Philippines won’t invoke mutual defense treaty with US after Chinese confrontation at disputed shoal

06/22/2024

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Friday it has no plan to invoke its mutual defense treaty with the United States after the Chinese coast guard reportedly rammed, boarded and used machetes and axes to damage…

It’s summer solstice time. What does that mean?

06/21/2024

It’s time for the start of summer — with a full moon to boot. Here’s what to know about the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere on Thursday (Friday, June 21, 2024, Philippine time). What is the…

Philippines demands China return rifles and pay for boat damage after hostilities in disputed sea

06/20/2024

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military chief demanded Wednesday that China return several rifles and equipment seized by the Chinese coast guard in a disputed shoal and pay for damages in an assault he likened to…

Myriad people flock to Indian city to swallow live fish with ‘miracle cure’ to asthma

06/16/2024

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A mother encourages her daughter to fully open her mouth to swallow a live fish holding “the medicine” she believes will help cure her child’s asthma, as scores clamor about, gulping down their…

Philippines seeks UN confirmation of its vast continental seabed in the disputed South China Sea

06/16/2024

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines has asked a United Nations body to formally recognize the extent of its undersea continental seabed in the South China Sea, where it would have the exclusive right to exploit resources,…

Unsafe levels of E. coli found in Paris’ Seine River less than 2 months before Olympics

06/15/2024

PARIS (AP) — Water in the Seine River had unsafe elevated levels of E. coli less than two months before swimming competitions are scheduled to take place in it during the Paris Olympics, according to test results…

Carlos Alcaraz wins French Open for third Grand Slam title

06/10/2024

PARIS (AP) — As Carlos Alcaraz began constructing his comeback in Sunday’s French Open final, a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Alexander Zverev for a first championship at Roland Garros and third Grand Slam title…

NBA Finals 2024: Boston survives Dallas in Game 2 for 2-0 lead

06/10/2024

BOSTON — Jrue Holiday had 26 points and 11 rebounds, and Jayson Tatum made up for a rough shooting night with 12 assists and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics beat the Dallas Mavericks 105-98 on Sunday…

Dallas’ Luka Doncic to play in Game 2 of NBA Finals despite injuries

06/10/2024

BOSTON — Luka Doncic will be available for Game 2 of the NBA Finals 2024, Dallas Mavericks coach Jason Kidd said. Doncic was listed as probable Sunday morning with a sprained right knee and left ankle soreness.…

North Korea flies trash-carrying balloons to South Korea in another retaliation against leafletting

06/09/2024

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea flew hundreds of trash-carrying balloons to South Korea again in its third such campaign since late May, the South’s military said, just days after South Korean activists floated their own…

Pope recreates the 2014 Mideast peace prayer in Vatican Gardens to beg for an end to Gaza conflict

06/09/2024

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis gathered the Israeli and Palestinian ambassadors to the Vatican Gardens on Friday to pray for an end to the war in Gaza, marking the 10th anniversary of a similar encounter with the…

Optimism is just what the doctor ordered. But what if I’m already too negative?

06/09/2024

Prince Bhojwani never thought of himself as a negative person, until three trips to the hospital in one month forced him to reconsider. Before May 2018, he was a healthy but chronically worried start-up founder who regularly…

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