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US, China sign momentous trade deal

The United States and China signed a truce in their trade war on Wednesday after nearly two years of tensions, bringing relief to markets but largely leaving massive tariffs in place......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJan 16th, 2020Related News

Firefighters hit out at Australia PM over bushfire response

Firefighter Paul Parker, 57, whose sweary television tirade against Morrison has gone viral Down Under, told AFP he was "absolutely appalled" by the government in Canberra and "particularly Scott Morrison"......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJan 5th, 2020Related News

Iran crowds mourn general killed by US strike

A tide of mourners packed the streets of the Iranian city of Ahvaz Sunday to pay respects to top general Qasem Soleimani, days after he was killed in a US strike......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJan 5th, 2020Related News

One critically injured as popular New Zealand volcano erupts

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

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsDec 9th, 2019Related News

UN says online anti-vaxxers fuelling Samoa measles deaths

"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......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsDec 5th, 2019Related News

Expat Hong Kongers rally on keyboard frontline

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......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsDec 2nd, 2019Related News

The eagles have landed: Singapore shows off rare Philippine raptors

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. .....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsNov 27th, 2019Related News

UN: Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere hit new high in 2018

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......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsNov 25th, 2019Related News

Trump call with Duterte left White House ‘genuinely horrified’

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

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsOct 17th, 2019Related News

China signs deal to lease Pacific island in Solomons

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......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsOct 17th, 2019Related News

Google celebrates pioneering doctor who changed how drug addiction is viewed

The doodle shows the late doctor in a therapy session with a patient shown to be wrestling with inner turmoil......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsOct 1st, 2019Related News

UN chief basks in climate spotlight, amid global conflict clouds

On Monday, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will position himself on the frontline against climate change as he presides over a UN emergency summit, a role some say he turned to after difficulties in resolving global conflict......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsSep 22nd, 2019Related News

Chinese scholars claim English is actually Mandarin

A group of Chinese scholars claim that all European languages, including English, are actually Mandarin dialects......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsSep 10th, 2019Related News

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires crisis

"Our house is on fire. Literally. The Amazon, the lung of our planet which produces 20 percent of our oxygen is burning," Macron said on Twitter. .....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsAug 23rd, 2019Related News

EU countries at UN condemn North Korean missile tests

European Union members of the UN Security Council condemned North Korea Thursday over its recent spate of missiles tests that have fueled fears Pyongyang is developing more advanced weapons......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsAug 20th, 2019Related News

US-South Korea military exercises still on despite North s warnings

Joint military exercises between the United States and South Korea will go ahead, a Pentagon official said on Wednesday, after missile tests and calls for the drills' cancellation by North Korea......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsAug 1st, 2019Related News

DOLE urged to help lotto workers displaced by shutdown

The Department of Labor and Employment can extend assistance to the over 120,000 workers affected by the closure of lotto stations and gaming outlets nationwide, Sen. Nancy Binay said Monday......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJul 30th, 2019Related News

Philippines most dangerous for land, environment defenders in 2018 — watchdog

In the Philippines, which overtook Brazil as the deadliest place for land defenders, one incident saw a group of gunmen shoot dead nine sugarcane farmers including a number of woman and children on the island of Negros......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJul 30th, 2019Related News

China soon to host global meet on journalism

Journalism that usually fits in democracies will come to China in 2022 when the economic giant hosts a triennial global congress of journalism educators......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJul 12th, 2019Related News

One country, two systems : Hong Kong s special status

Hong Kong was returned to China in 1997 under a handover agreement that guaranteed the territory certain levels of autonomy and freedoms unseen on the mainland—and that "one country, two systems" deal is at the center of the row between London and Beijing......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJul 4th, 2019Related News