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Trump hits China with tariffs, heightening concerns of global trade war

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump launched the next salvo in his widening war on Chinese trade abuses, this time taking aim at China’s unfair seizure of US intellectual property. Trump on Thursday directed the US trade representative to level tariffs on about $50 billion worth of Chinese imports following a seven-month investigation into the intellectual property […]

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Palace: Duterte is against proposed divorce law

MANILA – President Rodrigo Duterte is against the proposed divorce law, Malacañang said Monday. Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said Duterte believes approving divorce in the Philippines would be bad for children of separated couples and spouses seeking legal actions against their respective partners. “Ang Presidente po ay tutol sa divorce. Ang sabi niya, kawawa ang […]

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Snapchat stock loses $800 million after Rihanna responds to offensive ad

Rihanna is the latest celebrity to send Snap’s stock sliding. The singer tore into the app on Thursday for allowing an offensive ad to appear on its platform. Her remark sent Snap (SNAP)’s stock down nearly 4%, erasing nearly $800 million from its market value. Snap’s stock closed down 1% on Friday.  The ad in question was for the […]

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Fortuna Marcos Barba, the youngest sister of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, died yesterday. She was 87.

MANILA, Philippines — Fortuna Marcos Barba, the youngest sister of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos, died yesterday. She was 87. Ilocos Norte Gov. Imee Marcos made the announcement on her Facebook account. “Please include in your prayers our Auntie Baby, the only surviving sibling of my father who passed away today,” she wrote. No additional […]

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Engineer warned of cracking on bridge two days before collapse

(CNN)[Breaking news update, published at 9:05 p.m. ET] Construction crews were working on diagonal components on the north end of a future pedestrian bridge when the structure collapsed, National Transportation Safety Board investigator in charge Robert Accetta said Friday night. Accetta said the crews were applying post-tensioning force to strengthen diagonal members. Also Friday night, […]

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ICC: Probe of Duterte et al to continue despite withdrawal

The International Criminal Court’s proceedings on President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged crimes against humanity will continue despite his administration’s decision to withdraw the Philippines from the tribunal. Citing the case of Burundi, the court said it would retain jurisdiction over crimes it could prosecute “even after the withdrawal becomes effective.” “Thus, in the event of a […]