Medvedev calls for faster rearmament

July 23, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Medvedev calls for faster rearmament 

KOLOMNA, July 23 — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev called for an increase in the pace of Russian rearmament on Monday during a visit to an arms-making plant.

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Kadyrov denies rumors of Chechens fighting in Syria

July 23, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Kadyrov denies rumors of Chechens fighting in Syria 

MOSCOW, July 23 — Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov rejected media reports about Chechens allegedly taking part in the Syrian conflict, the Chechen administration said on its website on Monday.

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Damascus: chemical weapons only for foreign aggression

July 23, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Damascus: chemical weapons only for foreign aggression 

BEIRUT, July 23 — Syria may only use chemical weapons against external aggression, Syrian Foreign Ministry spokesman Jihad Makdissi said on Monday.

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Central Bank raises US dollar's rate, lowers euro's official exchange rate vs. Russian ruble

July 23, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Central Bank raises US dollar's rate, lowers euro's official exchange rate vs. Russian ruble 

MOSCOW, July 23 — The Central Bank of the Russian Federation on Monday lowered the euro's official exchange rate, but raised the U.S. dollar's official exchange rate against the Russian ruble starting from Tuesday, July 24, the External and Public Relations Department of the Central Bank said in its regular report.

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Thailand, Myanmar sign MoUs on economic cooperation

July 23, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on Thailand, Myanmar sign MoUs on economic cooperation 

BANGKOK, July 23 — Thailand and Myanmar on Monday signed three agreements covering cooperation in developing the Dawei special economic zone during the official visit of the Myanmar President to Thailand.

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13 killed in truck crash in Texas

July 23, 2012 10:41 pm· Comments Off on 13 killed in truck crash in Texas 

HOUSTON, July 23 — Authorities are investigating a weekend truck crash that killed 13 people and injured 10 others on a rural highway in the U.S. state of Texas, local media reported Monday.

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Hunger strike by Filipino workers in Saudi not true – PHL embassy

July 23, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Hunger strike by Filipino workers in Saudi not true – PHL embassy 

MANILA, July 23 — The Philippines’ top diplomat in Saudi Arabia has belied reports close to 200 Filipino workers went on hunger strike there to protest against labor abuses by their employers and government neglect.

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Army tries to identify persons found in Quezon mass grave

July 23, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Army tries to identify persons found in Quezon mass grave 

MANILA, July 23 – The Philippine Army (PA)'s 74th Infantry Battalion is still trying to identify the 30 individuals whose skeletal remains were found in field in Sitio Irrigation, Pagsangahan, Quezon Saturday.

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45 fishermen families receive P160-K from DOLE to start dried squid business

July 23, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on 45 fishermen families receive P160-K from DOLE to start dried squid business 

MANILA, July 23 — Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz last week personally turned over to Oroquieta City a P160,000 check as assistance to the Canubay Dried Squid Association (CDSA) under the DOLE Integrated Livelihood Program (DILP) for the CDSA's squid processing enterprise.

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Ilocos Region's top 16th wanted arrested in Taguig

July 23, 2012 9:57 pm· Comments Off on Ilocos Region's top 16th wanted arrested in Taguig 

MANILA, July 23 — A top wanted person in the Ilocos Region, hiding for the past 10 years for the crime of murder, has been arrested by the Southern Police District in Taguig City.

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