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Chinese president concludes Malaysia visit with fruitful package

KUALA LUMPUR, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping left Malaysia on Saturday for Indonesia’s Bali island to attend the 21st informal economic leaders’ meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation(APEC), ending…

Moody’s says stable funding conditions helped PHL earn new credit upgrade

BALI, Indonesia, (PNA) — Moody’s Investor Services said Saturday the Philippines’ stable funding conditions was one of the reasons the global credit watchdog upgraded the country’s sovereign rating recently. In…

Viet President to attend Bali APEC meet

HANOI, (PNA/VNS) — President Truong Tan Sang will attend the 21st Economic Leaders’ Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, which will take place from October 6-8 in Bali,…

Pope Francis to deliver message for evangelization confab delegates on Oct 18

MANILA, (PNA) — Pope Francis will be addressing the attendees of the Philippine Conference on New Evangelization (PCNE) to be held at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) on October…

Najib to lead Malaysian delegation to Apec Summit

By Mohd Iswandi Kasan Anuar NUSA DUA (Bali), (PNA/Bernama) — Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will lead the Malaysian delegation to the two-day Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec)…

Deputy British PM urges contribution of reg’l powers to Syria

UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, (PNA/IRNA) — Deputy British Prime Minister Nick Clegg called for the active contribution of regional powers to increase aid operations to the Syrian nation. Talking to…

(Lead) Chinese president arrives in Bali island for APEC meeting

BALI, Indonesia, (PNA/Xinhua) — Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday afternoon arrived in the Indonesian resort island of Bali to attend the 21st informal economic leaders’ meeting of the Asia-Pacific…

President Aquino to invite potential investors to invest in the Philippines during APEC Summit

BALI, Indonesia, (PNA) — President Benigno S. Aquino III will invite the international business community to “take a look and invest further in the Philippines” during his attendance to the…

Biazon on the 20-day tro extension

MANILA, (PNA) — The 20-day extension issued by the Manila Regional Trial Court stopping the implementation of Custom Personnel Order No. B-189-2013 would likely prolong the uneasiness in the Bureau…

FM to brief Majlis on UN visit Sunday

TEHRAN, (PNA/IRNA) — Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will brief the MPs on Sunday on the recent visit to New York of President Hassan Rohani. The Iranian President left for…

(Nightlead) Indonesian FM reminds conditions to assure welfare of Asia Pacific region

BALI, Indonesia, (PNA/Xinhua) — Delegates attending the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ministerial meeting were reminded to address three issues to ensure the accomplishment of welfare, sustainable and equitable growth among…

Pakistani schoolgirl shot by Taliban receives Politkovskaya award

MOSCOW, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — The Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights activist who was targeted by the Taliban in 2012 has been given a human rights defender award named after a…

Obama nominates Indian-American to admin post

WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — Indian-American Arun M Kumar has been nominated by President Barack Obama to a key administration post, giving him charge of international trade at a critical juncture when…

7 out 10 Filipinos believe peace still attainable — survey

MANILA, (PNA) — Filipinos are still optimistic that the nation can achieve a just and lasting peace as reflected by a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey, which revealed that seven…

Ratan Tata to be inducted into National Academy of Engineering

WASHINGTON, (PNA/PTI) — India’s leading industrialist Ratan Tata will be formally inducted into the prestigious National Academy of Engineering in the US tomorrow for his “outstanding contributions” to industrial development…