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Vietnam asks France for military upgrades

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 1:50PM UTC

The French defense minister has agreed to help Vietnam modernize its military on a historic visit to the former colony, state media reported Tuesday. Vietnam recently bought radar, helicopters and transport aircraft from France, according to French Defense Minister Herve Morin, as the Southeast Asian country gradually tries to upgrade

Prosecuting Arroyo is real test of Aquino’s political will

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 12:42PM UTC

  In his first State of the Nation Address, President Benigno S. Aquino III stopped short of accusing his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, of plundering the nation’s coffers. He cited massive amounts of government money her government allegedly misspent. This is all well and good. Filipinos expected Aquino to make an

Afghans: 52 die in NATO attack; alliance disputes

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 10:54AM UTC

The Afghan government has said that 52 civilians, including women and children, died when a NATO rocket struck a village in southern Afghanistan last week — a report disputed by the international coalition. The allegation Monday was raised as the founder of WikiLeaks claimed thousands of U.S. attacks could be

Dissecting Aquino’s address to the Philippine media and extra judicial killings

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 10:28AM UTC

  President Benigno Aquino devoted several paragraphs on two issues that have become focal points of the excesses of the previous administration: extrajudicial killings and the state of Philippine media affairs. Here they go (underscoring supplied): We have also already identified the suspects of the cases of Francisco Baldomero, Jose

US in show of strength off Korean peninsula

By Tue, Jul 27, 2010 9:12AM UTC

The East Sea off the coast of the Korean peninsula roiled Monday with U.S. and South Korean ships, submarines, fighter jets and helicopters — high-profile military maneuvers intended to show North Korea that it is being watched. Military officials said that despite threats of retaliation, North Korea was staying clear.

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