NCRPO chief slams ‘recruitment by deception’ luring laborers into CPP-NPA

MANILA, Philippines --- Laborers are easy targets of recruitment into the Communist Party of the Philippines and the New People's Army, says Police Major General Vicente Danao Jr., Director of the National Capital Region. Some thirty self-confessed CPP-NPA sympathizers, mostly laborers, have surrendered to the NCRPO. Danao said deception was employed to lure the laborers into joining the CPP-NPA. Danao insisted that the real motive is actually extortion. "Itong mga ito nagpapakahirap magtrabaho ang mga ito and yet they are forced to give 10 percent of their salary every month, so ito yung kanilang milking cow," Danao said Their ultimate goal is the closure of companies or...

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Duterte reminds public to observe health protocols as COVID-19 cases rise
MANILA, Philippines --- President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday reminded the public to strictly observe minimum health protocols to curb the transmission of COVID-19 amid the recent surge of cases of the deadly respiratory disease. Duterte blamed noncompliance with health protocols for the rising number of COVID-19 cases. "Well, what's the reason for this? Well, those who don't believe in social distancing, those who don't believe in personal hygiene," he said speaking partly in Filipino, in his pre-recorded weekly public address. "What the doctors are asking for your own benefit is wash your hands, cover yourself with a mask, clean your hands," he added. He reminded the public t...Keep on reading: Duterte reminds public to observe health protocols as COVID-19 cases rise
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Want to be IG-ready? Check this Vietnamese influencer
HANOI --- How to smile, where to place a hand, which direction to face: Young Vietnamese social media users are snapping up a popular influencer's course on posing for the perfect photo. In communist Vietnam, where 70 percent of the population is under the age of 35, the classes are particularly popular among young women. Pham Kieu Ly --- who has hundreds of thousands of followers on Instagram and TikTok --- set up the $130 course in Hanoi after women began asking her how to look their best in photos, largely for social media. Her lessons also cater to aspiring amateur photographers. Ly told Agence France-Presse (AFP) she saw women in the class who wanted "to learn how to po...Keep on reading: Want to be IG-ready? Check this Vietnamese influencer
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Tempered expectations
Tim Cone, the multititled Barangay Ginebra coach, said that the most important battle for his Gin Kings in the coming PBA season is one that will be fought among themselves. "I think it's going to be our greatest battle---battling expectations," he told a handful of reporters shortly after he was hailed the Outstanding Coach of the Bubble by the PBA Press Corps on Sunday night. "Yes, we're coming off championships, and yes we've gotten Christian (Standhardinger) to a team that won a championship without Greg (Slaughter). Yes, on paper we should be competing for a championship. But on paper and being out there on the court are two hugely different things," he added.It will be in...Keep on reading: Tempered expectations
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It’s all go for Lakan Season completion
SUBIC BAY, FREEPORT ZONE---The Makati Super Crunch and the Basilan Steel arrived here on Monday to complete the roster of teams contending for the MPBL Chooks-to-Go Lakan Season division championships and the national title. In the SBMA bubble since Friday are the San Juan Knights and the Davao Occidental Tigers. After undergoing antigen tests and a brief rest, the Steel and Super Crunch alternately worked out at the gym and pool inside the quarantine hotel early evening. They were eager to catch up with the Knights and the Tigers, who have familiarized themselves with the floor condition and ring bounce of the Subic Bay Gym, which will be closed to the public on Wednesday for t...Keep on reading: It’s all go for Lakan Season completion
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Pandemic worries clobber PH shares
The local bourse plunged on Monday as investors worried over the resurgence of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the country. The bellwether Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped by 1.81 percent or 124.45 points to 6,756.92, while the broader All Shares declined by 1.9 percent or 79.14 points to end at 4,079.40. AAA Equities […]
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Govt collects more than P199B from fuel marking
The government has so far collected more than P199 billion in duties and taxes through its fuel-marking program, according to the Department of Finance (DoF). Data released by Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd to reporters on Monday showed that the actual P199.61-billion tax take from September 4, 2019 to March 4, 2021 was equivalent to […]
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Verifier app to address fake TINs
The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) said taxpayers can now validate their taxpayer identification number (TIN) just by typing relevant information on their smartphones. BIR Deputy Commissioner Arnel Guballa in his report to Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez 3rd during the recent Executive Committee meeting said that the TIN Verifier mobile app launched earlier this year […]
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Indonesia to sign MOU for PH halal exports
The Philippines and Indonesia are currently working on the draft of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help Filipino exporters comply with Indonesia›s Law on Halal Product Assurance. In a statement on Monday, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said the MoU, which is being finalized, will facilitate trading of halal-certified goods through a […]
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Easing fish imports ‘problematic’
