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US NGO’s remark that Philippines is a ‘war zone in disguise’ irks Palace

Malacañang on Friday accused a United States-based non-governmental organization of echoing allegations critical of the Duterte administration after it described the Philippines as a “war zone in disguise” supposedly due to the government’s bloody anti-narcotics campaign......»»

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UK s Prince Philip shocked and shaken after car crash

LONDON, United Kingdom (UPDATED) – Queen Elizabeth II's 97-year-old husband Prince Philip  was "very shocked ........»»

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UK PM May refuses to rule out no-deal Brexit

LONDON, United Kingdom – British Prime Minister Theresa May scrambled to put together a new Brexit strategy after MPs rejected her EU divorce deal , and insisted she could not rule out a potentially damaging "no-deal" split. The world's fifth-largest economy is in political turmoil and grasping for solutions that could smooth its planned ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: News10 hr. 48 min. ago Related News

Japan s Hitachi freezes British nuclear project

LONDON, United Kingdom – Hitachi on Thursday, January 17, froze construction of a nuclear power station in Wales due to financing difficulties, dealing a major blow to Britain's energy strategy and leaving the Japanese firm with a huge bill. Shelving the project at the Wylfa Newydd plant on Anglesey island off ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Arsenal facing make-or-break 6 days

By Steve Douglas, Associated Press It's a six-day stretch that could make or break Arsenal's season and prompt renewed scrutiny into the machinations of a club that appears to have issues at every level. A home game against Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday, soon followed by the visit of Manchester United in the FA Cup. Lose both matches and Arsenal's bid for domestic silverware will be over for another season. Finishing in the top four of the league, and thereby qualifying for the Champions League, would also be highly unrealistic. And it won't even be February. It wasn't so long ago that Unai Emery was making a mockery of any fears he would struggle to oversee a smooth transition from Arsene Wenger's 22-year reign. The team was on a 22-match unbeaten run in all competitions. Emery's high-energy pressing game was working and the goals were flowing, even if there were some slight concerns about the defense. Tottenham, Arsenal's big rival, was trounced 4-2 in the North London derby. "We've got out Arsenal back," chanted gleeful Arsenal fans. Then came the slide. The first worrying signs came in a 3-2 loss at lowly Southampton on Dec. 16 that ended Arsenal's four-month unbeaten run. Then there was the elimination at the hands of Tottenham in the English League Cup quarterfinals, before a 5-1 mauling by Liverpool in the league at Anfield on Dec. 29 which revived memories of the defensive horror shows from the darkest days in the final years of the Wenger era. More recently, there was the timid 1-0 loss at West Ham on Saturday when Arsenal had two shots on target. If Arsenal loses to Chelsea, it will drop nine points adrift of the top four and probably into sixth place — the position it finished in Wenger's last year. Arsenal will be left relying on winning a cup competition — the FA Cup or, perhaps more likely, the Europa League — to salvage anything from its season. The problems won't end there. Mesut Ozil is the club's marquee and highest-earning player — reportedly getting 350,000 pounds a week ($450,000) — yet is regularly left out by Emery, just as he was against West Ham on Saturday. Ozil, a mercurial player with a languid approach, doesn't fit Emery's preferred style and so is proving to be a very expensive commodity. Another midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, has also been in and out of the team this season and is reportedly close to signing for Juventus. "At certain times, you have to provoke friction with footballers," Emery said this week, perhaps with a nod to his relationship with Ozil. "From that friction, you can get something more out of them, something from inside." Without its two most creative attacking midfielders, and with Henrikh Mkhitaryan currently injured, Arsenal lacks any playmaking ability or balance behind the two strikers, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. Meanwhile, Emery's team has kept only three clean sheets in 22 league games. "There are times," Emery said, "when defensively we have not been very solid but we have still won because offensively we have created a lot of chances. So, at the moment, I am still leaning toward making sure the team doesn't lose what it has." Emery doesn't have the option of buying his way out of trouble. He said last week that there is no money available for permanent signings, only loans, with Arsenal having spent 70 million pounds on four players in the offseason and a club-record 56 million pounds on Aubameyang last January. In an attempt to formalize a structure to the technical staff above the manager, Arsenal created the positions of head of football relations (Raul Sanllehi joined from Barcelona) and head of recruitment (Sven Mislintat joined from Borussia Dortmund) in 2017. No way was Emery going to have the same power as Wenger. Yet sections of the British media are reporting this week that Mislintat is on his way out as part of a power struggle in the wake of the departure of chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who left for AC Milan in October. So, potential upheaval behind the scenes. No money to spend. Apparent rifts with key players. And a defensively suspect team that has lost four of its last eight games. It's a huge week coming up for Arsenal and Emery, for whom the enormity of the task in replacing Wenger might finally be sinking in......»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Bill Bryson following up ‘A Short History’ with exploration of human body

