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  • Popular Filipino night market Undiscovered returns to San Francisco in time for the holidays
    by Rommel Conclara on December 14, 2019 at 5:03 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO — Shoppers were treated to Filipino food, retailer gifts, decorations, parol-making, and musical talent at the holiday edition of the Undiscovered SF: Filipino Night Market at the Westfield Mall. Season four of Undscvrd SF is scheduled to return in the summer of 2020, with a new location in the city to be announced.  

  • Filipinos react to Imelda Marcos documentary, “The Kingmaker”
    by Don Tagala on December 14, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    NEW YORK — Emmy-winning director Lauren Greenfield’s latest documentary on Showtime, The Kingmaker, goes beyond the Philippines’ former first lady Imelda Marcos’ infamous 3000 pairs of shoes. It reveals how the former beauty queen of Tacloban has earned the title — the Queen of Excess — and how she used money as a currency of

  • Immigration advocates, city officials support DACA recipients in limbo
    by Steve Angeles on December 14, 2019 at 4:31 pm

    LOS ANGELES — The waiting game continues for the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which is now in the hands of the Supreme Court. Since last month, justices have been hearing oral arguments on some cases to determine if the Trump administration’s termination of the Obama-era program, which has

  • House Judiciary Committee votes to approve articles of impeachment against Trump
    by Lenn Almadin-Thornhill on December 14, 2019 at 4:24 pm

    “Mr. Chairman, there are 23 ‘yes,’ and 17 ‘no’s.” “The article is agreed to.” “And without objection, the motion is adjourned.”  And with the sound of the gavel, history was made. “Today is a solemn and sad day. For the third time in a little over a century and a half, the House Judiciary Committee

  • Partial solar eclipse visible in Philippines on Dec. 26
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 2:34 pm

    A day after Christmas, Filipinos — particularly residents in southern Philippines — will be able to watch a solar eclipse, state weather bureau PAGASA said. 

  • Kathryn Bernardo delivers special message to KathNiel fans
    by Joanna Belle Deala on December 14, 2019 at 11:58 am

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B59sYPohXjJ/ Kapamilya actress Kathryn Bernardo paid back some love to fans of KathNiel, her love team with her real-life boyfriend Daniel Padilla, through dedicating a tribute video to them. The 23-year-old actress posted a 3-minute video on her Instagram account, showing snippets of their fans on the ABS-CBN Christmas Special last December 10 at the …

  • SAPUL SA CCTV: 2 binatilyo nanalisi ng mga kostumer ng pisonet
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 11:33 am

    Naka-uniporme pa ang 2 suspek nang maaresto. 

  • Philippine Eagle sinagip ng DENR sa Sarangani
    by Jay Dayupay, ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 11:26 am

    Tila napapagod at nahihirapan ang agilang pinangalanang "Maasim Pride" nang makita ito, ayon sa mga residente.

  • 'Outrageous': Palace slams 'intrusive' US Senate resolution backing De Lima, Ressa
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 10:38 am

    US Senate Resolution 142 read that De Lima is "a prisoner of conscience, detained solely on account of her political views and the legitimate exercise of her freedom of expression." It also described Ressa's past arrest as "part of a pattern of 'weaponizing the rule of law' to repress independent media."

  • Maguindanao massacre victims' counsel confident to receive favorable ruling
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Maguindanao Massacre victims' legal counsel Harry Roque on Saturday said he is "confident" that culprits behind the Philippines' deadliest election-relation attack would receive a guilty verdict after 10 years of court proceedings.

  • 5 patay, 33 sugatan sa banggaan sa Quezon
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 10:34 am

    Galing Bicol umano ang bus nang nakasalubong nito ang closed van. Sumakop umano ang van sa lane ng bus kaya nangyari ang banggaan.  

  • Grace Poe visits FPJ’s grave on movie icon’s 15th death anniversary
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 10:29 am

    The senator said the timing of Poe's death, which came days before Christmas in 2004, makes it easier for people to remember his generosity.

