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A miracle in Paris

MANILA, Philippines — Though I have my three most-preferred hotels in Paris for my personal holidays, the choice of residence while on business trips are abs.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource: philstar philstarMar 31st, 2018

A miracle in Paris

MANILA, Philippines — Though I have my three most-preferred hotels in Paris for my personal holidays, the choice of residence while on business trips are abs.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 31st, 2018

Strasbourg shooting victims honored | The Manila Times Online

PARIS: People filled a square in the French city of Strasbourg on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to show respect and sympathy for the victims of last weeks shooting attack nearREAD The post Strasbourg shoo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

Hatred stirred by leaders blamed for rise in journalist murders – RSF

PARIS, France – Hatred whipped up by "unscrupulous politicians" has contributed to the shocking rise in the number of journalists murdered in 2018, a media watchdog said Tuesday, December 18. Eighty journalists have been killed worldwide so far this year – most notably the Saudi columnist  Jamal Khashoggi – with  ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

French authorities charge Strasbourg gunman s accomplice

PARIS, France – A French anti-terrorist court on Monday, December 17, charged a man arrested for allegedly supplying a revolver used in a mass shooting at a Christmas market in Strasbourg last week, a judicial source said. The 37-year-old, who was not immediately identified, was ordered to be held in detention on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

NCAA Season 94 volleyball: Lady Chiefs go 6-0

Defending two-time champion Arellano University will close the year with it pristine record intact after another dominating victory in the NCAA Season 94 women’s volleyball competition. It took the Lady Chiefs only 66 minutes to dispose the skidding Letran Lady Knights, 25-13, 25-18, 25-15, Tuesday to remain unbeaten after six outings as the league heads on a long holiday break. Princess Belo barely felt the defense of the Lady Knights at the net as she easily scored 12 of her 13 points off attacks while Carla Donato wreaked havoc at the frontline with 12 markers, half of those coming from kill blocks. Last year’s rookie of the year Necole Ebuen and Regine Arocha posted eight points each to highlight Arellano U’s balance scoring orchestrated by Rhea Ramirez’s great ball distribution that saw her tally 26 excellent sets. The Lady Chiefs will march back into action on January 7 against winless Emilio Aguinaldo College. Letran continued to nosedive after suffering its fourth straight defeat for a 1-5 mark. Miracle Mendoza scored eight points while Mariel Larioque got six for the Intramuros-based squad, who gave away 26 points off errors. The Lady Knights will be looking at another difficult challenge come 2019 as they open the year against second-running San Beda University (5-1) on January 4. Meanwhile, the Chiefs defeated the Knights, 25-13, 25-20, 25-15, to move at solo second spot with a 5-1 card in the men’s division. Jesrael Liberato led the way with 11 points while Christian Dela Paz and Jethro Cabillan finished with 10 markers each for last year’s runners-up. Letran slid to 1-5 slate tied with San Beda. In juniors play, the Squires prevented a shutout for Letran after turning back the Braves, 25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 25-21, for a 4-2 card tied with their victims and Lyceum of the Philippines University. Christian Dela Cruz scored 19 points, Mark Omega had 16 while John Paolo Lorenzo chipped in with 15 for the Squires. Erl Eusebio dropped 21 points with 19 coming off attacks while John Derrick Bautista had 15 in a lost cause for Arellano U.   --- Follow this writer on Twitter, @fromtheriles         .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsDec 18th, 2018

France to introduce tax on large internet, tech firms

PARIS, France--- France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday amid difficulties in finalising a new EU-wide levy. France has been pushing hard for a new so-called "GAFA tax" -- named after Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon --- to ensure the global giants pay a fair share of taxes on their massive business operations in Europe. "The tax will be introduced whatever happens on January 1 and it will be for the whole of 2019 for an amount that we estimate at 500 million euros ($570 million)," Le Maire told a press conference in Paris. The low tax rates paid by US tech giants in Europe has...Keep on reading: France to introduce tax on large internet, tech firms.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

China sparked an economic miracle — now there’s a fight over its legacy -CNN News

WHEN VICTOR GAO was growing up in rural China in 1970s, cars and trucks were so rare he would chase […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Macron government hopes yellow vest protests running out of steam

PARIS, France – The French government was on Sunday, December 16, hoping the sharp drop in "yellow vest" demonstrators signalled an end to the biggest crisis of Emmanuel Macron's presidency, but conceded "mistakes" had been made. Around 66,000 people turned out again on Saturday, December 15, across France for a fifth ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

