Greenpeace activists board Shell North Sea platforms

Greenpeace activists board Shell North Sea platforms

Greenpeace campaigners have boarded two Royal Dutch Shell oil platforms in a protest against leaving parts of old rigs in the North Sea, the environmental group said Monday. The campaign group said in a statement that activists have scaled Shell’s Brent Alpha...

PACC bares achievements in anti-corruption drive

PACC bares achievements in anti-corruption drive

The Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) reported on Monday that heightened efforts in addressing corruption over the past year have revealed billions of pesos in misused public funds which led to the prosecution of erring officials. PACC Chairman Dante...

Tax court orders Makati to refund P4-M to MPTC

Tax court orders Makati to refund P4-M to MPTC

The Court of Tax Appeals (CTA) ordered the Makati City government to refund over PHP4 million in local business taxes (LBT) paid by the Metro Pacific Tollways Corp. (MPTC) to Makati City. In its 21-page decision dated October 9, the tax court's Third Division through...

Banquet of the Korean Embassy in China

Banquet of the Korean Embassy in China

On the occasion of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Democratic People's Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China, the Korean Embassy in China held a banquet on the 9th. The party was invited by Zhang Kyung-rye, Deputy Chairman of the...

DMCC wins ‘Best Free Zone in the World’ award

DMCC wins ‘Best Free Zone in the World’ award

The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC), the authority of the Dubai government for commodity and enterprise trade, has been awarded the 'Best Free Zone in the World' award by the Financial Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. The Center has also won other...

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

Britain and the European Union on Monday enter a pivotal week that determines if they are still on course to reach amicable divorce terms — and when Brexit might finally occur. Queen Elizabeth II is due to step into the fray by performing her ceremonial duty of...

Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he is set to seal oil agreements as well as use his influence to defuse rising tensions in the Gulf. The meeting with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman comes following attacks on...

Trump puts squeeze on Spanish olive oil producers

Trump puts squeeze on Spanish olive oil producers

Farmers had just begun harvesting olives in southern Spain when US President Donald Trump soured the mood with the announcement that Washington would slap hefty tariffs on their produce. “We are really worried,” said Carlos Carreira at his 130 hectare (320...

PH expresses sympathy with Japan over deadly typhoon

PH expresses sympathy with Japan over deadly typhoon

The Philippine government is sympathizing with the government and residents affected by one of the worst typhoons to hit Japan, which killed over 20 people, Malacañang said on Sunday. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this remark after typhoon...

Albayalde steps down as PNP chief

Albayalde steps down as PNP chief

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde relinquished his post as he goes into non-duty status (NDS) effective Monday barely more than three weeks before his mandatory retirement amid allegations dragging him into the reselling of seized illegal...

Manila, DA launch ‘Kadiwa’ project

Manila, DA launch ‘Kadiwa’ project

The city government of Manila and the Department of Agriculture (DA) launched on Monday a "Kadiwa" grocery outlet that would sell fruits, vegetables, and meat products at reasonably low prices at the inner court of the city hall. Mayor Francisco “Isko”...

Russian warplanes bombed 12 Syrian hospitals for 12 hours

Russian warplanes bombed 12 Syrian hospitals for 12 hours

The New York Times (NYT) reported today that there is evidence that the Russian Air Force is assisting Syrian President Bashar. The Assad government wiped out the resistance and deliberately bombed four hospitals in the rebel-controlled area within 12 hours earlier...

Active sporting activities in Korea during the festival

Active sporting activities in Korea during the festival

In the Joseon Dynasty, there were various sports events in factories, businesses, and universities. At the various levels in Pyongyang, mass sports activities were actively conducted. The workers, workers, and youth students showed off their unparalleled skills,...

Jane Fonda arrested in climate protest at US Capitol

Jane Fonda arrested in climate protest at US Capitol

Oscar-winner Jane Fonda was arrested Friday outside the US Capitol where she was protesting climate change and demanding action to protect the environment. The 81-year-old film star, longtime activist and exercise guru was taken into custody with several others after...

After mixed messages, US piles pressure on Turkey

After mixed messages, US piles pressure on Turkey

Facing a backlash for appearing to greenlight Turkey’s assault against Kurdish forces in Syria, President Donald Trump on Friday dialed up pressure on America’s NATO ally by threateningcrippling sanctions. The United States was moving to quash accusations...

USA thump Cuba 7-0 in CONCACAF Nations League opener

USA thump Cuba 7-0 in CONCACAF Nations League opener

Weston McKennie scored a hat trick as the United States opened their CONCACAF Nations League campaign in style, thrashing Cuba 7-0 on Friday. Jordan Morris added a goal and contributed on three others, Josh Sargent scored and Christian Pulisic converted a penalty for...