5 dead, 89 injured in Mindanao quake: NDRRMC

5 dead, 89 injured in Mindanao quake: NDRRMC

The number of fatalities in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that jolted Tulunan, North Cotabato and several areas in Mindanao has climbed to five, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) announced Friday. In an update signed and released by...

PH soldiers bag silver medal in UK Cambrian Patrol

PH soldiers bag silver medal in UK Cambrian Patrol

Eight Philippine Army (PA) Scout Rangers, who participated in the United Kingdom's Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2019 (Ex CP 2019) held in Wales, were awarded the Silver Medal for their feat Wednesday. This was bared by PA spokesperson Lt. Col. Ramon Zagala in a statement...

The Fountain of Peace reverses the geopolitical balance

The Fountain of Peace reverses the geopolitical balance

After nine days of fighting in Syria, the United States made major concessions on the conditions of the "safe zone". Russia's influence on the Greater Middle East is increasing day by day. The Syrian government forces returned to the country that violated the seven...

Netflix revs up growth as streaming TV war looms

Netflix revs up growth as streaming TV war looms

Netflix shares rallied Wednesday after its latest quarterly update showed robust subscriber growth and better-than-expected profits ahead of a major escalation in the streaming television war. Netflix reported a net income of $665 million in the recently ended...

Looming recession to weigh on German forecasts

Looming recession to weigh on German forecasts

Berlin will publish Thursday updated growth forecasts for Germany that are likely to reveal a still weaker outlook than before, but it remains hesitant to stimulate its own and partnereconomies. In the economy ministry’s predictions for growth in the gross...

Brexit deal in the balance as EU leaders gather

Brexit deal in the balance as EU leaders gather

British and EU negotiators worked late into the night into Thursday in the hopes of presenting a last-minute Brexit deal to leaders meeting for a crunch European summit. Both sides said they were close to finding a basis for a treaty to ensure Britain heads for a...

Iran President condemns US economic terrorism

Iran President condemns US economic terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Luhani condemned the US for committing a crime on Sunday. He locked the sanctions into economic terrorism, saying that it is a shame to let the United States prevent food and medicine from reaching Iranians through sanctions. Despite unfair...

Pound surges as Brexit deal speculation heats up

Pound surges as Brexit deal speculation heats up

The pound rallied Tuesday to five-month peaks amid optimism over a breakthrough in Brexit talks while Wall Street stocks rebounded following an upbeat start to earnings season. Sterling got an early boost from the European Union’s top Brexit negotiator flagging...

What next for Tunisia’s new president?

What next for Tunisia’s new president?

Tunisia’s president-elect Kais Saied has won a clear mandate to fight corruption and promote social justice, even though his role focuses on security and diplomacy. Here is an overview of key policy challenges facing the conservative newcomer: – Change in...

Debating Democrats blast Trump, demand impeachment

Debating Democrats blast Trump, demand impeachment

Democratic White House hopeful united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached. From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage...

UN pledges continued support for Haiti

UN pledges continued support for Haiti

The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, has pledged that the world body will continue to support Haiti, saying it is the responsibility of Haitians themselves to end the current political crisis. This came during a...

Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria by phone

Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria by phone

Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan to visit Russia in a telephone conversation on Tuesday night, the Kremlin press service said. "Putin invited Erdogan to pay a working visit to Russia in the next few days," the press...

Turkish state-owned banks help Iran to evade sanctions

Turkish state-owned banks help Iran to evade sanctions

US federal prosecutors today filed a criminal charge against the Turkish National People's Bank (Halkbank) on the grounds that the People's Bank of China participated in the multi-billion dollar plan to help Iran evade US economic sanctions. The US Department of...