The proposal of the National Economic and Development Authority’s (NEDA) to ease the importation of fish and other agricultural products will affect producers in the long run, according to Tugon Kabuhayan. Tugon Kabuhayan convenor Asis Perez said in a virtual briefing on Monday that such a move is “dangerous” and “counterproductive.” “We feel that it will be problematic […]
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Quezon power co-op obtains P20-M loan
An electric cooperative (EC) servicing Quezon province obtained a P20.138-million calamity loan from the National Electrification Administration (NEA). The agency, in a statement on Monday, said Quezon I Electric Cooperative, Inc. (Quezelco I) availed the calamity loan to repair and rehabilitate its power distribution systems damaged by typhoons Quinta, Rolly, and Ulysses last year. This […]
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Aboitiz net income declines by 30 percent
Listed Aboitiz Equity Ventures Inc. (AEV) on Monday reported that it netted P15.4 billion last year, down 30 percent from P22 billion in 2019. In a filing to the exchange, the conglomerate said its power segment accounted for 52 percent of the total income contribution of the company’s strategic business units (SBU). The financials segment […]
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DA: Price cap on pork stays
The Department of Agriculture (DA) said the price ceiling on pork and chicken remains. Executive Order (EO) 124 implemented a price ceiling on pork and chicken products in Metro Manila to arrest the rising food prices. Signed by President Rodrigo Duterte signed on February 1, the directive has imposed a price cap of P270 per […]
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LTFRB alerted on colorum vehicles
A group championing the rights of commuters have sounded the alarm over vans operating between Manila and Baguio City charging more than five times the fares offered by provincial buses, calling the attention of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) on the matter. “These colorum vans charge hapless passengers outrageous fares. For instance, […]
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Govt extends assistance to inventors
The Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (Ipophl) has extended until December 31, 2021 its Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) Filing Assistance Program to benefit more inventors exploring opportunities in global markets. “As we encourage our inventors to think global, we must equip them with the necessary tools to make this leap. Ipophl’s PCT Filing Assistance […]
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Bloomberry unprofitable in 2020
Bloomberry Resorts Corp. incurred an P8.3-billion net loss in 2020 as the quarantine restrictions temporarily suspended the casino operations of Solaire Resort and Casino. Bloomberry’s consolidated revenues also plunged 62 percent to P17.8 billion last year from P46.4 billion in 2019. In a disclosure on Monday, the firm said the casino operations of Solaire was […]
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SEC: Online filing allowed from Mar. 15
Corporations and partnerships may start using the online submission tool (OST) to submit their annual financial statements (AFS), general information sheet (GIS), and other annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) starting on March 15, 2021. The commission on March 8 issued Memorandum Circular No. 3, series of 2021, or the schedule and […]
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Competition body welcomes DITO entry
The Philippine Competition Commission (PCC) has welcomed the launching of DITO Telecommunity in the telecommunications sector in the country. In a statement Monday, PCC Chairman Arsenio Balisacan said the launching of the third telecommunications player is a major development in the sector that has been ruled by only two companies for the past long years. […]
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PH has so far vaccinated 40,000 against COVID-19 – Galvez
MANILA, Philippines --- Over 44,000 vaccine doses against COVID-19 have so far been administered in the Philippines since it started its immunization program last week, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., the vaccine czar, said Monday in a pre-recorded briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte. According to Galvez, the global vaccination figure has reached 300 million, with seven million people being vaccinated per day. "We are happy that the Philippines is part of those numbers and that we have already administered more or less 44,000 doses," he said, speaking partly in Filipino. Galvez said many people were requesting "almost every day" allocations of the vaccines, an indication of th...Keep on reading: PH has so far vaccinated 40,000 against COVID-19 – Galvez
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Covid-19 cases up in Calabarzon, NCR, Central Luzon
Health Secretary Fransisco Duque 3rd recommended the deployment of more contact tracers in areas with the highest number of Covid-19 cases to address the rising infections in the country. Duque said virus cases increased in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon (Calabarzon), Central Luzon, Central Visayas and the National Capital Region (NCR). In Metro Manila, […]
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Treasury bill rates rise on Monday
Local Treasury bill (T-bill) rates rose Monday in line with the path of US Treasuries. The average rate of the 91-day T-bill increased to 1.139 percent, the 182-day to 1.316 percent, and the 364-day to 1.852 percent. These were at 1.040 percent, 1.226 percent, and 1.680 percent for the three and six-month, and one-year papers […]
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A case study in being a hot mess
MONDAY’S banner headline was a surprise only in the sense that we are not accustomed to anyone from the bloated Star Chamber known by the sentence-length name Interagency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF) being frank about anything. “Government reviews policy amid virus surge,” the headline read, over a story in which Bases Conversion […]
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94% of our problems are caused by management
