Overseas Chinese in Sweden celebrate new year with dragon, lion dance

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Overseas Chinese in Sweden celebrate new year with dragon, lion dance 

STOCKHOLM, Jan. 22 — A series of traditional Chinese activities were held in Stockholm on Saturday to celebrate the coming of the Chinese dragon year.

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Structural reforms to continue even if external situation worsens

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Structural reforms to continue even if external situation worsens 

LISBON, Jan. 22 — Portuguese Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho said Saturday that the government will carry on structural reforms even if the external situation gets worse.

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Kenya calls on entertainment joints to enhance security

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Kenya calls on entertainment joints to enhance security 

NAIROBI, Jan. 22 — The Kenyan police on Saturday called for extra vigilance in entertainment spots ahead of Saturday opening match of the African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.

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Death toll of Italy's cruise liner wreck rises to 12

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Death toll of Italy's cruise liner wreck rises to 12 

ROME, Jan. 22 — The death toll of the Italian cruise liner wreck rose to 12 on Saturday after the body of a woman was found in the ship that ran aground off the country's western coast a week ago, local media said.

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Arab League chief receives observer mission report

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on Arab League chief receives observer mission report 

CAIRO, Jan. 22 — Arab League (AL) chief Nabil al-Arabi has received the report of the regional bloc's observer mission to Syria, AL Deputy Secretary General Ahmed Ben Helli said on Saturday.

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6.0-magnitude earthquake hits far off Mexican coast

January 22, 2012 9:24 am· Comments Off on 6.0-magnitude earthquake hits far off Mexican coast 

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 22 — An earthquake measuring 6.0 degrees on the Richter scale on Saturday jolted far off Mexico Pacific Coast, the National Seismological Service reported. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties and no tsunami warning was issued.

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Govt agencies continue to work for people's benefit

January 22, 2012 4:39 am· Comments Off on Govt agencies continue to work for people's benefit 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — Cooperation between national government agencies and local government units (LGUs) continues to produce materials and services that benefit the poor, the Palace said on Saturday.

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Malacanang bares new appointments

January 22, 2012 4:39 am· Comments Off on Malacanang bares new appointments 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — Malacanang announced on Saturday the appointment of Dr. Emelita V. Almosara as executive director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

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Aquino leads celebration of 66th foundation anniversary of Liberal Party

January 22, 2012 4:39 am· Comments Off on Aquino leads celebration of 66th foundation anniversary of Liberal Party 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — President Benigno S. Aquino III led Friday the celebration of the Liberal Party’s (LP) 66th foundation anniversary, saying he’s a proud member of the party that spearheads reform in the country.

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PHL, Canada work on a new level of relations — DFA

January 22, 2012 4:39 am· Comments Off on PHL, Canada work on a new level of relations — DFA 

MANILA, Jan. 21 — The Philippines and Canada are on the cusp of embarking on a new level of relations as Canada is prepared to share its resources and technology with the Philippines, anchored on one of the closest people-to-people relations Canada has with any other country in the world.

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