Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

VATICAN CITY  (AFP) – Pope Francis said on Monday he will visit the United States in September 2015, his first trip to the country since becoming pontiff. The pope said he would travel to Philadelphia for the “World Meeting of Families,” a Church-sponsored gathering that takes place once every three years. Vatican sources said the […]

19.11.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

Get that Obama or Putin look for $44, on Chinese web

(BEIJING-AFP) – Chinese traders are offering the chance to get that “world leader look” by selling copies of the garb worn by Barack Obama, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping at this week’s APEC summit in Beijing. While the silky high-collared tunics were based on the traditional “Mao suits” once beloved by Chinese leaders, social media […]

Saudi capital’s $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official

Saudi capital’s $22.5 bn metro a race against time: official

(RIYADH-AFP) – The sprawling and congested Saudi capital is in a race against time to complete its $22.5 billion metro system within four years, a senior official said on Wednesday. Abdullah Allohaidan told AFP in an interview that the rail and bus development — whose construction is changing the face of Riyadh — is the […]

29.10.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Home & Garden, Motoring, World News ·
Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

Unbeaten Walters KOs Donaire for title

LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Undefeated Jamaican Nicholas Walters knocked out Filipino star Nonito Donaire with one second remaining in the sixth round Saturday to win the World Boxing Association featherweight title. Walters landed a powerful overhand right to the left temple that sent the champion crumpling to the canvas and referee Raul Caiz counted out […]

21.10.2014 · Filled under: Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’ Schwarzenegger goes from Terminator to climate ‘Innovator’

PARIS  (AFP) – Hollywood legend Arnold Schwarzenegger has gone from being the “Terminator” to the “Innovator”, France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Saturday, praising him for his work to prevent climate change. The actor turned politician was presiding over a climate change conference of the world’s regions in Paris on Friday and Saturday in the […]

20.10.2014 · Filled under: Environment, Hollywood Stars, World News ·
‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

‘Blood moon’ awes sky watchers in Americas and Asia

By Daniel Woolls WASHINGTON, October 8, 2014 (AFP) – Stargazers in the Americas and Asia were treated to a lunar eclipse Wednesday, a celestial show that bathed the moon in a reddish tint to create a “blood moon.” During the total lunar eclipse, light beams into Earth’s shadow, filling it with a coppery glow that […]

09.10.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
‘World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit’ marks the beginning of a new era of peace

‘World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit’ marks the beginning of a new era of peace

Int’l political and religious leaders commit to a new systematic approach for peace SEOUL, South Korea – Over 700 religious leaders and 50 heads of states attended the “World Alliance of Religions: Peace Summit” held on Sept. 17-19, 2014, in Seoul, South Korea, with the theme of “The Enactment of an International Law for the […]

03.10.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France  (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, both leaders […]

19.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PHL, France agree to continue addressing climate change

PARIS, France, Sept 18 (Mabuhay) – The Philippines and France have agreed on the need for concrete and effective results for climate talks in order to move forward efforts in dealing with the threats of climate change. During a bilateral meeting between President Benigno Aquino III and French Republic President Francois Hollande here on Wednesday, […]

18.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

UN troops withdraw from Syrian Golan: AFP

GOLAN HEIGHTS (AFP) – Hundreds of UN troops withdrew from the Syrian to the Israeli-occupied sector of the Golan on Monday, an AFP correspondent said, two weeks after Al-Qaeda-linked rebels kidnapped dozens of peacekeepers. They crossed in a UN convoy in the afternoon into the Israeli-occupied sector, the correspondent said. The peacekeepers in the Golan […]

16.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

Syria army, rebels clash as UN bids to free Golan peacekeepers

By Menahem KAHANA GOLAN HEIGHTS  (AFP) – Syrian troops and Islamist rebels battled close to the armistice line with Israel in the Golan Heights on Monday, as the UN pressed efforts to free 44 peacekeepers held by insurgents. The unrest on Israel’s doorstep followed a spillover of mortar and gunfire into Israeli-controlled territory, putting the […]

02.09.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile

Geologists warn of mega quake for north Chile

PARIS  (AFP) – North Chile is at risk of a mega earthquake after a tremor in April released only some of the tension building along a high-risk fault zone since 1877, researchers said Wednesday. Two studies published in the journal Nature said the 8.1-8.2 magnitude quake that shook the city of Iquique, killing six people […]

16.08.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
More than 40 feared dead in Taiwan plane crash: officials

More than 40 feared dead in Taiwan plane crash: officials

By Amber WANG TAIPEI, July 23, 2014 (AFP) – More than 40 people were feared dead in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. Taiwan’s transport minister said 10 bodies had so far been recovered from […]

23.07.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Queen’s new state coach encapsulates British history

Queen’s new state coach encapsulates British history

(LONDON-AFP) – Queen Elizabeth II rode to the opening of parliament on Wednesday in a brand new Australian-built state coach that encapsulates nearly a thousand years of British history. Crafted over nearly a decade, the gilded Diamond Jubilee State Coach is only the second new horse-drawn state carriage to be built in more than 100 […]

04.06.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, International Stars, World News ·
Vatican bank audit finds 202 suspicious deals in 2013

Vatican bank audit finds 202 suspicious deals in 2013

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – The Vatican bank’s stepped-up internal monitoring has led to a sharp rise in suspicious transaction reports – from just six in 2012 to 202 in 2013 and collaboration with foreign financial authorities has increased sharply. “It means that the reporting system starts working, is working,” Rene Bruelhart, director of the Vatican’s […]

20.05.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
New visa law to make travel to Brazil easier for foreigners

New visa law to make travel to Brazil easier for foreigners

(Relaxnews) – In an attempt to promote foreign tourism to Brazil, the government has approved new measures that will allow visitors to apply for tourist visas online and reduce wait times. For foreigners, that means a simplified application process and eliminating the need to travel to a major urban city in search of a Brazilian […]

15.05.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, World News ·
Pope says baptism is for everyone, even Martians

Pope says baptism is for everyone, even Martians

VATICAN CITY, May 12, 2014 (AFP) – Pope Francis on Monday declared that everyone has the right to be baptized, even aliens should they come knocking on the church’s door. Christians cannot “close the door” to all those who seek baptism even if they are “green men, with a long nose and big ears, like […]

13.05.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
World’s first simultaneous international race to take place May 4

World’s first simultaneous international race to take place May 4

(Relaxnews) – Registrations for the Wings for Life World Run are now closed, and the countdown has begun. Across the globe, from Denver in the US to Perth in Australia, runners will depart simultaneously on Sunday, May 4 in this atypical race. For runners in the US, the clock will start before sunrise (3:00am in […]

02.05.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Sports & Recreation, World News ·
Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

Pope Francis declares John Paul II, John XXIII saints

By Jean-Louis De La Vaissiere, Laure Brumont VATICAN CITY (AFP) − Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed John Paul II and John XXIII the Catholic Church’s newest saints at a festive ceremony joined by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims for two pontiffs who helped shape 20th-century history. “We declare and define as saints the blessed John […]

29.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·
Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

Japan, S. Korea to discuss ‘comfort women’ before Obama visit

TOKYO (AFP) –Japan and South Korea will hold talks this week to try to improve frosty relations before President Barack Obama visits both the US allies during an Asian tour, it was announced Sunday. The two governments “have decided to engage in intensive discussions on various subjects at various levels” to improve conditions surrounding relations, […]

21.04.2014 · Filled under: World News ·