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  • France's Hollande heads to typhoon-hit Philippine town
    France's Hollande heads to typhoon-hit Philippine town

    French President Francois Hollande will on Friday visit a remote Philippine town that was devastated by one of the world's strongest typhoons, seeking to sound a global alarm on climate change ahead of a crucial UN summit. Hollande is on a two-day trip to the Southeast Asian archipelago, regarded as a frontline state in the struggle against global warming, as part of his campaign to build diplomatic momentum ahead of the Paris summit in December. On Thursday, he launched an appeal with …

  • French, Philippine leaders appeal for climate action
    French, Philippine leaders appeal for climate action

    French President Francois Hollande and Philippine leader Benigno Aquino appealed Thursday for urgent global action on climate change, seeking to build momentum for a planned historic accord at a UN summit in Paris. On the first day of Hollande's visit to the Philippines, the leaders offered a show of unity they said could serve as a model for rich and poor nations who have long been divided over how to tackle climate change. "We have a duty to act together and that's why I came here to the …

  • Propaganda in the Philippines: Past and present
    Propaganda in the Philippines: Past and present

      By NORMAN SISON THERE  was a time — two generations ago — when Filipinos deeply loved their country and knew how to fight for their motherland’s freedom because it was the right thing to do. The year was 1944. It had been two years since 100,000 Filipino and American troops in Bataan and Corregidor …

  • Pennsylvania House takes new stab at privatizing liquor sale

    For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it ... …

  • UnitedHealth tightens rules covering hysterectomies

    UnitedHealth is tightening its coverage rules on hysterectomies. The largest U.S. health insurer will require health care professionals and facilities and providers to notify it in advance if they plan ... …

  • Stonegate Mortgage reports 4Q loss

    The Indianapolis-based company said it had a loss of 83 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 5 cents per share. The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average ... …

  • Victory for Argentine leader as judge rejects cover-up case
    Victory for Argentine leader as judge rejects cover-up case

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday firmly dismissed allegations that Argentine President Cristina Fernandez tried to cover up the involvement of Iranian officials in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, easing a crisis for her government fed by the death of the prosecutor who brought the case. …

  • Oklahoma lawmakers seek more regulations on wind industry

    With wind energy production in full swing in Oklahoma, legislative leaders are looking to impose some new restrictions on the booming industry. The Senate Energy Committee approved a bill Thursday by Senate ... …

  • Lawyer for Al-Jazeera journalist blasts Canadian government

    TORONTO (AP) — The lawyer for a Canadian Al-Jazeera journalist criticized the Canadian government Thursday for not doing enough to secure his release from Egypt. …

  • Asia-bound cargo ship held in Alaska harbor cleared to leave

    A cargo ship that has been held two weeks in Alaska amid a federal environmental crimes investigation has been cleared to leave port, a federal prosecutor said Thursday. The German owners and operator ... …