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Trash Wars: Philippines' Duterte Orders Garbage Shipped Back To Canada

Since 2013, the Philippines have been trying the make Canada ship the trash that arrived in Manila back, but Ottawa responded that it didn't have the authority to force a private company to do that. In 2016, a Philippine court ruled that the garbage...
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Some Of The Top Secret Ways Submarines Helped Win World War Ii

Warfare History Network Security, Europe Especially in the Pacific. Sunsets over Manila Bay are nothing less than spectacular. Once  the sun dips below the horizon there is a lingering illumination known as “blue hour” as the sky gradually...
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Duterte Vows To Send Tonnes Of Trash To Canada After Threatening To Declare War

Relations between the two states took a hit after Canada sent 103 containers of garbage, falsely labelled recyclable, to Manila between 2013 and 2014. Ottawa has so far failed to address the issue, merely promising to never repeat the same mistake.
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Getting Serious In The Privacy Wars

A three-hour drive north of the Philippine capital Manila, local leaders have drawn a line in the sand against a swelling tide of scuttlebutt and innuendo. They outlawed gossip. In a world awash with fake news and online rumors, more than half a...
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Canada Responds To Duterte's War Threat Over Philippine Garbage Issue

In a rare case where soiled diapers have turned into a diplomatic issue, Manila says a private Canadian firm had violated international law by shipping over a hundred containers of trash to the Philippines. Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau earlier...
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Five Killed As Buildings Collapse In Strong Philippine Quake

At least five people were killed when buildings collapsed near Manila after a powerful earthquake set skyscrapers swaying and drove terrified locals into the street.
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Philippines Edges Back Into Us Alliance As New Friend China Stirs Anger

The Philippines is edging further back into a once strained alliance with the United States as China, a friend of three years, keeps challenging Manila’s maritime claims and offers less aid than many Filipinos had hoped. Philippine-U.S....
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‘very Realistic': Us, Philippines Troops Practice Thwarting Island Invasion

Troops from the US and the Philippines recently conducted their first joint airfield seizure drill, practicing a real world situation in which a foreign power attempts to capture one of Manila's islands in the South China Sea.
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More Than 500 Smuggled Tarantulas Seized Near Manila Airport

Filipino customs officials seized more than 750 tarantulas in a gift-wrapped box of cookies and oatmeal at a mail exchange center near Manila’s Ninoy Aquino International Airport.
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Report: Asian Economies Lag As Trade Tensions Drag On Growth

Trade tensions between China and the United States are putting a drag on economies in the region, with growth likely to continue to slow in the coming two years, the Asian Development Bank says in a report released Wednesday.   The Manila,...
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They 'sunk' An Empire: How U.s. Submarines Crushed Imperial Japan During World War Ii

Warfare History Network Security, Asia In more ways than one. Sunsets over Manila Bay are nothing less than spectacular. Once the sun dips below the horizon there is a lingering illumination known as “blue hour” as the sky gradually shifts...
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Beijing Orders 200 Ships To Spratly Islands, Provoking Panic In Manila

What appears to be Beijing's latest military flex in the South China Sea - the contested collection of shoals and reefs that plays a crucial role in global trade and also contains vast untapped gas reserves - has reportedly set off "alarm bells" in...
Related topics: China, Beijing, Philippines, Military

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Tobacco Industry Targets Women In Asia

A cigarette vendor in Manila sells a pack of 20 sticks for less than a dollar. Credit: Kara Santos/IPSBy Wendell Balderas and Mary AssuntaBANGKOK, Thailand, Mar 14 2019 (IPS) International Women’s Day on 8 March recognized and celebrated the...
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Millions Hit In Manila's 'worst' Water Shortage

Manila has been hit by its worst water shortage in years, leaving bucket-bearing families to wait hours to fill up from tanker trucks and some hospitals to turn away less urgent cases.
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Chaos, Gridlock A Daily Ordeal For Manila's Long-suffering Commuters

It's 3.30 a.m. in the Philippines and much of San Jose Del Monte is fast asleep. Flashlight in hand, street sweeper Alejandro Galasao, 58, navigates a labyrinth of alleys to a main road to catch a bus to the capital Manila 30 km (18.6 miles)...
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Mike Pompeo's War Warning To China

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org, As President Trump flew home from his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong Un, Mike Pompeo peeled off and flew to Manila. And there the Secretary of State made a startling declaration. Any armed attack by China...
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Copper Prices Rise As Chinese Promises Tax Cuts And Infrastructure

From Peter Hobson: * Cash copper premium to three-month contract at four-year high * Chinese copper import premiums falling * Nickel prices rise to highest since August (Updates throughout, moves dateline from Manila)LONDON, March 5 (Reuters)...
Related topics: Taxes, Philippines, United Kingdom, London, Reuters

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More Than 1,500 Live Turtles Worth Almost $100,000 Found In Abandoned Luggage At Manila Airport

More than 1,500 live turtles and tortoises, which were worth roughly $100,000, were recently discovered inside four pieces of abandoned luggage at a Manila airport. On Sunday, customs agents found 1,529 turtles and […] The post More Than 1,500...
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Building Successful Social Enterprises

By Stella PaulMar 4 2019 (IPS)Marie Lisa Dacanay is the president of Manila–based Institute for Social Entrepreneurship in Asia. With 20 years of experience in development management, social entrepreneurship and enterprise development, Dacanay is...
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Miss Universe Receives A Grand Homecoming In The Philippines

Thousands took to the streets of Manila to welcome home Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray. The 25-year-old beauty queen was crowned Miss Universe in December. (Feb. 21)        
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