  • Broadcast journalist and film director Cesar Apolinario passes away
    by Joanna Belle Deala on December 14, 2019 at 10:09 am

    The public was deeply shocked and saddened to hear the passing of GMA News reporter and film director Cesar Apolinario on Friday, December 13. He was 46. “We are deeply saddened by the passing of our Kapuso, Cesar Apolinario, Jr., who peacefully joined his Creator today, December 13, 2019,” his network confirmed in a statement. …

  • 'Gumaling na't lahat': Ex-OFW higit 1 taon nag-intay sa sickness benefit sa SSS
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Masama ang loob ng isang dating overseas Filipino worker dahil sa dinanas niya umanong hirap sa pagkubra ng benepisyo mula Social Security System.

  • 6 Chinese nationals arrested for alleged rape, kidnapping of 3 women in Cavite
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 9:30 am

    Philippine authorities arrested six Chinese nationals allegedly behind the kidnapping and rape of a Vietnamese and two Chinese women in Cavite.

  • Duterte appoints Misuari as special envoy to international Islamic agency
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 9:24 am

    President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday appointed Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) founding chair Nur Misuari as the Philippines' special economic envoy the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the world's second largest inter-governmental body after the United Nations.

  • 3-anyos patay sa sunog sa Taguig
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 9:13 am

    Aabot sa 100 bahay ang natupok at tinatayang nasa P300,000 ang pinsala nito sa mga ari-arian.

  • Magnitude 4.8 quake hits Davao Oriental
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 9:08 am

    The Phivolcs said damage to structure and aftershocks are not expected.

  • Pulisya bibili ng higit P760-M halaga ng armas mula Israel
    by ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Bibilhin ang mga 5.56-mm basic assault rifle sa pamamagitan ng government-to-government agreement sa pagitan ng PNP bids and awards committee at ng Israel Ministry of Defense.

  • PNP intensifies security preps on ‘Simbang Gabi’
    by Colleene Singca on December 14, 2019 at 8:31 am

    MANILA — With the yearly “Simbang Gabi” set to start at dawn on Monday (Dec. 16), Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa has ordered the stepping up of police visibility and preventive patrol operations to the ensure safety and security of churchgoers attending the traditional “Simbang Gabi”. In a statement on Saturday, Gamboa said …

  • Andanar denounces NPA attack in Eastern Samar
    by Colleene Singca on December 14, 2019 at 8:27 am

    MANILA — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar on Saturday denounced the treacherous attack allegedly staged by members of the New People’s Army (NPA) in Borongan City, Eastern Samar that killed two people and wounded several others. The PCOO chief was saddened that the “senseless” act of the NPA rebels came during the Yuletide …

  • 6 Chinese arestado sa umano'y kidnapping, rape
    by Bianca Dava, ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Ayon sa pulisya, may bakas pa ng torture ang mga biktima. 

  • Punong barangay, live-in partner patay sa pananambang sa Davao City
    by Che-Che Diabordo, ABS-CBN News on December 14, 2019 at 7:47 am

    DAVAO CITY – Tinambangan ng mga hindi pa nakikilalang mga salarin ang isang kapitan ng barangay at live-in partner nito sa Marilog District, Sabado ng umaga.

  • Dwayne Johnson: “The most powerful thing to be is yourself”
    by Yong Chavez on December 14, 2019 at 4:54 am

    Amidst the laughs and adventures offered by “Jumanji: The Next Level,” at its heart, its cast said, the movie also delivers lessons about coming of age. In the movie, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson returns as the avatar of Spencer, an insecure young man trying to find his place in the real world after experiencing the

  • Jason Kenney’s Christmas gift to post-secondary students? A 7% tuition hike
    by Colleene Singca on December 14, 2019 at 4:22 am

    EDMONTON – Athabasca University students will be paying seven per cent higher tuition as a direct result of the UCP’s budget, said the University’s Provost and VP Academic Matthew Prineas in an email to students. The email sent on Friday afternoon says that the seven per cent increase would take effect in September 2020 to …

