Putin: Russia to increase defence and security capabilities

February 21, 2014 12:45 pm· Comments Off on Putin: Russia to increase defence and security capabilities 

MOSCOW, Feb. 21 — Russia will continue to increase the potential of its Armed Forces and all security forces, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting marking Defender of the Fatherland Day, which is traditionally celebrated in Russia on February 23.

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EU to embargo arms supplies to Ukraine

February 21, 2014 12:45 pm· Comments Off on EU to embargo arms supplies to Ukraine 

BRUSSELS, Feb. 21 — The EU backs embargo on arms supplies to Ukraine, says the draft ministerial statement. The statement also outlines sanctions on those responsible for violence in Ukraine. PNA/Itar-Tass)

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Chinese FM: World community must play constructive role in Ukraine’s crisis settlement

February 21, 2014 12:45 pm· Comments Off on Chinese FM: World community must play constructive role in Ukraine’s crisis settlement 

BEIJING, Feb. 21 — China believes that countries should develop their relations on the basis of mutual respect for sovereignty and non-interference into domestic affairs, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told reporter in her comments on the European Union’s possible sanctions against Ukraine.

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PHL stocks index snaps 5-day win streak Friday noon

February 21, 2014 12:45 pm· Comments Off on PHL stocks index snaps 5-day win streak Friday noon 

MANILA, Feb. 21 –- The Philippine stock market snapped its five-day winning run, with the barometer index plunging 51.57 points to 6,301.19 at midday trading Friday.

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News Analysis: Sinopec private-capital-soliciting: big step, further openings expected

February 21, 2014 12:45 pm· Comments Off on News Analysis: Sinopec private-capital-soliciting: big step, further openings expected 

BEIJING, Feb. 21 — China's largest oil refiner's plan to seek social and private capital highlighted the country's endeavors to forge a mixed ownership economy amid further opening-up expectations.

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Experts: Russia's judges in Sochi avoid mistakes spectators saw in Vancouver

February 21, 2014 12:45 pm· Comments Off on Experts: Russia's judges in Sochi avoid mistakes spectators saw in Vancouver 

YEKATERINBURG, Feb. 21 — Russian sports achievers told a news conference on Thursday of the skill and professionalism of Russia's judges at the Sochi Olympics, who have avoided the mistakes made by their predecessors at the 2010 Vancouver Games.

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Napolcom conducts FGD for law enforcers, prosecutors to raise conviction rate

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Napolcom conducts FGD for law enforcers, prosecutors to raise conviction rate 

MANILA, Feb. 21 — The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has taken initial steps to increase the conviction rate in drug cases and heinous crimes through a Focus Group Discussion (FGD).

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Need for convergence of efforts to ensure success of IPSP 'Bayanihan' cited

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Need for convergence of efforts to ensure success of IPSP 'Bayanihan' cited 

MANILA, Feb. 21 — To ensure that the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) "Bayanihan" will prevail against the insurgency threat, Central Command chief Major Gen. John Bonafos said on Friday that convergence of efforts of all the stakeholders is needed.

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World's largest triathlon challenge will fire off in Subic Bay this weekend

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on World's largest triathlon challenge will fire off in Subic Bay this weekend 

SUBIC BAY FREEPORT ZONE, Feb. 21 — Over 650 athletes, to be led by multiple triathlete champion Chris McCormack of Australia, are expected to participate in the "Challenge Philippines", the latest addition to the 15-country "Challenge Family" series, which will kick-off on Saturday.

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Researchers call for sustained investment to control malaria in Africa

February 21, 2014 12:37 pm· Comments Off on Researchers call for sustained investment to control malaria in Africa 

NAIROBI, Feb. 20 — Researchers called for more investment in malaria control in Africa on Thursday as the latest study showed that 57 percent of the continent's population still live in moderate and high risk of infection.

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