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Former US intel chief rejects

March 07, 2017
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WASHINGTON -- The former top US intelligence official rejected President Donald Trump’s accusation that his predecessor, Barack Obama, wiretapped him even as the White House on Sunday urged Congress to investigate Trump’s allegation.
 

NoKor fires 4 missiles into se

March 07, 2017
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SEOUL/TOKYO. — North Korea fired four ballistic missiles into the sea off Japan’s northwest on Monday, angering South Korea and Japan, days after it promised retaliation over US-South Korea military drills it sees as a preparation for war.
 

Wary of Trump unpredictability

February 27, 2017
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BEIJING -- The PLA Navy is likely to secure significant new funding in China’s upcoming defense budget as Beijing seeks to check US dominance of the high seas and step up its own projection of power around the globe.

Syria’s warring sides meet; e

January 24, 2017
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ASTANA -- Syria’s warring sides met for talks in Kazakhstan’s capital on Monday, flanked by intermediary nations seeking to engineer steps towards a goal other negotiations have failed to reach: an end to the six-year-old conflict.

UK’s Supreme Court to rule if

January 24, 2017
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LONDON -- British Prime Minister Theresa May will learn on Tuesday whether parliament must agree to the triggering of Britain’s exit from the European Union, potentially giving lawmakers who oppose her plans a chance to amend or hinder her Brexit vision.

China to Trump: Grasp importan

January 24, 2017
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BEIJING -- The new US administration must fully understand the importance of the “one China” policy and appreciate that the issue of Taiwan is highly sensitive for the Beijing government, China said on Monday.

Trump’s son-in-law named senio

January 11, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will become a senior White House adviser working on trade and the Middle East, transition officials said on Monday, in a rare case of a close presidential family member taking a major job.

US Navy ship fires warning sho

January 11, 2017
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WASHINGTON. —A US Navy destroyer fired three warning shots at four Iranian fast-attack vessels near the Strait of Hormuz after they closed in at high speed and disregarded repeated requests to slow down, US officials said on Monday.

Unclear whether Islamic State

January 11, 2017
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JERUSALEM. — Israel’s government has been quick to suggest a Palestinian who rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers at the weekend was inspired by Islamic State, raising questions over how it came to that conclusion.

Flooding evacuation calls in C

January 11, 2017
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LOS ANGELES. — Heavy rains and flooding along rivers forced the evacuation of thousands of people in a California wine making region and an area of Nevada east of Lake Tahoe on Monday, officials said, with more storms on the way.

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Column of the Day

Laguna de Bae and its knifefish

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | October 20,2017
‘Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources--BFAR (Kawanihan ng mga Pangisdaan at mga Yamang-Tubig) is the agency under the Department of Agriculture responsible for the development, improvement, management and conservation of our fisheries and aquatic resources.’

Opinion of the Day

Duterte’s fixations

By ELLEN TORDESILLAS | October 20, 2017
‘To generalize OFW families as dysfunctional is to malign the hardworking Filipinos whom we pay tribute to as our modern day heroes.’