Obama urges more congressional action on water reform, flint crisis

Obama urges more congressional action on water reform, flint crisis

WASHINGTON  (PNA/Sputnik) – Proposed funding for a new US water supply program is insufficient to deal with growing problems highlighted by the contaminated drinking water of Flint in the US state of Michigan, the Obama administration said in a statement on Monday. According to the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in the White […]

02.10.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
War games held as China flexes muscles

War games held as China flexes muscles

By Mynardo Macaraig Manila, Philippines | AFP |   – Thousands of US and Filipino soldiers will on Monday launch annual war games that this year are being seen as a show of strength in the face of China’s increasing assertiveness in the region. The 11-day Balikatan (shoulder-to-shoulder) exercises are expected to show how the Philippines, though severely outgunned, can […]

06.04.2016 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

PHL advances China sea dispute, other issues with US lawmakers

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Philippine Government officials engaged US legislators on 15-16 March 2016 to mobilize Congressional support for key Philippine advocacies in the United States. On 15 March, Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. and Acting Secretary of Justice Emmanuel L. Caparas led the Philippine delegation in separate meetings with Senator […]

18.03.2016 · Filled under: Local News ·
US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

US Supreme Court appears poised to rule against unions

By Sébastien Blanc Washington, United States | AFP |   – The US Supreme Court appeared likely Monday to deal a major blow to public employee unions that could see them lose millions of dollars in fees that state laws force non-union members to pay. Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy, who often holds the balance between […]

19.01.2016 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Chicago named best pizza city in the US: TripAdvisor

Chicago named best pizza city in the US: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – Chicago has been declared the pizza capital of the US in a new ranking that will surely stoke the longstanding rivalry between the Windy City and New York when it comes to pizza pies. But how do you quantify which city can boast the title of best pizza destination in the US? For […]

30.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
Olympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quits

Olympics: IOC ‘confident’ of strong new US bid after Boston quits

(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-AFP) – The International Olympic Committee said Tuesday it was “confident” the US would find a “strong candidate” to host the 2024 Summer Games, despite Boston pulling out of the contest shortly before a mid-September nomination deadline. “We are confident that the US will make the right choice and that they can still […]

28.07.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Court rejects appeal on immigration

Court rejects appeal on immigration

Washington, United States (AFP)  – A US appeals court on Tuesday dealt another blow to President Barack Obama’s efforts to grant amnesty to millions of undocumented immigrants. The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans rejected a request from the Obama administration that it lift an injunction barring it from carrying […]

27.05.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

Tennessee named top state for American barbecue: TripAdvisor

(Relaxnews) – In a ranking that’s sure to get patriotic barbecue fiends in the US all fired up, the state of Tennessee has been named the best in the US, according to the number crunchers over at TripAdvisor. Based on the number and quality of reviews for the top-rated barbecue restaurants across the US, TripAdvisor […]

25.05.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Xi tells Kerry: Pacific Ocean big enough for China and US

Beijing, China (AFP) Sunday 5/17/2015 – China’s relationship with the US is “stable” despite tensions in the South China Sea, President Xi Jinping told top American diplomat John Kerry Sunday, adding that the Pacific Ocean is “vast enough” for both powers, state media said. Xi met with Kerry in Beijing as tensions between the world’s […]

17.05.2015 · Filled under: World News ·
Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

Chipotle burritos in the US are now free of GMOs

(Relaxnews) – Chipotle has become the first major restaurant chain in the US to serve foods that are free of genetically modified ingredients. After becoming the first national restaurant company to disclose the GMO ingredients in its menu two years ago, the premium burrito purveyor announced Monday that the transition to GMO-free foods in restaurants […]

France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

France and the US are world’s top markets for rosé wine

(Relaxnews) – The world’s leading producer and consumer of rosé wines, France is not the only country to succumb to the fruity and floral notes of this summery beverage. According to a study published by FranceAgriMer on Thursday, April 16, the popularity of rosé wines is on the rise around the globe, and the US […]

