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Conflict over Russia is rocky

December 12, 2016
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WASHINGTON. – President-elect Donald Trump’s rejection this weekend of US intelligence analysts’ conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts between Trump and the intelligence community he will command.

Taiwan says China air force c

December 12, 2016
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TAIPEI.  – Chinese military aircraft on Saturday flew over waterways near Taiwan as part of long-range exercises, Taiwan said, the first such flights since a telephone call between Taiwan’s leader and US President-elect Donald Trump irked China.

South Korea prosecutors charge

December 12, 2016
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SEOUL. – South Korean prosecutors indicted a former senior presidential aide and a former vice culture minister as part of their investigation of a corruption scandal that has led to President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment in parliament, media said on Sunday.

UK govt facing new Brexit cou

December 12, 2016
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LONDON. – Opponents to Britain leaving the European Union will launch a fresh legal action this week, which could further hamper Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plans, The Sunday Times reported.

Castro laid to rest next to Cu

December 05, 2016
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SANTIAGO, Cuba. – The family of Fidel Castro began a ceremony on Sunday to inter the revolutionary leader’s ashes in the eastern city of Santiago, state media reported, while 600 miles (1,000 km) away in the capital of Havana a 21-gun salute echoed through the city.

Trump targets another company

December 05, 2016
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WASHINGTON. – President-elect Donald Trump drew a rebuke from former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday, after turning his attention to another Indiana company planning a move to Mexico.

Tsunami hits Japan after stron

November 23, 2016
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TOKYO. — A powerful earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant and generating a small tsunami that hit the same Fukushima region devastated by a 2011 quake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Iraq Shi’ites close Mosul supp

November 23, 2016
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TAL AFAR AIR BASE, Iraq. — Iraqi Shi’ite militias were massing troops on Monday to cut remaining supply routes to Mosul, Islamic State’s last major stronghold in Iraq, closing in on the road that links the Syrian and Iraqi parts of its self-declared caliphate.

ISIS claims attack on Shi’ite

November 23, 2016
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KABUL. — Islamic State claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a crowded mosque in Kabul on Monday that killed more than 30 people and wounded dozens, its third major attack on minority Shi’ites in the Afghan capital since July.

India rail crash toll hits 146

November 23, 2016
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PUKHRAYAN, India/NEW DELHI.  Indian rescuers on Monday called off a search of the mangled carriages of a derailed train after pulling more bodies from the wreckage, taking to at least 146 the number of passengers killed in the disaster.

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Trillanes to Duterte: Sign waiver of bank secrecy law addressed to BPI

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | February 20,2017
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‘Trillanes did not fall into the trap of Duterte diverting the issue with his personal insults to him.’

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More on the DeLima-Trillanes team

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | February 20, 2017
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‘Sen. Trillanes to President Duterte: “Disclose your bank account deposits!’