  • UCP forces patients to switch medication
    by Colleene Singca on December 14, 2019 at 4:01 am

    EDMONTON – Health Minister Tyler Shandro and the UCP government are turning their back on patient care in Alberta to pay for a $4.7-billion corporate giveaway. The UCP is forcing 26,000 patients well-managed on a biologic to switch to a biosimilar for non-medical reasons. Several gastroenterologists, patient advocacy groups, including Crohn’s and Colitis Canada, are …

  • Matira ang Matibay: The Top 6 of GMA Network’s ‘The Clash’ revealed
    by Colleene Singca on December 14, 2019 at 3:54 am

    The twists and surprises keep coming as GMA Network’s original musical competition, The Clash, unveils its final 6 Clashers. Last weekend’s intense Clashback gave eliminated contestants a chance to challenge the remaining Clashers for a spot in the Top 6. And after singing their hearts out, one lucky challenger stood out and reclaimed a place in the …

  • US senators’ ‘intrusive’ act won’t affect US-PH ties: Palace
    by Colleene Singca on December 14, 2019 at 3:45 am

    MANILA — The Philippines‘ relations with the United States (US) would remain “untarnished” despite the “misguided and intrusive act” by some American senators considered as an insult to Manila’s dignity and sovereignty, Malacañang said Saturday. The assurance was made by Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo as he said the Duterte government viewed with “grave concern” the US …

  • “No Time to Die” actor Daniel Craig on facing his fears, Globe nominations
    by Yong Chavez on December 14, 2019 at 3:44 am

    James Bond, to be played once again by Daniel Craig, returns to service in “No Time to Die” — the latest Bond movie set for release in 2020. The actor is having quite a year, with his recent critically-acclaimed performance in “Knives Out,” which earned him a Golden Globe nomination for best performance in comedy.

  • Broaden Japan, PH cooperation within ASEAN, latter urged
    by Colleene Singca on December 14, 2019 at 3:42 am

    MANILA — With the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) striving towards regional integration to create a cohesive economy, the Philippines is urged to further broaden its cooperation with Japan, a supporter of this goal and a key player in the ASEAN Plus Three (APT). “Even as cooperation between Japan and the Philippines has brought about …

  • Duterte entertains 5-year-old boy with leukemia
    by Colleene Singca on December 14, 2019 at 3:35 am

    MANILA — A five-year-old boy who is battling leukemia received an early Christmas present from no less than President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday. Duterte greeted cancer-stricken Jacob Wong with a warm smile, as soon as he saw the latter waiting for him at the living area of the President’s home in Davao City, based on a …

  • US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region
    by besguerra on December 14, 2019 at 2:44 am

    BANGKOK — China’s activities in territory it claims in the South China Sea are meant to intimidate other nations in the region, the commander of the U.S. Navy’s Pacific Fleet said Friday. Adm. John Aquilino said China’s actions, including constructing islands in the disputed waters, are intended to project its military capacity. He told journalists The post US Pacific commander says China seeks to intimidate region appeared first on Global News.

  • Manny the Movie Guy: ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ vs. ‘Richard Jewell’
    by Manny The Movie Guy on December 14, 2019 at 2:39 am

    A fun, action-packed sequel starring The Rock, and a true-life drama.

  • Filipino dead as Togo pirates release Greek ship
    by besguerra on December 14, 2019 at 1:17 am

    ATHENS, Greece–Suspected pirates in Togo have released a Filipino and two other crew members of a Greek oil tanker seized in November, but another Filipino seafarer died in captivity, the ship managers said Friday. European Products Carriers Ltd said the three men “are safe and well, have had medical checks and are currently being debriefed The post Filipino dead as Togo pirates release Greek ship appeared first on Global News.

