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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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Egypt central bank says to float currency

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Egypt central bank says to float currency

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's central bank said Thursday it was floating the country's pound as part of a raft of reforms aimed at shoring up confidence in the economy.

The bank said in a statement it had moved to a "liberalised exchange rate... to create an environment for a reliable and sustainable supply of foreign currency".

Egypt has been struggling to boost its foreign currency reserves in the political and economic turmoil following the January 2011 uprising that toppled former ruler Hosni Mubarak.

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Aleppo recapture deals setback to Gulf rebel backers

Dubai (AFP) - The Syrian army's recapture of Aleppo has dealt a setback to Saudi Arabia and Qatar, two supporters of rebel forces whose struggle to oust President Bashar al-Assad appears increasingly fruitless.Along with fellow US ally Turkey, the two wealthy Gulf countries have backed armed groups fighting government forces in Syria's civil war.But with forceful military support from its traditional ally Russia and fighters from Iran and Lebanon's Shiite Hezbollah movement, the regime has made… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Bangladesh hoping to endure heat better than England

CHITTAGONG, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh is counting on the hot and stifling conditions being their friend and not England's when the first cricket test starts on Thursday.High humidity along with temperatures of up to 34 degrees (90 F) are forecast for Chittagong for the next five days, with little relief from clouds.The one-day international series started in mid-afternoons with some relief in the evenings, but the tests get going from 10 a.m., and the Bangladeshis hope the weather makes… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

I killed in collapse of Italy overpass after closure sought

MILAN (AP) — An overpass north of Milan has collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying an oversized load just hours after highway authorities say they requested the road's immediate closure.The news agency ANSA said one person was killed and at least three injured in the collapse Friday.Italian television images show the highway overpass split in two as firefighters worked under spotlights to determine if there were more victims. Video showed a red car crushed beneath the truck.The highway… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

China passes restrictive new film law

Beijing (AFP) - China passed a restrictive and long-discussed film law on Monday banning content deemed harmful to the "dignity, honour and interests" of the People's Republic and encouraging the promotion of "socialist core values".Booming box-office receipts have drawn Hollywood studios and a growing Chinese filmmaking industry into fierce competition for the Asian giant's movie market, which PricewaterhouseCoopers projects will rise from $4.3 billion in 2014 to $8.9 billion in 2019 --… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Shibutanis win dance, Japan's Uno wins Skate America men's

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Americans Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani won the ice dance title, while teammates Madison Hubbell and Zachary Donohue finished second Sunday at Skate America.Japan's Shoma Uno claimed the men's championship earlier in the day, with Americans Jason Brown and Adam Rippon finishing second and third in the opening event of the Grand Prix season.The Shibutanis' victory extends the United States' streak of gold medals in ice dance at Skate America to eight; it has won… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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