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EU envoys staying put

The government is apparently still allowing the ambassadors from the European Union stay in the country after the regional bloc has denied it was seeking the ouster of the country from the United Nations.

President Duterte has scoffed at proposals to place detained Sen. Leila M. de Lima under house arrest, insisting she was not a “prisoner of conscience.”

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G-20 shuts  out Trump  on climate

World powers lined up against US President Donald Trump on climate change, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.

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UK goes to polls

Britons go to the polls Thursday in the shadow of terrorism, in an election Prime Minister Theresa May once expected to win easily but has proved increasingly hard to predict.

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Sen. Panfilo “Ping” M. Lacson said yesterday that President Duterte’s decision to reject foreign aid with strings attached such as the $278.73 million in grants from the European Union for development projects in Mindanao shows a significant shift in the country’s foreign policy.

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The Philippines will no longer accept assistance from the European Union, forgoing grants possibly worth more than 250 million euros ($278.7 million or around P13 billion) for development projects in the country.

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