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Philippine President Threatens to Impose Martial Law to Expedite his War on Drugs

. . DAVAO – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has said he would impose martial law if the drug problem became “very virulent”, just a month after dismissing as “nonsense” any suggestion he might do so. Duterte has made a brutal war on drugs a central pillar of his administration since he took office in the […]

January 15th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Johnny Depp Sues Ex-Managment Group For $25M Over Fraud

. . LOS ANGELES – Hollywood Actor Johnny Depp is sueing his former business managers, alleging they mismanaged his earnings throughout a lucrative period of his career, although the company says the actor’s spending is to blame. Depp’s lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court against The Management Group seeks more than $25 million, alleging […]

January 14th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Is a Wildly Popular Fascist

. . MANILA – In 2016, Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte placed his country prominently on the global radar screen—too prominently, in the opinion of some Filipinos. Duterte’s campaign to rid the Philippines of drug users and pushers through extrajudicial executions elicited shock even among the most hardened observers. And his now legendary cursing of President […]

January 13th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Ban Ki Moon’s Brother and Nephew Indicted on US Bribery Charges

. . NEW YORK – Two relatives of former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon have been indicted on US charges that they engaged in a scheme to bribe a Middle Eastern official in connection with the attempted $800 million sale of a building complex in Vietnam. Joo Hyun “Dennis” Bahn, a New York real estate broker […]

January 11th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Philippine President Signs Executive Order Allowing Women Free Access to Contraceptives

. . MANILA – Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, officials said Wednesday, in a move expected to be opposed by the dominant Roman Catholic church. Economic Planning Secretary Ernesto Pernia said the intensified drive to make contraceptives available […]

January 11th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Swiss Court Rules Muslim Girls Must Attend Public School Swim Class

. . GENEVA – A European court has rejected an appeal by a Turkish-born couple who were fined in Switzerland for keeping their daughters out of mixed-gender, mandatory public school swimming lessons for reasons linked to their Muslim faith The European Court of Human Rights announced a summary of the ruling on Tuesday. The decision […]

January 10th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

Iraq War Veteran Shoots and Kills Passengers at Fort Lauderdale Airport

. . FORT LAUDERDALE – Five people were killed in a shooting Friday afternoon at the Fort Lauderdale international airport that also sent others to the hospital. Officials said the suspect 26-year-old Esteban Santiago is in custody. The bloody rampage began when Santiago pulled a gun from his checked bag and opened fire Friday afternoon […]

January 7th, 2017 | Posted in World News | Read More »

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