US to hit Russia with new sanctions for aiding Syria’s Assad

AP 04/16/2018

WASHINGTON — United States Ambassador Nikki Haley has indicated new economic sanctions will be announced this Monday against Russia for enabling the government of Syrian leader Bashar Assad to continue using chemical weapons. The ambassador to the…

Kobe Paras has no regrets going to US

Inquirer.net 04/16/2018

KOBE Paras has no regrets on his decision to take his act to the United States despite failing to meet his expectations during his stay there. “It was an eye-opening experience, honestly, it was one of the…

‘Give us relocation’

Morexette Erram 04/14/2018

Lapu-Lapu City’s coastal residents plea AROUND 20 years ago, the seawater surrounding the village of Pusok in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu’s historic-resort city, was still enticing for residents like Mateo Curatao, 57, especially during summer. But Curatao, who…

US Open champ plugs slump in Miami Open

AP 04/01/2018

KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens won her hometown tournament, beating Jelena Ostapenko 7-6 (5), 6-1 in Saturday’s final at the Miami Open. Stephens, a South Florida native who lives in Fort Lauderdale, won…

US senator hits ‘chaos’ in Trump’s admin

AP 04/01/2018

BEIJING — US Sen. Elizabeth Warren says chaos in the Trump administration is harming its ability to formulate coherent policy toward North Korea’s nuclear program and other important issues in Asia. Vacancies in the foreign service are…

Heartbroken by gun violence: Rallies across US demand change

AP 03/25/2018

WASHINGTON — They came from a place of heartbreak to claim their spot in history: Hundreds of thousands of teenagers and supporters, rallying across the United States for tougher laws to fight gun violence. The “March for…

HOW ABOUT US?

Ador Vincent S. Mayol and Inquirer.net 03/13/2018

A PLEA FROM LOOT AND RAMA “Investigate us too.” This was the appeal of Mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu and former Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama who, in 2016, were both publicly identified…

200 refugees rejected by Australia have now settled in US

AP 03/02/2018

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister says his government will not consider options for resettling refugees languishing on Pacific islands until the United States fulfills its promise to take up to 1,250 of them. More than a…

PH and US ‘reaffirm’ ties despite intel report on Digong

Inquirer.net 02/24/2018

The Philippines and the United States have “reaffirmed” their bilateral relationship despite the Worldwide Threat Assessment Report released by the US Intelligence Community which tagged President Rodrigo Duterte as a “threat” to democracy. In a statement on…

Philippines: Risks rising with China Challenging US at sea

AP 02/19/2018

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The risks of a “miscalculation” and armed conflict have risen in the disputed South China Sea with a militarily stronger China now able to challenge the United States, which used to be the…