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DoJ ends witness protection coverage for pork barrel scam suspect

Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles’s provisional coverage under the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) Witness Protection Program (WPP) has been terminated, a statement released to reporters on Friday said. “Secretary of Justice (Menardo I. Guevarra) issued today a letter to Janet Lim Napoles, through her counsel, giving notice of the termination of her […] The post DoJ ends witness protection coverage for pork barrel scam suspect appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Asia stocks fall as Trump ditches Kim summit, but Europe rebounds

Asian markets mostly fell Friday as US President Donald Trump abruptly axed next month’s summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but Europe rebounded on hopes the pair would still meet. Frankfurt, London and Paris equities had already skidded lower on Thursday as Trump’s announcement hit the newswires, prompting many investors to ditch risky […] The post Asia stocks fall as Trump ditches Kim summit, but Europe rebounds appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Australian nun asks DoJ to reverse visa cancellation, deportation order

Text and photo by Dane Angelo Enerio Australian missionary Patricia Fox on Friday petitioned the Department of Justice (DoJ) to reverse a government directive dated April 23 that cancelled her missionary visa and ordered her to leave the country. The Bureau of Immigration had earlier accused Ms. Fox of being involved in partisan political activities, […] The post Australian nun asks DoJ to reverse visa cancellation, deportation order appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Australian nun in last-minute appeal of Manila deportation

An elderly Australian nun facing deportation after angering Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte launched a last-minute appeal against the order on Friday, the deadline for her to leave the country. Sister Patricia Fox, 71, has been accused of illegally engaging in political activism as the government cracks down on foreign critics on its soil. Duterte, who […] The post Australian nun in last-minute appeal of Manila deportation appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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US economist questions conventional thinking on raising babies

Washington, United STATES — Emily Oster has been crusading for years against what she calls the onslaught of bad advice directed at new parents, chastising everyone from grandmothers to charlatans to health authorities in her first book about pregnancy. And there’s more to come in her second book about early childhood. “There are still many […] The post US economist questions conventional thinking on raising babies appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Weinstein turns himself in to NY police station

Fallen Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein turned himself in to New York police on Friday to face sex crime charges, nearly eight months after his career imploded in a blaze of assault accusations and triggered the global #MeToo movement. The former powerbroker — once the toast of Hollywood, whose films won scores of Oscars — is […] The post Weinstein turns himself in to NY police station appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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EU, NATO urge Russia to ‘accept responsibility’ for MH17

The EU and NATO urged Russia on Friday to take responsiblity for the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine after international investigators concluded that a missile which destroyed the plane came from a Russian military brigade. The 28-nation European Union and the 29-country US-led military alliance issued statements on the shooting down of […] The post EU, NATO urge Russia to ‘accept responsibility’ for MH17 appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Indonesia passes tougher terror law after suicide attacks

Indonesia passed a new law Friday that will give police more power to take pre-emptive action against terror suspects following the country’s deadliest Islamist attacks in years. The bill had been stalled for almost two years as parliament wrangled over key details, including how to define terrorism. But a wave of deadly suicide bombings on […] The post Indonesia passes tougher terror law after suicide attacks appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China

Several international airlines still listed Taiwan as a separate country on their websites on Friday despite a deadline set by Beijing for carriers to refer to the self-governed island as a Chinese territory. Chinese Civil Aviation Administration sent a notice to 36 foreign airlines last month, asking them to comply with Beijing’s standards of referring […] The post Several airlines hold off listing Taiwan as part of China appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Serena can come back and win tournaments, says Halep

PARIS — World number one Simona Halep said on Friday that she thinks Serena Williams is still capable of challenging for titles, as the American prepares to make her Grand Slam return at the French Open. Williams will be playing in her first major tournament since winning last year’s Australian Open, having taken time off […] The post Serena can come back and win tournaments, says Halep appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Happy GDPR Day — but not for some US websites

