Saturday, November 3rd, 2018


Russia turns up uninvited to major NATO wargames

NORWAY – The whirring of a low-flying Soviet Union-era war plane signaled Russia’s uninvited arrival to North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s biggest military exercise since the end of the Cold War . Marines on board USS Mount Whitney off the Norwegian coast, had gathered for a group photo on deck when the Tupolev TU-142 soared overhead. “It’s a long-range … Source: Politics

U.S. Iran sanctions move hits European companies

PARIS, France – US President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran and reimpose a raft of sanctions puts European businesses on the spot. While the European Union insists it will stick by the nuclear accord to allow trade to continue with Iran, European companies are wary of being caught out by the … Source: Politics

Painful past unearthed as French PM visits Dien Bien Phu battle site

DIEN BIEN PHU, Vietnam – Standing at the site of the epic battle of Dien Bien Phu in northern Vietnam, French colonel Jacques Allaire wept at the memory of his 4,000 fellow fighters who died in the bloody fight that would spell the end of France’s colonial rule in Indochina. The … Source: Politics

Man-eating tiger shot dead in India after massive hunt

MUMBAI, India – A man-eating tiger that claimed more than … Source: Politics

Village in the city tries to save Zimbabwe traditions

HARARE, Zimbabwe – Children entering a hut in a suburb of Zimbabwe ‘s capital gaze in wonder at objects foreign to them – ancient farm tools, pottery, even the grass roof and reed mats on which they are asked to sit. A bespectacled elderly woman claps her hands to get … Source: Politics

Pakistan buries 'Father of Taliban' as PM orders probe of killing

AKORA KHATTAK, Pakistan – A key Pakistani cleric with close ties to the Afghan Taliban who was killed in the garrison city of Rawalpindi was buried Saturday, November 3, as Prime Minister Imran Khan called for an investigation into the murder. Maulana Sami Ul-Haq , dubbed the “Father of the Taliban”, was … Source: Politics

Reynel Hugnatan turns back clock right on 40th birthday

MANILA, Philippines – Reynel Hugnatan turned 40 in the most emphatic fashion after delivering one of his best games in the 2018 PBA Governors’ Cup to help keep Meralco in the playoff picture. Averaging just 6.9 points in the first 10 games of the conference, Hugnatan submitted 19 points … Source: Politics

First aid since January reaches displaced Syrians near Jordan border

BEIRUT, Lebanon (UPDATED) – An aid convoy on Saturday, November 3, reached a camp for displaced Syrians near the Jordanian border, the United Nations (UN) and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) said, in the first such delivery since January. “The UN and SARC are delivering humanitarian assistance to 50,000 people … Source: Politics

PH bet Celeste Cortesi finishes in Miss Earth 2018 Top 8

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ bet Celeste Cortesi ended her journey with a Top 8 placement during the Miss Earth 2018 pageant on Saturday, November 3 at the Mall of Asia Arena. During the hashtag segment, Celeste was asked about malnutrition. This was her answer: “My perspective on malnutrition is based … Source: Politics

Who is Vietnam's Phuong Khanh Nguyen, Miss Earth 2018?

MANILA, Philippines – Phuong Khanh Nguyen was only 15 years old when she first watched the Miss Earth pageant held in Vietnam back in 2010. But right then and there, she was hooked, and it became her dream to represent her country in the pageant. “Our land has stood the tests … Source: Politics