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No Work in parts of Metro Manila on Thursday-Friday next week No Work in parts of Metro Manila on Thursday-Friday next week
- April 24, 2017

A "no fly zone" and "no sail zone" will also be implemented during the duration of the summit. On April 27, work suspension has been also declared in government offices for the cities of Manila, Makati and Pasay. All the nine leaders of the ASEAN are anticipated to attend. Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde says 41,000 policemen will secure the upcoming ASEAN Summit in Manila. (more...)
Pc Keith Palmer moved to Palace of Westminster for funeral Pc Keith Palmer moved to Palace of Westminster for funeral
- April 24, 2017

He said: 'As police officers we go to work every day knowing that we may be called upon to put our own lives in danger. The Queen gave permission for Pc Palmer's body to rest in Westminster's Chapel of St Mary Undercroft, an honour normally reserved for senior figures. (more...)
Macron wins first round of French presidential election Macron wins first round of French presidential election
- April 24, 2017

Most recent polls had shown Macron in front, with Le Pen not far behind, and French presidential elections have gone to a second round every year since 1965, when the current electoral system was implemented. Riding a wave of disaffection with globalisation that carried Donald Trump to the White House and led Britain to vote for Brexit, Le Pen has vowed to dramatically reduce immigration, abandon the euro and hold a referendum on withdrawing from the EU. (more...)
'The French Trudeau': Social media goes mad for Macron
- April 24, 2017

On Sunday, the French citizens participated in the election in order to choose one of the 11 nominees to become the country's next leader after the end of incumbent President Francois Hollande's tenure. Kantor highlighted that the 48-year-old National Front leader recently "made comments against the historic record of the Holocaust which makes her no less unsafe than her Holocaust-denying father who she has tried to hide". (more...)
Macron to face Le Pen in French presidential run-off Macron to face Le Pen in French presidential run-off
- April 24, 2017

Harris gave both conservative candidate Francois Fillon percent and far-left contender Jean-Luc Melenchon 20 percent, which would mean their elimination from the race. "It's definitely risky, but I have faith in the result even if an extreme candidate qualifies for the second round", said Beatrice Schopflin. The wife of conservative presidential candidate and former French Prime Minister Francois Fillon has cast her ballot near their country home - conspicuously not alongside her ... (more...)
China urges denuclearisation of Korean peninsula China urges denuclearisation of Korean peninsula
- April 24, 2017

Mr Pence told Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull following a meeting how they were "truly grateful" to Australia for calling on China to do more to quell the threat of North Korea. Pence described the U.S. alliance with Australia as "inviolate" and "immutable". "We can not comment on anything that Mr. Kim may be alleged to have done that is not related to his teaching work on the PUST campus", the university said in a statement on Sunday. (more...)
Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in phone call with Trump Chinese leader urges restraint over North Korea in phone call with Trump
- April 24, 2017

Speculation is once again mounting over whether North Korea will conduct a sixth nuclear test Tuesday to mark a key date on the nation's calendar - this time the 85th anniversary of the Korean People's Army. In response, China's Communist Party-affiliated Global Times newspaper wrote in a commentary that "no matter how many articles KCNA publishes, whatever future measures North Korea takes, Beijing's stance wouldn't be affected". (more...)
Driverless cars set to get United Kingdom trial in 2019 Driverless cars set to get United Kingdom trial in 2019
- April 24, 2017

The Driven consortium is led by Oxbotica , which makes software for driverless vehicles. The BBC reports that the Driven group, led by software maker Oxbotica , will have cars which will communicate with each other about any hazards and should operate with nearly full autonomy - but will have a human on board as well. (more...)
Julie Bishop throws some serious, sassy-as-hell shade at North Korea
- April 24, 2017

Fresh off an huge North Korean parade that revealed an arsenal of intercontinental ballistic missiles, rival South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that Pyongyang's follow-up act will be even bigger. Under the watch of Kim, North Korea has been aggressively pursuing a decades-long goal of putting a nuclear warhead on an ICBM capable of reaching the US mainland. (more...)
Pence says still "a chance" diplomacy can stop North Korea
- April 24, 2017

A submarine missile is paraded across Kim Il Sung Square on Saturday during a military parade in Pyongyang, North Korea, to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country\'s late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong-Un. (more...)
Corbyn would put nations security at risk, Defence secretary says
- April 24, 2017

