Daily Archives: April 28, 2014

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LIVE: Barack Obama visits Philippines – day 2

U.S. President Barack Obama arrives on Air Force One at Ninoy Aquino International Airport at suburban Pasay city. This is the last leg of president Obama’s four-nation tour. AP/Carolyn Kaster MANILA, Philippines — US President…

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Ukraine mayor shot; US announces new sanctions

KIEV, Ukraine — The mayor of Ukraine’s second-largest city was shot in the back Monday and hundreds of men attacked a peaceful pro-Ukraine rally with batons, bricks and stun grenades, wounding dozens as tensions soared…

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NBA plans Tuesday news conference on Sterling

The NBA is planning a Tuesday news conference to discuss the investigation into embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who is alleged to have made racist comments in a taped conversation. NBA spokesman Mike…

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Philippines' biggest casino hits early jackpot

The Philippines’ biggest casino announced Monday it had begun raking in huge profits in 12 months of operations, which it said vindicated its decision to sack its American managers. Bloomberry Resorts Corp., operator of Solaire…

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US not trying to contain China: Obama

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – US President Barack Obama said here today that Washington was not trying to “contain” China when it signed a new military pact with the Philippines. The United States and the Philippines…

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Bourse closes lower

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – The Philippine stock market fell today over concerns overseas. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index dived by 1.21 percent or 80.75 points to 6,604.35, while the broader all-share index dropped 1.09…

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Philippines, US sign defence pact

The Philippines and the United States signed an agreement Monday to allow a bigger US military presence on Filipino territory, hours ahead of a visit to Manila by US President Barack Obama. Philippine Defence Minister…

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