Former President Corazon “Tita Cory" Aquino passes away at 76

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on Former President Corazon “Tita Cory" Aquino passes away at 76 

MANILA, Aug. 1 –- Democracy icon former President Corazon C. Aquino passed away Saturday at 3:18 a.m. at the Makati Medical Center in Makati City. She was 76 years old.

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Former President Aquino obit update: “She was a national treasure” — PGMA

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on Former President Aquino obit update: “She was a national treasure” — PGMA 

MANILA, Aug. 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday expressed her condolences to the family of former President Corazon C. Aquino.

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PGMA declares 10-day period of national mourning over Cory’s death

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on PGMA declares 10-day period of national mourning over Cory’s death 

By Zorayda S. Tecson

MANILA, Aug. 1 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday declared a 10-day period of national mourning in honor of the late former President Corazon Aquino, who passed away early this morning at the age of 76.

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In her 2009 SONA, PGMA reinforces Mrs. Aquino’s remembrance as democracy icon

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on In her 2009 SONA, PGMA reinforces Mrs. Aquino’s remembrance as democracy icon 

MANILA, Aug. 1 — As former President Corazon C. Aquino was on the verge of death on July 27, the day of the 9th State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA) of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the incumbent Head of State reinforced the former’s image as an icon of democracy.

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Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan intends to request more troops

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on Top U.S. commander in Afghanistan intends to request more troops 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan intends to call for major changes in military strategy there, including a request for more U.S. troops beyond the planned increase, the Washington Post's website reported on Friday.

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U.S. declares success in missile defense test

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on U.S. declares success in missile defense test 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — The U.S. Missile Defense Agency said on Friday that it successfully tested a sea-based missile defense system on Thursday night.

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NY police hunt for suspects in slaying of noted Nazi death camp survivor

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on NY police hunt for suspects in slaying of noted Nazi death camp survivor 

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 — Police said Friday they were seeking suspects in the slaying of a Nazi death camp survivor, once owner of a popular 1970s night club, whose bound and beaten body was found in his ransacked New York City apartment.

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U.S. House approves to add 2 bln USD to "cash for clunkers" program

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on U.S. House approves to add 2 bln USD to "cash for clunkers" program 

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 — The U.S. House of Representatives agreed on Friday to add 2 billion U.S. dollars to the "cash for clunkers" car purchase program after the first 10 billion dollar budget have been exhausted in just a week.

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Canada alerted by Russian plans to drop paratroopers in Arctic

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on Canada alerted by Russian plans to drop paratroopers in Arctic 

OTTAWA, Aug. 1 — Canada is closely watching Russian plans to drop paratroopers in the Arctic next April and will always be prepared to counter any challenge to its territory, Defense Minister Peter MacKay said Friday.

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Audi gains more U.S. market share amid economic downturn

July 31, 2009 11:46 pm· Comments Off on Audi gains more U.S. market share amid economic downturn 

NEW YORK, Aug. 1 — German luxury automaker Audi AG said on Friday that it has gained a more-than-expected market share in the United States in the first half of 2009 amid the economic downturn.

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