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A nat’l food production program

EARLY this month, President Duterte said the Philippines cannot rely forever on Thailand and Vietnam for its food security, specifically its supply of rice. We import hundreds of thousands of kilos of rice from these two countries every year to ensure that we have enough of this staple food of Filipinos, he said. He was speaking at the opening of the Agrilink-Foodlink-Aqualink 2017 trade show in Pasay City.

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador warned Monday that the situation on the Korean peninsula “has reached the touch-and-go point and a nuclear war may break out any moment.”

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WHEN Pope Francis visits Myanmar and Bangladesh next month, we will see a Christian leader striving to help end a crisis between a largely Buddhist government and a Muslim minority group in what the United Nations has called a case of “ethnic cleansing.”

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North Korea’s top diplomat said Monday that a weekend tweet by US President Donald Trump was a “declaration of war” and North Korea has the right to retaliate by shooting down US bombers, even in international airspace.

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US in new show of force vs NoKor

US bombers and fighter escorts flew off the coast of North Korea Saturday in a show of force against its nuclear weapons program, escalating already sky-high tensions.

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President Donald Trump vowed Tuesday to “totally destroy North Korea” if the U.S. is forced to defend itself or its allies against the renegade nation’s nuclear weapons program, making his case in a combative debut speech to the UN that laid out a stark, good-vs-evil view of a globe riven by chaos and turmoil.

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