  • Palace: US panel misled on De Lima
    by racosta on December 13, 2019 at 8:55 pm

    Malacañang on Friday advised the US Senate’s foreign relations panel to study the Philippine judicial system after it was “misled” by the opposition and the media into issuing a resolution calling for the release of Sen. Leila de Lima and seeking sanctions against officials responsible for her detention. “Apparently they have been misled by the The post Palace: US panel misled on De Lima appeared first on Global News.

  • Facebook Ready for the New California Privacy Law
    by Marioq on December 13, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Facebook on Thursday said it was ready for a data privacy law that will go into effect in its home state of California at the start of next year. Amazon Deal of The Day The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) will give internet users the right to see what data big tech companies collect about The post Facebook Ready for the New California Privacy Law appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Facebook Shares Slip on Possible US Antitrust Move
    by Marioq on December 13, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Facebook shares slipped on Thursday after a report that US regulators want an injunction against the social network strengthening how its apps and those of others integrate with the platform. Amazon Deal of The Day Facebook shares ended the formal trading day down 2.7 percent to $196.75 as a Wall Street Journal report raised the The post Facebook Shares Slip on Possible US Antitrust Move appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • US Congress Recognizes Armenian Genocide
    by Marioq on December 13, 2019 at 7:20 pm

    The US Congress on Thursday formally recognized the 1915-1917 murder of up to 1.5 million Armenians as genocide. The Senate’s passage of the repeatedly stalled resolution is expected to anger Turkey, which denies there was a genocidal mass murder, insisting the Armenians died as a result of World War I. Amazon Deal of The Day The post US Congress Recognizes Armenian Genocide appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • President Donald Trump Tells Greta Thunberg to ‘Chill’
    by Marioq on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg gave back as good as she got Thursday after President Donald Trump dismissed her Time Person of the Year award with the snarky suggestion that she “chill” and go to the movies. Amazon Deal of The Day Trump joined Brazilian right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro and Russian strongman President Vladimir Putin The post President Donald Trump Tells Greta Thunberg to ‘Chill’ appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Call center giant Alorica to hire 9,000 in PH but lay off 2,000 in U.S.
    by rciriacruz on December 13, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Customer service outsourcing giant Alorica plans to hire 9,000 additional call center employees in the Philippines and a total of 25,000 workers globally while laying more than 2,000 U.S. workers by closing several operations in Green Bay, Wisconsin; Arizona; California; Florida; Indiana; Michigan; and North Carolina. Linda L. Hinton, CWA (Communication Workers The post Call center giant Alorica to hire 9,000 in PH but lay off 2,000 in U.S. appeared first on […]

  • Revelations of the truly deep state surface
    by rciriacruz on December 13, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    NEW YORK—I have always harbored the suspicion that the White House, with its orange-haired occupant, is in reality an Outhouse. That suspicion was confirmed no less by the sitting president—siting in his office, that is—when he complained to the media about the state of toilets in this country and how one needed to flush 10 The post Revelations of the truly deep state surface appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • More people signing up for California health insurance
    by rciriacruz on December 13, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    SACRAMENTO, California — More than 130,000 people have purchased health insurance through California’s state-run marketplace for the first time, a 16% increase from last year now that the state is offering more money to help people pay their monthly premiums and will begin taxing people next year who refuse to buy insurance. Covered California released The post More people signing up for California health insurance appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Tied up in court but public charge rule change still scares immigrants 
    by rciriacruz on December 13, 2019 at 6:44 pm

    Federal courts have temporarily blocked the public charge rule change from going into effect, but its chilling effects continue to reverberate. The number of immigrants who, fearing the consequences of the rule change, have taken or plan to take steps to drop out of public services for which they are eligible far exceeds the actual number who would be at risk The post Tied up in court but public charge rule change still scares immigrants  appeared first on […]

  • Canada Pays Millions to Judge Fighting Cocaine Suspension
    by Marioq on December 13, 2019 at 6:40 pm

    A Canadian judge accused of having bought cocaine earned millions of dollars as he continued to be paid a government salary while waging a seven-year fight to keep his job, media said Thursday. Amazon Deal of The Day Quebec Superior Court judge Michel Girouard’s purported drug use came to light when a police informant tipped The post Canada Pays Millions to Judge Fighting Cocaine Suspension appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • California bans forced arbitration at work
    by rciriacruz on December 13, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    Q:        I was recently hired for a job and was asked to sign an arbitration agreement. I was told that signing the agreement is “voluntary” but when I asked if I could just skip it, the HR person said “did you want to keep working for the company?” I took that to mean that I The post California bans forced arbitration at work appeared first on INQUIRER.net USA.