The EU’s flagship new data protection laws came into effect on Friday but hit an early hitch as several major US news websites were blocked to European users. The Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune newspapers were among those inaccessible on the other side of the Atlantic following the entry into force of the General […] The post Happy GDPR Day — but not for some US websites appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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South African trader AWOL in $80 million bitcoin ‘scam’

Johannesburg, South Africa — An alleged bitcoin currency scam in South Africa has left speculators with losses of more than $80 million as an investment company admitted Friday its senior trader had disappeared without trace. “This may prove to be the tip of the iceberg with potentially thousands more yet to discover they’ve lost money,” […] The post South African trader AWOL in $80 million bitcoin ‘scam’ appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Iraq carries out more air strikes against IS in Syria

BAGHDAD, Iraq — Iraq announced Friday it had carried out air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, the third cross border aerial operation inside a month in its war-torn neighbour. “Iraqi F-16 planes carried out (Thursday) morning raids against the headquarters of IS terrorist gang leaders and an explosives depot occupied by terrorists […] The post Iraq carries out more air strikes against IS in Syria appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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MSI-ECS Philippines, Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary in the ICT community

Bringing success and excellence in the ICT community By Mark Louis F. Ferrolino, Special Features Writer From a small entity with a pool of 50 personnel, MSI-ECS Philippines, Inc. has evolved into a powerhouse in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) distribution business with over 800 employees. As the largest ICT distributor in the country today, […] The post MSI-ECS Philippines, Inc. celebrates 20th anniversary in the ICT community appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Resolution urges Duterte to convene NSC, take action on South China Sea militarization

Detained opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima on Friday announced that she has filed Senate Resolution (SR) No. 744 urging President and Commander-in-Chief Rodrigo R. Duterte to convene immediately the National Security Council (NSC) “to determine decisive courses of action” on the reported China’s militarization over the South China Sea region. “Inaction or soft diplomatic […] The post Resolution urges Duterte to convene NSC, take action on South China Sea militarization appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Duterte set to visit South Korea in June

President Rodrigo R. Duterte is set to visit South Korea in June, Seoul confirmed on Friday, May 25. Citing South Korea’s executive office, a report by Reuters on Friday said Mr. Duterte “will make his first visit to South Korea from June 3 to 5.” On June 4, Mr. Duterte will have a meeting with […] The post Duterte set to visit South Korea in June appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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BY THE NUMBERS: Overseas Filipino workers

HIGHLIGHTS:  ● Females account for 53.7% or 1.26 million of the total OFWs, higher than males (at 46.3%), according to a survey conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority between April and September 2017. ● 59% or 740 thousand of which were engaged in elementary occupations that include domestic, hotel and office cleaners and helpers. ● […] The post BY THE NUMBERS: Overseas Filipino workers appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Labor group seeks minimum wage hike as prices rise in light of TRAIN

A labor group on Friday has called on government to increase the minimum wage in the wake of surging prices resulting from the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN). “Workers, especially the majority of wage earners who gained nothing from TRAIN yet ending up devastatingly hit by inflation, clearly need a wage hike now,” […] The post Labor group seeks minimum wage hike as prices rise in light of TRAIN appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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US-North Korea tensions pull PSE index back in the red

The main share is back in the red on Friday, May 25, failing to maintain its positive performance on Thursday as traders responded to tensions between United States (US) and North Korea. The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) closed at 7,647.51 on the trading week’s end, shedding 5.02 points or 0.06%. The broader all shares […] The post US-North Korea tensions pull PSE index back in the red appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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Peso hits new 12-year low amid trimmed bank reserve requirement, Korea concerns

The peso dipped against the dollar, recording a new near 12-year low on Friday following the reserve requirement cut of the local central bank. The local currency ended at P52.70 versus the greenback on Friday, 15 centavos weaker than the P52.55-per-dollar finish on Thursday. Friday’s finish was the peso’s fresh low in nearly 12 years […] The post Peso hits new 12-year low amid trimmed bank reserve requirement, Korea concerns appeared first on BusinessWorld......»»

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