Death rates from drug abuse double in Moscow in 2012

July 18, 2012 11:51 pm· Comments Off on Death rates from drug abuse double in Moscow in 2012 

MOSCOW, July 18 — Death rates from drug abuse have doubled in Moscow in 2012 as compared with the previous year, head of the Moscow administration of the Federal Service for Drug Control Vyacheslav Davydov said on Tuesday.

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China Focus: Fishermen set eyes on South China Sea resources

July 18, 2012 11:51 pm· Comments Off on China Focus: Fishermen set eyes on South China Sea resources 

SOUTH CHINA SEA, July 18 — Chinese fishermen are setting their eyes on the vast and largely untapped fishery resources in the South China Sea with the sail of a big fishing fleet to the region.

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Seven killed as minibus falls into ravine in SW China

July 18, 2012 11:51 pm· Comments Off on Seven killed as minibus falls into ravine in SW China 

CHONGQING, July 18 — Seven people were killed Wednesday when a mini-bus fell into a 80-meter-deep ravine in southwest China's Chongqing municipality, local police said.

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Chinese fishing fleet still far from PHL territory

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Chinese fishing fleet still far from PHL territory 

By Priam F. Nepomuceno

MANILA, July 18 — Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Western Command chief Lt. Gen. Juancho Sabban on Wednesday said that Chinese fishing fleet and its escort are still 100 nautical miles away from the nearest territory being claimed by the country.

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Gov't investment in social services to help cut poverty

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Gov't investment in social services to help cut poverty 

MANILA, July 18 — The National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) said government's investment in social services, respectable economic growth and stable inflation could help reduce poverty.

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DFA denounces China's fresh attempt to exercise control over Manila territories in the WPS

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on DFA denounces China's fresh attempt to exercise control over Manila territories in the WPS 

By Michaela del Callar

MANILA, July 18 -– The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA)on Wednesday denounced China’s fresh attempt to exercise authority over Manila-claimed territories in the West Philippine Sea under a city it recently established to cover a wide expanse of the vast waters.

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23 bus companies fix wages of drivers, conductors

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on 23 bus companies fix wages of drivers, conductors 

MANILA, July 18 –Twenty three bus companies have fixed the wages for their drivers and conductors in compliance with Department Order 118-12 of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).

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LPA to become tropical depression by Thursday or Friday –PAGASA

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on LPA to become tropical depression by Thursday or Friday –PAGASA 

MANILA, July 18 — The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the low pressure area (LPA) spotted east of Central Luzon is expected to develop into a tropical cyclone by Thursday or Friday.

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Why there was no Asean joint communique

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Why there was no Asean joint communique 

By Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Erlinda F. Basilio

MANILA, July 18 — The following is the full statement of Philippines Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Erlinda F. Basilio on the non-issuance of a joint communique during the 45th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting held on July 9, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia:

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Joint Statement of GPH-MILF on the 29th Formal Exploratory Talks

July 18, 2012 11:34 pm· Comments Off on Joint Statement of GPH-MILF on the 29th Formal Exploratory Talks 

MANILA, July 18 — The 29th round of Exploratory Talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GPH) and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) successfully ended Wednesday in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with both sides expressing confidence in wrapping up discussions on mechanisms towards the realization of a new political entity that would replace the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) as contained in the April 2012 GPH-MILF Decision Points on Principles.

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