The U.S. military sits at the center of a dispute that's plagued the peaceful people of Okinawa who demand to have their land back for more than 70 years.
Japan temporarily halted work on a controversial new US military base in southern Okinawa as talks continue with local officials opposed to the project.
The Comprehensive Agreement includes an official recognition by the Holy See of Palestine as a State in accordance with international law and on the basis of the 1967 borders as well as reinforcing new and unprecedented provisions related to the special status of Palestine as the birthplace of Christianity and as the cradle of monolithic religions.
The latest SWS survey shows at least 80% of Filipinos have been concerned that the South China Sea dispute could escalate into a full-blown conflict with China and blame incompetence of President Benigno Aquino government for resolving it diplomatically.
The Philippine constitution explicitly bans all “foreign military bases, troops, or facilities” as it also causing environmental havoc, but is being cynically circumvented by having the Aquino government maintain the base facilities, at which the foreign troops are stationed as so-called “guests” because US and Japan is one of Manila's biggest trading partners and financial aid donors. The new US-Japan-Philippine security alliance "coincides" with 300 Japanese manufacturing companies operating in China and Japan to relocate to the Philippines.
President Noynoy Aquino (P-Noy)? comparison of Nazi Germany and China is absurd and bears no scrutiny. Instead of giving irresponsible, inappropriate, inflammatory remarks and totally misleading historical speeches, Aquino should concentrate on making the Philippines, like South Korea, an economic, social and environmental success story which its population so much deserves.
On the surface, today’s Ukraine and its political culture looks modern, attractive, refined, and much more favorably disposed toward everything Western and everything American because of the wind of transformations that swept through the country last year. But that is just a facade.
According to the Russian foreign minister, Barack Obama confirmed the US has been involved in the Ukrainian state coup since the very beginning.
NATO will establish command centers in six of its eastern countries in coming months in part of a beefed-up response to Russian "aggressiveness".
Under international law, Israel is responsible for the protection and well being of people under its occupation, but it is instead trying to destroy an already impoverished nation. Set against the joy and excitement of the World Cup, there was no joy or celebration in Palestine. Instead, there was the brutal force of the Israeli army against defenseless people. This is no fair play according to the writer.