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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. …

  • Prologis purchases KTR Capital for $5.9 billion

    Warehouse and distribution center operator Prologis Inc. says it has acquired KTR Capital Partners, which owns more than 300 industrial properties in the U.S. Prologis, which owns and operates more than ... …

  • Researcher denied flight after tweet poking United security

    United Airlines stopped a prominent security researcher from boarding a California-bound flight late Saturday, following a social media post by the researcher days earlier suggesting the airline's onboard ... …

  • Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat
    Survivor: Smugglers locked hundreds in hold of capsized boat

    ROME (AP) — A smuggler's boat crammed with hundreds of people overturned off Libya's coast as rescuers approached, causing what could be the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant tragedy and intensifying pressure on the European Union Sunday to finally meet demands for decisive action. …

  • Utility: No leaks found in California gas line that exploded

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A gas pipeline that exploded at a sheriff's gun range in Central California had been inspected twice in April for gas leaks, and no leaks were found, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Sunday. …

  • Official: Uptick of Haiti migrants in Bahamas

    NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The Bahamas says 178 Haitian migrants have been detained by local authorities over the last several days. …

  • Eight Corinthians football fans shot dead in Brazil
    Eight Corinthians football fans shot dead in Brazil

    Eight football fans were gunned down ahead of a semi-final match at the Corinthians fan club headquarters in Sao Paulo, police and local media reported Sunday. A Sao Paulo military police spokesman told AFP seven people were shot dead at the Corinthians' fan headquarters Saturday night and another later died in hospital. The shooting was confirmed by a Corinthians club official to AFP. The source noted the fan club is not affiliated with the official Corinthians football squad. …

  • Roma draws 1-1 at home to struggling Atalanta in Serie A
    Roma draws 1-1 at home to struggling Atalanta in Serie A

    MILAN (AP) — Roma failed to make the most of Lazio's defeat as it was held 1-1 at home by relegation-threatened Atalanta in Serie A to move level on points with its city rival in second spot, while Inter Milan drew 0-0 against AC Milan in a heated derby match. …