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 2021-06-14 10:50 

Manila Standard

'For Putin, Geneva summit with Biden all about respect'...

Moscow---When Vladimir Putin meets Joe Biden for their first summit on Wednesday the Russian leader will not be looking for progress on arms control, the lifting of sanctions or even an apology for the US president saying he is a "killer"....

 2021-06-14 10:45 

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Talks recall memories of 1985 Reagan- Gorbachev gab...

Geneva---Wednesday's talks between US President Joe Biden and Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin evoke vivid memories of the 1985 Geneva summit, when Cold War rivals Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev met for the first time....

 2021-06-14 10:40 

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China slams G7 'manipulation' after Xinjiang, HK criticism...

Beijing---China on Monday accused the G7 of "political manipulation" after it criticised Beijing over its human rights record in Xinjiang and Hong Kong....

 2021-06-14 10:25 

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Motley alliance ousts Israel's Netanyahu in 60-59 vote...

Jerusalem---A motley alliance of Israeli parties on Sunday ended Benjamin Netanyahu's 12 straight years as prime minister, as parliament voted in a new government led by his former ally, right-wing Jewish nationalist Naftali Bennett....

 2021-06-14 10:20 

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Nuke arms decline stalls as nations modernise arsenals...

Stockholm---As nuclear nations commit to renewing and sometimes expanding their arsenals, a decline seen since the early 1990s seems to have stalled, with some signs of a numerical increase, researchers said Monday....

 2021-06-14 10:15 

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Junta trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi to hear first testimony in 4 months...

Yangon---The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hear its first testimony in a junta court Monday, more than four months after a military coup....

 2021-06-14 04:30 

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Tesla to accept bitcoin again when greener...

Elon Musk, CEO of electric vehicle maker Tesla, said on Sunday that the US company will accept bitcoin payments again when the virtual currency is greener....

 2021-06-14 04:00 

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New Zealand's Ardern pans mosque attacks film amid backlash...

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday criticised a planned movie about her response to the 2019 Christchurch mosque attacks as poorly timed and focussed on the wrong subject....

 2021-06-14 03:30 

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Pacific islanders likely found Antarctica first: study...

Polynesian seafarers likely reached Antarctica hundreds of years before the Western explorers usually credited with discovering the frozen continent, a new study has concluded....

 2021-06-14 03:00 

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Tel Aviv fetes Netanyahu departure with flags and foam...

She stepped out to walk her dog only to witness history: Ossie joined the joined the throngs of Israelis watching the momentous election of an anti-Benjamin Netanyahu government on the streets of Tel Aviv....

 2021-06-14 02:30 

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Nicaragua detains four more opposition figures...

Nicaraguan police said Sunday that they had detained four more opposition figures in a roundup ahead of November presidential elections in which four would-be challengers of long-serving leader Daniel Ortega have already been held....

 2021-06-14 02:00 

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Junta trial of Myanmar's Suu Kyi to hear first testimony...

The trial of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will hear its first testimony in a junta court Monday, more than four months after a military coup....

 2021-06-14 01:00 

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Algeria awaits results after voters snub election...

Algeria was early Monday still waiting for the results of a parliamentary election boycotted by the long-running Hirak protest movement and marked by widespread abstention....

 2021-06-14 00:30 

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Jordan prince sought Saudi help for coup: court charge...

Jordan's Prince Hamzah hoped to overthrow King Abdullah II with the backing of Saudi Arabia, according to court indictments against two alleged accomplices released Sunday....

 2021-06-14 00:00 

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Socialism gets Indian wedding, Communism and Leninism to attend...

Even little Marxism won't miss out when Socialism gets married in southern India this weekend with his big brothers Communism and Leninism in attendance....

 2021-06-13 23:30 

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Erdogan says US can count on Turkey after Afghanistan troop pullout...

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday said Turkey would be the "only reliable" country left to stabilise Afghanistan after the US pulls out its troops, indicating Washington could rely on its NATO ally....

 2021-06-13 23:00 

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Two young boys among three killed in Rome shooting...

A man shot and killed two children playing outside their home as well as an elderly man in a town near Rome Sunday before apparently committing suicide, officials and media said....

 2021-06-13 22:30 

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Two Mali soldiers killed in ambush by suspected jihadists...

