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A Spanish court has ordered two powerful Catalan separatists to be detained, threatening a further escalation of the political crisis Tuesday as both sides refuse to budge in their high-stakes standoff over the region’s independence bid. Protests broke out in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona on Monday as news spread that Jordi…

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AS the nationwide jeepney strike continued on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) lifted the number coding scheme to reduce the number of commuters as Malacanang maintained its decision to suspend government work and classes at all levels in both in public and private schools. But the MMDA also…

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THE head of the transport group, which led the two-day strike against the government’s plan to modernize public utility vehicles (PUVs) is facing charges for violating the Public Service Law, an official of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFB) said on Tuesday. “Another case for George San Mateo……

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TROPICAL Storm “Paolo” (international name: Lan) intensified slightly although it is not expected to affect any part of the country, the state-run weather bureau said on Tuesday. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said that Paolo was located 885 kilometers (km) east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar with…

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AN unidentified Filipino was among the fatalities in the wildfire currently engulfing North California’s wine area, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday. “We offer our sincere sympathies and prayers to the family of our kababayan who perished in this horrific fire,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said…

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LUXEMBOURG: The EU is to dispatch its chief diplomat Federica Mogherini to Washington next month to fight for the Iran nuclear deal after US President Donald Trump threatened to tear it up. EU foreign ministers meeting in Luxembourg on Monday joined a chorus of international support for the landmark 2015…

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LONDON: Award-winning British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran said Monday that some upcoming shows could be cancelled after he suffered a cycling accident, posting an image of his arm in a cast and a sling. “I’ve had a bit of a bicycle accident and I’m currently waiting on some medical advice, which…

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