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MANILA — United States Ambassador Harry Thomas Jr. said the U.S. will continue to review its travel advisory on the Philippines for the safety and security of its nationals.

Protesters against the Visiting Forces Agreement in an undated photo.


MANILA — The United States has welcomed the review of its Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) with the Philippines but has not given an indication that it would submit the new treaty to its Senate for concurrence.

Nov. 19, 2010




OTTAWA, Ontario — A controversial bill named after a Filipina murder victim that would make it a crime to coerce a woman into having an abortion, faces a rough ride in the House of Commons.


President Barack Obama gestures during a closing press conference at the G20 Summit in Seoul, South Korea on Nov. 12. (Yonhap News Agency/AP)

WASHINGTON — How do you say “shellacking” in Chinese? Or German? Or Korean?

Fresh from his self-described shellacking in this month’s midterm elections, President Obama has gotten pretty much the same treatment from foreign leaders as he has made his way through Asia this week.

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