BUSINESS AS USUAL | EU’s top envoy in PH to meet Cayetano for clarification on aid ‘rejection’

European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Franz Jessen will meet Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano next week to clarify the Duterte administration's decision to reject EU aid.

Cigarette filters may increase lung cancer risk

Cigarette filters, introduced decades ago to reduce the amount of tar smokers inhale, also alter other properties of smoke and smoking in a way...

Thailand reassures foreigners following Bangkok hospital attack

Thailand's foreign ministry on Tuesday reassured the international community that the country would increase security at sensitive locations a day after a bomb exploded at a hospital in the capital Bangkok wounding 24 people.

South Korean ex-leader Park to make first court appearance in corruption trial

South Korea's former leader Park Geun-hye makes her first public appearance on Tuesday since her arrest in March, standing trial on bribery charges over a corruption scandal that brought down her presidency.
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After 4 days, China breaks silence on ‘threat of war’ if PH drills for oil, gas

China finally broke its silence on remarks by President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday (May 19) that President Xi Jinping had threatened "war" if the Philippines insists on drilling for oil or gas in disputed territory in the South China Sea.
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Disagreements surface over China-backed trade deal

HANOI - Disagreements between Asian countries over a China-backed free trade deal surfaced at talks on Monday, raising questions over a target for concluding...
Supreme Court Senior Justice Antonio T. Carpio on Saturday pointed out that the United Nations Charter outlaws the use or threat of force to settle disputes between states. This was in relation to news reports Friday attributing to President Rodrigo...

US fighters scramble, escort airliner to Honolulu airport

The US military on Friday scrambled two Air Force fighter jets to escort an American Airlines flight into Honolulu International Airport after a disturbance was reported on board, a Pacific Command spokesman said.

Ex-FBI chief Comey to testify in open session – US Senate committee

Former FBI Director James Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump last week amid an agency probe into alleged Russian meddling in the US election, has agreed to testify before the US Senate Intelligence Committee at a public hearing, the committee said in a statement on Friday.
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China threatens war over oil in West PH Sea – Duterte

MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte disclosed on Friday that his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping had warned him there would be war if Manila tried...

China, ASEAN finish draft framework for South China Sea code of conduct

GUIYANG, Guizhou -- After years of consultations and discussions on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China...

‘GREATEST WITCH HUNT IN US HISTORY’ | Trump slams Russia ties probe

President Donald Trump on Thursday assailed the Justice Department's appointment of a special counsel to probe possible ties between his 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, calling it "the single greatest witch hunt" in US history and a move that "hurts our country terribly."

Mayhem in Times Square: Car leaves path of destruction

Seconds before impact, two women pushed their baby strollers right where the car would begin its path of destruction through Times Square.