After taking on the universe in his 2010 book "A Short History of Nearly Everything", author Bill Bryson is planning a follow-up that promises to take on "the human body, how it functions and its remarkable ability to heal itself." Bryson, whose autobiographical story of hiking the Appalachian Trail, "A Walk in the Woods", was adapted into a movie starring Robert Redford, gained praise for making science accessible in his inquisitive book about scientific discoveries. According to United Kingdom publisher Penguin, his next science book, called "The Body: A Guide for Occupants", will inspire readers to marvel at what goes on in their "head, heart and beyond," while helping them ...Keep on reading: Bill Bryson following up ‘A Short History’ with exploration of human body.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

P148-M drugs found inside canned goods, clothes from U.S.

MANILA, Philippine – The Bureau of Customs (BOC), and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) found one of their biggest busts yet from a series of shipments from the United States, uncovering P148.43 million worth of shabu (methamphetamine), ecstasy, and marijuana from items "declared" as canned goods and clothes. The yield ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 17th, 2019Related News

Man stabs rat, faces criminal rap

MADISON, Wisconsin, United States --- A Wisconsin man is charged with a crime after police say he stabbed a friend's pet rat. The State Journal reports 27-year-old Anthony Washington Jr. of Madison was charged Tuesday with animal mistreatment for last month's incident. Police say Washington described it as an "execution" that happened because he was "in a rage." Authorities had responded to a disconnected 911 call on Dec. 16 outside the Biotron Laboratory on the UW-Madison campus, where they found a woman cradling her badly injured pet rat. Officials say the rat suffered multiple injuries and was eventually euthanized on Jan. 7. Washington was also charged with forgery after...Keep on reading: Man stabs rat, faces criminal rap.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 17th, 2019Related News

Voyeurism victim wins battle to outlaw upskirting in England

  LONDON, United Kingdom – When a man took a picture under her skirt with impunity, it was the final straw for Gina Martin – whose campaign has produced a change in British law. Her experience put Martin on the frontline in a fight to make the practice of so-called "upskirting" illegal, ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

US, Britain conduct first joint drills in contested South China Sea

TOKYO — The United States and Britain have conducted their first joint naval drills in the disputed South China Sea since China built island bases there, the two navies said on Wednesday, as Washington seeks help from allies to keep pressure on Beijing. A U.S. Navy guided missile destroyer the USS McCampbell, which is based […] The post US, Britain conduct first joint drills in contested South China Sea appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 16th, 2019Related News

British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation

LONDON, United Kingdom --- Prime Minister Theresa May was expected to win a confidence vote on Wednesday despite a crushing defeat over her Brexit deal that triggered warnings of a chaotic "no-deal" divorce. MPs on Tuesday rejected May's deal on leaving the European Union, leaving the Brexit process in limbo with just 73 days to go before the official departure date. May suffered the biggest government defeat in modern British history when the House of Commons rejected by 432 votes to 202 the deal she struck with Brussels last year after 18 months of negotiation. The EU immediately warned that the vote raises the risk of a hugely disruptive "no deal" Brexit where Britain cou...Keep on reading: British PM faces confidence vote after Brexit humiliation.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

Man who won lottery in 2018 scores again in 2019

A man from Delaware, United States may have started his 2019 on a high note after he bagged $10,000 (around P522,000) in the local lottery. The unidentifiedman told Delaware lottery officials that he purchased ten Grand Instant game tickets at a store in the town of Smyrna. Little did he know that one of these tickets would lead him to win the jackpot. "I had to run out to my truck to get my glasses," he said, recalling the moment he won. "I was in disbelief." This was not the first time he got lucky, as he actually ended 2018 with a $2,900 (around P151,000) win. When asked what he plans to do with his winnings, he said he wants to surprise his niece with concert tickets ...Keep on reading: Man who won lottery in 2018 scores again in 2019.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

Senator Gillibrand joins 2020 race

NEW YORK, United States – Democratic US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, an outspoken Donald Trump critic and champion of women’s issues including the #MeToo movement, announced Tuesday she was jumping into the 2020 presidential race. She enters what is an increasingly crowded Democratic field, and would be the third woman candidate so far to seek the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico | Inquirer News

NEW YORK, United States --- A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman once boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former pr.....»»

