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Manchester bomber had ‘proven

May 25, 2017
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MANCHESTER, England -- The Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people at a concert venue packed with children had recently returned from Libya, a British minister said, and her French counterpart said he had links with Islamic State and had probably visited Syria too.

Trump budget eyes conversion o

May 24, 2017
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WASHINGTON. – The Trump administration’s budget proposal would convert some of the United States’ foreign military grants to loans, part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programs abroad by more than 29 percent, the White House said on Monday.

Japanese firms collaborating

May 24, 2017
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TOKYO. – Raytheon Co. and Lockheed Martin Corp. are working with Japanese partners on rival projects to develop new radars that will enhance Japan’s shield against any North Korean missile strike, government and defense industry sources in Tokyo told Reuters.

Flynn declines US Senate subp

May 24, 2017
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WASHINGTON. – Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn declined on Monday to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Macron, Le Pen in TV debate

May 04, 2017
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PARIS.— France’s presidential rivals, centrist Emmanuel Macron and the far-right’s Marine Le Pen, go head-to-head on Wednesday in a televised debate in which sparks are sure to fly as they fight their corner in a last encounter before Sunday’s runoff vote.

NSA collected phone records

May 04, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — The US National Security Agency collected more than 151 million records of Americans’ phone calls last year, even after Congress limited its ability to collect bulk phone records, according to an annual report issued on Tuesday by the top US intelligence officer.

Suicide attack on NATO convoy

May 04, 2017
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KABUL. — A suicide bombing in the Afghan capital Kabul on Wednesday killed eight people and wounded at least 28, officials said, in an attack on a convoy of armoured personnel carriers used by the NATO-led Resolute Support mission.

Trump, Putin discuss hot spot

May 04, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed working together to end the violence in Syria on Tuesday in their first phone call since U.S. air strikes in Syria strained U.S.-Russian relations.

US moves THAAD anti-missile to

April 27, 2017
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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.

Turkish jets strike Kurdish f

April 27, 2017
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ISTANBUL/BEIRUT. — Turkish planes bombed Kurdish fighters in Iraq’s Sinjar region and northeast Syria on Tuesday, killing at least 20 in a widening campaign against groups linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party.

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Column of the Day

The joys of aging

By DAHLI ASPILLERA | April 23,2018
‘May you all make it to 100-and-a-half!’
 

Opinion of the Day

The Philippine hour

By JOSE BAYANI BAYLON | April 23, 2018
 ‘Why haven’t we engaged in a similar “soft sell” program not so much the urban sprawl of Manila and Manileños but Filipinos everywhere else?’