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                    [Title] => EU increases pressure on Greece to secure border
                    [Summary] => 

The European Union has ratcheted up pressure on Greece to start managing its borders properly or face the prospect of measures being imposed from Brussels.

[DatePublished] => 2016-02-02 17:00:05 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1532901 [Title] => Sharing the gift of hope to refugees [Summary] =>

One of the biggest stories that unfolded this year was the plight of refugees from all over the world—people who were forced to leave their homeland to escape from the horrors of war, persecution, and human rights abuses.

[DatePublished] => 2015-12-22 02:25:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => News Commentary [SectionUrl] => news-commentary [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/News-Feature/UNHCR/refugees-cold-unhcr.jpg ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1526779 [Title] => Economic, not military, rivalry for US and China [Summary] =>

No matter the military muscle-flexing both by China and the United States (along with Japan and other US regional allies) in relation to the ongoing maritime dispute in our part of the world, all parties concerned must emphasize the primacy of resolving the disagreement through diplomatic, peaceful means – specifically via the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

[DatePublished] => 2015-11-27 09:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133567 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804785 [AuthorName] => Satur C. Ocampo [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1517939 [Title] => US commander says sailing past Chinese isles not a threat [Summary] =>

The U.S. Navy's challenge last week to China's sovereignty claims in the South China Sea was not designed as a military threat, the head of U.S. Pacific military forces said Tuesday in a mostly upbeat speech about prospects for preventing U.S.-China disputes from escalating to conflict.

[DatePublished] => 2015-11-02 23:42:23 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Headlines [SectionUrl] => headlines [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/headlines/20151103/us-commander.jpg ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1515666 [Title] => Taxing experience [Summary] =>

Read his lips: there will be no income tax cut under President Aquino.

[DatePublished] => 2015-10-27 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133252 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1807094 [AuthorName] => Ana Marie Pamintuan [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1502708 [Title] => Croatia responds to migrant pressure with reception center [Summary] =>

Croatia set up a migrant reception center in the eastern village of Opatovac on yesterday, in hopes of injecting order into the unrelenting chaos that has gripped the tiny Balkan country overwhelmed by thousands seeking sanctuary in Europe.

[DatePublished] => 2015-09-21 17:09:09 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1483154 [Title] => ‘Close US military bases and save money, lives’ [Summary] =>

Now comes a new  and quite reasonable  proposal on what to do with the 700 US military bases overstaying in various countries across the world: Close them all, and save money and lives.

[DatePublished] => 2015-07-31 10:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133567 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804785 [AuthorName] => Satur C. Ocampo [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1438113 [Title] => Special ops troops using flawed intel software [Summary] =>

Special operations troops heading to war zones are asking for commercial intelligence analysis software they say will help their missions.

[DatePublished] => 2015-03-27 07:33:12 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1440294 [AuthorName] => Ken Dilanian [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/world/20150327/Special-OPS-Military-Intel-Software.jpg ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1422900 [Title] => Obama asks Congress for military force against IS [Summary] =>

President Barack Obama asked the US Congress on yesterday to authorize military force to "degrade and defeat" Islamic State forces in the Middle East without sustained, large-scale US ground combat operations, setting lawmakers on a path toward their first war powers vote in 13 years.

[DatePublished] => 2015-02-12 02:46:42 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1249296 [AuthorName] => David Espo and Nedra Pickler [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => http://media.philstar.com/images/the-philippine-star/world/20150212/obama-joint-news-conference-merkel.jpg ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 1408166 [Title] => US off war footing at year's end, but wars go on [Summary] =>

Taking America off a permanent war footing is proving harder than President Barack Obama may have suggested.

[DatePublished] => 2014-12-31 04:22:29 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1702730 [AuthorName] => Robert Burns and Deb Riechmann [SectionName] => World [SectionUrl] => world [URL] => ) ) )
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