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President Donald Trump recognized the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital Wednesday, prompting an almost universal diplomatic backlash and fears of new bloodshed in the Middle East. Trump’s defiant move, making good on a core campaign pledge, ended seven decades of US ambiguity on the status of the Holy…

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US President Donald Trump took the rare step Wednesday of publicly demanding that ally Saudi Arabia immediately allow humanitarian aid into war-ravaged Yemen, as residents in the capital Sanaa scrambled for supplies. Trump stopped short of calling for a pause in the US-backed, Saudi-led bombing of the country, which is…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he will order the “mass arrest” of the communist leaders who were freed to participate in the peace negotiations. The President, speaking during the oath-taking of newly promoted military officials in Malacañang, said he was fed up with the recent actions of the communist…

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SYDNEY: Beijing accused Australia Wednesday of stirring “anti-China hysteria” after Canberra proposed a suite of foreign interference laws, labeling comments by some government officials as irresponsible. Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull on Tuesday announced wide-ranging reforms to tackle rising concerns of foreign interference, noting “disturbing reports” about Chinese influence. That came…

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LONDON: Two men have been charged with a plot to kill British Prime Minister Theresa May and a court hearing on the case is expected on Wednesday, British media reported. Naa’imur Zakariyah Rahman, 20, and Mohammed Aqib Imran, 21, planned to blow up security barriers outside May’s Downing Street office…

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GENEVA: UN member states said on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) that Myanmar was likely committing “crimes against humanity” against its Rohingya minority, while the UN rights chief voiced alarm over possible “elements of genocide.” Following a special session of the UN Human Rights Council, the nations overwhelmingly voted in favour…

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FORMER Commission on Elections chairman Andres Bautista was a “no show” on Wednesday during the resumption of the Senate investigation on his possible violation of the Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA).

 Sen. Francis Escudero, chairman of the Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions and Currencies, resumed the public hearing on the reported…

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Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean Russian athletes will be allowed to compete under an Olympic flag. The sanction was the toughest ever levelled by the IOC for drug cheating and came just 65 days…

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US prosecutors probing Russia’s election meddling have subpoenaed financial records from Donald Trump’s long-time financiers Deutsche Bank, two sources said Tuesday, but the White House denied the president was targeted directly. A source close to the matter told AFP that Germany’s biggest bank had received a subpoena from Robert Mueller’s…

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CLOUDY skies and scattered rains are expected in Luzon and Visayas on Wednesday due to a northeast monsoon and a tail-end of a cold front, according to state-run weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its morning forecast that Visayas and the regions of…

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