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Monday, March 27, 2017

Opinion: Schulz has not beaten Merkel yet

A comprehensive regional election victory for Angela Merkel's CDU, coupled with steadily tightening French election polls, has pushed the Franco-German bond spread to its lowest level in two months. ...

Dalquez hubby, kids renew appeal as they wait for news from UAE

The Court of Appeals in United Arab Emirates (UAE) has postponed its decision on the case of a Filipina facing execution, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. DFA Spokesperson Charles Jose s...

Alvarez files bill to consolidate powers of Office of Solicitor General

Leaders of the House of Representatives want to give more powers to Solicitor General Jose Calida by abolishing the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) tasked to go after the ill-gotten...

Philippines rescues 3 Malaysian kidnapped by Abu Sayyaf

Manila, March 27 (IANS) Philippine security forces have rescued three more Malaysian sailors kidnapped by the Abu Sayyaf terror group, said Malaysian officials on Monday. The Eastern Security Command...

Court of Appeals stops Veloso deposition in Indonesia

The Court of Appeals has stopped a Nueva Ecija court from taking the deposition of convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso in Indonesia to give her side of the story. In a resolution dated March 2...

NZ, China FTA upgrade agreed among slew of new deals

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - New Zealand and China announced Monday they would open talks soon to expand a successful free-trade deal in place for nearly a decade. The announcement came during a vi...

President urges young entrepreneurs to actively promote economic equality

(Paris) – French President François Hollande should publicly urge the Indonesian government to address the country's persistent human rights problems during his upcoming visit to Jakarta, Human Right...

1 dead, 16 wounded in mass shooting at Cincinnati nightclub

CINCINNATI -- Gunfire killed one person and wounded 15 others inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday morning. The rush to escape left still more injured. The crime likely was the culminat...

Hong Kong democracy activists charged day after new city leader elected

A day after Beijing-backed Carrie Lam won Sunday's chief executive election, police are poised to arrest several leaders of the 2014 Occupy Movement, public broadcaster RTHK reports. Lam said she doe...

Muslim women form human chain across London’s Westminster Bridge

Police investigating the deadly attack on the British parliament on March 22, 2017, are setting their sights on the heavily-encrypted messaging service that was used by the killer, Khalid Masood. INQ...

Russia is the house that Vladimir Putin built – and he’ll never abandon it

This week, the Trump White House and Republican-led Congress plan to dust themselves off from a bruising self-defeat on a GOP health-care bill and begin work on reforming the tax code, something that...

‘Philippines politically important nation for Japan’

Manila: The Philippines' capability to patrol its maritime boundaries got a boost with the turnover on Monday of two military aircraft from Japan. The transfer of two Beechcraft TC-90 marks the first...

Jolo grenade blast kills 3, injures at least 20

Three people were killed and more than 20 others were hurt after a suspected thief lobbed a grenade near a grocery store in Jolo, Sulu on Saturday night. Mayor Kerkhar Tan identified the fatalities a...

Live: Chinese Premier in Wellington for high-level talks

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has been formally welcomed to New Zealand with a powhiri and traditional ceremony on the lawn of Government House. His visit comes as discussions continue over the potentia...

Newspaper headlines: EU migrant benefits and ‘brave’ MP Ellwood speaks

With Britain poised to start divorce proceedings, the 27 remaining European Union nations put pen to paper Saturday in Rome to renew their vows for continued unity in the face of crises that are incr...

Man who bound dog’s muzzle with tape sentenced to 5 years

Before handing down a maximum sentence of five years to the abuser of Caitlyn, the staffie-mix who suffered severe injuries in 2015, Judge Markley Dennis had one thing he wanted to make clear. “I wis...

With 200+ Iraqi Civilians Feared Dead, Carnage Surging Under Trump

The US-led coalition in Iraq has admitted carrying out airstrikes against Islamic State positions in western Mosul where scores of civilians were allegedly killed. An initial review of airstrikes ind...

Jolo grenade blast death toll climbs to 4 —town mayor

At least four people have been killed and 23 others injured in a grenade explosion in Jolo, the largest of the Sulu islands in southern Philippines, the Philippine military said Sunday, Xinhua report...

EU will not ‘punish’ UK for Brexit says Jean-Claude Juncker – but claims we st...

Negotiations to uncouple Britain from the European Union are about to begin, with Theresa May warning the UK will not accept a "punitive deal". The prime minister says leaving the 28 nation organisat...

‘Completely Unacceptable’ We Can’t See Terrorists’ WhatsApp Messag...

People look at floral tributes in Parliament Square, London, Sunday, March 26, 2017, laid out for the victims of the Westminster attack on Wednesday. Khalid Masood killed four people and left more th...