His Holiness Pope Francis will officiate a concelebrated mass in this area near the Tacloban Airport on Saturday

January 16, 2015 12:13 pm· Comments Off on His Holiness Pope Francis will officiate a concelebrated mass in this area near the Tacloban Airport on Saturday 

150116095851Photo taken Friday (January 16, 2015) shows the area where Pope Francis will officiate a Holy Mass near the Tacloban Airport on Saturday, January 17. The stage where a makeshift altar was erected in front of steel quadrants is where the various facilities at the back of the media platforms is also where the field hospitals, media centers and water stations, among others are located. (PNA photos by Avito Dalan)
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Preparations for Pope Francis mass in Tacloban City

January 16, 2015 12:12 pm· Comments Off on Preparations for Pope Francis mass in Tacloban City 

150116093632Photos taken Friday (January 16, 2015) shows the preparations near the Tacloban City airport for the scheduled mass of Pope Francis on Saturday. The areas include the backside where media platforms are located; the stage where a makeshift altar is erected; steel quadrants to contain the public; and the various facilities that include field hospitals, media centers and water stations, among others. (PNA photos by Avito Dalan)LAM/acd

China approves new vaccine against poliomyelitis

January 16, 2015 11:30 am· Comments Off on China approves new vaccine against poliomyelitis 

BEIJING, Jan. 16 — China's drug watchdog has licensed a new vaccine against the poliomyelitis, the Ministry of Science and Technology announced Thursday.

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Ecowaste calls on traders to take tainted apples off the market following listeriosis outbreak in US

January 16, 2015 11:30 am· Comments Off on Ecowaste calls on traders to take tainted apples off the market following listeriosis outbreak in US 

MANILA, Jan. 16 — Ecowaste Coalition has urged concerned traders to take out apples that were recalled in US few days ago due to listeriosis outbreak that have so far killed seven persons.

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Spanish stock market rises 1.39%, closes at 9,982 points

January 16, 2015 11:29 am· Comments Off on Spanish stock market rises 1.39%, closes at 9,982 points 

MADRID, Jan. 16 — Spain's benchmark stock market index Ibex-35 rose 1.39 percent on Thursday to close at 9,982.50 points.

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Spanish treasury places over 4-B euros on market

January 16, 2015 11:29 am· Comments Off on Spanish treasury places over 4-B euros on market 

MADRID, Jan. 16 — The Spanish treasury placed on Thursday treasury bonds worth 4.676 billion euros (US$ 5.420 billion) in the second auction of the year, paying lower interest rates than in previous issuance.

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British FTSE 100 rebounds 1.73% on Thursday

January 16, 2015 11:29 am· Comments Off on British FTSE 100 rebounds 1.73% on Thursday 

LONDON, Jan. 16 — FTSE 100 Index, the British benchmark stock market gauge, Thursday increased by 1.73 percent, or 110.32 points, to 6,498.78 points.

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Spanish prices fall by 1% in Dec.

January 16, 2015 11:29 am· Comments Off on Spanish prices fall by 1% in Dec. 

MADRID, Jan. 16 — Spain's prices fell by 1 percent in December, 2014 in comparison with the same month in 2013, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published on Thursday by the Spanish Statistical Office (INE).

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Euro to become Lithuania's sole currency for cash payments

January 16, 2015 11:29 am· Comments Off on Euro to become Lithuania's sole currency for cash payments 

VILNIUS, Jan. 16 — The two-week dual currency circulation period ended on Thursday in Lithuania, which became the newest eurozone member on Jan. 1, 2015.

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French stock market jumps 2.37% on strong economic data

January 16, 2015 11:29 am· Comments Off on French stock market jumps 2.37% on strong economic data 

PARIS, Jan. 16 — The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 strongly rebounded by 2.37 percent to close at 4,323.20 points on Thursday, up 99.96 points.

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