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Image : Philippine trade minister says Manila keeping economic ties with U.S.

Philippine trade minister says Manila keeping economic ties with U.S.

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 21,2016

The Philippines will maintain its trade and economic ties with the United States, Trade Minister Ramon Lopez said on Friday, a day after President Rodrigo Duterte announced his separation from Washington. In terms of economic, we are not stopping

Image : Japan withholds annual dues to UNESCO

Japan withholds annual dues to UNESCO

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 15,2016

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has withheld its annual UNESCO dues, saying it wants to make sure the U.N. body properly functions to foster trust among member nations.

Image : Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' after Trump tweet

Texas officials refute 'vote-flipping' after Trump tweet

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 28,2016

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — In his latest attempt to cast doubt on the election process, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump raised suspicions Thursday about the voting machines in reliably Republican Texas despite producing no evidence of an actual

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Vietnam banks' bad debts dip to 2.58 pct of loans in June: central bank

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Vietnam banks' bad debts dip to 2.58 pct of loans in June: central bank
Toxic debts in Vietnamese banks accounted for 2.58 percent of outstanding loans at the end of June, declining from 2.78 percent in the previous month, the central bank said on Thursday. The economy posted a credit growth of 8.54 percent as of July 29 against the end of 2015, the State Bank of Vietnam said. Vietnam has projected an annual credit growth of 18-20 percent this year, after loans expanded 17.26 percent in 2015. Read on the original site
Pence, Ryan urge Republicans to 'come home' for Trump

MUKWONAGO, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan and Donald Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, joined Saturday in a gesture of Republican unity at a rally in Wisconsin's most conservative county, a month after Ryan said he would no longer defend or campaign with Trump.Both Pence and Ryan said it was time for Republicans to "come home" and vote for Trump. Pence heaped praise on Ryan, calling him a friend and great conservative leader, just days after he declined to say whether Ryan should be… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Australian minister warns against 'illiterate, innumerate' refugees

Australia's immigration minister brought border security and immigration to the centre of the 2016 election campaign warning that resettling "illiterate and innumerate" refugees would strain the social safety network and take Australian jobs. Border security and immigration are "hot-button" political issues in Australia which have swayed elections and resulted in a bipartisan policy which sees asylum seekers arriving by boat sent to Pacific detention camps and ineligible for resettlement. The… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Charlie Liteky, who gave back his Medal of Honor, dies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Charlie Liteky, an Army chaplain in Vietnam who won the Medal of Honor for rescuing more than 20 wounded men but later gave it back in protest and became a peace activist, has died.Longtime friend Richard Olive said Liteky died Friday night at the Veterans Administration Hospital in San Francisco. He was 85.The Army awarded Liteky the highest military decoration for his actions on Dec. 6, 1967, when his company came under intense fire from an enemy battalion in Bien Hoa… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Spain's conservatives to re-take power in end to crisis

Madrid (AFP) - Spain turns the page on a 10-month political crisis Saturday as lawmakers ready to vote the conservatives back in power, although at the head of a government with unprecedented opposition.Aided by divisions among his rivals, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is widely expected to win a crunch parliamentary confidence vote which will see him officially re-appointed as Spanish leader.At the same time, protesters unhappy about corruption and sweeping spending cuts during Rajoy's first… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

South Africa's Etzebeth set for Premiership stint

London (AFP) - South Africa's Eben Etzebeth is "definitely" going to play for an English Premiership side, Springboks coach Allister Coetzee said Monday.English and European champions Saracens had hoped to sign the lock on a three-month deal in a bid to cope with a second-row injury crisis that sees them without England internationals George Kruis and Maro Itoje.However talks last month broke down, reportedly over Etzebeth's proposed wages.But there has been speculation that Etzebeth could sign… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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