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Who’s who of Russians hit by new US sanctions

President Barack Obama. AP Photo

US President Barack Obama on Thursday announced sanctions against 20 Russian lawmakers and senior government officials, amid the worst crisis between Moscow and the West in years.

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

No one monitoring ‘Yolanda’ donations–Soliman

Social Welfare Secretary Dinky Soliman. FILE PHOTO

Nobody is keeping tabs on donations given to private, aid and religious organizations for survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Social Welfare Secretary Corazon Soliman admitted on Monday.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Obama to host new Ukrainian PM at White House

A man walks past a poster reading "On March 16 We Vote Or," in Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine, Tuesday.  AP

In a diplomatic dig at Russia, President Barack Obama is hosting the new Ukrainian prime minister at the White House, a high-profile gesture aimed at cementing the West’s allegiance to Ukraine’s fledgling government.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US announces visa restrictions on Russians


The White House is imposing visa restrictions on Russians and Crimeans who it says are “threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.”

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

EU halts Russia talks, threatens sanctions

From second left, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, speak with each other during an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Monday, March 3, 2014. EU foreign ministers meet Monday, in emergency session, to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. AP

BRUSSELS—European Union leaders called a special summit for Thursday, where they are expected to freeze visa liberalization and economic cooperation talks with Russia if Moscow hasn’t taken steps to calm the crisis in Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.   EU foreign ministers said they also have stopped preparation for the G8 summit which is set for June [...]

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

P9M set aside for Aquino’s Malaysia state visit—Palace

President Benigno Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

At least P9 million was set aside for the first state visit of President Benigno Aquino III to Malaysia on Thursday, Malacañang said in a statement.

Posted: February 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

EU fails in bid to bring Ukraine closer to West

Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych, right, shakes hands with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso, left, and European Council President Herman van Rompuy, center, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, Nov 28, 2013. Van Rompuy and Barroso met with Yanukovych hours before Thursday's start of the Vilnius summit in an attempt to cajole him into signing the long-planned association agreement as soon as possible after the two-day meeting. AP

A European Union bid to draw mighty ex-Soviet state Ukraine into the Western fold headed for failure at a summit ending Friday held amid a worsening EU-Russia tug-of-war.

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

NoKor threatens ‘sea of fire’ for S. Korea president HQ


North Korea on Friday marked the anniversary of its shelling of a South Korean border island with a threat to turn South Korea’s presidential office into a “sea of fire”.

Posted: November 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pope Francis to receive Russia’s Putin on Nov. 25

Pope Francis  AP FILE PHOTO

Pope Francis will receive Russian President Vladimir Putin on November 25, the Vatican said on Thursday, as the Roman Catholic Church seeks to improve ties with the Russian Orthodox Church.

Posted: November 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Germany, France want US to agree to curb spying

The US flag flies on top of the US embassy in front of the Reichstag building that houses the German Parliament, Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany, Friday. France and Germany insist new surveillance rules should be agreed with the United States by the end of the year. AP

Indignant at reports of US electronic espionage overseas, the leaders of Germany and France said Friday they will insist the Obama administration agree by year’s end to limits that could put an end to alleged American eavesdropping on foreign leaders, businesses and innocent citizens.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Mexico probes US spying, France says snooping must end

Mexico's Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade speaks to reports during a news conference at the Mexican U.N. Mission in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. Meade said that U.S. President Obama has promised an investigation into spying the U.S. reportedly did on Mexico's presidential email system. Meade says that Obama "gave his word that there is going to be an investigation" during conversations with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. AP

Mexico is to investigate allegations that the United States spied on the emails of President Enrique Pena Nieto and his predecessor, the latest diplomatic wrangle stemming from America’s intelligence-gathering efforts.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

‘De-Americanized’ world needed after US shutdown – China media


While US politicians grapple with how to reopen their shuttered government and avoid a potentially disastrous default on their debt, the world should consider ‘de-Americanizing,’ a commentary on China’s official news agency said Sunday.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino bares gains from Apec, Asean summits

President Benigno Aquino III.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Philippines has finally found a firm footing in the international arena, with big players now listening to the voice of the fastest growing economy in the region, President Aquino said in his arrival statement issued late Thursday.

Posted: October 11th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

  1. US teacher fired over comment on black president
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. Filipinos, Dane re-enact crucifixion of Christ
  4. Magnitude-7.5 earthquake shakes Mexican capital
  5. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Massive infra spending set
  8. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  9. Easter crucifixions draw huge crowds
  10. Korea ferry captain arrested, divers spot bodies
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
  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. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


  • 16 suffer burns in Batangas sugar factory accident
  • Angat level drops; cloud seeding set
  • Indigenous aspiration in Bangsamoro
  • Banahaw continues to lure pilgrims, trekkers
  • Passion of Christ moves survivors
  • Sports

  • Tottenham beats Fulham 3-1 in Premier League
  • Martino defends Messi, takes blame for Barca fail
  • Vettel hoping for resurgence at Chinese GP
  • MLB pitcher donates $100,000 for Sewol ferry victims
  • Hamilton takes pole at Chinese Grand Prix
  • Lifestyle

  • Levine designs womenswear with help from fiancee
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • Ford Mustang turns 50 atop Empire State Building
  • Pro visual artists, lensmen to judge Pagcor’s photo contest
  • ‘Labahita a la bacalao’
  • Entertainment

  • Why ‘Noah’ can’t dock his ark at Philippine theaters
  • Acclaimed artist goes wild while on holiday
  • Believing in this mermaid
  • Missing Xian
  • Minnie Driver plays devastated mother to a stillborn child
  • Business

  • A workplace of new possibilities
  • Learning by doing: pilgrimage of faith
  • Fiat-Chrysler to produce iconic Jeep in China from 2015
  • US commerce secretary spells out economic facet of ‘pivot to Asia’
  • Italy sells luxury state cars on eBay
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Editorial cartoon, April 17, 2014
  • A humbler Church
  • Deepest darkness
  • ‘Agnihotra’ for Earth’s health
  • It’s the Holy Week, time to think of others
  • Global Nation

  • Cesar Chavez movie sparks memories of Fil-Am labor leaders
  • Filipinos in US poised for success
  • Visas for priests and other faith leaders
  • DOH to continue tracking co-passengers of OFW infected with MERS virus
  • 5 Filipinos with MERS in UAE reported in stable condition
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