COP24 brings Paris pact to life

KATOWICE — Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world’s most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming. The international community remains committed to the fight against climate change Delegates from nearly 200 states […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 17th, 2018

Macron s ratings fall further after month of protests

PARIS, France – A month of "yellow vest" protests have taken a further toll on the popularity of French President Emmanuel Macron, a new poll showed Sunday, December 16 ,with analysts saying he will be forced to change his style of governing.  Around 66,000 protesters turned out again on Saturday, December 15, on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

‘Yellow vest’ protests lose steam

PARIS, France — Groups of defiant “yellow vest” demonstrators faced off with tens of thousands of police around France on Saturday, but the protest movement appeared to have lost momentum on a fifth and decisive weekend. President Emmanuel Macron, facing the biggest crisis of his presidency, announced a series of concessions on Monday to defuse […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

New deal at climate talks

KATOWICE, Poland — Nations on Sunday struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon UN talks that failed to match the ambition the world’s most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming. Delegates from nearly 200 states finalized a common rule book designed to deliver the Paris […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Nations agree on rulebook for Paris climate treaty

KATOWICE, Poland (UPDATED) – Nations on Sunday, December 16, struck a deal to breathe life into the landmark 2015 Paris climate treaty after marathon United Nations (UN) talks that failed to match the ambition the world's most vulnerable countries need to avert dangerous global warming. Delegates from nearly 200 states finalized ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Fake news versus fact in online battle for truth

PARIS, France – Since US President Donald Trump weaponized the term "fake news" during the 2016 presidential election campaign, the phrase has gone viral. Increasingly it is used by politicians around the world to denounce or dismiss news reports that do not fit their version of the truth. But as news outlets ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 16th, 2018

Notable deaths in 2018

  PARIS, France – From soul diva Aretha Franklin to astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and former UN chief Kofi Annan, here are some of the notable figures who passed away in 2018: January 15: Dolores O'Riordan, singer-songwriter of Irish band The Cranberries, drowned accidentally in a hotel bath aged 46. 27: Ingvar Kamprad , ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

Nations inch towards climate deal at marathon U.N. summit

KATOWICE, Poland – Nations on Saturday, December 15, inched towards a deal to implement the Paris climate goals, after all-night negotiations to hammer out a plan to limit global temperature rises exposed a range of conflicts. A senior negotiator told Agence France-Presse (AFP) at the COP24 summit in Poland that delegates ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

France s yellow vest protests decline on decisive weekend

PARIS, France – Groups of defiant "yellow vest" demonstrators faced off with tens of thousands of police around France on Saturday, December 15, but their numbers appeared lower on a fifth and decisive weekend for the anti-government movement . President Emmanuel Macron, facing the biggest crisis of his presidency, announced a series of concessions ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force

PARIS --- Paris police deployed in large numbers Saturday for the fifth straight weekend of demonstrations by the "yellow vest" protesters, with authorities repeating calls for calm after protests on previous weekends turned violent. At least 21 people were detained beforehand. READ:Protest riot shocks Paris, leaves 133 injured, 412 arrested Security forces in riot gear were positioned around central train stations and along the famed Champs-Elysees boulevard, where shops were closed and their windows boarded up in anticipation of the protests. Authorities have said about 8,000 police and 14 armored vehicles were being deployed in the French capital. Last weekend, groups of d...Keep on reading: 21 detained before Paris protests as police deploy in force.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

France set for more yellow vest protests despite Macron concessions

PARIS, France – Thousands of France's " yellow vest " demonstrators were expected to take to the streets again on Saturday, December 15, a month after the start of their protest movement which has plunged President Emmanuel Macron's government into its biggest crisis. The number of protesters who turn out could determine ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018

UN climate talks: ‘Rich countries playing cruel joke on developing nations’

      KATOWICE, POLAND--Loss and damage appear to remain a lost cause in the recent draft text released during the UN climate talks, gaining the ire of civil society groups who accused rich nations of trying to spin the rules in their favor. At 3 a.m. on Friday, the presidency of the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change came out with a draft decision that contained the rulebook for the Paris Agreement. These rules are expected to guide countries on the pledges they made on their climate ambitions and make clear how climate finance from developed countries would assist emerging nations. But financing loss...Keep on reading: UN climate talks: ‘Rich countries playing cruel joke on developing nations’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 15th, 2018