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Govt ‘concerned’ over US intelligence tag for Duterte

Govt ‘concerned’ over US intelligence tag for Duterte

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is not an autocrat and is taking seriously a report by the US intelligence community that names the firebrand leader among the threats to democracy in Southeast Asia, his spokesman said yesterday.

Labour dept officials to visit Kuwait

Labour dept officials to visit Kuwait

Philippine officials are headed to Kuwait today. Labour Secretary Silvestre Bello told reporters yesterday one of his deputies would lead the delegation, which is also due to stop in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Three-month reprieve by FATF: foreign minister

Three-month reprieve by FATF: foreign minister

Pakistan has narrowly avoided being targeted by a global watchdog over terrorism financing, the foreign minister said, after reports that the US had supported a motion to place its ally on the group’s watchlist.

Apex court bars Sharif from leading own party

Apex court bars Sharif from leading own party

Pakistan’s Supreme Court ordered yesterday that ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif be removed as head of the political party he founded, six months after the court removed him as premier.

2 AAP MLAs in custody over assault on top official

2 AAP MLAs in custody over assault on top official

A Delhi court yesterday sent two Aam Aadmi Party legislators, who allegedly assaulted Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, to judicial custody till today.

Kamal launches party, vows corruption-free government

Kamal launches party, vows corruption-free government

Tamil actor Kamal Haasan yesterday launched his political party, which he said will seek to provide corruption-free governance, stop playing games on the basis of religion and castes and adopt a centrist approach without swaying left or right too much.

Canada does not back separatists: Trudeau

Canada does not back separatists: Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday sought to dispel perceptions his administration is too close to Sikh separatists, officials said, a controversy that has overshadowed his trip to India.

Rapist’s victims win case against police

Rapist’s victims win case against police

Two victims of John Worboys have won their claim for compensation from the Metropolitan police after the Supreme Court ruled that the force had failed to carry out an effective investigation into the serial sex attacker.

RBS hires ‘digital human’ on probation

RBS hires ‘digital human’ on probation

A life-like avatar called Cora is being put through her paces by Royal Bank of Scotland, helping customers with basic queries and giving its digital banking drive a more human face.

Govt: Brexit transition period not to be open-ended

Govt: Brexit transition period not to be open-ended

Downing Street has insisted there will be a firm end-date to the Brexit transition period, after a leaked document revealed the government is challenging the EU’s 21-month limit and proposing that the UK stays in the single market and customs union ...

Pro-EU bus gets stuck on streets of London

Pro-EU bus gets stuck on streets of London

An anti-Brexit campaign bus was forced into a reversal of its own yesterday as it got stuck in a narrow side-street in central London during its first day on the road.

New Zealand cleans up after Cyclone Gita

New Zealand cleans up after Cyclone Gita

Cyclone Gita has caused flooding, damaged roads and isolated thousands of people in New Zealand’s popular tourist destination Golden Bay.

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