Two Malian soldiers were killed in an ambush by suspected jihadists in the country's conflict-riven north, military sources said on Sunday....

 2021-06-13 22:00 

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Gas blast in China kills 12, rescue operation ongoing: officials...

At least 12 people were killed and nearly 140 others injured when a gas line exploded in a residential compound in central China's Hubei province on Sunday, local officials said....

 2021-06-13 17:50 

Manila Standard

Vax rollout way off target...

Only about 2 million people out of the Philippines' 109.48 million population have been fully inoculated against COVID-19, almost three months after the national government started its vaccination program, Health Undersecretary and treatment czar Leop...

 2021-06-13 17:40 

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PNP tightens border curbs even in low-risk areas...

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Sunday ordered police to impose tight border controls to prevent further Covid-19 transmission....

 2021-06-13 17:30 

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Shortage of nurses feared amid delays in pay, perks...

The hazard pay and special risk allowance (SRA) for health workers from January to June 2021 are still being processed by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the Department of Health (DOH) said on Sunday....

 2021-06-13 17:20 

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Med-tech group seeks easing of deployment cap...

The biggest group of medical technologists in the US is seeking a review of the Philippine cap on the deployment of health care workers to America, the Labor Department said Sunday....

 2021-06-13 17:10 

Manila Standard

Jabs an election issue for Rody's choice—analyst...

The government's COVID-19 response may hold back public support for the presidential candidate that President Rodrigo Duterte, whose six-year term expires in June, will endorse in the 2022 elections, a political strategist said on Friday....

 2021-06-13 17:00 

Manila Standard

PH 'hate crime' victim in NY recounts verbal abuse...

A Filipino consular officer in New York was the latest victim in a series of hate crimes against Asians in the United States after she was verbally assaulted on her way to work last Friday....

 2021-06-13 16:55 

Manila Standard

4th round of oil price hike looms...

The country's oil firms will raise pump prices by around P0.60 per liter this week to reflect the movement of prices in the world oil market....

 2021-06-13 16:50 

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Footballer Absalon, uncle laid to rest...

Football player Kieth Absalon and his uncle Nolven were laid to rest in Masbate City on Sunday, a week after a blast from a land mine planted by communist New People's Army (NPA) rebels killed them....

 2021-06-13 16:45 

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2 Chinese caught with P1B shabu in separate raids...

Two alleged Chinese nationals were arrested as authorities seized around 155 kilograms of suspected shabu with an estimated value of P1.053 billion in two separate drug busts on Sunday....

 2021-06-13 16:40 

Manila Standard

VP's net worth jumps to P11.9M via inheritance...

Vice President Leni Robredo on Sunday credited the increase in her 2020 net worth to the estate of her late 83-year-old mother, Salvacion Gerona, who passed away in February 2020....

 2021-06-13 15:40 

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House leader thrashes bid to scrap share-listing rules...

Surigao del Sur Rep. Johnny Pimentel on Sunday rejected calls for the scrapping of the statutory requirement for new power generation companies to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) of at least 15 percent of their common shares and list on the Phili...

 2021-06-13 15:30 

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ILO-Unicef: Child labor in PH prevalent, reaches 3.2 m...

Child labor remains prevalent in the Philippines along with the rest of South-Eastern Asia region, according to the International Labor Organization and United Nations...

 2021-06-13 15:20 

Manila Standard

More housing units in store for CARP recipients...

Urban Development on Sunday disclosed that there will be more housing projects for farmer-beneficiaries of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program, following the signing of memoranda of understanding between the agency and the Department of Agrarian Ref...

 2021-06-13 15:10 

Manila Standard

27 Badjao trafficking victims remain under quarantine in QC facility...

The Inter-Agency Council Against Trafficking said the 27 members of the Badjao indigenous people who were among those rescued last June 4 would remain under a coronavirus disease quarantine facility in Quezon City until June 18....

 2021-06-13 15:00 

Manila Standard

P38-m smuggled cigarets seized...

Customs agents seized in Manila North Harbor a shipment of smuggled cigarettes valued at P38-million from China....

 2021-06-13 11:15 

Manila Standard

Israel parliament poised to vote on 'change' gov't...

Israeli lawmakers are to vote Sunday on a "change" coalition government of bitter ideological rivals united by their determination to banish Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power....

