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heat waves

The National Weather Service has advised that dangerously warm temperatures are scheduled for Wednesday throughout the Central and Easter United States, with temperatures above 100 degree Celsius (approx. 38 degrees Celsius) in most hit parts of the country. In many locations, temperatures are anticipated to stay in the 80% even when the sun falls beneath the horizon. All those who live in the region, stretching through Iowa, Missouri and southern

warship

Britain has said that they will be sending a second warship to the Gulf while raising the alert level in the region. Tension has been spiking up after Iranian gunboats threatened a UK supertanker. US President Donald Trump has been actively voicing out Iran over news  about Iran’s nuclear program and its alleged support for terror groups in the Middle East. Trump further warns Iran to be “careful.” Two of

Kim Jong

North Korea on Monday called the weekend meeting between its leader Kim Jong Un and US President Donald Trump in the Demilitarized Zone as “historic” and “amazing”. The two leaders settled to “resume and push forward productive dialogues for making a new breakthrough in the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula”, the official Korean Central News Agency said. After an invitation by the US president on Saturday, the two men met

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

helicopter

WASHINGTON – Trump’s administration has gone ahead with a surveillance drone sale to 4 US allies in the South China Sea region as acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan stated Washington will no longer “tiptoe” around Chinese behavior in Asia. Shanahan did not directly name China when making accusations of “actors” destabilizing the region in a speech at the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday but went on to say

Virginia Beach

A dissatisfied city employee opened fire at the municipal center in Virginia Beach, Virginia, on Friday afternoon, killing 11 people and wounding at least six others before he was killed himself, the city’s police chief stated. Chief James Cervera stated the exact circumstances of the shooting in the coastal resort city is still under investigation. He gave out a few details, however, of what was known, but stated by a

Fitch Ratings : Samsung may gain from Huawei's plight in trade war

According to Fitch Ratings, the Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has a high chance to strengthen its position in the smartphone market due to the letdown spurred to Huawei Technologies Co Ltd in the wake of US-China trade tensions, Tech companies which includes Google and SoftBank Group-owned stated ceasing supplies and updates over to Huawei. The ratings company said in a statement. The loss of access to may hurt the smartphone sales of

Huawei

The Department of Information and Communications Technology assured the public on Thursday that Huawei’s banning in the US will have “little impact” on the Philippines, where local carriers guaranteed to diversify their hardware sources. DICT added that Manila also has tools to protect its telecommunications infrastructure. As Globe and PLDT conglomerates both use Huawei in their networks and have tapped the Shenzhen-based tech giant for their 5G rollouts. The DICT

Huawei

Philippines’ top Telcos, Globe Telecom and PLDT Inc on Monday stated Huawei devices on their networks would be unperturbed by US companies’ move to cut off supply ties with the Chinese giant. Google suspended hardware and software supplies to Huawei in compliance with an order from Washington, stated Android services on existing Huawei devices would “keep functioning.” “We wish to assure our customers that the current situation at Huawei will

voters

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed Monday, May 20, that the planned one-day proclamation may not be able to take place because the votes are yet to arrive from the United States (US) and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Comelec-Education and Information Department Assistant Director Frances Arabe stated the National Board of Canvassers (NBOC) will not be able to declare both the winning senators and party-lists Tuesday, May 21. “For