international news

quake

TOKYO, Japan – There were at least 15 people were incapacitated after a magnitude-6.7 earthquake struck Japan’s northeastern region late Tuesday, authorities stated early Wednesday. Japan’s Meteorological Agency advised of potential landslides and collapse of houses, and said there was a chance of more quakes of similar levels hitting Yamagata and Niigata prefectures over the following week. It also forecast rain in part of the region on Wednesday. Nine individuals

Measles

The United States chronicled 22 new measles cases last week, bringing the year’s total number of cases to 1,044 in the worst outbreak of the disease since 1992, federal health officials stated on Monday. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the number of cases of the highly contagious and sometimes deadly disease rose 2.2% in the week ended June 13 from the prior week. The 2019 outbreak,

Israel

Jerusalem magistrate court sentenced on Sunday Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to recompense a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she settled to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the high-profile corruption cases involving the prime minister’s family. The court ruling established allegations that Sara Netanyahu had misused some $100,000 in state

saudi

Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi Crown Prince suspects rival Iran of attacks on two oil tankers in a vital Gulf shipping channel, accounting he “won’t hesitate” to tackle any threats to the kingdom, according to passages of a recent interview that was published on Sunday, June 16. “The Iranian regime did not respect the presence of the Japanese prime minister as a guest in Tehran and responded to his (diplomatic)

Sea

MANILA – US admonished the Philippines and China to avoid using “coercion and intimidation” in stating their claims in the disputed South China Sea, its embassy in Manila on Friday. The US embassy posted a statement, “Our position on the South China Sea is clear: We support lawful uses of the sea, respect for international law, unimpeded lawful commerce, and peace and stability.” US embassy dispensed the statement after a

Burj Khalifa

MANILA, Philippines —The Filipino community in United Arab Emirates broke out in cheers as the world’s tallest skyscraper and the Dubai Festival City Mall lit up with some of the Philippine icons in history, culture and tradition, in celebration of the country’s 121st Independence Day on June 12. The 828-meter-tall Burj Khalifa on Wednesday evening, glowed blue, red and white, the colors of the Philippine flag, together with its sun

Department of Foreign Affairs

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) recently raised Alert Level 2, or the” restriction phase,” in Sudan in light of the prevailing civil unrest in the country’s capital and other areas. A statement issued on Thursday said that the DFA elucidated that Alert Level 2 is raised “if there are real threats to the lives, security, and properties of Filipinos due to instability in a particular country.” “Filipinos who remain in

PLDT

Germany raised around 6.5 billion euros ($7.3 billion) from the sale of 5G frequencies to telecoms firms, the Federal Network Agency, stated on Wednesday, announcing the result of a 3-month auction. Its sale surpassed expectations of between three billion and five billion euros, and the payout will go towards closing the digital gap in a country whose wireless networks rank only 46th in the world for download speeds. The network

sea in boat

MANILA, Philippines – The United States Coast Guard is monitoring disturbances by the Chinese militia in the South China Sea, an official stated on Tuesday, June 11. US Coast Guard Pacific Area Commander Vice Admiral Linda Fagan said in a teleconference, calling from their headquarters in Alameda, California, “We have been following the militia and some of the activity.” The response came after an increased frequency of sightings of Chinese

people crowd

VILLA DEL ROSARIO, Colombia – Numerous thousand Venezuelans, distressed for food and medicine, crammed a border crossing to Colombia on Saturday, June 8, hours after President Nicolas Maduro partly reopened it. Maduro had the day previous ordered the reopening of the Venezuelan border in the western state of Tachira, near the location in Colombia where the international community had massed humanitarian aid that Maduro’s government refused to take. Thousands of