Monthly Archives: February 2017

Marcos lawyer: Robredo camp ‘afraid of truth’

MANILA – The legal team of Vice President Leni Robredo is seeking ways to scrap an election protest against her because they are “afraid of the truth,” a lawyer of of former senator Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos, Jr. said Sunday. The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, affirmed last week that the election protest… Read More »

3 dead in Cagayan de Oro shootout

CAGAYAN DE ORO — Three men were killed in a shootout at a busy street in Cagayan de Oro City on Sunday afternoon. Mawi Solaiman was shot dead by three unidentified motorcycle-riding gunmen while on duty as an employee of an “ukay-ukay” shop in Daumar-Yacapin Street. According to the police, one of the suspects has… Read More »

Pimentel to cops: Use ‘common sense’ in looming De Lima arrest

MANILA – Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Sunday appealed to law enforcers to practice common sense if they arrest Senator Leila de Lima in connection with her drug case. “Common sense dapat ang gamitin ng ating mga law enforcer. Number one, kung nasa session kami, huwag kaming istorbohin kasi sila mismo ay gumagawa… Read More »

CAF Presidency: Zuma throws weight behind Hayatou

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has  announced that South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma, had pledged his full support to incumbent  president Issa Hayatou ahead of African football’s upcoming elections. It followed a meeting on Saturday morning when President Zuma received Hayatou at his residence in Pretoria. The meeting came just six days after the… Read More »

Russia 2018 World Cup: Eagles shun Black Stars for Burkina Faso

Ahead of the Russia 2018 World Cup and AFCON 2019 qualifiers, between Nigeria and Cameroon, the proposed international friendly between Super Eagles and the Black Stars of Ghana has been cancelled. Sunday Sun sports enquires revealed that Burkina Faso has been chosen to replace Black Stars in the all important build up match meant to… Read More »

Qatar Open: Pliskova wins year’s second title

Karolina Pliskova stormed to her second WTA title of the year on Saturday, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3 6-4 in the Qatar Open in Doha. The 24-year-old Czech, seeded number two, took just under an hour and 20 minutes to end the former world number one’s hopes of a first success of 2017. Pliskova broke the… Read More »

US remains ‘your greatest ally’, Pence tells Europe

US Vice President Mike Pence on Saturday pledged an “unwavering” commitment to transatlantic ties, aiming to reassure allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who pleaded with nations not to go it alone.Capping a week of whirlwind diplomacy by American officials who have descended on Europe to calm nerves rattled by President Donald Trump, Pence underlined… Read More »

Bosnia to appeal ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Bosnia will ask the United Nations’ top court to review its 2007 ruling which cleared Serbia of genocide during the country’s civil war, Bosnia’s Muslim leader said Friday. The move announced by Bakir Izetbegovic, the Muslim member of Bosnia’s tripartite presidency, could spark a new political crisis in the Balkans country which remains deeply divided… Read More »

Malaysia arrests N Korean in Kim killing

AFP, Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian police said yesterday they had arrested a North Korean man over the assassination of Kim Jong-Un’s brother, as relations between Pyongyang and Kuala Lumpur nosedived in a battle for his body. A 46-year-old was arrested on Friday evening with documents that identified him as North Korean citizen Ri Jong Chol, a… Read More »

Palaniswami wins floor test in Tamil Nadu Assembly

The AIADMK government led by Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami proved its majority in the Tamil Nadu Assembly, winning 122 votes in favour and 11 against following the eviction of DMK MLAs and walkout of Congress and IUML members, reports The Hindu.  The 11 members who voted against the government belonged to the rebel AIADMK… Read More »