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Harden leads Rockets past Jazz to book NBA semi-final bert

LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — James Harden scored 26 points as the Houston Rockets booked their place in the NBA playoff Western Conference semi-finals on Wednesday with a 100-93 victory over the Utah Jazz. Harden, the 2018 NBA Most Valuable Player, led the scoring as the Rockets overcame an improved Utah defensive effort to clinch a 4-1 series victory at Houston’s Toyota Center. The win means Houston face a potential blockbuster meeting with the […]

Australia strengthens ties with PH through food, brings culinary star and MasterChef winner in Manila

By Caesar Vallejos OPEN FOR BUSINESS, Eagle News Service Building stronger relationships with ASEAN nations including the Philippines, “Australia now 2019”, a program that celebrates Australian innovation and creativity in Asia, brings Taste of Australia with Adam Liaw in Manila at the Greenbelt 3 Park on April 27, 2019. The Australian Embassy in the Philippines organized the festival showcasing culinary culture and the best Australian products available in the Philippines, and highlighted by the talk […]

Japan court grants $4.5m bail to Carlos Ghosn

by Richard CARTER TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — A Japanese court granted Carlos Ghosn bail Thursday, meaning the former Nissan boss could soon walk out of his Tokyo detention center to prepare his defense against multiple charges of financial misconduct. The Tokyo District Court set bail at 500 million yen ($4.5 million) as the 65-year-old auto sector legend faces four charges ranging from concealing part of his salary from shareholders to syphoning off Nissan funds for […]

North Korea’s Kim set for first summit with Putin

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AFP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet for their first-ever summit Thursday, with the visitor looking for Moscow’s backing in his nuclear stand-off with the United States. The meeting on Russky island near the Pacific port of Vladivostok in Russia will be Kim’s first face-to-face talks with another head of state since returning from his Hanoi summit with US President Donald Trump, which broke down without […]

4.4-magnitude quake jolts Davao Occidental

(Eagle News) — A 4.4-magnitude earthquake struck Davao Occidental on Thursday, April 25, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. PHIVOLCS said the quake hit 267 kilometers southeast of Sarangani at 9:34 a.m. The depth of focus of the quake, which was of tectonic origin, was 90 kilometers. No damage to property nor aftershocks were expected.

Medialdea designated as caretaker of gov’t with Duterte in China

(Eagle News) — President Rodrigo Duterte has designated Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea as caretaker of the government as the chief executive attends the second Belt and Road Forum in China from April 24 to 28. In Special order No. 420, Duterte said Medialdea shall “take care of the day-to-day operations in the Office of the President and …oversee the general administration of the executive department..” Medialdea shall also “if necessary, act for or on behalf […]

Palace to Canada: Retrieve your trash “pronto” or 70 years of diplomatic relations between our countries “will be put to naught”

(Eagle News) — The Palace on Thursday, April 25, said the seventy years of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Canada “will be put to naught” if the latter “will not act with dispatch and finality” on the issue of wastes shipped to the Philippines years ago. Presidential Spokesperson issued the statement, as he described as “vague” the Canadian embassy’s response to President Rodrigo Duterte’s strong remark against Canada’s continued refusal to take back the […]

Wall Street sags after record-breaking session

by Roland JACKSON NEW YORK, United States (AFP) — Wall Street pulled back from records on Wednesday as investors digested mixed earnings reports ahead of more results from major tech companies. Elsewhere, Asian and European bourses were mixed as a global stocks rally failed to materialize a day after Tuesday’s record-breaking session in New York. Meanwhile, a drop in German business sentiment sent the euro plunging. US aviation giant Boeing told investors the crisis involving […]

PHIVOLCS “closely monitoring” Mt. Pinatubo following 6.1-magnitude quake in Luzon

(Eagle News)–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is “closely monitoring” Mt. Pinatubo, following the 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Luzon on Monday, April 22. PHIVOLCS made the announcement in a Facebook post on Thursday, April 25. So far, PHIVOLCS said the Pinatubo Volcano Seismic Monitoring network has not detected any changes in the condition of the volcano after the quake that “may  indicate any sign of volcanic unrest.” According to the agency, the “ash” and […]

Luzon grid under yellow, red alerts today, April 25

(Eagle News)–The National Grid Corporation of the Philippines placed on alert the Luzon grid on Thursday, April 25. The NGCP said a yellow alert was effective from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. to 11 p m. The NGCP said a red alert would be in effect from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The available capacity of the Luzon grid is […]

SWS: Hunger incidence among Filipino families down in March

(Eagle News)–Hunger incidence among Filipino families decreased in March, a recent Social Weather Stations survey found. The SWS survey conducted from March 28 to 31 found that the 9.5% or the estimated 2.3 million families who experienced involuntary hunger at least once in the past three months was one percent lower than the 10.5 percent in December 2018. According to the SWS, this also “marked the second consecutive quarter where there has been a decrease in […]

US records 695 measles cases, most since 2000

NEW YORK, United States (AFP) –The United States recorded 695 cases of measles in 2019, the most of any year since the disease was declared eliminated in 2000, health authorities said Wednesday. “The high number of cases in 2019 is primarily the result of a few large outbreaks — one in Washington State and two large outbreaks in New York that started in late 2018,” the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a […]

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