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UK royals scramble for solutions after Harry-Meghan bombshell

AFP 01/11/2020

LONDON—The British monarchy scrambled on Thursday to find urgent “workable solutions” for Prince Harry and his wife Meghan after being caught offguard by the couple’s decision to quit front line duties and seek financial independence outside of…

Harry, Meghan quit royal front line in shock move

01/10/2020

LONDON—Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, stunned the British monarchy on Wednesday by quitting as front-line members reportedly without first consulting Queen Elizabeth II. In a shock announcement, the couple said they would spend time in North…

Trump turns to those he has scorned for help on Iran

Associated Press 01/10/2020

  WASHINGTON — As tensions fester with Iran, President Donald Trump finds himself turning to the very people and entities he’s spent three years dismissing or alienating: NATO, Western allies and U.S. intelligence agencies. Trump, who once…

Iranians shot down Ukrainian airliner, Western leaders declare

Associated Press 01/10/2020

WASHINGTON — Evidence indicates it is “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner near Tehran late Tuesday, U.S., Canadian and British officials said Thursday. They said the strike, which killed all 176 people…

At least 63 Canadians dead in Iran plane crash

Associated Press 01/09/2020

TORONTO — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau vowed his government will get answers after a Ukrainian passenger jet crashed, killing at least 63 Canadians, just minutes after taking off from Iran’s capital. Trudeau said Wednesday 138 passengers…

Forced evacuation ordered; PH troops to escort Filipinos out of Iraq

the Inquirer staff 01/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The government on Wednesday ordered the mandatory evacuation of  Filipino workers from Iraq as tensions between the United States and Iran escalated, with Iranian missiles slamming into US bases  in  retaliation for the US…

BREAKING: Ukrainian passenger plane crashes after takeoff in Tehran

01/08/2020

TEHRAN — A Ukrainian airplane carrying at least 170 people crashed Wednesday near an airport in the capital, Tehran, state TV reported. There was no immediate word on casualties. The plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini…

Teacher defecating in park for 2 years finally caught, says he did it out of ‘stupidity’

AP, Inquirer.net 01/05/2020

A high school teacher has been caught by authorities for taking a dump almost every day in a public park in Wisconsin, United States, something which officials believe has been going on for two years. English teacher…

Cooler weather brings respite in Australian wildfire crisis

AP 01/05/2020

SYDNEY — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison defended his leadership and his government’s record on climate change Sunday as milder temperatures brought hope of a respite from wildfires that have ravaged three states, claiming 24 lives and…

From resort amid palm trees, Trump settled on Iran strike

Associated Press 01/05/2020

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — At the midway point of his annual Christmas vacation, President Donald Trump huddled at his Florida club with his top national security advisers. Days earlier, a rocket attack by an Iranian-funded group…

Gov’t urged to prepare evacuation plan for OFWs

Jovic Yee - Inquirer.net 01/05/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The country’s largest labor group has called on President Rodrigo Duterte to prepare an evacuation plan for overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) in the Middle East, in the event of a sudden escalation of hostilities…

Deployment ban in Kuwait also covers returning domestic workers – Bello

01/03/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will also ban the deployment of vacationing household service workers to Kuwait and not only new ones as initially announced, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said. “Initially, I was inclined to exempt…

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