Some countries buying Russian gear deserve sanctions waivers – Mattis

WASHINGTON, D.C.: US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday (Saturday in Manila) spoke in support of waivers for sanctions being imposed against nations buying military gear from Russia. The move comes amid concerns that imposing sanctions, particularly in the case of India and other Asian allies, could threaten friendly relationships that the US has been […]

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US pushes UN to maintain sanctions pressure on NKorea

UNITED NATIONS, United States: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday (Saturday in Manila) urged UN member-states to keep tough economic sanctions fully in place on North Korea and maintain pressure on Kim Jong Un to dismantle Pyongyang’s nuclear program. “We need to see Chairman Kim do what he promised the world he would […]

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Xi ends state visit to UAE with raft of deals signed

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates on Saturday said it agreed to set up a “comprehensive strategic partnership” with China as President Xi Jinping wrapped up a three-day visit to the Gulf country. “The UAE and China have agreed to enhance cooperation in all fields to higher levels and forge overall strategic partnerships,” the official WAM […]

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Davao councilors ask for gun ban exemption

Davao councilors ask for gun ban exemption

DAVAO CITY — Members of the Philippine Councilors’ League (PCL) are seeking exemption from the firearms ban implemented here because of martial law in Mindanao.Davao City Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, PCL national chairperson, has asked Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana to exempt PCL members from the gun ban in Mindanao in the light of the recent killings of politicians in differrent parts of the country.

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State-actors likely behind Singapore cyberattack – experts

SINGAPORE: State-actors were likely behind Singapore’s biggest ever cyberattack to date, security experts say, citing the scale and sophistication of the hack. The city-state announced Friday that hackers had broken into a government database and stolen the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who was specifically targeted in the […]

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Angono cops apologize for victim blaming anti-rape ‘reminders’

Angono cops apologize for victim blaming anti-rape ‘reminders’

The Angono Municipal Police in Rizal said sorry Thursday over its Facebook post that suggested ways for women to avoid rape.

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Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency, seeks to keep some powers

Turkey ends 2-year state of emergency, seeks to keep some powers

Istanbul, Turkey – Turkey’s state of emergency, which was imposed after the failed 2016 coup, came to an end on Thursday, but the opposition fears it will be replaced by even more repressive legislative measures.

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