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WHY WE CHOSE IT — Alan Turing, one of the greatest men of the 20th century, helped win World War II, then ended tragically when his government thought they no longer needed him. Checkout my Fil-Am Star opinion column: FINALLY, A HERO’S PARDON, issue January 3rd or 10th, 2014, which explored Turing’s monumental contributions.
MANILA -- Top U.S. and Philippine officials on Wednesday assailed China for its incessant reclamation work now on a "massive" scale in disputed waters of West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) in gross violation of a 2002 agreement that prohibits such reclamation activities.
Philippine Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Evan Garcia and Defense Undersecretary Pio Lorenzo Batino both described the Chinese reclamation work as “massive” and a blatant violation of an agreement among South China Sea claimants not to build new structures until a binding code of conduct is in place.
China's expansive claim to practically the entire South China Sea based on its nine-dashed line map conflicts with those of Philippines, Brunei, Malaysia, Taiwan and Vietnam. All claimants are in actual possession of islands or islets in the disputed Spratly chain of islands, reefs and atolls.
Russel stressed that the U.S. was concerned about "behavior that raises tensions, behavior that raises questions about China’s intentions."
An overwhelming vote to ratify the tentative agreement between Kaiser Permanente and its nurses is expected after this week’s balloting, expectedly ending the nearly six-month standoff on a new three-year collective bargaining agreement (CBA).
By IAN TIMBERLAKE
Saudi Arabia's elderly King Abdullah died on Friday and was replaced by his brother Salman as the ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.