Suspects in Cotabato City blast charged

July 17, 2009 11:04 pm· Comments Off on Suspects in Cotabato City blast charged 

KIDAPAWAN CITY, July 18 –- Charges of multiple murders and multiple attempted murders have been filed against a certain John Doe and several other persons believed to be behind the bloody July 5 blast in Cotabato City, according to a top police official in Central Mindanao said.

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BIR chief enforces "Oplan Kandado" on 6 popular Pangasinan restaurants

July 17, 2009 10:44 pm· Comments Off on BIR chief enforces "Oplan Kandado" on 6 popular Pangasinan restaurants 

By Leonardo V. Micua

CALASIAO, Pangasinan, July 18 — Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) Commissioner Sixto Esquivas personally led in implementing on Friday his agency's “Oplan Kandado" on six restaurants in Pangasinan not paying the right amount of taxes to the government.

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Blast levels building in Chicago

July 17, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on Blast levels building in Chicago 

CHICAGO, July 17 (Xinhua)– Chicago Fire Department crews were responding to an explosion that leveled a building near after 9 a. m. Friday on the western side of Chicago. At least two people were seriously injured in the massive explosion that tore through a commercial vegetable oil plant, authorities said.

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Iceland hands formally in application for EU membership

July 17, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on Iceland hands formally in application for EU membership 

STOCKHOLM, July 18 — Iceland's application for accession to the European Union has been submitted Friday to the Swedish government, which currently holds the EU Presidency, according to reports reaching here from Reykjavik.

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U.S. House panel to probe into CIA's assassination program

July 17, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on U.S. House panel to probe into CIA's assassination program 

WASHINGTON, July 18 — A U.S. House panel will probe into an assassination program against al-Qaida leaders which the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had been hiding from the Congress for 8 years, the panel's head said Friday.

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Obama's approval rating slips

July 17, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on Obama's approval rating slips 

WASHINGTON, July 18 — U.S. President Barack Obama's approval rating slipped to under 60 percent, according to CNN's " poll of the polls" released Friday.

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Switzerland condemns Jakarta suicide bombings

July 17, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on Switzerland condemns Jakarta suicide bombings 

GENEVA, July 18 — The Swiss Foreign Ministry on Friday strongly condemned bomb attacks on two luxury hotels in Indonesian capital Jakarta which killed at least nine people and injured more than 60.

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Obama to hold press conference on Wednesday

July 17, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on Obama to hold press conference on Wednesday 

WASHINGTON, July 18 — The White House announced Friday that U.S. President Barack Obama will have a prime-time press conference at 9 p.m. eastern time (9 a.m. in Manila, July 23) Wednesday.

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Kony's arrest warrant contradicts possible peace deal: former UN envoy

July 17, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on Kony's arrest warrant contradicts possible peace deal: former UN envoy 

UNITED NATIONS, July 18 — The international arrest warrant for Uganda's rebel leader Joseph Kony and a peace agreement still missing his signature are fundamentally at odds, a former United Nations envoy for areas affected by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) said here on Friday.

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Los Angeles, China's Jiangsu province sign MOU on solar energy cooperation

July 17, 2009 10:13 pm· Comments Off on Los Angeles, China's Jiangsu province sign MOU on solar energy cooperation 

LOS ANGELES, July 18 — The City of Los Angeles and China's Jiangsu Province signed here on Friday a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on solar energy cooperation, the first of its kind between the United States and China.

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