  • Vancouver Philippine Consulate celebrates the Christmas season with homesick Filipinos
    by Rowena Papasin on December 13, 2019 at 5:58 pm

    VANCOUVER, BC — Homesick Filipinos came in droves to experience Pinoy-style Christmas at the festival “Maligayang Pasko, Vancouver,” hosted and organized by the Philippine consulate. And it did not disappoint. Guests were reminded of home with native delicacies and other goodies, from parol-making sessions, storytelling and Christmas caroling. “Yung goal talaga namin is to create

  • More seniors opting to use cannabis for medical remedy
    by Steve Angeles on December 13, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    TUSTIN, CA — A briefing on medication at this senior center, but it’s not about the usual doctor prescribed pills. This is the CBD symposium, educating seniors about the benefits of hemp-based products from vapes to creams, oils and even edibles.  The Pinay-founded 420 Foodie Club puts on events like this, hoping to educate people on the

  • Filipino senators blast U.S. Senate Committee over resolution calling for De Lima’s release
    by Balitang America on December 13, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    Members of the Philippine Senate blasted the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which approved a resolution of Filipina opposition lawmaker Leila De Lima.

  • ‘Arrogant, discourteous:’ Lacson blasts US reso on De Lima freedom
    by postie on December 13, 2019 at 9:19 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Senator Panfilo Lacson on Friday lambasted a US Senate resolution calling for the freedom of Senator Leila de Lima, calling it “arrogant” and “discourteous.” “Whatever is the reason for the passage of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee resolution calling for Sen de Lima’s release, it is arrogant, discourteous, unparliamentary and unethical,” The post ‘Arrogant, discourteous:’ Lacson blasts US reso on De […]

  • 3 alien fugitives to face deportation for various crimes
    by postie on December 13, 2019 at 6:57 am

    MANILA, Philippines — Two Americans and a Korean wanted for various crimes in their respective homelands are set to be deported, the Bureau of Immigration (BI) said Friday. In a statement, BI Commissioner Jaime Morente said the three foreign fugitives were apprehended in separate operations in Northern Luzon, Central Luzon, and Manila. Morente added that The post 3 alien fugitives to face deportation for various crimes appeared first on Global News.

  • Globe and affiliates hold meal-packing activity for Typhoon Tisoy victims
    by kgabaldon on December 13, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Employees of Globe and its affiliates dedicated time and effort in creating 90  meal boxes for 2,880 families in Isabela and Albay who were affected by typhoon Tisoy which severely hit the country early this month. Each meal box consisted of 36 meal packs that are enough to feed 180 people.  They will be distributed The post Globe and affiliates hold meal-packing activity for Typhoon Tisoy victims appeared first on Global News.

  • US Senate panel OKs resolution: Free De Lima, drop charges vs Maria Ressa
    by postie on December 12, 2019 at 4:47 am

    MANILA, Philippines — A US Senate panel has approved a resolution urging the Philippine government to free detained Senator Leila de Lima and drop all charges against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa. US Senator Ed Markey, who filed Senate Resolution No. 142 together with four other lawmakers, said the passage of the resolution “demonstrates broad support The post US Senate panel OKs resolution: Free De Lima, drop charges vs Maria Ressa appeared first on Global News.

  • Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy
    by Dennis Maliwanag on December 12, 2019 at 4:29 am

    HONOLULU — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a US sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the storied military base. The post Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy appeared first on Global News.

