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The White House on Monday (Tuesday) rejected calls for a congressional investigation of claims Donald Trump sexually harassed women, saying the American people had spoken on the matter by electing him president. Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called on Trump to resign, meanwhile, echoing a demand made the previous day by…

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A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), injuring three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks after a deadly truck attack. Akayed Ullah…

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The top US trade representative launched a broadside at the World Trade Organization on Monday, accusing it of losing its focus on trade negotiation and becoming a “litigation-centered” body. “Too often members seem to believe they can gain concessions through lawsuits that they could never get at the negotiating table,”…

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The European Central Bank will highlight economic strength in the eurozone in new forecasts Thursday, analysts expect, while avoiding spooking markets with talk of further cuts to its massive support for the economy. ECB economic growth forecasts could be in for an upgrade this week, after the European Commission last…

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”COMEDY Queen” AiAi de Las Alas will wed her beau, Gerald Sibayan, today, Tuesday. De las Alas, 51, arrived at the Christ the King Church in Quezon City wearing a Frederick Peralta gown, a gift from her best friend Marian Rivera. De Las Alas and Sibayan, who is 29 years…

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A LOW pressure area (LPA) east of Surigao del Norte will most likely turn into a tropical depression within the next 24 hours, according to the state-run weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Tuesday that the LPA was spotted 450 kilometers (km) east…

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Supreme Court Associate Justice Francis Jardeleza on Monday accused Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno of committing treason when she used a confidential document to block his appointment to the high court. Jardeleza, in his testimony before the House justice panel hearing the impeachment complaint against Sereno, said the chief justice…

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RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. The government said it would begin licensing cinemas immediately and the first movie theatres are expected to open next March,…

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JAKARTA: More than a dozen people have been arrested by Indonesian anti-terrorism police, authorities said on Monday, as they beef up security in the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Police said they detained 13 suspected militants in separate, pre-emptive raids over the weekend…

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