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Kim in Vietnam ahead of Trump summit

HANOI (Reuters) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will arrive in Vietnam on Feb. 25 ahead of a planned second summit with US President Donald Trump, three sources with direct knowledge of Kim’s schedule told Reuters on Saturday. Trump and Kim are due to meet in Hanoi on Feb. 27 and 28 following their […]

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Saudi crown prince on Asia tour

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince arrives in Pakistan Sunday, the start of an Asian tour during which he will seek lucrative contracts and demonstrate he still has allies five months after the Khashoggi affair. Mohammed bin Salman, widely known as “MBS,” is expected to land in the capital Islamabad and stay in […]

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Japan PM nominates Trump for Nobel Prize on US request

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe nominated US President Donald Trump for the Nobel Peace Prize last autumn after receiving a request from the US government to do so, the Asahi newspaper reported yesterday. The report follows Trump’s claim on Friday that Abe had nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize for opening […]

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The chairperson of the House Committee on Appropriations yesterday demanded the total scrapping of the cash-based budgeting system, saying that its implementation would institutionalize corruption in the Department of Public Works and Highways. Camarines Sur Rep. Rolando “Nonoy” Andaya Jr. cautioned that the supposed insistence of Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno to implement the cash-based budgeting system under […]

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The Department of Public Works and Highways warned all public works field personnel to desist from taking part in any partisan political activities, following reports that some DPWH workers were allegedly seen installing campaign posters of administration senatorial bet Bong Go in Nueva Ecija. However, Public Works and Highways Assistant Secretary Eugenio Pipo denied the […]

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    The Philippine National Police (PNP) has started a full-blown modernization of its maritime unit to strengthen the monitoring and patrol of shorelines amid the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country through the open seas. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said among the modernization steps is to procure as many motorized patrol […]

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