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EU opens next Brexit phase, warns of tough talks

BRUSSELS, Belgium – European Union leaders agreed Friday, December 15, to open crucial talks on a future relationship with Britain but warned they would be even tougher than the first torturous phase of negotiations. EU President Donald Tusk congratulated British Prime Minister Theresa May after her 27 counterparts endorsed an interim ........»»

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4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

BATANGAS, Philippines – The National Police Commission (Napolcom) released on Friday, December 15, a new list of local chief executives in Calabarzon who had been stripped of their powers over the local police.  Ronald Banzuela, acting provincial officer of Napolcom Batangas, said Resolution 2017-611 was approved last November 29. On the list are: Lucena City, ........»»

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Meghan Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas

LONDON, United Kingdom – Meghan Markle is to become the first fiancee invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family – a move hailed Thursday, December 14, as a sea change in the monarchy's traditionalist attitude. Prince Harry's bride-to-be will join the royals at Sandringham, Queen Elizabeth II's private estate ........»»

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Eastern Visayas sees more heavy rain as Urduja lingers

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA warned late Friday evening, December 15, that Eastern Visayas will experience more heavy rain as Tropical Storm Urduja (Kai-tak) remains almost stationary. In a bulletin ........»»

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Surveys show Catalan separatists could lose absolute majority in vote

MADRID, Spain – Catalonia's pro-independence parties could win the most seats in next week's knife-edge regional elections but fall short of an absolute majority in parliament, according to the final polls before the vote. Five new polls published on Friday, December 15, put the three separatist lists on course to win ........»»

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Child soldiers of Congo awarded $10M in damages

THE HAGUE, Netherlands – International war crimes judges on Friday awarded $10 million in landmark reparations to "hundreds or thousands" of former child soldiers left brutalized and stigmatized after being conscripted into a ruthless Congolese militia. Warlord Thomas Lubanga, 56, was jailed for 14 years after being convicted in 2012 at ........»»

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Palestinians killed in new wave of protests over Trump

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories – Two Palestinians were shot dead by Israeli forces in clashes along the Gaza border Friday, December 15, as tens of thousands of people joined new protests against Washington's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. US President Donald Trump's December 6 announcement that he would break with ........»»

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From power to prison: How 2017 changed the life of De Lima, family

MANILA, Philippines – Unexpected, unimaginable, extraordinary – that’s how opposition Senator Leila de Lima and her family described the rollercoaster year that saw the once powerful justice secretary land in jail. It was on February 24 when De Lima surrendered to the Philippine National Police over drug charges filed against ........»»

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Sanofi s advisory on dengue vaccine miscommunicated ?

MANILA, Philippines – In a bid to allay the fears of the public regarding the controversial dengue vaccine, doctors this week said Sanofi Pasteur's advisory on Dengvaxia was "miscommunicated." "'Yung Sanofi, nang ilabas nila 'yung report nila, ni-report nila on a scientific basis, sinabi nila, severe dengue (When Sanofi came out with ........»»

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When is it proper to use Malacañang, presidential seal for private purposes?

MANILA, Philippines – When presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte had a pre-debut photo shoot inside Malacañang, some people raised eyebrows as she used  what her own grandfather calls "People's Palace"  for her private pictorial.  Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque defended her, saying she has every right to use the Palace since ........»»

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Rappler Talk: Janette Garin on the Dengvaxia controversy

Bookmark this page to watch the Rappler Talk interview with Janette Garin live on Rappler MANILA, Philippines – The spotlight is on former Department of Health chief Janette Garin, who launched the now-suspended dengue vaccination program.She faced multiple congressional probes into how the government allowed public school students in ........»»

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8 areas under signal no. 2 as Urduja moves closer to land

What's the weather like in your area? Report the situation through Rappler's  Agos  or tweet us at  @rapplerdotcom . MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Storm Urduja headed for the Eastern Samar-Northern Samar area early Saturday morning, December 16, ahead of its expected landfall within the day. In a bulletin issued 8 am ........»»

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U.S. judge blocks Trump anti-contraception measure

WASHINGTON DC, USA – A federal judge from Pennsylvania Friday, December 15, blocked a decision by the Trump administration to put an end to an obligation under Obamacare that employers include free contraception in their healthcare coverage. Judge Wendy Beetlestone, convinced that the measure could pose harm to thousands of ........»»

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[OPINION] Sex and the DDS

As a sociologist, I have always been fascinated by social movements, especially right-wing ones where people regress to the state of collective behavior before humans evolved into a community.  Now, people have always told me that my fascination with right-wing movements could get me into trouble, since my informants, sensing ........»»

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Pentagon alarmed by uptick in close calls with Russia jets in Syria

WASHINGTON DC, USA – The Pentagon is voicing growing alarm that the risky flying of Russian pilots in Syria could lead to a mishap – or even the nightmare scenario of a United States jet shooting down a Russian warplane. Defense officials this week highlighted several recent close calls with ........»»

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Trump s much-touted tax cut on track for passage in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON DC, United States – A major tax cut promised by United States President Donald Trump was on track for final passage next week, after two previous holdouts in his Republican party said Friday, December 15, they would vote yes on the legislation. Republicans in both houses of the US ........»»

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Pangolin traffickers opening up new routes – study

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Pangolin smugglers are constantly opening up new routes to evade law enforcement agencies, a study showed Friday, December 15, highlighting the challenge of tackling the trade in the world's most heavily trafficked mammal. While at least 20 tonnes of pangolins and their parts are seized annually ........»»

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Batangas taps Chinese firm to develop airport, seaport, railway

BATANGAS, Philippines – Batangas Governor Hermilando Mandanas recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese company Teamrise Group Company Limited for the development of projects that would promotion tourism, food security, and air and cargo transportation in the province,  The MOU, which was signed in Hongkong, covers the development of ........»»

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Mount Kanlaon remains restive, records 1,217 quakes in 24 hours

BACOLOD CITY, Philippines – Mount Kanlaon in Negros Island continues to be restive as it recorded 1,217 volcanic earthquakes over the past 24 hours.  This came a day after it recorded 1,007 volcanic earthquakes. Paul Alanis, science research specialist of Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) ........»»

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LOOK: Map route for Metro Manila Film Festival s Parade of Stars 2017

MANILA, Philippines – The Metro Manila Film Festival committee has released the route of this year's Parade of Stars, which will happen in Muntinlupa City on December 23. According to a post on the MMFF  Facebook page , the parade will start at 2 pm at the Muntinlupa Sports Center, Tunasan, and ........»»

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