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Philippine lawmakers kill impeachment case against Duterte

The chief of the president's legal team, Salvador Panelo, said the impeachment complaint would distract lawmakers from important issues. The early rejection of the complaint demonstrates the challenges faced by opponents in using democratic mechanisms to take on Duterte, who enjoys a public approval rating of 82 per cent, and a massive social media support base.


China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project

China invests $124bn in Belt and Road global trade project

He said we would remain eternally grateful to our close friend China and its leadership for this wonderful project. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan-"This is going to be the kind of initiative that will put an end to terrorism". The network featured land, sea and air transportation routes and information expressway supported by major railway, port and pipeline projects. Reuters reported that the memorandums of understanding add to $57 billion United States dollars already pledged for ...


Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief over media leaks

Trump warns sacked Federal Bureau of Investigation chief over media leaks

Trump's tweeting was a subject during a press conference Friday at which Press Secretary Sean Spicer said he was not aware of any such recordings. Trump unceremoniously fired Comey late Tuesday afternoon. Comey reportedly told those close to him that the dinner was the beginning of the end of his time as the Federal Bureau of Investigation chief, while Trump has described the dinner and the final days of Comey's tenure differently.


Microsoft president: Cyber attack should be 'wake-up call'

Microsoft president: Cyber attack should be 'wake-up call'

Europol said Sunday the cyberattack affected more than 100,000 organizations in at least 150 countries. So far, he said, not many people have paid the ransom demanded by the malware. The cyber sleuths agency advised users to apply patches to their Windows systems in order to prevent its infection and spread. The hackers remain anonymous for now, but it appears that they are amateurs.


Anger as North Korean missile lands in sea 100km from Russian Federation

Anger as North Korean missile lands in sea 100km from Russian Federation

The North says it needs atomic weapons to defend itself against the threat of invasion and has carried out two atomic tests and dozens of missile launches since the beginning of previous year. It quoted Kim as saying his country has "the most ideal weapon systems in the world", which he's ready to use to target the USA, if attacked. Tokyo said the flight pattern could indicate a new type of missile.



Tillerson signs declaration stressing climate change threat

On climate change, Tillerson said the Trump administration is not yet ready to reveal its long-term policy, but he said it will put US interests ahead of all others. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, emphasizing the strong need for a naval base in the Arctic. The most surprising feature of this declaration was that it was signed by Rex Tillerson, the U.S.