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  • US blacklists 3 IS finance supporters

    February 10, 2018 9:38 AM 6

    WASHINGTON -- The US Treasury on Friday placed three men it said were part of the Islamic State’s global financial network on its sanctions blacklist, as it seeks to shut down the flow of funds to the group. The Treasury said Abdulpatta Escalon Abubakar of the Philippines, Yunus Emre Sakarya of Turkey, and Mohamed Mire Ali Yusuf of Somalia all provided

  • Robredo on Badoy’s remarks that she’s a ‘purveyor of fake news’: ‘Hindi ko siya pag-aaksayahan ng oras’

    January 31, 2018 9:33 AM 13

    Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday refused to further comment on the statement of Communications Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy accusing her of being a "purveyor of fake news." "Hindi ko na siya pag-aaksayahan ng oras. Mas maraming mahalagang issues na dapat tayong [pag]tuunan. Hindi na ako mag-aaksaya ng oras sa mga hindi dapat pag-aksayahan ng oras," Robredo

  • Trump's 1st State of the Union runs long

    January 31, 2018 4:06 AM 10

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address clocked in at one hour and 20 minutes. According to the American Presidency Project, that makes Trump's speech one of the longest State of the Union addresses in recent presidential history. President Bill Clinton's final State of the Union speech in January 2000 ran longer than Trump's

  • Pope greets prisoners at residence in Peru

    January 21, 2018 10:33 PM 19

    Pope Francis has had a special group of visitors call on him at the Vatican's residence in Peru: four prisoners who were released for a brief spell to greet him. Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the three men and one woman came from prisons in Arequipa, Ayacucho, Cuzco and Castro. The greeting took place before Francis presided over a morning prayer

  • Italy ex-leader Berlusconi backs Deneuve on male courtship

    January 12, 2018 9:23 PM 21

    ROME — Italian ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi, known for his "bunga bunga" parties and fondness for younger women, is praising Catherine Deneuve for warning against a courtship backlash following the swell of sexual misconduct allegations against prominent men. In a late-night talk show Thursday, Berlusconi said Deneuve had pronounced "holy" words in saying

  • Report: Trump suggests positive relationship with NK leader

    January 12, 2018 3:39 AM 32

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suggested in an interview Thursday that he has developed a positive relationship with the North Korean leader, but declined to say whether they have spoken. No sitting U.S. president is known to have spoken with a North Korean leader. The two nations have remained in a state of war and without diplomatic relations

  • MMDA in talks with malls along EDSA to extend modified hours beyond Jan. 15

    January 11, 2018 8:40 AM 25

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Thursday said it asked owners of malls along EDSA to consider implementing their modified mall hours beyond January 15. Some malls along EDSA have earlier agreed to modify their hours of operation since October 15 to ease holiday traffic and give way to commuters. These malls adjusted their hours

  • 32 missing after ship collision off China

    January 7, 2018 11:14 AM 16

    BEIJING -- Thirty-two people, mostly Iranians, were missing Sunday after an oil tanker collided with a cargo ship off the coast of east China, the transport ministry said. The tanker, carrying 136,000 tons of oil condensate, caught fire following the collision Saturday night and its crew of 30 Iranians and two Bangladeshis were missing, the ministry

  • Leaders say Czechoslovakia's peaceful split could be model

    January 5, 2018 11:05 PM 28

    BRATISLAVA — The prime ministers of Slovakia and the Czech Republic say the peaceful split of Czechoslovakia could be an example for other nations, including Spain as it struggles with the restive Catalonia region. Robert Fico of Slovakia and Andrej Babis of the Czech Republic spoke at a joint news conference in the Slovak capital of Bratislava on yesterday

  • Macron heading to China to strengthen economic ties

    January 4, 2018 9:01 PM 30

    PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron will head to China next week to strengthen commercial ties with the world's second-largest economy. It will be Macron's first state visit to China since he won election last year. According to the Elysee, Macron will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Jan. 9 after visiting the ancient imperial capital of Xi'an