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Trump campaign seizes on Soleimani killing

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump once warned Barack Obama not to “play the Iran card” to boost his political prospects by starting a war. Eight years later, Trump is showing no reluctance to capitalize politically on his order to kill a top Iranian general, drawing accusations that he is weaponizing foreign policy for his campaign’s own […]

Iran and the US: months of escalating tensions

Mourners burn a U.S. flag during the funeral of Iran’s top general Qasem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias in Iraq known as the Popular Mobilization Forces, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. AP Photo/Nasser Nasser TEHRAN — Tensions between Iran and the United States have been steadily escalating for […]

Angkas: No operations in CDO and GenSan

MANILA, Philippines — Angkas has denied reports it’s been operating outside the government’s designated area for the pilot run. Angkas Chief Transport Advocate George Royeca said in a press conference that its riders have stopped operating in General Santos City and Cagayan de Oro (CDO) in observance of the policy for the pilot run of […]

Robredo pushes back, asks what’s the real figure on drug war

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday turned the table on Palace and police officials who took turns in assailing her drug war report. Speaking at the Kapihan sa Manila Bay press conference, Robredo reminded administration officials that the numbers came from official government data. ADVERTISEMENT “Kapag tinignan niyo ‘yong buong report, talagang ‘yong […]

Villager electrocuted by street light in Quezon

LUCENA CITY –– A construction worker was electrocuted by the street lighting system while on his way home in Atimonan town in Quezon province on Tuesday night. A report from the Atimonan police identified the victim as Albert Liop, 34, a resident of Barangay Angeles in the said town. ADVERTISEMENT Police said the victim was […]

Magnitude 3.8 earthquake strikes Tarlac

Phivolcs MANILA, Philippines — A magnitude 3.8 earthquake shook Tarlac in the early hours of Wednesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. The quake struck at 2:55 a.m. at eight kilometers northeast of Concepcion town. ADVERTISEMENT Phivolcs said that the tremor was of tectonic origin, and had a 26-kilometer depth of focus. […]

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