Source: Philippinetimes PhilippinetimesCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

LISTEN: Cranberries debut single of last album to mark singer Dolores O Riordan s death

LONDON, United Kingdom – Irish band The Cranberries released the first song of its final album Tuesday, January 15 exactly one year after lead singer Dolores O'Riordan was found drowned in a London hotel bathtub . The band dropped the new track ahead of the April release of their 8th and last ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

The Azkals: Can they do it? | The Manila Times Online

The Azkals: Can they do it? | The The Manila Times By the time this column saw print, we would already know if the Philippine Azkals made it to the knockout round of the 2019 Asian Cup in the United.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsJan 16th, 2019Related News

LOOK: Manny Pacquiao arrives in Las Vegas ahead of title bout

Eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and challenger Adrien Broner have both arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada just days before their highly-anticipated world title bout on Saturday, January 19th (January 20th, Manila time).  The @MGMGrand Grand Welcome for #PacquiaoBroner @ABSCBNNews @ANCALERTS @abscbnsports @DZMMTeleRadyo pic.twitter.com/qsT0e0opub — TJ Manotoc (@tjmanotoc) January 16, 2019 Broner at grand arrivals pic.twitter.com/k45Qp7xwCl — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 15, 2019  What a reception for Pacquiao at MGM #PacquiaoBroner pic.twitter.com/5bwAI8tebc — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 16, 2019 Pacquiao overwhelmed by Fan support at Grand Arrival Ceremony at MGM #PacquiaoBroner pic.twitter.com/BIuMpuw2z1 — DYAN CASTILLEJO (@DYANCASTILLEJO) January 16, 2019         View this post on Instagram                   Fighters on Saturday night's World Title tripleheader on @showtimeboxing PPV made their grand arrivals today at the @mgmgrand in Las Vegas. #PacBroner #JackBrowne #WarrenOubaali A post shared by Premier Boxing Champions (@premierboxing) on Jan 15, 2019 at 6:24pm PST The Pacquiao-Broner bout will be the first big boxing event of the year, and is set to take place at the famed MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, which has been the stage for many a Manny Pacquiao bout.  This will be the first time in two years, however, that Pacquiao competes in the United States.  The 40-year old Filipino boxing icon's last two bouts have taken place in Australia and Malaysia, respectively. His last bout on US soil was his comeback bout from his very brief retirement against Jessie Vargas back in 2016.  This will be Pacquiao's first bout under new promoter Al Haymon and Premier Boxing Champions.  This also marks the return of Freddie Roach's return to Pacquiao's corner after being absent during the Pinoy boxer's last bout against Lucas Matthysse back in July of 2018.  Broner, a multiple-time world champion in his own right, is looking to get back on the winning track after going winless in his last two outings, a loss to Mikey Garcia followed by a draw against Jessie Vargas. .....»»

Source: Abscbn AbscbnCategory: SportsJan 16th, 2019Related News

Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing basketball shoes

NEW YORK, United States -- In the 1980s, the "Back to the Future" film franchise suggested we would all eventually wear self-lacing sneakers. Then a few years ago, Nike made the movie magic a reality, introducing its first shoe to the public with so-called "power lacing." And on Tuesday, the global sportswear giant took it a step farther -- now your shoes will automatically loosen or tighten when you step into them, and then adapt based on your activity. Wait for it -- the Nike Adapt BB shoes, which go on sale on February 17 for $350 in the United States, are controlled by the touch of a button or a smartphone app. "We picked basketball as the first sport for Nike Adapt i...Keep on reading: Nike unveils next-generation self-lacing basketball shoes.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico

NEW YORK, United States --- A Colombian drug trafficker testified Tuesday that Mexican cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman once boasted about paying a $100 million bribe to the former president of Mexico. Alex Cifuentes spoke about the alleged bribe to President Enrique Pena Nieto during his testimony Tuesday in Guzman's trial in New York. The Colombian, who has been testifying for days about things he learned about Guzman's gang while he was living at one of the kingpin's hideaways in Mexico, didn't provide many details about the bribery claim. He said the money was delivered by a woman named Maria in Mexico City. A spokesman for Nieto called the bribery claim "false an...Keep on reading: Drug trafficker tells of bribe to ex-president of Mexico.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Jan 16th, 2019Related News

Filipinos still trust United States despite Duterte’s tirades and foreign policy shift

The United States emerged as the most trusted country among Filipinos for the past two years despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s foreign policy shift towards China and tirades against longtime defense ally. Pulse Asia’s study revealed that 84 percent of Filipinos trust the country’s ally, an increase from the previous 79 percent received by the United States on […] The post Filipinos still trust United States despite Duterte’s tirades and foreign policy shift appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Source: Interaksyon InteraksyonCategory: TopJan 15th, 2019Related News