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  • US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow
    US-Philippines wargames to start under China's shadow

    Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers on Monday will kick off expanded wargames, showcasing a deepening defence alliance as alarm bells ring over China. The 10-day exercises in the Philippines are an annual affair between the longtime allies, but this time they will involve double the number of soldiers as last year in a sign of their expanding military partnership. The Philippines is seeking more US military and diplomatic support to fend off China's increasing forcefulness in its bid …

  • Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial
    Bar ban for US troops in Philippines amid murder trial

    The US Pacific Command has banned its troops in the Philippines from bars and nightclubs, a spokesman said Saturday, with the trial under way of a US Marine accused of murdering a transgender Filipina he met in a bar. Thousands of American and Filipino soldiers will on Monday kick off 10-day annual military excercises, according to Captain Alex Lim, a spokesman for the US forces, but there will be strict controls on their free time. Lim would not say why the restrictions were imposed but …

  • Philippine Airlines parent says back in black
    Philippine Airlines parent says back in black

    Philippine Airlines' parent firm said it had returned to profitability, the first time in three years either entity reported being in the black for an entire year. In a filing with the Philippine Stock Exchange Thursday, PAL Holdings reported an after-tax net profit of 129.74 million pesos ($2.93 million) in its fiscal year to December 31. …

  • Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit
    Blacklisted Russian deputy PM angers Norway with Arctic visit

    Norway said Sunday it was angry that Russia's deputy prime minister visited its Arctic Svalbard archipelago this weekend even though he is banned from Norwegian territory over Russia's role in the Ukraine conflict. "We are not too happy about it," Norwegian foreign ministry spokesman Rune Bjastad told AFP. Dmitry Rogozin landed in Svalbard on Saturday and promptly used Twitter to announce his arrival. Norway is not a member of the EU but has aligned itself with the bloc's sanctions against …

  • Delph hails Sherwood as Villa reach Cup final
    Delph hails Sherwood as Villa reach Cup final

    Aston Villa captain Fabian Delph saluted the influence of new manager Tim Sherwood after firing his team to a 2-1 victory over Liverpool in the FA Cup semi-finals on Sunday. Villa will make their first FA Cup final appearance since 2000 when they face holders Arsenal on May 30 and Delph believes the positive approach of the bubbly Sherwood has been the key to his side's recent revival. There was little reason for cheer at Villa Park for much of a season marred by fan protests, training ground …

  • Israel police investigating killing of Polish tourist

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police say they're investigating the killing of a Polish tourist whose body bore signs of violence. …

  • Manchester City beats West Ham 2-0; Silva hospitalized
    Manchester City beats West Ham 2-0; Silva hospitalized

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A bizarre own goal from West Ham's James Collins helped Manchester City back to winning ways in the Premier League but its 2-0 victory on Sunday was overshadowed by a head injury to David Silva. …

  • Residents asked to stay inside because of Colorado fire

    PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Residents of a Colorado neighborhood are being asked to stay inside their homes because of heavy smoke from a fire. …

  • DigitalGlobe unveils new tools for troops, others to use imagery

    By Andrea Shalal COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - DigitalGlobe Inc this week unveiled new Web-based tools that could help military troops, relief workers and others use its high-resolution satellite images, social media feeds and other data without needing massive bandwidth. The tools, which are in beta-testing now, give users access to complex data processing done in the cloud, including rapid analysis about everything from helicopter and paratrooper landing sites to social media usage in …

  • Granada's Mainz scores for both sides in draw with Sevilla

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Granada defender Diego Mainz scored goals for both teams in a 1-1 draw against visiting Sevilla in the Spanish league on Sunday. …