Politics

PNoy in Gensan for final Custodio push

By Sat, Apr 27, 2013 12:40AM UTC PNoy in Gensan for final Custodio push

GENERAL SANTOS CITY – President Benigno Aquino III arrived here Friday afternoon (April 26) to lead a big rally on Saturday, April 27 for his coalition Team Pnoy as the May elections head into the homestretch. Aquino is also here to give a strong, final push for the re-election bid

GE13: Social media and the Malaysian election

By Fri, Apr 26, 2013 4:55PM UTC Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, right, shares a light moment with opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim. Pic: AP.

The current campaign bypasses the biased mainstream, reports Asia Sentinel Online media, already a major factor in Malaysia’s 2008 general election, has exploded this time around with newer platforms like Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and others transforming electioneering for both the opposition and the government. In a country where virtually all

Australian behind new Titanic plans political bid

By Fri, Apr 26, 2013 3:12PM UTC Clive Palmer. Pic: AP.

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A wealthy Australian who is rebuilding the Titanic plans to do the political equivalent. Clive Palmer said Friday he intends to refloat the United Australian Party, a once dominant force in Australian politics that sank without a trace in the 1940s. The mining magnate plans to

China, France vow to promote ‘multipolar’ world

By Fri, Apr 26, 2013 12:19PM UTC

BEIJING (AP) — China’s President Xi Jinping and France’s President Francois Hollande pledged to push for a world free of domination by any superpower Thursday as the French leader visited the Chinese capital on a mission to boost trade amid his country’s worsening economic woes. Both leaders stressed their desire

ASEAN makes progress on trade, not on sea disputes

By Thu, Apr 25, 2013 3:04PM UTC Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, left, Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, center, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung pose for a group photo session during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, Thursday. Pic: AP.

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — Southeast Asian leaders were upbeat Thursday about progress made on an ambitious plan to weld the region into a European Union-style economic community as a counterweight to Asian powerhouse China, while efforts were stalling on South China Sea disputes. Leaders attending the Association of

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