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Feb 14, 2017

Philippines' Imelda Marcos loses bid to reclaim jewels

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has lost a long fight to reclaim jewels confiscated when her dictator husband was ousted, with the Supreme Court ruling she acquired them illegally. The items worth $150,000 are now the property of the state, the court ruled, ...

Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

Feb 14, 2017

Head of U.S. Pacific Command urges democracy in Thailand

The highest-ranking U.S. military official to visit Thailand since a 2014 coup urged the country to restore democracy, saying Tuesday that America needs “a strong and stable ally” in Southeast Asia. Adm. Harry Harris, the head of the U.S. Pacific Command, spoke at the ...

Feb 14, 2017

China's plans launch of first cargo spacecraft in April

China plans to launch its first cargo spacecraft in April, state media reported Tuesday, taking a step toward its goal of establishing a permanently manned space station by 2022. President Xi Jinping has prioritized advancing China’s space program, saying it was needed to enhance ...

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

Feb 14, 2017

U.N. Security Council strongly condemns North Korea missile test

The U.N. Security Council strongly condemned North Korea late Monday over its latest ballistic missile launches and warned of “further significant measures” if Pyongyang doesn’t stop nuclear and missile testing. A council statement agreed to by all 15 members followed strong condemnation by Secretary-General ...