With some polls giving May a more than 20 point lead before the June 8 vote, the main opposition Labour Party pledged on Sunday to introduce four new public holidays to try to unite a country left deeply divided by the Brexit vote. 'While no political party could ever object to breaching the 50 per cent barrier for the first time this century, this spectacular headline result masks a real danger for the Tories, ' said ComRes Chairman Andrew Hawkins. (more...)
US carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint US carrier group heads for Korean waters, China calls for restraint
- April 24, 2017

On April 19, the U.S. said that it was sending the USS Carl Vinson towards North Korea and that the strike group that it leads would reach there by late April, reports CNN. "But what we should be concerned about is some kind of cyber attack - they are quite good at that - they regularly do it against South Korea". Australian National University North Korea expert Leonid Petrov said North Korea's ICBMs had a range of several thousand kilometres but "they can't reach Australians yet". (more...)
US Defense Sec'y Mattis in Afghanistan to discuss war needs
- April 24, 2017

This comes as the Afghan lawmakers on Sunday chose to summon the defense minister, A decision by that was taken after a deadly attack on the 209th Shaheen Corps of the Afghan National Army in northern Balkh province. Officials there plan regional deployments and attacks, and US-supplied helicopters and fighter planes are launched from the base to support Afghan troops battling the Taliban. (more...)
American Watchdog Group Member Killed In Ukraine Explosion American Watchdog Group Member Killed In Ukraine Explosion
- April 24, 2017

An Austrian foreign ministry spokesman said a German woman was injured. The US citizen was part of a patrol of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine. "The United States urges Russian Federation to use its influence with the separatists to allow the OSCE to conduct a full, transparent, and timely investigation", Toner said. (more...)
Mainstream politics shut out as Le Pen, Macron win in France
- April 24, 2017

Overnight, Macron and Le Pen secured the two berths for the run-off in May 7 in a result that saw the two movements that have dominated French politics for 60 years eliminated in the first round, partial results showed. The French vote was being closely watched as a bell-wether for populist sentiment following the election of Donald Trump as US President and Britain's vote to leave the EU. (more...)
Anti-Le Pen protests erupt in Paris following French vote Anti-Le Pen protests erupt in Paris following French vote
- April 24, 2017

View of a ballot box inside a polling station where far-right leader and candidate for the 2017 French presidential election Marine Le Pen is voting for the first-round presidential election in Henin-Beaumont, northern France, Sunday, April 23, 2017 . (more...)
Palm Sunday church bombings kill 36 in Egypt Palm Sunday church bombings kill 36 in Egypt
- April 24, 2017

Scores more were wounded in the latest in a string of jihadist-linked attacks on Egypt's Coptic community. Both explosions took place on Palm Sunday, which celebrates the entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem. Authorities said the Coptic pope for Alexandria, Pope Tawadros II, was inside leading the prayers but was not injured. Christians who comprise 10 percent of Egypt's population have been increasingly attacked and persecuted since the 2013 coup in the country, Morning Star reported, ... (more...)
French presidential hopeful Le Pen wins some 5% of votes in Paris French presidential hopeful Le Pen wins some 5% of votes in Paris
- April 24, 2017

European Union spokesman Margaritis Schinas said that "the choice was a fundamental one". "With Macron showing good results, the safe-haven buying dried up pretty quickly and I think this is the reason behind gold selling off this morning", said ANZ analyst Daniel Hynes. (more...)
FTSE 100 jumps as markets welcome French vote
- April 24, 2017

The far-right Le Pen and centrist Macron both took just under a quarter of the vote in a contest with 11 candidates. Investors had feared two eurosceptics - Le Pen and far-left politician Jean-Luc Mélenchon - would make it to the runoff vote, as opinion polls had been showing an extremely tight race. (more...)
The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs The sad saga of North Korea's ATMs
- April 24, 2017

North Korea's state media has yet to release reports on his detention. "We are aware of reports that a USA citizen was detained in North Korea", a State Department statement read. He was arrested the previous October. Lim Hyeon-soo, a Korean-Canadian pastor, has also been detained in the North since he entered the country via China on a humanitarian mission in January 2015. (more...)