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‘Dozens’ in White House granted security clearances despite disqualifying issues: whistleblower

'Dozens' in White House granted security clearances despite disqualifying issues: whistleblower A career official in the White House security office says dozens of people in U.S. President Donald Trump's administration were granted security clearances despite 'disqualifying issues' in their backgrounds, such as concerns about foreign influence, drug use and criminal …

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PH protests Chinese vessels near Pag-asa

MANILA has filed a diplomatic protest against China, presidential spokesman Salvador Panelo said, after the military over the weekend reported more than 600 Chinese vessels had been circling Pag-asa (Thitu) Island in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) since January. Satellite image of Pag-asa island taken in November 2017. …

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Japan announces new imperial era

TOKYO: The name of the era of Japan’s soon-to-be-emperor Naruhito will be “Reiwa,” or ordering harmony, the government announced Monday. Emperor Akihito is stepping down on April 30 — the first abdication in 200 years — bringing his era of “Heisei” to an end. The new era takes effect May …

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35th Balikatan opens

Exercises highlight territorial defense, counter-terrorism TERRITORIAL defense and counterterrorism will be the top priorities of this year’s Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises between the Philippines, the United States and Australia. BALIKATAN Southern Luzon Commander Lt. Gen. Gilbert Gapay, Defense Undersecretary Cardozo Luna, US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Km, Armed Forces chief …

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Kaya vows to keep lead in AFC Cup

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Cup titlist Kaya FC-Iloilo aims to stay in pole position in the AFC Cup as it plays second-running PSM Makassar tonight at the Indonesian club’s turf at Pakansari Stadium in Bogor City. Riding high on their 5-0 blanking of reigning Asean zone titlist Home United of …

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Taekwondo summer class kicks off

A PTA trainer demonstrates techniques to two young participants while the other aspirants look on. MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Taekwondo Association is hopeful of developing more successful youngsters in the country’s most popular martial art as it stages the 2019 Smart/MVPSF taekwondo summer class starting today in all its …

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Eduard Folayang, Kevin Belingon yield crowns in ONE: New Era

Kevin Belingon MANILA, Philippines — The last remaining Filipino title-holder at ONE Championship is heavyweight Brandon Vera. Filipinos Eduard Folayang and Kevin Belingon suffered painful defeats to Japanese Shinya Aoki and Braziian Bibiano Fernandes, respectively, and lost their respective belts in ONE: New Era at the Ryogou Kokugikan in Tokyo, …

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