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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 …

  • Japan inflation slows for sixth straight month in January
    Japan inflation slows for sixth straight month in January

    Japanese inflation slowed for a sixth straight month in January as fuel costs fell, government data showed Friday despite the Bank of Japan's massive monetary easing to stoke growth. Core consumer inflation, excluding volatile fresh food prices, came in at 2.2 percent year-on-year, down from 2.5 percent in December, with the rise in overall consumer prices standing at 2.4 percent, the internal affairs ministry said. Adjusted for the tax increase, the core consumer-price index rose a marginal …

  • Gov. Herbert against handing off prison relocation decision
    Gov. Herbert against handing off prison relocation decision

    Gov. Gary Herbert said Thursday that he's opposed to the idea of allowing a state commission to pick a location to build a new prison instead of leaving the decision with the Legislature. Herbert said ... …

  • Man with ties to Tennessee murder found dead in Florida

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A man once thought to be a witness in a Tennessee nursing student's murder case has been found dead in an apparent suicide in Florida, police said Thursday. …

  • Aspen Aerogels reports 4Q loss

    On a per-share basis, the Northborough, Massachusetts-based company said it had a loss of 12 cents. The maker of insulation products posted revenue of $28 million in the period. For the year, the company ... …

  • Ampco-Pittsburgh reports 4Q loss

    The Pittsburgh-based company said it had a loss of 20 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 8 cents per share. The steel maker posted revenue of $74.6 million in the period. ... …

  • Acadia reports 4Q loss

    The San Diego-based company said it had a loss of 28 cents per share. The results did not meet Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a ... …

  • HFF posts 4Q profit

    On a per-share basis, the Pittsburgh-based company said it had net income of 71 cents. The commercial real estate services company posted revenue of $142.5 million in the period. For the year, the company ... …