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China says working to verify reports it flew spy balloon over US

China said Friday it was working to verify the facts around US claims that Beijing flew a spy balloon over its territory, warning against "hype" over the issue......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldFeb 3rd, 2023Related News

Hong Kong s largest national security trial to begin with 47 in dock

The trial of 47 of Hong Kong's most prominent pro-democracy figures begins on Monday, in the largest prosecution under a national security law that has crushed dissent in the city......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldFeb 3rd, 2023Related News

US Powerball on the rise with $653 million jackpot!

The most popular lottery in the world is back again with another huge jackpot. P35 billion top prize could be won from the Philippines.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldFeb 2nd, 2023Related News

Norway s sovereign wealth fund loses $164 billion in 2022

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, said Tuesday it recorded a loss of 1,637 billion Norwegian kroner ($164 billion) in 2022, citing volatile markets......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 31st, 2023Related News

Will Powerball $572 million jackpot go all the way?

The US Powerball isn’t quieting down after world-record jackpot......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 27th, 2023Related News

Top Indian university bans screening of BBC series on PM Modi

Students at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi had planned to screen the documentary on Tuesday, defying efforts by Indian authorities to restrict its showing......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 25th, 2023Related News

China logs nearly 13,000 Covid deaths in a week

China reported nearly 13,000 Covid-related deaths in hospitals between January 13 and 19, after a top health official said the vast majority of the population had already been infected......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 24th, 2023Related News

US abortion rights war rages on 50 years after now-defunct ruling

The fight for abortion rights "isn't over," US President Joe Biden said Sunday, 50 years after a landmark Supreme Court ruling had guaranteed that right, before the court reversed itself last June......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 24th, 2023Related News

California Lunar New Year mass shooter dead, motive unclear: police

The gunman believed to have killed 10 people during Lunar New Year celebrations in California shot himself dead as police moved in to arrest him, the local sheriff said Sunday......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 24th, 2023Related News

COP28 a chance for hard questions on fossil fuels — UN climate chief

The UAE's decision to name the head of the national oil company as president of the COP28 talks has angered activists who fear it will undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 20th, 2023Related News

Hong Kong’s pitch to OFWs: Fairness, good pay, clear protection from HK govt

The Hong Kong government is keen on getting the number of FDHs in the country back to its pre-pandemic mark of around 400,000. Currently, there are about 330,000, of which 190,000 are Filipinos, accounting for 57% of the total FDH population. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 20th, 2023Related News

France gears up for hellish day of pension protests

The changes presented by President Emmanuel Macron's government last week would raise the retirement age for most people to 64 from 62 and increase the years of contributions required for a full pension......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 19th, 2023Related News

UK sending heavy tanks to Ukraine, prompts Russian warning

The tanks will arrive in Ukraine in coming weeks, a second statement from Sunak's Downing Street office said later Saturday, adding that the UK will also begin training the Ukrainian Armed Forces to use the tanks and guns in coming days......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 15th, 2023Related News

French oil workers union calls for strikes over pensions

A walkout on January 19 will coincide with a national day of strikes and demonstrations, backed by all France's major trade union federations, against Macron's pension plans......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 12th, 2023Related News

US aviation regulator probing system outage after huge disruption

Aviation authorities were racing to figure out what caused the outage of a crucial alert system that forced the temporary halt on all US domestic takeoffs, triggering thousands of delays and cancellations......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 12th, 2023Related News

Cost-of-living crisis biggest global risk — Davos study

The survey, produced with consultants Marsh McLennan and Zurich Insurance Group, took into account the views of more than 1,200 global risk experts, policymakers and industry leaders......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 11th, 2023Related News

Russia to send capsule to rescue crew from International Space Station

The vehicle began spraying its coolant into space on December 14, with dramatic NASA TV images showing white particles resembling snowflakes streaming out of the rear......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 11th, 2023Related News

UK government unveils minimum safety levels law to stifle strikes

"This legislation would mean that when workers democratically vote to strike, they can be forced to work and sacked if they don't comply," the general secretary of the TUC, Paul Nowak, said......»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 11th, 2023Related News

New York consulate supports FilAm nurses on strike for better compensation

Nurses working for Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx area and Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan went on a strike after failing to reach a contract agreement on Sunday. .....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 10th, 2023Related News

Mega Millions heralds 2023 with $1.1 billion jackpot

The blockbuster American lottery celebrated the New Year by crossing the billion-dollar barrier with an amazing jackpot that currently sits at $1.1 billion (around P61 billion)!.....»»

Source: Philstar PhilstarCategory: WorldJan 9th, 2023Related News