John Rey Rivera

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If elected president, Binay to pursue Sabah claim ‘all the way’

Vice President Jejomar Binay. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO<p>BALER, Aurora—The camp of Vice President Jejomar Binay was unfazed by Malaysia’s statement that it …

Asia

China urges US not to sensationalize South China Sea dispute

BEIJING - China's Foreign Ministry urged the United States on Wednesday not to sensationalize the South China Sea dispute after US Defense …

South China Sea issue should not be utilized to contain China — official

The South China Sea issue should not be utilized as an excuse or tool to contain China's development, a spokesperson of the fourth session of the …

Clashes erupt in north Myanmar over opium poppy fields

<b>Clashes have erupted in northern Myanmar between farmers and Christian anti-drug vigilantes attempting to destroy opium poppy fields.</b><p>The vigilantes had earlier been locked in a stand-off with security forces, who have been monitoring the conflict.<p>Activists from the Baptist church-connected Pat …

Asia

Greece recalls ambassador from Austria over EU refugees row

Greece has recalled its ambassador to Austria amid growing tensions between the two countries over Vienna’s strong-arm approach to the handling of Europe’s migrant crisis.<p>Enraged at its exclusion from a mini-summit of Balkan states convened by Austria on Wednesday, Athens hit back denouncing what …

Europe

Lebanon: 'River of trash' chokes Beirut suburb as city's garbage crisis continues

<b>Beirut, Lebanon (CNN) —</b> A river of stinking garbage bags snakes its way through the suburbs of Beirut, a surreal and unhygienic blight on Lebanon's cosmopolitan capital.<p>This overflowing landfill, stretching for hundreds of meters through Jdeideh in the city's suburbs, is the consequence of the …

Middle East

Syrian army recaptures town in Aleppo province from IS group

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian government troops backed by Russian airstrikes recaptured a town in Aleppo province from Islamic State militants on Thursday in …

Middle East

U.S., China agree to draft resolution on North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The United States and China have reached an agreement on a new United Nations Security Council draft resolution aimed at punishing North Korea in the wake of its recent nuclear test and for violating previous resolutions, a Security Council diplomat told CNN on Wednesday.<p>The resolution is …

North Korea