Comelec’s prolonged Marcos ruling prompts second follow-up from petitioners

The Comelec has said cases against Marcos Jr. will have been resolved before April ends MANILA, Philippines – A group of Martial Law survivors from La Union who petitioned the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in December to disqualify Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. from the presidential race already formally asked the poll body for the second … Read more

South Europe fears livestock culls as Ukraine conflict prompts feed shortage

ROME, Italy – Carlo Vittorio Ferrari, who runs a farm holding 2,000 pigs with his brother near the town of Cremona in northern Italy, fears his fourth-generation family business could be lost due to conflict in Ukraine. The country is a major global supplier of animal feed, stocks of which are falling fast across import-reliant … Read more

Russian law on ‘fake news’ prompts media to halt reporting as websites blocked

KYIV, Ukraine – Russia blocked Facebook and some other websites on Friday, March 4, and passed a law that gave Moscow much stronger powers to crack down on independent journalism, prompting the BBC, Bloomberg and other foreign media to suspend reporting in the country. Moscow’s attack on Ukraine, the biggest on a European state since … Read more