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Filipinos forced back home by pandemic top 254,000 — DFA

The foreign affairs department said it expects to repatriate another 90,000 Filipinos before the year is out.....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsNov 17th, 2020Related News

Western Union to close in Cuba following new US sanctions

It added that the sanctions, which came "in the midst of the pandemic, underscore the cynicism, contempt for the Cuban people and opportunism of the US government.".....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsOct 28th, 2020Related News

Seoul hosts int l photojourn exhibit on COVID-19 both offline, online

The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that it will host the “2020 Seoul International Photojournalism Exhibition: 2020 Seoul of New Hope” both offline and online......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsOct 20th, 2020Related News

South Korea demands North Korea further probe killing of official

Seoul said Saturday it will demand further investigation by Pyongyang into the killing of a South Korean official after a rare public apology from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsSep 26th, 2020Related News

Trump expects enough COVID-19 vaccines for every American by April

US President Donald Trump said Friday he expects enough COVID-19 vaccines "for every American" will be produced by next April, and that the first doses will be distributed immediately after approval later this year......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsSep 19th, 2020Related News

EU, Germany, Britain pressure Belarus on snatched opposition figure

The European Union on Monday led calls for Belarus to immediately release over 600 people arrested for protesting against a controversial election that extended strongman Alexander Lukashenko's 26 years in power......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsSep 8th, 2020Related News

Emergency aid heads to Lebanon as world offers support

The blast centered on the city's port caused massive destruction and killed more than 100 people, heaping misery on a country already in crisis......»»

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

TikTok sale uncertain as Trump ban looms — reports

While there has been no sign yet of the ban he threatened on Friday to impose, Trump's words were reportedly already adding to uncertainties for TikTok......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsAug 2nd, 2020Related News

Virus curfew imposed on Australia s second-biggest city

Declaring a "state of disaster" on Sunday, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said the state capital would move to Stage 4 restrictions until September 13 given "unacceptably high" levels of community transmission......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsAug 2nd, 2020Related News

US says unlikely to use China, Russia COVID-19 vaccine as race heats up

America's top infectious diseases official has raised concerns over the safety of COVID-19 vaccines being developed by China and Russia as the world scrambles for answers to a pandemic the WHO warned will be felt for decades......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsAug 1st, 2020Related News

Palace says Metro Manila nearly reverted to modified ECQ

Metro Manila, which accounts for about half of the country's coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases, nearly reverted to a stricter quarantine scenario, Malacañang revealed Wednesday......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJun 17th, 2020Related News

Autopsy finds cop suffocated black man as US braces for more fury

One week after George Floyd died in Minneapolis, an autopsy blamed his videotaped death squarely on a white police officer who pinned him down with his knee for nearly nine minutes as Floyd pleaded, "I can't breathe!".....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsJun 2nd, 2020Related News

Seoul to hold int l online conference on how to prepare for post-COVID-19 era

South Korea's capital will hold an international online conference from June 1 to 5 to overcome the coronavirus disease crisis and prepare for a paradigm shift. .....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsMay 30th, 2020Related News

Pandemic creating lockdown generation as 1 in 6 youths stop work — UN

"I don't think it is giving way to hyperbole to talk about the danger of a lockdown generation," ILO chief Guy Ryder told a virtual press conference......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsMay 27th, 2020Related News

German journalist bristles at Chinese Embassy s open letter over story

"China‘s embassy in Berlin wrote me an open letter because they weren‘t too happy with our Corona coverage. I responded," he tweeted. .....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsApr 20th, 2020Related News

Philippine-born nurse passes away working UK s coronavirus frontline — report

A nurse born in the Philippines passed away after working on the United Kingdom's frontline against the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). .....»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsApr 6th, 2020Related News

Glimmer of hope in virus-hit Europe as US girds for hardest week

European nations most ravaged by the new coronavirus on Sunday reported encouraging signs in their fight against the deadly pandemic, as the United States braced for what may be its "hardest" week in recent memory......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsApr 6th, 2020Related News

UK PM in hospital as queen says united effort will defeat virus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital on Sunday after failing to shake off coronavirus symptoms, as Queen Elizabeth II said a united effort would defeat the outbreak......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsApr 6th, 2020Related News

Avoid taking ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms — WHO

The World Health Organization recommended Tuesday that people suffering COVID-19 symptoms avoid taking ibuprofen, after French officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsMar 18th, 2020Related News

Children less sick from COVID-19, but still spread the virus

For reasons unknown, children rarely have severe symptoms when infected by COVID-19 and may even be a bit less likely to get the disease in the first place, experts told AFP......»»

Source: philstar philstarCategory: newsMar 14th, 2020Related News