AFP forms task force to find missing journalist Jonas Burgos

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on AFP forms task force to find missing journalist Jonas Burgos 

MANILA, March 21 – The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said Monday it has created a task group aimed to find missing journalist Jonas Burgos.

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Indonesia calls for peaceful political process in Libya

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on Indonesia calls for peaceful political process in Libya 

JAKARTA, March 21 – Indonesia on Monday called on peaceful political process in Libya even though a United Nations resolution was adopted for protection of innocent civilians, a press statement said here on Monday.

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17 injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza: medics

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on 17 injured in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza: medics 

GAZA, March 22 — Israeli warplanes carried out seven intensive airstrikes on posts belonging to Islamic Hamas movement' s armed wing al-Qassam Brigades, injuring at least 17 people, medics in Gaza said.

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Chicago area existing home sales tumble 8.8% in February

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on Chicago area existing home sales tumble 8.8% in February 

CHICAGO, March 22 — Sales of existing homes in the Chicago area of the United States declined 8.8 percent last month, an industry group said Monday.

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S. Korea to support smaller exporters hit by Japan quake

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on S. Korea to support smaller exporters hit by Japan quake 

SEOUL, March 22 — South Korea will provide financial support to local smaller companies doing business with firms in Japan in a bid to ease a potential liquidity crunch following the powerful quake that hit the neighboring country, a state-run agency said Tuesday.

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Brazil donates $ 500,000 to Japanese Red Cross

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on Brazil donates $ 500,000 to Japanese Red Cross 

RIO DE JANEIRO, March 22 — Brazil's government said Monday it would donate 500,000 U.S. dollars to aid quake-struck Japan.

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Death toll rises to 8,928 from great quake-tsunami in Japan

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on Death toll rises to 8,928 from great quake-tsunami in Japan 

TOKYO, March 22 — The National Police Agency said Tuesday that the catastrophic March 11 earthquake and ensuing tsunami have left 8,928 people dead and 12,664 others unaccounted for in Japan by 9 a.m. local time (0000 GMT).

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External power connected to No. 1 reactor at Fukushima plant

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on External power connected to No. 1 reactor at Fukushima plant 

TOKYO, March 22 — An external power source was ready for the No. 1 reactor Monday night at the troubled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, its operator Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said Tuesday.

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Benguet Corp. returns to financial health

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on Benguet Corp. returns to financial health 

MANILA, March 21 — Benguet Corporation (BC) continues to strengthen financially and expand its operation to take full advantage of high commodity prices.

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EU finance ministers lay out details of future bailout fund

March 22, 2011 10:31 am· Comments Off on EU finance ministers lay out details of future bailout fund 

BRUSSELS, March 22 — European Union (EU) finance ministers Monday laid out details of the permanent bailout fund which will have a capital base of 700 billion euros (987 billion U. S. dollars) to deal with future sovereign debt crisis.

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