BI steps up deportation of foreign fugitives

January 4, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on BI steps up deportation of foreign fugitives 

MANILA, Jan. 4 — The Bureau of Immigration (BI) arrested and deported a total of 15 foreign fugitives from July to December 2010 as the agency stepped up its campaign against aliens wanted for various crimes in their homelands.

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(Metro News) Caloocan cops gun down 2 suspected carnappers

January 4, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on (Metro News) Caloocan cops gun down 2 suspected carnappers 

MANILA, Jan. 4 – Caloocan police officers shot dead two suspected carnappers during an encounter in Barangay 168, Deparo Monday night.

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30,000 applications for business permits renewal in Davao City seen this year

January 4, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on 30,000 applications for business permits renewal in Davao City seen this year 

DAVAO CITY, Jan. 4 – Applications for renewal of the business permits are expected to reach more than 30,000 this year in the light of the rising number of establishments in this city.

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Kalibo eyes to put CCTV cameras in public places

January 4, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on Kalibo eyes to put CCTV cameras in public places 

KALIBO, Aklan, Jan. 4 – The local government of Kalibo is planning to put CCTV (close circuit television) cameras in the major thoroughfares of this town.

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GMA, former First Gentleman in Diocesan rites

January 4, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on GMA, former First Gentleman in Diocesan rites 

ILOILO CITY, Jan. 4 – Former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her family slipped quietly in this city on Monday, to grace the closing ceremony of the Diocesan Process, a vital step toward the eventual canonization of Mother Rosario Arroyo de la Visitacion, founder of the Dominican Sisters in the Philippines.

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Jerry Brown sworn in as California's governor

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LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 — Democrat Jerry Brown was sworn in Monday as California's 39th governor, taking over from Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger who left the office with a huge deficit for the golden state.

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Greece insists on construction of fence along border with Turkey

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ATHENS, Jan. 4 — Greece reiterated on Monday its determination to proceed to the construction of a fence along the land border with Turkey in order to curb the increasing flow of illegal migration, despite EU reservations.

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News Analysis: Israel's Labor leader Barak facing internal, external criticism

January 4, 2011 11:14 am· Comments Off on News Analysis: Israel's Labor leader Barak facing internal, external criticism 

by Adam Gonn

JERUSALEM, Jan. 4 — Israeli Minister of Minorities Avishay Braverman, a member of the Labor party, called for a party referendum to be held later in January to decide whether or not the Labor party should remain in the government.

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U.S. regrets Belarus' decision to close OSCE office

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — The U.S. State Department said on Monday that the United States regretted Belarus' decision to terminate the office of the Organization of Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in the capital city of Minsk.

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U.S. to renominate envoy to Venezuela

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 4 — The United States announced on Monday that it will renominate an ambassador candidate for Venezuela, raising hope that the two states would resolve their diplomatic dispute resulting from Venezuela's rejection of the current nominee.

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