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Section: The Manila Times (Philippines)

      Turkey hits Kurd, Assad forces in Syria
      Feb14

      Turkey hits Kurd, Assad forces in Syria

      ISTANBUL: Turkey hit Kurdish and Syrian regime targets on Saturday as Ankara mulled a ground assault with Saudi troops, further complicating efforts to end the war just days after the US and Russia agreed on a “cessation of hostilities” in Syria within a week. State-run news agency Anatolia said the armed forces shelled Syrian Kurdish Democratic...

      ‘World has slipped into new Cold War’
      Feb13

      ‘World has slipped into new Cold War’

      MUNICH, Germany: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Saturday that strains between Russia and the West have plunged the world into a “new Cold War”. With tensions high over the Ukraine conflict and Russia’s backing of the Syrian regime, Medvedev said: “All that’s left is an unfriendly policy of NATO against Russia”. “We can...

      Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch
      Feb13

      Pope in Mexico after historic talks with Russian patriarch

      MEXICO CITY: Mexico greeted Pope Francis with mariachi music and thousands of Catholic faithful lining the streets after the pontiff held historic talks with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in Cuba. President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday welcomed Francis at the airport while a mariachi band played before he climbed the popemobile to wave...

      Pope heads for historic encounter with Russian patriarch
      Feb12

      Pope heads for historic encounter with Russian patriarch

      VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis headed to Cuba on Friday looking to heal a 1,000-year-old rift in Christianity before embarking on a tour of Mexico dominated by modern day problems of drug-related violence and migration. The Argentinian pontiff took off from Rome’s Fiumicino airport shortly before 8:00am (0700 GMT) en route to Havana, where he...

      Putin is ‘picture of corruption’ – US Treasury official
      Jan26

      Putin is ‘picture of corruption’ – US Treasury official

      LONDON: A senior US Treasury official has directly accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of corruption, in a BBC programme. The US government imposed sanctions against a number of Kremlin insiders in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea in Ukraine, but did not accuse Putin of direct involvement in corruption. However, during a...

      Iran, China pledge closer ties
      Jan24

      Iran, China pledge closer ties

      TEHRAN: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday hailed a “new chapter” in relations with China after talks with President Xi Jinping, who is touring the region to boost Beijing’s economic influence. The Asian giant and the Middle East’s foremost Shiite power aim to build economic ties worth up to $600 billion within the next 10...

      Iran offers to help PH fight terror
      Jan20

      Iran offers to help PH fight terror

      FERNAN MARASIGAN AND CATHERINE VALENTE REPORTERSSAYING it is also suffering from the atrocities of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq (ISIS), Iran has offered to help the Philippines fight all forms of terrorism and extremism through intelligence sharing. Mohammad Tanhaei, Iran’s Ambassador to the Philippines, said while there is no...

      Goffin survives Lopez serve to win Kooyong Classic
      Jan15

      Goffin survives Lopez serve to win Kooyong Classic

      David Goffin AFP PHOTO MELBOURNE: Belgian David Goffin put the final polish on his game for the Australian Open by beating explosive Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-2 on Friday to win the Kooyong Classic. The world number 16 overcame a lightning start from Lopez, three behind him in the rankings, with the Spaniard producing love games on his...

      Nominees in main Oscars categories
      Jan15

      Nominees in main Oscars categories

      LOS ANGELES: Here are the nominees in the main categories for the 88th Academy Awards, to be handed out on February 28 in Hollywood: Best picture: “The Big Short” “Bridge of Spies” “Brooklyn” “Mad Max: Fury Road” “The Martian” “The Revenant” “Room” “Spotlight” Best director: Adam McKay, “The Big Short” George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”...

      AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel
      Dec28

      AFP’s person of the year: Angela Merkel

      PARIS: AFP journalists have chosen Angela Merkel as the most influential figure of 2015 after the German chancellor stamped her mark on the European migrant and Greek financial crises. The vote by editorial staff from all services and languages across the world put Russian President Vladimir Putin as number two on a list of people who most...