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Ukraine and Russia found common ground in Pope Francis.
When Ukrainian diplomats and a military chief arrived at the Vatican, they had one mission in mind: to ask help from Pope Francis to do the seemingly impossible: convince Russia to release 300 Ukrainian prisoners of war. In exchange, Ukraine was willing ...
 
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It is one of America's newest warships.
There is a formidable American warship docked in Manila Bay on September 27. The USS Tripoli is one of the U.S. navy's newest warships. It was launched in 2017 and delivered to the U.S. Navy in 2020. Currently, it is crewed by ...
 
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Only five of the 12 FA-50s purchased from South Korea remain flightworthy. 
Of the Philippine Air Force’s 12 brand-new FA-50s built by South Korea, only five are operational. That was what Philippine Air Force Vice Commander Maj. Gen. Arthur Cordura said in a senate hearing on September 27. “Out of the seven (nonoperational aircraft), two ...
 
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The U.S. Coast Guard and Philippine Coast Guard are stepping up cooperation on several fronts.
As part of ongoing U.S.-Philippine cooperation to enhance the Philippines’ maritime law enforcement capabilities, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) facilitated the first Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)-led Small Boat Operations course from September 5 to 16 in Manila.The training is meant to improve ...
 
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"This is no bluff"—famously, a thing one says when one is definitely not bluffing.
Vladimir Putin has decided to butch it up quite seriously for the public on Wednesday. His speech reeks of a monumental bluff—which is not to say it shouldn’t be taken seriously. This is an authoritarian kleptocrat on a bad losing streak who still ...
 
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On the world stage, the Philippines has an influential voice.
As world leaders descend on New York City to participate at the 77th United Nations General Assembly, Taiwan has asked the Philippines for help so other nations may recognize it and hear its voice on the international stage. In a statement, Taipei Economic ...
 
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China's diplomats are not allowed inside Parliament or Westminster Hall.
According to a BBC report, a Chinese government delegation has been banned from attending the lying-in-state of Queen Elizabeth II. Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle allegedly refuse a request for access over Chinese sanctions against five British ministers of parliament and two peers, according to ...
 
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Of the countries claiming the West Philippine Sea, only the Philippines does not have a submarine.
France is ready to help the Philippines attain its long-held dream of acquiring submarines for its navy. A fleet of submarines is one of the most potent deterrents against warships, particularly in the West Philippine Sea, a hotly contested region claimed in ...
 
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The Duterte administration had previously filed 388 diplomatic protests against China.
Increasing Chinese presence in Philippine seas is still a problem under the administration of President Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. Since June 30, 48 diplomatic protests have been filed against Beijing over incursions into the West Philippine Sea, says the Department of Foreign ...
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