AMONG many experts, W. Edwards Deming (1900-1993) and Peter Drucker (1909-2005) brought forward that thought-provoking admonition. Deming, who became a hero after helping resurrect Japan from the ashes of war, talked about “system failure” while Drucker, America’s most revered management guru, put it in a different manner: “What we know about management is how to […]
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Most Asian markets fall on persistent inflation fears
HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly fell on Monday as persistent inflation fears overshadowed a forecast-busting US jobs report and Senate approval of Joe Biden’s huge stimulus package, while Brent crude broke past $70 for the first time in almost two years after an attack on energy facilities in Saudi Arabia. Traders were given a stellar […]
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One in three global destinations shut – UN
MADRID: Almost one-third of destinations worldwide are currently completely closed to international tourists because of the pandemic, the United Nations tourism body said on Monday. Governments initially started easing travel restrictions last year but reversed the trend after new virus strains emerged and because of “the persistent seriousness of the epidemiological situation,” the Madrid-based World […]
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3D LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
3D LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 – The 3D Lotto draws are held today by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) at 2PM, 5PM, and 9PM and here are the results: 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Monday, March 8, 2021 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm)SWERTRES RESULT Today, […] The post 3D LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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ECB seen to keep borrowing low
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, Germany: The European Central Bank is on Thursday expected to stress its commitment to keeping borrowing costs low, as inflation concerns and a slow vaccination drive weigh on the eurozone economy. This week’s meeting of the ECB’s 25-member governing council is likely to be dominated by a recent rise in global bond […]
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A host of safety and luxury features highlight new D-MAX
After almost a decade, Isuzu’s tough as nails pick-up is finally being replaced by an all-new D-Max. It may look familiar, but this 2021 variant is new from the ground up. It has a completely new and stronger chassis, wider body, a more spacious interior and a new more powerful turbo diesel engine, the 3.0 […]
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2D LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
2D LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 – The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) is holding a draw for 2D Lotto today, March 9, 2021, and here are the results of the 2PM, 5PM, and 9PM draws. 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Monday, March 8, 2021 (updated every 11am, […] The post 2D LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Comelec orders Ecija mayor to step down
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) on Monday ordered the ouster of the sitting mayor of Jaen, Nueva Ecija. In a six page order, the Comelec’s 2nd Division, through Commissioners Socorro Inting and Antonio Kho Jr, issued a Writ of Preliminary Injunction ordering Antonio Prospero Esquivel to step down. The poll body also directed Department of […]
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DeChambeau edges Westwood to win Bay Hill
MIAMI: Reigning US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, bolstered by messages from Tiger Woods, outdueled Britain’s Lee Westwood in a dramatic back-nine battle on Sunday (Monday in Manila) to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The 27-year-old American captured his eighth career US PGA title, his first title since his major triumph last September at Winged Foot, […]
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Mazda trumps competitors in Consumer Report
Consumer Reports has recently released its 2021 Brand Report Card. The annual list, which measures 50 metrics such as reliability and owner satisfaction, has put Mazda on top of its rankings. What makes Mazda’s performance in Consumer Reports’ rankings impressive is the fact all but one of its models being sold in the North American […]
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Spike blamed on public disregard for protocols
Health Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd is pinning the blame for the new spike in coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases in the country to the waning enforcement of safeguards against infection as efforts to revive the economy are ramped up. In a phone interview on Monday, Duque told The Manila Times that the spike in Covid […]
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Praiseworthy progress in commuter rail infrastructure
ALTHOUGH the Duterte administration’s “Build, Build, Build” infrastructure program has resulted in some remarkable achievements, it is an unavoidable fact that, in many respects, the government’s reach has exceeded its grasp and that by the time President Duterte leaves office next year, quite a bit less will have been achieved than was hoped for when […]
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LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 – Draws for 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto, and 6/42 Lotto LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 – Here is the official result of the 6/58 Ultra Lotto, 6/49 Super Lotto and 6/42 Lotto draw for today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office or more commonly known […] The post LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Covid conundrum: Pandemic is hitting rich countries harder than poor ones
First word THE New Yorker magazine published in its issue of March 1 a major investigative article titled “The Covid Conundrum.” It investigates the remarkable phenomenon that the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic is hitting some countries harder than others; and rich countries are faring worse than low-income ones. Siddhartha Mukherjee, a medical professional, carried […]