  • DFA distributes Duterte’s gifts to distressed OFWs
    by clopez on December 11, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    MANILA, Philippines —The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has begun to distribute cash and hygiene kits to distressed overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East, calling the packages a Christmas gift from President Rodrigo Duterte. Among those who received the gift were 300 OFWs in shelters and jail in Kuwait; 265 mostly domestic helpers The post DFA distributes Duterte’s gifts to distressed OFWs appeared first on Global News.

  • Payment of bills, real property taxes, now made easier for Manileños
    by kgabaldon on December 10, 2019 at 8:23 am

    The City Government of Manila recently sealed an agreement with CIS Bayad Center, Inc. and MultiSys Technologies Corporation to be able to provide utmost convenience to Manileños for payment of their bills, real property tax, business permits, and other government transactions. In line with Mayor Isko Moreno’s Smart City initiative to automate payments by 2020, The post Payment of bills, real property taxes, now made easier for Manileños appeared first on Global News.

  • Hontiveros: NGCP awarded 43 contracts to Chinese firms
    by racosta on December 9, 2019 at 10:17 am

    MANILA, Philippines—The National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) did not only allow Chinese nationals to “exercise leadership and management roles” but it has also allegedly awarded 43 contracts to Chinese firms. Opposition Senator Risa Hontiveros presented documents on Monday to back her new allegations. Contrary to NGCP’s claim, Hontiveros insisted that China’s involvement was The post Hontiveros: NGCP awarded 43 contracts to Chinese firms appeared first on […]

  • One critically injured as popular New Zealand volcano erupts
    on December 9, 2019 at 5:30 am

    White Island is New Zealand's most active volcano cone and about 70% of it is under water, according to government agency GeoNet.

  • UN says online anti-vaxxers fuelling Samoa measles deaths
    on December 5, 2019 at 8:46 am

    "It's quite clear that they have a corporate responsibility to step up to the plate and make sure that populations, particularly vulnerable populations, get accurate information that's going to keep children alive," Yett told AFP.

  • Expat Hong Kongers rally on 'keyboard frontline'
    by Dario Thuburn on December 2, 2019 at 6:30 am

    In the videos, protesters give their name and the time and state they would never commit suicide, meaning that if they are found dead they must have been killed.

  • The eagles have landed: Singapore shows off rare Philippine raptors
    on November 27, 2019 at 11:38 am

    The birds, Geothermica and Sambisig, are the first breeding pair ever to be sent outside the Philippines and arrived in Singapore in June on a 10-year loan from Manila. 

  • UN: Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018
    on November 25, 2019 at 11:05 am

    The WMO's main annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin listed the atmospheric concentration of CO2 in 2018 at 407.8 parts per million, up from 405.5 parts per million (ppm) in 2017.

  • Hong Kong police shoot protester, igniting renewed fury
    on November 11, 2019 at 6:04 am

    The shooting, which was broadcast live on Facebook, is the latest escalation in more than five months of pro-democracy protests that have engulfed the international financial hub and battered its reputation.

  • Hover-taxi whizzes over Singapore, firm eyes Asian push
    by Martin Abbugao on October 23, 2019 at 2:44 am

    Prices for a trip in the aircraft have not yet been determined but its developer is aiming for just above the fare of a taxi ride.

  • China signs deal to 'lease' Pacific island in Solomons
    on October 17, 2019 at 8:29 am

    A Chinese company signed an agreement to lease an entire island in the Solomon Islands a day after Beijing recruited the Pacific nation as its latest ally in the strategically important region, according to documents obtained by AFP Thursday.

  • Trump call with Duterte left White House ‘genuinely horrified’
    by Franco Luna on October 15, 2019 at 8:04 am

    “Unheard of,” one former White House official who handled foreign calls said. “That just blew me away.”

  • Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo joint winners of Booker Prize
    on October 14, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    The award has been shared twice before when the rules were changed to supposedly prevent it from happening again.