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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 …

  • Prosecutor: No immediate charges in California train crash
    Prosecutor: No immediate charges in California train crash

    OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — A decision on whether charges should be brought against a truck driver involved in a crash that derailed a California commuter train will not be made until the investigation is complete, Ventura County's top prosecutor said Thursday. …

  • Power Solutions beats Street 4Q forecasts

    The Wood Dale, Illinois-based company said it had net income of 48 cents per share. The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was ... …

  • CEO: Commuter rail system back to full service by March 30

    BOSTON (AP) — The head of the French company that operates Massachusetts' commuter rail system apologized for the breakdowns and delays that have plagued the system after a series of storms dumped more than 7 feet of snow on the region and vowed that full service would be restored — but not until the end of next month. …

  • Rexford Industrial reports 4Q results

    The real estate investment trust, based in Los Angeles, said it had funds from operations of $8.2 million, or 19 cents per share, in the period. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment ... …

  • Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'
    Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban St. Louis are calling the death of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich an "apparent suicide." …

  • Georgia says Russia bent on 'creeping annexation' of breakaway regions

    By Adrian Croft BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia is moving ahead with the "creeping annexation" of two breakaway Georgian regions as part of an aggressive strategy to broaden its influence in the region, Georgia's foreign minister said on Thursday. In talks with EU and NATO officials in Brussels this week, Tamar Beruchashvili said she had underlined Georgia's concern about agreements Moscow has signed deepening integration with the Georgian regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. "This is an …

  • Live Nation reports 4Q loss

    On a per-share basis, the Beverly Hills, California-based company said it had a loss of 94 cents. Losses, adjusted for asset impairment costs, came to 41 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall ... …