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Fake news: US diplomat credits Duterte for return of Balangiga bells

MANILA, Philippines --- Philippine news websites claiming that an American diplomat said that the historic Balangiga bells were returned to the country because of President Rodrigo Duterte is fake, a French news agency said on Friday. The Agence France Presse (AFP) detected an "Insider" website that shared a post from US diplomat Daniel Russel saying, "We returned the Balangiga bells because of Duterte." The historic bells were taken by American soldiers as war trophies during the Philippine-American war in 1901. After 117 years, the bells were returned to the Philippines and arrived at the Villamor Air Base in Pasay City last Dec. 11. It is set to arrive in Eastern Samar on S...Keep on reading: Fake news: US diplomat credits Duterte for return of Balangiga bells.....»»

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EU leaders rebuff May s plea over Brexit deal

BRUSSELS, Belgium – EU leaders rebuffed a ........»»

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10 major world events coming up in 2019

PARIS, France – Here are 10 major events taking place around the world in 2019: Brazil's president takes office January 1: Far-right former army captain Jair Bolsonaro officially starts his 4-year term as president of Brazil after winning October's election. Nigeria votes February 16: Africa's most populous nation and leading economy ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 14th, 2018Related News

Strasbourg Christmas market gunman shot dead by French police

STRASBOURG, France – The gunman who killed 3 people at a Christmas market in Strasbourg was shot dead by French police on Thursday, December 13, as the Islamic State jihadist group claimed him as one of its "soldiers". More than 700 French security forces had been hunting for 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt since the bloodshed ........»»

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No Filipino casualties in Brazil, France shootings -- DFA | The Manila Times Online

THERE have been no reports of Filipinos among the dead or injured in the recent shooting incidents in Brazil and France, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday.READ The post No Filip.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Wounded May seeks EU compromise to save Brexit deal

BRUXELLES, Belgium – Bloodied but not yet beaten, British Prime Minister Theresa May met EU leaders on Thursday, December 13, to beg for concessions that might save her Brexit deal but admitted she does not expect a rapid breakthrough. May survived a confidence vote  staged by her own party's MPs late ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Renault board maintains Ghosn as CEO, says pay was legal

PARIS, France – The board of the French automaker Renault said Thursday, December 13, that it was keeping Carlos Ghosn as its chief executive, after an internal review of his pay package found that it had conformed with French law. Ghosn has been held under arrest in Japan since November 19 ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

Karl Marx ‘Capital’ contract makes a mint at Paris auction

A contract signed by Karl Marx for the publication of the French version of "Capital", his ground-breaking study of capitalism, sold at auction in Paris, France for a record 121,600 euros ($138,145/around P7.2 million), five times the expected price. The contract, signed with editor Mauriche Lachatre ahead of the publication of the first French tome of "Capital" in 1872, was originally expected to fetch no more than 25,000 euros, auction house Ader Nordmann said ahead of Tuesday's sale. The contract specifies that the book must be published at a price "which all can afford." Also sold were 23 letters written by Marx to his French editor, two of which were sold for a total of 16...Keep on reading: Karl Marx ‘Capital’ contract makes a mint at Paris auction.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 13th, 2018Related News

No Filipino casualties in Brazil, France shootings — DFA

THERE have been no reports of Filipinos among the dead or injured in the recent shooting incidents in Brazil and France, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Thursday….READ The post No Filipino casualties in Brazil, France shootings — DFA appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

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PH monitors shooting incidents in Brazil, France

PH monitors shooting incidents in Brazil, France.....»»

Source: Thestandard ThestandardCategory: NewsDec 13th, 2018Related News

DFA checks Pinoy victims

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday assured the public that the agency is already checking if Filipinos were affected in the shooting incidents in Brazil and France. In a statement, the DFA said Philippine foreign officials in said countries are looking into the matter to see if there are Pinoys among casualties in the […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 12th, 2018Related News

Strasbourg shooting suspect identified

  STRASBOURG, France ---Two police officials have identified the suspected Strasbourg gunman as 29-year-old Cherif Chekatt.   One police source said Chekatt's criminal record mentions 25 judicial cases, including several serious cases of robbery.   The official said his apartment was searched by police on Tuesday morning --- hours before the shooting --- in an investigation for attempted murder. He was not at home at the time.   The two officials spoke anonymously because they were not allowed to speak publicly on an ongoing investigation.   The suspect was still on the run on Wednesday after he fired gunshots near the famous Christ...Keep on reading: Strasbourg shooting suspect identified.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

No Filipino casualties in attacks in Brazil and France – DFA

MANILA, Philippines --- No Filipinos were reported to be among the casualties in the shooting incidents in Brazil and France, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said. In a statement on Wednesday, the DFA said that Ambassador to Brazil Marichu Mauro and Ambassador to France Ma. Theresa Lazaro informed the DFA home office "that so far there have been no reports of any Filipinos among the dead and injured in the two incidents." According to Mauro, four people were killed when a gunman on Tuesday opened fire at the end of the midday services at the Metropolitan Cathedral in the city of Campinas, 100 kilometers north of Sao Paolo. Mauro said the motive behind the shooting wa...Keep on reading: No Filipino casualties in attacks in Brazil and France – DFA.....»»

Source: Inquirer InquirerCategory: Dec 12th, 2018Related News

Gunman on run after killing 3 at Strasbourg Christmas market

STRASBOURG, France (UPDATED) – A gunman killed at least 3 people and wounded a dozen others at the famed Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg on Tuesday, December 11, before fleeing the scene, authorities said. A manhunt was under way after the killer opened fire at around 8pm (1900 ........»»

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Castro: I’m proof of martial law abuses in Mindanao

MANILA, Philippines – An opposition congresswoman on Wednesday, December 12, denounced the claim of the military and police that there were no human rights violations under martial law in Mindanao as she pointed to her recent experience as proof of abuses.  Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative France ........»»

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Journalists urge EU to resist lobbying by tech giants

PARIS, France – Top journalists called on the EU Tuesday, December 11, to resist intense lobbying by Internet giants to gut a law which would force them to pay for the news content they pick up. European Parliament lawmakers voted in September to compel Google, Facebook , and other major tech ........»»

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Macron unveils new measures in bid to end yellow vest revolt

PARIS, France – Embattled French President Emmanuel Macron Monday, December 10, announced a series of financial measures seeking to defuse the "yellow vest" revolt that has triggered violent protests in cities across the country. In a 15-minute televised speech from the Elysee Palace, a somber-looking president told the nation, "I accept my ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 11th, 2018Related News

France protests: 135 hurt, 1,723 detained | The Manila Times Online

PARIS: The rumble of armored police trucks and the hiss of tear gas filled central Paris on Saturday, as French riot police fought to contain thousands of yellow-vested protesters ventingREAD The post.....»»

Source: Manilanews ManilanewsCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Mandatory ROTC will expose students to corruption, says lawmaker

MANILA, Philippines – A teacher turned legislator and an organization of alumni from the University of the Philippines (UP) are against the proposal to make the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program mandatory for Grades 11 and 12. Alliance of Concerned Teachers Representative France Castro and  UP Vanguard Incorporated  raised their concerns ........»»

Source: Rappler RapplerCategory: NewsDec 10th, 2018Related News

Titans clash

BOULOGNE-BILLANCOURT, France­ — England and Scotland will meet each other in their opening game at the 2019 women’s World Cup in France after being placed in the same group in Saturday’s draw alongside former winners Japan and Argentina. The ceremony at La Seine Musicale in this city just outside Paris also set reigning champion United […].....»»

Source: Tribune TribuneCategory: NewsDec 9th, 2018Related News