 2021-06-13 11:10 

Manila Standard

Biden eyes club as national memorial...

Washington — President Joe Biden on Saturday marked the fifth anniver-sary of a mass shooting in a gay night-club in Florida, taking the rare step ofsaying he would designate the club as a national memorial....

 2021-06-13 11:05 

Manila Standard

Canada pays final homage to family slain in truck attack...

Several hundred people gathered in London, Ontario on Saturday to pay homage to a Muslim family deliberately mowed down by the driver of a pick-up truck, in an attack that has shocked Canadians and which Prime Minister Justin Trudeau denounced as "ter...

 2021-06-13 11:00 

Manila Standard

G7 to agree conservation, climate targets at summit ends...

Carbis Bay, United Kingdom—G7 leaders on Sunday willback new conservation andemission targets to curb climatechange, and finalize collective actionon several other fronts, as they wrapup a three-day summit aimed atshowcasing revived Western unity....

 2021-06-13 05:00 

Manila Standard

Malaysia deports conspiracy theorist wanted in France over abduction...

Malaysia on Sunday deported a leading figure in conspiracy circles who is wanted in France over the kidnapping of an eight-year-old girl, sources told AFP....

 2021-06-13 04:00 

Manila Standard

Switzerland votes on pesticides ban...

Switzerland votes Sunday on proposals to ban synthetic pesticides following a campaign that has shattered the idyllic image of peaceful Swiss Alpine pastures by sharply dividing opinion....

 2021-06-13 02:00 

Manila Standard

Post and present trauma time bomb hangs over Gaza...

Her eyes glued to a cellphone photo of her sister and four children killed in an Israeli strike on Gaza, Ola lets out the painful words: "I was hoping we'd find them alive."...

 2021-06-13 00:30 

Manila Standard

G7 leaders take on China and plan to battle new pandemics...

The G7 on Saturday unveiled US-led plans to counter China in infrastructure funding for poorer nations, and a new accord to battle future pandemics, as the elite group advertised Western unity at its first in-person summit since 2019....

 2021-06-13 00:00 

Manila Standard

Over 30,000 children risk death in famine-hit Tigray: UN...

Tens of thousands of malnourished children risk dying in hard-to-reach areas of Ethiopia's conflict-wracked Tigray region, now hit by famine, the United Nations said Friday....

 2021-06-12 23:00 

Manila Standard

Moscow announces 'non-working week' as virus surges...

Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Saturday announced a "non-working"; week in the Russian capital, with non-essential workers told to stay home, as COVID-19 cases hit a six-month high....

 2021-06-12 22:30 

Manila Standard

More than five million COVID cases in Africa: AFP tally...

More than five million people have contracted the COVID-19 virus in Africa since it emerged in China in late 2019, data compiled by AFP from official sources showed Saturday....

 2021-06-12 22:00 

Manila Standard

Saudi allows 60,000 vaccinated residents on hajj, bars foreigners again...

Saudi Arabia announced Saturday it will allow 60,000 residents vaccinated against COVID to perform this year's hajj, but Muslims from abroad will be barred for a second straight year....

 2021-06-12 17:00 

Manila Standard

Rody bares monument for fallen medical frontliners: 'Be heroes in fight vs COVID-19'...

President Rodrigo Duterte urged Filipinos to be everyday heroes by doing their part to achieve freedom from COVID-19....

 2021-06-12 16:50 

Manila Standard

1Sambayan bares 6 nominees for president, VP; Poe, Recto decline...

The opposition coalition 1Sambayan yesterday bared its six nominees for president and vice-president for the 2022 polls, but this early, two of the possible candidates have already turned down the offer....

 2021-06-12 16:40 

Manila Standard

PH logs 8,027 COVID cases as more vaccine doses arrive...

The Philippines on Saturday logged 8,027 new cases of COVID-19---the highest number for the month and second-highest since NCR Plus shifted to a more relaxed general community quarantine on May 15....

 2021-06-12 16:30 

Manila Standard

Ando clinches Olympic slot for weightlifting...

Cebuana weightlifter Elreen Ando is joining Hidilyn Diaz at the Tokyo Olympics. Ando, who is from Carreta, Cebu City, qualified to the quadrennial meet after claiming three medals in the Asian Weightlifting Championships in April in Tashkent, Uzbekistan....

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