US tells Southeast Asian leaders summit marks ‘new era’ for ties

WASHINGTON, USA – United States President Joe Biden said on Friday, May 13, a first summit in Washington with leaders from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked the launch of a “new era” in the relationship between the United States and the 10-nation bloc. Addressing ASEAN leaders on the second day of a … Read more

Tyson Fury Tells Anthony Joshua He Will NOT Fight Him After Dillian Whyte Showdown

TYSON FURY tell British heavyweight rival and former two time world heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua, that he will not fight him after his showdown at Wembley Stadium on Saturday night with Dillian Whyte. The fight between Fury and Joshua has been mentioned for the best part of ten years, ever since Joshua turned professional after … Read more

Comelec tells officials to explain debate contractor’s debt mess with Sofitel

Comelec Commissioner Rey Bulay wants to know why some officials sought to release funds and ‘pay in behalf’ of the debate contractor that issued bounced checks to Sofitel MANILA, Philippines – The Comelec commissioner leading the probe on its contractor’s P14-million debt owed to the venue partner for the debates asked several high-ranking officials to … Read more

Everton star tells agent to find him a new club ahead of summer transfer window

Everton forward Richarlison has reportedly told his agent to find him a move away from Goodison Park in the summer transfer window, according to Football.Insider. The 24 year old Brazilian has stood out in a mediocre side so far this season, scoring six goals and providing 4 assists in 23 appearances across the campaign. But, … Read more

Russia tells Ukrainian troops in Mariupol to lay down arms

‘Our soldiers are blocked, the wounded are blocked. There is a humanitarian crisis…, the guys are defending themselves,’ says Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy Russia told Ukrainian forces fighting in the besieged southern port of Mariupol to lay down their arms starting 6 am Moscow time (0300 GMT; 11 am Philippine time) on Sunday, April 17, … Read more

Ukraine’s Zelenskiy tells UN ‘accountability must be inevitable’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy questions the value of the 15-member UN Security Council, which has been unable to take any action over Russia’s February 24 invasion of Ukraine because Moscow is a veto power UNITED NATIONS – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told the United Nations Security Council that “accountability must be inevitable” for Russia as … Read more

China tells EU it will pursue Ukraine peace in its own way

President Xi Jinping says he hopes the EU would treat China ‘independently’ BRUSSELS, Belgium/BEIJING, China – China offered the European Union assurances on Friday, April 1, that it would seek peace in Ukraine but said this would be on its own terms, deflecting pressure for a tougher stance towards Russia. Premier Li Keqiang told EU … Read more

Use more science in probing killings, forensic pathologist tells PH government

BUKIDNON, Philippines – The country’s first forensic pathologist called on the government to incorporate forensic science in all investigations into killings that have been taking place in the country, saying this would be an antidote to impunity. Dr. Raquel Fortun, a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and chairperson of its … Read more

You still need us, UAE tells US as it flexes Gulf oil muscles

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – By single-handedly knocking 13% off rocketing oil prices on one day this week, the United Arab Emirates demonstrated the power Gulf producers wield in the market and sent a wake-up call to Washington to pay closer attention to its longtime allies. The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) heavyweights … Read more

Celebrate diversity, ‘Wonder Woman’ Robredo tells supporters in Negros Occidental

In Sagay City, Vice President Leni Robredo tells her supporters to embrace the differences among the many groups backing her candidacy: ‘Kahit nagkakaiba-iba, tayo ay nagkakaisa’ SAGAY CITY, Philippines – Vice President and opposition presidential candidate Leni Robredo hailed Negrenses’ intense grassroots campaign for her presidential run and told a cheering crowd of thousands here … Read more