49 Filipinos still in Afghanistan amid Taliban takeover; 158 evacuated — DFA

Cathrine Gonzales - Reporter / @cgonzalesINQ 08/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — An estimated 49 Filipinos are still in Afghanistan while 158 have already left or were evacuated amid the takeover of the Taliban, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said Saturday. According to the DFA’s…

Thousands march in Paris’ first LGBT pride since lockdown

Reuters 06/27/2021

PARIS — An LGBT Pride march drew thousands of people to the streets of Paris on Saturday, with many using the first event of its kind since the coronavirus pandemic to denounce the situation in Hungary. Marchers, who…

Hauntingly beautiful and bizarre cemeteries around the world

Rhobie A. Ruaya, Rhobie Alburo Ruaya 03/24/2020

Cemeteries are not an ideal spot to visit when going on a trip. But in every place on this planet, you will find a cemetery. That’s for sure. Many of these look normal with its graves marked…

Osaka replaces Paris in new ranking of world’s most expensive cities

03/20/2020

Hong Kong, Singapore and Osaka are the most expensive cities to live in, according to the latest edition of The Economist‘s Worldwide Cost of Living report. Osaka joins last year’s chart-toppers Hong Kong and Singapore, and knocks Paris,…

Disney closes US and Paris theme parks, delays ‘Mulan’ over virus

AFP 03/15/2020

Disney will close its giant theme parks in Florida, California and Paris and pull the releases of major blockbusters including “Mulan” over the coronavirus, it announced Thursday. The resorts are among the largest theme parks in the…

Notre Dame rector: Fragile cathedral might not be saved

AP 12/25/2019

PARIS — The rector of Notre Dame Cathedral has said the Paris landmark is still so fragile that there’s a “50% chance” the structure might not be entirely saved because scaffolding installed before this year’s fire is…

Imperious Djokovic wins 5th Paris Masters and 77th title

11/04/2019

PARIS  – Novak Djokovic looked imperious in beating an overawed Denis Shapovalov, 6-3, 6-4, Sunday to win his fifth Paris Masters final, clinching a 34th overall Masters title in fine style to move one behind record holder…

Global Cebuana entrepreneur to receive Most Influential Filipina Woman in the World award

PR 10/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuana Ildeme Mahinay-Koch, an entrepreneur now based in Zurich, Switzerland, is one of the recipients of the Influential Filipina Woman in the World Award to be bestowed by the Filipina Women’s Network (FWN)…

Regardless of religion, Notre Dame Cathedral is an international treasure – Brigoli

Micah Sophia C. Marcellones 04/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu is rich in cultural and heritage sites with its century-old churches and government buildings taking special places in weaving the historical narrative of the province. That is why when news of the…

Catastrophic fire engulfs Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris

/INQ.net 04/16/2019

  Updated @ 3:19 a.m., April 16, 2019 PARIS — A massive fire engulfed the roof of Notre Dame Cathedral in the heart of the French capital Monday, toppling its spire and sending thick plumes of smoke…

Pressure builds on Macron as Paris cleans up after latest riot

AP 12/10/2018

Paris — Paris tourist sites reopened, workers cleaned up broken glass and shop owners tried to put the city on its feet again Sunday, a day after running battles between yellow-vested protesters and riot police left 71…

All eyes on Macron after fresh ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

AFP 12/09/2018

A huge clean-up operation was under way in Paris on Sunday after French “yellow vest” demonstrators clashed with riot police in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron, but a heavy security deployment averted a…

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