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  • Trump to Abe: Want 25 million Mexicans?

    June 16, 2018 11:09 AM 4

    WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump threatened Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would ship 25 million Mexicans to his country, one of a series of bizarre missives that jarred fellow leaders at last week’s acrimonious G7 meet, according to a report on Friday. The Group of Seven summit gathering of top industrialized democracies finished in disarray after the US president

  • Don’t roast marshmallows at Hawaii volcano: USGS

    May 30, 2018 10:42 AM 8

    LOS ANGELES -- Someone actually asked the US Geological Survey if it is OK to roast marshmallows over volcanic lava. The query came on Twitter and with a caveat — “assuming you had a long enough stick.” “Erm... we’re going to have to say no, that’s not safe. (Please don’t try!),” the USGS said. Volcanic vents, the fissures in the ground from which lava flows

  • Chinese bombers make debut landing on disputed South China Sea runway

    May 19, 2018 11:24 AM 6

    BEIJING -- China has for the first time landed several bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea, a move that could provoke renewed tensions between countries bordering the strategically vital maritime region. Several bombers of various types — including the long-range, nuclear strike capable H-6K — carried out landing and take off drills

  • Cleared after 22 years in jail

    May 1, 2018 10:29 AM 7

    CHICAGO -- A Chicago judge on Monday declared innocent a man who spent 22 years in prison for murder, and vacated his conviction, as part of an official review of past cases possibly tainted by police misconduct. Anthony Jakes, convicted of murder when he was 15, was the latest to be exonerated in America’s third largest city. Jakes had been sentenced

  • Dalawa patay sa Malolos matapos umanong manlaban sa pulis sa buy-bust

    April 24, 2018 12:12 AM 14

    Dalawang lalaki sa Bulacan ang namatay matapos ang isang buy-bust operation ng Malolos Police sa Sitio Dupax, Barangay San Vicente sa Bulacan, ayon sa ulat sa Unang Balita nitong Miyerkoles. Nabaril ang diumano'y tulak ng droga na si Valentin Pillego at umano'y kasamahan niyang si Mervin Gakad sa ilang bahay kung saan sila raw ay nagtatago

  • Ecuador bus slides off road, 13 killed

    March 26, 2018 11:28 AM 9

    QUITO -- Thirteen people have died and 18 were injured when the bus they were traveling in careened off a road in a coastal region of western Ecuador, according to the latest official toll. A rescue agency had initially reported that 12 people were killed and 25 injured. The latest person to have died succumbed to injuries while being treated, the Interior

  • N. Korea agrees to inter-Korean talks

    March 24, 2018 10:58 AM 14

    SEOUL -- North Korea on Saturday agreed to hold high-level talks with Seoul next week to discuss logistics for a rare inter-Korean summit, the South’s Unification Ministry said, as a diplomatic thaw on the peninsula gathers pace. The two sides will each send a three-member delegation to the border truce village of Panmunjom on Thursday for talks aimed

  • Sotto exposé casts doubt on election of Duterte, other elected execs —Robredo

    March 9, 2018 11:37 AM 38

    Senator Vicente Sotto III's disclosure of alleged fraud in the 2016 elections casts doubt on the victories of all those who won—from President Rodrigo Duterte to the councilor in the smallest municipality—Vice President Leni Robredo said on Friday. In a news conference in Iloilo City, Robredo pushed for the immediate investigation of the alleged fraud

  • Who poisoned Russ ex-spy?

    March 8, 2018 10:55 AM 18

    LONDON -- British detectives were scrambling Thursday to uncover who poisoned a Russian former double-agent and his daughter with a nerve agent, as doctors battled to save their lives and that of a policeman who also fell ill after coming to their aid. Sergei Skripal, 66, who moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap, is in a critical condition in hospital

  • EU to present Trump trade war riposte

    March 7, 2018 11:37 AM 18

    BRUSSELS -- The EU will Wednesday set out plans to strike back against US President Donald Trump’s threatened steel and aluminum tariffs, with flagship US products such as jeans, motorbikes and whiskey in the crosshairs. No firm decision is expected as Trump has yet to sign into effect his plan to set tariffs to protect US carmakers from what he calls