A decade since tense standoff, path narrows for PH in Scarborough Shoal

MANILA, Philippines – Ten years ago, the Philippines and China were locked in a tense blockade at Scarborough Shoal, prompting Manila to file – and later win – its historic arbitration case against Beijing. But after years of neglecting the legal victory, paths for the Philippines to assert the ruling in the reef have narrowed, … Read more

Germany braces for gas rationing in rouble standoff with Russia

With a potential crunch looming, Germany’s Economy Minister Robert Habeck activates the ‘early warning phase’ of an existing gas emergency plan BERLIN, Germany – Germany triggered an emergency plan to manage gas supplies in Europe’s largest economy on Wednesday, March 30, an abrupt move that could see the government ration power if there is a … Read more