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20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in 2nd quarter of 2021 – Galvez
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippines may get more than 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the second quarter of 2021 --- that is April, May, or June, Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., vaccine czar and National Task Force against COVID-19 chief implementer, said Monday in a pre-recorded briefing with President Rodrigo Duterte. Although he did not detail the number of doses for each brand, Galvez said these 20 million doses would come from Sinovac BioTech, the World Health Organization-led COVAX facility, Novovax, and AstraZeneca. The 2.6 million doses of AstraZeneca ordered by the private sector might arrive in May or June, Galvez said. The Philippine government and the priv...Keep on reading: 20 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines may arrive in 2nd quarter of 2021 – Galvez
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6/58 LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Ultra Lotto – 6/58 LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 6/58 LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 – Here is the result of Ultra Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/58 Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Monday, March 8, 2021 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm)SWERTRES RESULT Today, Monday, […] The post 6/58 LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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6/49 LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
Super Lotto – 6/49 LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 6/49 LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 – Here is the result of 6/49 Super Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/49 Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Monday, March 8, 2021 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm)SWERTRES RESULT Today, Monday, […] The post 6/49 LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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EU banking regulator hit by email hack
PARIS: The European Banking Authority, a key EU financial regulator, says it has fallen victim to a hack of its Microsoft email system which the US company blames on a Chinese group. Microsoft said last week that a state-sponsored group operating out of China was exploiting previously unknown security flaws in its Exchange email services […]
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6/42 LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
6/42 LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 6/42 LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 – Here is the result of 6/42 Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6/42 Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Monday, March 8, 2021 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm)SWERTRES RESULT Today, Monday, March 8, 2021 […] The post 6/42 LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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6D LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
6D LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 6D LOTTO RESULT March 9, 2021 – Here is the result of 6D Lotto draw released by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). 6D Lotto Result: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Monday, March 8, 2021 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm)SWERTRES RESULT Today, Monday, March 8, […] The post 6D LOTTO RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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SWERTRES RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
SWERTRES RESULT March 9, 2021 – Here is the result of Suertres lotto draw by Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Updates of the Swertres result is refreshed every 2PM, 5PM and 9PM. 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Monday, March 8, 2021 (updated every 11am, 4pm and 9pm)SWERTRES RESULT […] The post SWERTRES RESULT Today, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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EZ2 RESULT, Tuesday, March 9, 2021
EZ2 RESULT March 9, 2021 EZ2 RESULT March 9, 2021 – Here is the result of EZ2 Lotto draw of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO). Updates of the EZ2 result is refreshed every 2PM, 5PM and 9PM. 2pm: 5pm: 9pm: See UPDATED results for the following draws: EZ2 RESULT, Monday, March 8, 2021 (updated every […] The post EZ2 RESULT, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 appeared first on Philippine News.
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Senate passes BFP modernization bill
THE Senate on Monday approved on third and final reading a bill modernizing the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) by providing it modern firefighting tools, life-saving equipment and additional personnel. The senators were unanimous in passing Senate Bill (SB) 1832, or the proposed BFP Modernization Act, aimed at helping the BFP pursue its mandate of […]
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Lawmakers asked to hasten RA 11054 amendment
COTABATO CITY: Members of the Insider Mediators (IM) are calling on the House of Representatives and Senate of the Philippines to fasttrack the proposed bills amending Republic Act 11054 or the Bangsamoro Organic Law that would extend the Bangsamoro transition period until 2025. In a press conference held Friday in Cagayan de Oro City, IM […]
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Biden retreats from vow to make pariah of Saudis
WASHINGTON, D.C.: As a presidential candidate, Joe Biden promised to make a pariah out of Saudi Arabia over the 2018 killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. But when it came time to actually punish Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Biden’s perception of America’s strategic interests prevailed. The Biden administration made clear on Friday that it […]
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