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Putin sternly warns US vs  putting missiles in Europe

Putin sternly warns US vs putting missiles in Europe

MOSCOW (AP) – Russian President Vladimir Putin sternly warned the United States yesterday against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets. While the Russian leader didn’t say what specific new weapons Moscow could deploy, his statement further raised […]

Duterte, family spend weekend in Hong Kong

For the second time in four months, President Duterte was in Hong Kong to spend the weekend with his family, the Chief Executive’s former top aide confirmed yesterday. Former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go confirmed that Duterte went to Hong Kong for a “weekend getaway” with common-law wife Honeylet Avanceña and their teenage daughter […]

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IS ‘caliphate’ on brink of defeat in Syria

NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) – US-backed fighters in Syria are poised to capture Islamic State’s last, tiny enclave on the Euphrates, the battle commander said on Saturday, bringing its self-declared caliphate to the brink of total defeat as US President Donald Trump spoke of “100 percent victory.” Jiya Furat said the Syrian Democratic Forces had […]

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World bishops head to Vatican for sex abuse summit

VATICAN (AFP) – Pope Francis gathers bishops from around the world at the Vatican this week for a hotly-awaited summit on tackling the wave of child sex abuse scandals assailing the Catholic Church. The heads of around 100 bishops’ conferences from every continent will convene from Thursday to Sunday for the meeting, with victims’ groups […]

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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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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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