Ford unveiled at the Bangkok International Motorshow its New Tough and Smart Ranger. The Ranger was the Philipines market leader in 2014 and Ford has pulled out all the stops to maintain that lead.  This one features a new look and interior, setting itself apart from its competitors through an array of new cutting-edge technologies.  Featuring a new hood design, trapezoidal grille and projector headlamps. Inside, the interior’s been updated to create an even more …

  • Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House
    Senate OKs Republican balanced-budget plan, following House

    Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his ... …