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BRUSSELS: In an apparently symbolic move Theresa May walked into the summit room flanked by both Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron British Prime Minister Theresa May pressed EU leaders Thursday for a Brexit deal she can “defend” at home as her counterparts said at a summit in Brussels that there…

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A RED alert was raised over the Luzon grid due to the unexpected shutdown of some power plants, the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP) said in a text message on Friday. The NGCP raised the second highest alert signal status in the country’s largest island from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00…

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THE Department of Transportation announced on Friday that it has served a notice to terminate the Metro Rail Transit (MRT)-3 contract with its maintenance provider. According to the DOTr, the notice to terminate was due to: 1. Poor performance; 2. Failure to put in service and subsequently ensure the availability of contractually…

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TYPHOON “Paolo” (international name: Lan) maintained its strength and was now hovering over Cagayan, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in its Friday morning forecast. “Paolo” was last spotted at 860 kilometers (km) east of Tuguegarao City, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kilometers…

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ALLEGED drug lord Kerwin Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte on Friday morning entered a not guilty plea in connection with illegal drug trade charges. Espinosa, son of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, maintained his innocence from the charges filed against him before Judge Silvino Pampilo Jr. of the Manila Regional Trial Court Branch…

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Marawi City may have been liberated from the Maute terror group but martial law will not be lifted in Mindanao, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Thursday. The President said he will not lift martial law “until the last terrorist is taken out.” In a speech during the 43rd Philippine Business…

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President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed late Thursday that Dr. Mahmud Ahmad, a Malaysian terrorist who funded the Maute terror group to stage its attack in Marawi City, was killed by soldiers. “Now, the other, ‘yung sabi nila si doc, yung tatlo iyan (the one they call Doc, there were three…

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President Rodrigo Duterte on Thursday sacked an undersecretary of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) over alleged corruption. In a speech during the 43rd Philippine Business Conference and Expo, Duterte said he will not tolerate corruption in government. “Didn’t I tell you I do not like corruption? I just…

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MADRID: Spain said Thursday it will move to seize some of the Catalan regional government’s powers after its leader warned he could declare independence, escalating the country’s worst political crisis in decades. The central government in Madrid had given separatist leader Carles Puigdemont until 10 a.m. (0800 GMT) on Thursday…

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