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Dems force showdown over Trum

April 05, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — Democrats on Monday corralled enough support to hold up a Senate confirmation vote on President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee but Republicans threatened to change the Senate rules to ensure conservative judge Neil Gorsuch gets the lifetime job.

254 die in Colombia; higher t

April 04, 2017
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MOCOA, Colombia. — Families and rescuers searched desperately on Sunday through mud-plastered rubble for victims of flooding and landslides in Colombia that have killed 254 people, injured hundreds and devastated entire neighborhoods.

Senate panel set to OK Trump

April 04, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — A U.S. Senate panel on Monday is expected to advance President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, to a full Senate vote later in the week, setting up a political showdown as Democrats seek to block his confirmation.

Trump presses China on NoKor

April 04, 2017
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WASHINGTON. —U.S. President Donald Trump held out the possibility on Sunday of using trade as a lever to secure Chinese cooperation against North Korea and suggested Washington might deal with Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs on its own if need be.

Lawmakers call on US Marines t

March 07, 2017
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WASHINGTON. — Senior US lawmakers on Sunday condemned the suspected distribution of nude photographs of female Marines to military personnel and veterans via a social media network that promotes sexual violence, and called on the Marine Corps to fully investigate.
 

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.

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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?’