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February 22, 2017 10:40 PM What's New In Those DHS Memos On Immigration Enforcement?

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 680 people during the first week of February. The memos call for 10,000 more ICE officers and agents as well as 5,000 more agents at U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Ever since Donald Trump entered the presidential race, his comments on illegal immigration have been pored over in the press — from vows to deport 4

February 22, 2017 4:20 PM AI blames Rody, Trump for rights pushback

MANILA, Philippines - Amnesty International says “toxic” fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Duterte, US President Donald Trump and leaders of Turkey and Hungary, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights. Releasing its 408-page annual report on rights abuses around the world in Paris yesterday, the watchdog 5

February 22, 2017 2:04 PM Amnesty blames Trump, other world leaders in global rollback of rights

Paris – Amnesty International says “toxic’’ fear-mongering by anti-establishment politicians, among them President Donald Trump and the leaders of Turkey, Hungary and the Philippines, is contributing to a global pushback against human rights. Releasing its 408-page annual report on rights abuses around the world Wednesday, the watchdog group described 5

February 21, 2017 6:46 PM Trump’s New Guidance Calls for Vigorous Immigration Enforcement

The immigration-enforcement guidance issued by President Trump Tuesday morning patently aims to shift the presumption against deportation created by President Obama’s guidance. In 2014, under the guise of setting out “immigration enforcement priorities,” Obama’s Department of Homeland Security established a three-tier system for deportation. This was quite 4

February 21, 2017 4:34 PM WHAT WENT BEFORE: Janet Lim-Napoles and PDAF scam

In July 2013, the Inquirer published a five-part special report on allegations that businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles channeled some P10 billion in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) into ghost projects in over 10 years. Two months later, the National Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice filed the first set of charges in the pork barrel 5

February 21, 2017 2:29 PM South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

Malaysian police arrested a 28-year-old woman Wednesday morning on suspicion of participating in the apparent assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jung Un's estranged half-brother. Police said a Vietnamese travel document identified the woman as Doan Thi Huong. Surveillance footage from cameras at Kuala Lumpur International Airport identified her as a suspect 6

February 20, 2017 4:08 PM Palace cites 4 ‘compelling reasons’ to resume peace talks with Reds

Malacañang said yesterday it will return to the peace negotiation table with the communist rebels if they comply with four compelling reasons for the talks to resume. Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the four compelling reasons so peace talks between the government and the Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic 3

February 19, 2017 5:15 PM Senators to hold caucus today on Leila arrest

MANILA, Philippines - Senators will go into a caucus today to discuss Sen. Leila de Lima’s expected arrest and the assistance the chamber may give her, Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III said yesterday. Pimentel, however, admitted there is almost nothing that the Senate could do for De Lima, citing the separation of powers and independence of the executive 6

February 19, 2017 4:23 PM Vindictiveness, int’l rights group says of raps vs De Lima

Criminal court proceedings begin Monday on drug charges against Sen. Leila de Lima that the New York-based Human Rights Watch (HRW) had condemned as “an act of political vindictiveness.” “It’s more important than ever that concerned lawmakers and foreign governments step up to denounce the Duterte administration’s disregard for basic human rights,” Phelim 4

February 19, 2017 6:20 AM Kim Jong Un’s Assassins Eliminate a Top Rival

Reports indicate that two women may have poisoned him at Kuala Lumpur International Airport, while others suggest a larger group of people might have been involved. Reports further suggest the attackers may have poisoned Kim Jong Nam with a needle, while other reports allege they sprayed or used a cloth to apply some kind of poison on him. He died on his way to a hospital 6