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PH won’t withdraw from UN rights council – Locsin

Posted on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 02:30 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines will not withdraw from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) despite its adoption of a resolution seeking to review the human rights situation in...

At least 11 dead, scores injured in Afghanistan landmine explosion

Posted on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 02:27 PM | No Comments
At least 11 pilgrims including seven children were killed and on Monday (July 15) when their vehicle set off a landmine in southern Afghanistan, local government and health officials said....

Lawmakers call Trump’s attack as attempt to distract from his policies

Posted on Tuesday, 16 July 2019 02:19 PM | No Comments
Four minority U.S. congresswomen, known as the “the squad”, accused President Donald Trump of trying to sow division and distract attention from what they characterized as failed policies on immigration,...

Trump tells Democratic congresswomen to ‘go back’ to ‘fix’ countries they came from

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 06:23 PM | No Comments
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday (July 14) told a group of mostly American-born Democratic congresswomen to “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from...

Death toll in Nepal floods rises to 55, thousands displaced

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 06:14 PM | No Comments
The death toll in Nepal from flash floods and landslides rose to 55 on Sunday (July 14), with dozens missing and injured, the government said. Ten thousand people have been...

PH mulls severing ties with Iceland, 17 other nations – Malacañang

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 06:02 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines is mulling over the possibility of cutting ties with Iceland and 17 other nations that voted in favor of a resolution calling on the United...

Iceland hopes PH gov’t will work with UN drug war probe

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 04:39 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – The government of Iceland expressed hope that the Philippines will cooperate with the investigation that would be conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) amid...

Iran ready to talk to U.S. if sanctions lifted

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 12:50 PM | No Comments
Iran is ready to hold talks with the United States if Washington lifts sanctions and returns to the 2015 nuclear deal it quit last year, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said...

Nine killed in plane crash during skydiving trip in Sweden

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 12:34 PM | No Comments
Nine Swedes were killed on Sunday (July 14) when their plane crashed during a skydiving trip near Umea, a small university city in northern Sweden. The small plane designed to...

Philippines eyes withdrawal from UN Human Rights Council

Posted on Monday, 15 July 2019 12:18 PM | No Comments
MANILA, Philippines – Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. hinted on the possible withdrawal of the Philippines from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNCHR). Locsin posted the idea on...