Daily Archives: January 3, 2015

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US says NKorea sanctions step 1 in Sony response

HONOLULU – The United States says its new round of sanctions against North Korea is just the opening salvo in its response to an unprecedented cyberattack on Sony. Yet there may be little else the…

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Israel withholds Palestinian tax revenues after ICC move

JERUSALEM — Israel halted transfers of the tax revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinians in retaliation for their move to join the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Israeli media reported yesterday. The…

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3rd leg of Volvo Ocean Race starts in Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI — The third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race started yesterday with the fleet setting sail for China from Abu Dhabi, missing Team Vestas Wind as the badly damaged boat was being assessed…

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Syria wants coordination with Lebanon on new visa rules

BEIRUT — Syria’s ambassador to Lebanon called on yesterday for coordination with Lebanese authorities after Beirut announced plans to impose unprecedented restrictions on Syrians trying to enter Lebanon. Beginning Jan. 5, Syrians will require a…

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Iran, 6 powers move closer to nuke talks deal

VIENNA — Iran and the US have tentatively agreed on a formula that Washington hopes will reduce Tehran’s ability to make nuclear arms by committing it to ship to Russia much of the material needed…

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(UPDATE) 3 dead as boat sinks off Iloilo

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) – Three children died as a motorboat sank off Iloilo on Thursday, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said today. The sea mishap took place while the family of Reynaldo Bartolome, 53, boat…

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Myanmar sees more human trafficking cases last year

YANGON (Xinhua) – The number of human trafficking cases last year increased to 124 in Myanmar from 102 in 2013, according to figures of the anti-human trafficking authorities Saturday. The anti-human trafficking body saved 241…

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(UPDATE) 2 soldiers killed in rebel attacks in Maguindanao

TACURONG CITY, Philippines (Xinhua) – Two soldiers were killed while four others were wounded in separate attacks staged by rebels in the southern Philippines, the military said today. A group of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters…

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NCotabato peasants receive livestock for new year

A farmer shows off the young bull he received from the North Cotabato provincial government during a series of cattle dispersal activities just before yearend. Philstar/John Unson NORTH COTABATO, Philippines — At least 32 more…

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