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Europe launches environment satellite

Europe on Thursday launched the first in a constellation of hi-tech satellites designed to monitor Earth for climate change and environmental damage and help disaster relief operations.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ukraine signs deal to align itself with Europe

Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk arrives for an EU summit in Brussels on Friday, March 21, 2014. AP

Ukraine’s prime minister has pulled his nation closer into Europe’s orbit by signing a political association agreement with the European Union at a summit of the bloc’s leaders.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Diplomatic exit? Ukraine players converge on Paris

Ukrainian men wearing camouflage uniforms march along a street at a memorial for people killed during clashes with police at Kiev's Independence Square, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis Tuesday, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserves the right to use force. AP

Top diplomats from the West and Russia trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine are gathering in Paris on Wednesday as tensions simmered over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US, Europeans try to rally Western front vs Russia

UN Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin speaks during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council, Monday, March 3, 2014 at U.N. headquarters. AP/Bebeto Matthews

The US and major allies strained on Monday to rally a strong Western front to persuade Russia to step back from a military takeover of Ukraine’s strategic Crimea region. But several acknowledged there are few options beyond already-threatened economic and diplomatic penalties, and critics said Obama administration efforts were too little, too late after years of pressing for friendlier relations with Moscow.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

World War I in numbers

British Prime Minister David Cameron, right, and Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny walk through rows of World War One graves as they visit Tyne Cot Cemetery in Zonnebeke, Belgium on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. Both heads of state are visiting several World War One sites ahead of a four year Centenary program which begins in 2014. Tyne Cot is the largest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world in terms of burials. AP

Millions of dead, millions more wounded, widowed and orphaned, the dizzying figures from World War I provide a small clue to the scale and horrors of the 1914-18 conflict.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Europe unity tested on WWI centenary

The word 'peace' in Flemish is written in lights on the side of the church of Wulvergem, Belgium on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013. The churchyard contains 38 World War One Commonwealth graves. Wulvergem, like many other towns in the West Flanders, are preparing for four years of visitors for the upcoming World War One Centenary. AP

A Europe badly shaken by a faltering economy and rising populism is set to commemorate the centenary of Word War I, the conflict still known as the “Great War” that scarred the continent and shaped the 20th century.

Posted: December 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

European storm turns deadly, threatens huge tidal surge

Waves batter the North Sea coast at the ferry dock in Dagebuell, northern Germany, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. Weather forecasters predicted winds gusting up to 87 miles (140 kilometers) per hour on Germany's North Sea coast. AP PHOTO/DPA, CARSTEN REHDER

A fierce storm battered northern Europe with hurricane force winds Thursday, leaving five people dead or missing, disrupting travel and forcing thousands to flee their homes over fears of the worst tidal surge in decades.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Belgium: 100 cars crash in fog; at least 1 dead

Crashed cars sit on top of a shoulder on the A19 highway in Zonnebeke, western Belgium, Tuesday, Dec.3, 2013. Dozens of cars and trucks crashed in dense morning fog, killing at least one and injuring dozens more. AP

About 100 cars and trucks were involved in three pile-ups at a highway in western Belgium in a dense morning fog Thursday, leaving at least one dead and 54 injured.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

More droughts, heavier rains in warmer Europe—study

Wild geese fly over a field in Rheinberg, Germany, on Nov. 22, 2013. The wild geese flew over from Siberia to stay during winter time in the lower Rhine area with its warmer continental climate. New research showed Monday, Dec. 2, that Europe will likely be a much warmer place by century's end, plagued by frequent downpours over its entire landmass and heat waves and droughts in the south.  AP

Europe will likely be a much warmer place by century’s end, plagued by frequent downpours over its entire landmass and heat waves and droughts in the south, new research showed Monday.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

HIV infections up in Europe and Central Asia


HIV infections in Europe and Central Asia increased by eight percent in 2012 compared to a year earlier, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control announced Wednesday.

Posted: November 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Solar eclipse sweeps Africa, Europe and US

This multiple exposure image shows the transition from right to left of a hybrid solar eclipse seen over Lake Oloidien near Naivasha in Kenya Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of the US, Africa and Europe on Sunday with some areas witnessing a total blackout and others experiencing a partial version.  AP

Africans were treated Sunday to a spectacular solar eclipse that swept across the continent, while sky-gazers in the United States and Europe also glimpsed the rare phenomenon.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

11 dead as storm lashes northern Europe

A man looks at a large tree that was blown over in a storm on Hampstead Heath in north London, Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. At least 11 people were killed on Monday as a fierce storm tore across northern Europe, including four in Britain, where a 17-year-old girl reportedly died after a tree fell on the parked caravan where she was sleeping and a 51-year-old father of three died when a tree hit his car.  AP PHOTO/MATT DUNHAM

At least 11 people were killed on Monday as a fierce storm tore across northern Europe, causing mass disruption to transport.

Posted: October 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Worst storm in decade lashes Britain, France

A car is crushed under a fallen tree as a man pushes a bicycle nearby following a storm, in Hornsey, north London, Monday Oct. 28, 2013. AP Photo

Britain faced travel chaos on Monday and some 75,000 homes were without electricity in northern France as one of the worst storms in years battered the region, sweeping at least one person out to sea.

Posted: October 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


  • What Went Before: Malacañang allies alleged involvement in pork scam
  • Timeline: Napoles tell-all
  • 12 senators on Napoles ‘pork’ list, says Lacson
  • Napoles surgery in Makati hospital successful
  • Save the queen? Aide takes fall for Enrile, Gigi Reyes
  • Sports

  • Mixers trim Aces; Painters repulse Bolts
  • Donaire junks Garcia as coach, taps father
  • ’Bye Ginebra: No heavy heart this time
  • UAAP board tackles new rules
  • Baguio climb to decide Le Tour de Filipinas
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Return of ‘Ibong Adarna’
  • Practical Phytos plans his future
  • In love … with acting
  • From prison to the peak of success
  • ‘Asedillo’ location thrives
  • Business

  • Philippine Airlines to stop shipment of shark fins
  • PH banks not ready for Asean integration
  • Stocks down on profit-taking
  • Banks allowed to use ‘cloud’
  • SMIC to issue P15-B bonds
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 24, 2014
  • Talking to Janet
  • Respite
  • Bucket list
  • JPII in 1981: walking a tightrope
  • Global Nation

  • PH seeks ‘clearer assurance’ from US
  • China and rivals sign naval pact to ease maritime tensions
  • What Went Before: Manila bus hostage crisis
  • Obama arrives in Tokyo, first stop of 4-nation tour
  • Believe it or not: Filipinos love US more than Yanks
  • Marketplace