Gov. Marquez says now it's time to work with Corona impeachment trial over

May 31, 2012 9:32 am· 2 Comments 

ILOILO CITY, May 30 -– Aklan Gov. Carlito Marquez on Wednesday said that with the impeachment trial on Chief Justice Renato Corona now over, it is but time for all government workers to return to work and render public service.

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Turkey expels Syrian diplomats in Ankara

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ANKARA, May 30 — Turkish Foreign Ministry decided on Wednesday to expel all Syrian diplomats in the Turkish capital of Ankara, urging the Syrian charge d'affaires and all other diplomatic personnel to leave the country within 72 hours.

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Mubarak's two sons referred to criminal court

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CAIRO, May 30 — Egypt's General Prosecutor Abdel Maguid Mahmoud decided Wednesday to refer former President Hosni Mubarak's sons Gamal and Alaa and seven others to a criminal court over stock exchange manipulation.

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S. Korean nuclear engineers indicted for power failure cover-up

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SEOUL, May 30 — Five senior engineers were indicted Wednesday for their alleged attempt to cover up a power outage at South Korea's oldest nuclear reactor in February, which heightened public safety concerns over nuclear power.

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Israeli defense minister: Iranian nuclear program "a sword on Israel's neck"

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JERUSALEM, May 30 — Iran's nuclear ambitions constitute "a sword on the neck of Israel," Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said on Wednesday.

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ILO chief warns of strong reactions to extreme policies in Eurozone

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GENEVA, May 30 — Extreme policies to tackle the crisis in the Eurozone could produce extreme reactions, said Juan Somavia, the director-general of the International Labour Organization (ILO) on Wednesday.

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Palestinian presidency rejects Israeli "unilateral actions"

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RAMALLAH, May 30 — The Palestinian presidency on Wednesday said it rejects any Israeli unilateral steps that may lead to a Palestinian state with provisional borders.

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Syrian ambassador calls diplomatic expulsions "hasty"

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MOSCOW, May 30 — The expulsion of Syrian diplomats from a number of countries was a hasty decision, the Syrian ambassador to Russia said Wednesday.

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5.9-magnitude quake jolts Kazakhstan

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BEIJING, May 31 — An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Kazakhstan at 5:20 a.m. Thursday(Beijing Time), the China Earthquake Networks Center announced.

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Interview: Evidence still needed for judging new earthquake cycle: scientist

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SAN FRANCISCO, May 31 — Scientists still need to seek comprehensive and robust scientific evidence to decide whether the Earth has entered a new cycle of large earthquakes, a geophysicist told Xinhua on Wednesday.

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