March 18, 2018, 10:10 am
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N.Korea makes ‘agreement’ with S.Korea after historic meeting

SEOUL. – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met senior South Korean government officials for the first time and said it is his “firm will to vigorously advance” inter-Korean ties and pursue reunification, the North’s official news agency said on Tuesday.

New Customs chief lays down policy vs corruption

NEWLY-INSTALLED Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Isidro Lapeña yesterday said he will exercise zero-tolerance against corruption as he warned unscrupulous individuals who will use his name to facilitate unlawful activities.

Sessions says he will discuss Comey with US Senate panel

WASHINGTON. — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a letter on Saturday that he will appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday to address matters former FBI Director James Comey brought up this week in testimony to the same panel.

US moves THAAD anti-missile to SoKor

SEOUL. — The US military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea on Wednesday amid high tensions over North Korea’s missile and nuclear programmes.

NoKors artillery drill; US sub docks in SoKor

SEOUL. —North Korea conducted a big live-fire exercise on Tuesday to mark the foundation of its military as a US submarine docked in South Korea in a show of force amid growing concern over the North’s nuclear and missile programs.

Truck ploughs into crowd at Berlin market, 12 dead

The Philippine embassy in Berlin said there was no Filipino among the casualties in the tragedy. “Nonetheless, we extend our sympathies to the kin of those who were killed, and pray for the speedy recovery of those injured. We also express our solidarity with the German people in the face of this distressing incident,” the embassy said in a statement.

Families remember 9/11 victims 15 years after terror attacks

NEW YORK. —Americans remembered the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on Sunday at a ceremony marking 15 years, with the recital of their names, tolling church bells and a tribute in lights at the site where New York City’s massive twin towers collapsed.

Child bomber kills 51 in Turkey wedding

GAZIANTEP, Turkey. — A suicide bomber aged between 12 and 14 carried out the attack on a wedding party in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Saturday that killed at least 51 people, the president said.

Australian PM Turnbull posts hollow election victory

SYDNEY. — Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday pulled within striking distance of the votes needed to form a narrow majority government in a cliffhanger election that has left the nation in limbo and his leadership in doubt.

Hiroshima survivors look to Obama visit for disarmament

HIROSHIMA, Japan. — Progress on ridding the world of nuclear weapons, not an apology, is what Hiroshima would want from a visit by US President Barack Obama to the Japanese city hit by an American nuclear attack 71 years ago, survivors and other residents said.


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Column of the Day

The tragedy of Dengvaxia

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | March 16,2018
‘Blood test is mandatory, Dr. Halstead told Sanofi in 2016: “I was quite astonished and upset that this mass immunization is going forward.” Without the blood test.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte is mistaken

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | March 16, 2018
‘There is no unilateral constitutional authority to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the ICC.’