17.04.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
‘Grace of Monaco’ getting a straight-to-TV release in US

‘Grace of Monaco’ getting a straight-to-TV release in US

(Relaxnews) – The Grace Kelly biopic starring Nicole Kidman is headed to Lifetime in the US, where it will premiere next month. After opening the Cannes film festival last year to many negative reviews, “Grace of Monaco” saw its US release date pushed back once and is now headed straight to the US network. Lifetime […]

08.04.2015 · Filled under: Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Fil-Am conferred with commodore rank by PCG

Filipino-American Felix B. Lopez, division chief of the South East Asia Region of International Affairs Directorate of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (USCG AUX) has been awarded the prestigious title of Honorary Commodore of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and the Philippine Coast Guard Auxiliary (PCGA) last December 1 at the PCG Headquarters, Port Area, […]

04.04.2015 · Filled under: Local News ·
Longest zipline in Canada and the US to open in mid-July

Longest zipline in Canada and the US to open in mid-July

(Relaxnews) – Whistler, Canada’s Ziptrek Ecotours announced Tuesday the launch of what would be the longest zipline in Canada and the US, spawning over two kilometers. Adrenaline junkies will soar from high up on Blackcomb Mountain in British Columbia, Canada and land in the middle of Whistler Mountain. The trek is similar to that of […]

24.03.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Sports & Recreation ·
Vitamin D recommendations were miscalculated: study

Vitamin D recommendations were miscalculated: study

(Relaxnews) – We need far more vitamin D than previously thought, according to two teams of researchers from Canada and the US. The Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for vitamin D is ten times lower than what we actually need, say two teams of researchers who have challenged the US’s National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and […]

19.03.2015 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Mystery cloaks Disney’s future Magic Kingdom in China

Mystery cloaks Disney’s future Magic Kingdom in China

(Shanghai-AFP) – The towers of Disney’s planned Magic Kingdom in Shanghai are wreathed in scaffolding and mystery after the US entertainment giant pushed back the opening of its first mainland China theme park to 2016. On a tightly-guarded, 3.9-square-kilometre site east of China’s commercial hub, a grey turret of the unfinished “Enchanted Storybook Castle” rises […]

09.02.2015 · Filled under: Destinations ·
Obama’s budget seeks tax on US companies’ offshore profits

Obama’s budget seeks tax on US companies’ offshore profits

By Paul Handley Washington, United States | AFP |  – President Barack Obama on Monday targeted US companies’ retained offshore profits with a one-time tax to repair roads and bridges and build a “21st century infrastructure.” By proposing a more than 50 percent reduction from current corporate tax rates, Obama’s plan could be more palatable […]

03.02.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·
Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play

Anne Hathaway to star in New York drone play

(New York-AFP) – Oscar-winning Hollywood actress Anne Hathaway is to star in a New York play about an ace fighter pilot tasked with flying US drones in Afghanistan from an Air Force trailer. The Public Theater in Manhattan’s trendy East Village said the production of “Grounded” would run from April 7 to May 17, and […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Art, Entertainment, Film, Hollywood Stars ·
US is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

US is top wine consuming country by volume, Italy leads per capita

(Relaxnews) – New figures have been released on global wine consumption habits around the world, revealing that the US is the biggest market in terms of total volume, while Italians drink the most vino per person. In the 13th annual International Wine and Spirits Research report, commissioned by wine trade show Vinexpo, analysts found that […]

23.01.2015 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining, Home & Garden ·
Obama proposes closing tax loopholes on the wealthiest

Obama proposes closing tax loopholes on the wealthiest

Washington, United States | AFP |   – US President Barack Obama on Saturday proposed to close tax loopholes for the wealthiest Americans as part of the new economic strategy he plans to unveil in this year’s State of the Union address. However, the plan, which includes raising the top tax rate on capital gains, […]

20.01.2015 · Filled under: U.S. News ·