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SOME flights bound for provinces affected by Tropical Depression “Kiko” were cancelled on Tuesday, airport authorities said. As of 11 a.m., the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) listed the following: PAL Express: 2P2014 Manila-Tuguegarao 2P2015 Tuguegarao-Manila 2P2041 Manila-Caticlan 2P2042 Caticlan-Manila Cebu Pacific: 5J504 Manila-Tuguegarao 5J505 Tuguegarao-Manila 5J196 Manila-Cauayan (Isabela) 5J197…

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SEOUL: The biggest foreign business group in South Korea said Tuesday it supported a trade deal between Seoul and Washington that US President Donald Trump has threatened to abandon, warning of a “damaging effect” on the economy if it is scrapped. Trump has slammed the five-year-old US-Korea free trade agreement…

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PARIS: A French court will rule Tuesday on whether a French celebrity magazine should pay 1.5 million euros ($1.8 million) in damages sought by Prince William and his wife Kate for topless photos published of the duchess in 2012. The grainy snaps of Kate Middleton sunbathing in a bikini bottom…

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SYDNEY: Same-sex marriage advocates launched legal action in Australia’s highest court Tuesday against a controversial government plan for a postal vote on the issue, calling it divisive and harmful. Polls indicate popular support in Australia for marriage equality, but a standoff has dragged on for more than a decade amid…

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SEOUL: South Korea’s navy held major live-fire drills Tuesday to warn the North against any provocations at sea, it said, two days after Pyongyang’s biggest nuclear test to date. The drills, conducted in the East Sea (Sea of Japan), involved the 2,500-tonne frigate Gangwon, a 1,000-tonne patrol ship and 400-ton…

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INFLATION rose to 3.1 percent in August, from 2.8 percent in July, and from the 1.8 percent rate recorded in the same period in 2016, data released by the Philippine Statistics Authority on Tuesday showed. “This was mainly due to the 3.5 percent growth of the heavily-weighted food and non-alcoholic…

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MAGNATE David M. Consunji, founder of diversified engineering conglomerate DMCI Holdings, Inc. passed away at age 95, a high company official said. He died Monday morning, September 4, DMCI Vice President Rebecca Civil said. Consunji studied civil engineering at the University of the Philippines in 1939 and graduated 1946. He…

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