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Eintracht Frankfurt seal Europa League fairytale with penalty shootout win

CNN Top Stories - 1 hour 26 min ago
For Seville, it was the hottest day of the year. For Eintracht Frankfurt it was one of the greatest nights in the German club's 123-year history.
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Afril Bernardino shines as Gilas women crush powerhouse Thais

Inquirer Breaking News - 1 hour 56 min ago
  How does a team heal a 3x3 heartache? Dismantling a powerhouse rival in the full-court version of basketball would be a good start. Afril Bernardino was a woman on a mission, leading Gilas Pilipinas to a 97-81 thumping of regional heavyweight Thailand in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games women's basketball tournament on Wednesday at Than Tri Gymnasium in Hanoi, Vietnam. "I'm just so happy again," said coach Pat Aquino, who handled the 3x3 squad that got knocked off its throne recently. "[The team] really worked hard and competed at the start. As I said before, let's just continue what we are doing. There's no need for changes." No need, indeed, especially...

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Russians line up for last bite of Big Mac

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 34 sec ago
Russians lined up in a Moscow train station on Tuesday for what may be their last Big Mac from one of the few McDonald's restaurants still open in the country. The world's largest burger chain is rolling down the shutters in Russia after more than 30 years, becoming one of the biggest global brands to leave following Moscow's actions in Ukraine. McDonald's exit ends a chapter in the US company's history that began when it started serving its burgers in Russia as a symbol of American capitalism. The company had already decided to temporarily close its restaurants in the country in March. They included the iconic Pushkin Square location in central Moscow, which broke global re...

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Regulators vow strict oversight of Tampakan mine

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 12 min ago
As South Cotabato lifted the provincial ban on open pit mining, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) vowed to strictly monitor the Tampakan copper-gold project once its development resumes. Earlier, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of South Cotabato reversed the moratorium on open pit mining, clearing Sagittarius Mines Inc.'s (SMI) last hurdle to finally proceed with its stalled $5.9-billion project and subsequently, the commercial extraction of minerals. In a statement, acting Environment Secretary Jim Sampulna said the DENR will see to it that SMI will comply with its environmental protection and rehabilitation obligations. SMI will also be required to invest...

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Distrustful employers urged: Give hybrid work setup a chance

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 16 min ago
SINGAPORE --- Employers from the Philippines and the rest of Southeast Asia are urged to have a more "conscious" effort to understand how hybrid arrangement works as majority of their employees feel their companies do not trust them enough to do productive work in this kind of setup, according to an official of global technology firm Cisco. Tay Bee Kheng, president at Cisco in Asean region, said it might still take a longer time for companies' culture and leadership to adapt to a hybrid scheme, a mix of on-site and off-site work that gained traction during the pandemic to limit employees' exposure to COVID-19. "But we do need to make a conscious effort to change. And that is ve...

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GMA Network sees no future legal entanglements with Marcos gov’t

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 18 min ago
The country's largest television broadcaster, GMA Network Inc., assured stockholders of a "harmonious and proper" relationship with the incoming Marcos administration while forecasting larger profits in 2022, sending its share price higher after being pummeled in the post-election period. GMA chair and CEO Felipe Gozon assured stockholders during its annual meeting on Wednesday the company had complied with laws and regulations. Thus, GMA does not expect to encounter "legal problems with the new government." "We have no reason to believe that our relationship with the new government will not be friendly, harmonious and proper," Gozon said during the meeting. GMA was among the me...

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Legend’s son gets dream shot at carving own niche

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 21 min ago
. Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) great Danny Ildefonso was over the moon on Sunday after seeing his son Shaun get drafted into the league that he once dominated. "This is truly a dream come true," he told reporters shortly after the proceedings at Robinson's Place Manila in Ermita. "I've been hoping to have a son play in the [PBA] ever since. So this one's an answered prayer, really." Ildefonso's son, Shaun, was drafted 10th overall by the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters, where he joins No. 5 pick Gian Mamuyac and reunites with a couple of former Ateneo high school teammates Matt Nieto and Anton Asistio. "We were overjoyed when we heard his name called. We coul...

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Shares rise as traders await BSP’s inflation-busting move

Inquirer Breaking News - 2 hours 26 min ago
The benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange Index (PSEi) rose on Wednesday while major property developers tilted lower a day before the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) meeting to weigh a possible interest rate hike aimed at taming rising inflation. By the closing bell, the PSEi rose 2.02 percent, or 132.94 points, to 6,727.60 while the broader all-shares index added 1.6 percent, or 56.41 points, to 3,590.06. The market consensus was that the BSP would keep borrowing rates at the current record low level while some analysts recently voiced their support for a 25-basis point hike on May 19 after the economy expanded faster than expected during the first quarter of the year. All PS...

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Mystery issue experienced on NASA's Voyager 1 probe from 1977

CNN Top Stories - 3 hours 33 min ago
The Voyager 1 probe is still exploring interstellar space 45 years after launching, but it has encountered an issue that mystifies the spacecraft's team on Earth.
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PH logs 103 new COVID-19 cases, active down to 2, 241

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 43 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Only 103 new COVID-19 cases were recorded by the Department of Health (DOH) on Wednesday with active cases further going down to 2,241. Based on the COVID-19 Tracker website of the DOH, these new infections are slightly lower than the 110 cases recorded on Tuesday. Wednesday's new cases are also fewer than the average cases recorded the previous week from May 9 to 15 --- 160 cases per day, from a total of 1,118 infections. With this, the total number of confirmed infections is now 3,688,100 nationwide, with 3,625,407 recoveries and 60,452 deaths. A total of 22,742 individuals, meanwhile, were tested on Tuesday, May 17. These numbers were recorde...

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Coast Guard personnel expected to exceed 24,000 in 2022

Inquirer Breaking News - 4 hours 56 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) expects its personnel to grow by over 24,000 in 2022 after new recruits complete their training, the Department of Transportation (DOTr), its parent agency, said in a statement on Wednesday. The PCG strength is over 22,000 members --- 2,636 officers (878 females and 1,758 males) and 19,754 non-officers (2,831 females and 16,923 males). There are also 221 civilian PCG employees (163 are females and 58 are males), while 1,757 more are expected to finish training this year, bringing the total to 24,368. The personnel expansion is part of the PCG modernization program, which Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade said woul...

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Russian debt: US Treasury signals it may block payments

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 2 min ago
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday signaled US officials will likely end a carve-out in Western sanctions that has allowed Russia to continue make payments on its debt.
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Top Taliban leader makes more promises on women's rights but quips 'naughty women' should stay home

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 9 min ago
A senior Taliban official has repeated the group's as-yet-unfulfilled pledge to allow girls back into high school, saying there would be "good news soon," but suggested that women who protested the regime's restrictions on women rights should stay home.
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Senegal President shows support for PSG player Idrissa Gueye following homophobia row

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 36 min ago
Embroiled in a homophobia row in France, Paris Saint-German footballer Idrissa Gana Gueye has received the backing of Senegalese President Macky Sall.
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Dow tumbles 1,000 points as markets are practically begging to be punished

CNN Top Stories - 5 hours 49 min ago
The old joke goes like this: Two friends are at a resort and one says, "The food here is really terrible." The other replies, "And the portions are so small!" Today, it's investors who dislike the taste of the Federal Reserve's interest rate hikes but seemingly want more anyway.
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Give Marcos a chance, but let’s not follow blindly – Cayetano

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 3 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- Give Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. a chance to prove what he could do as president, but people should not follow him "blindly," Senator-Elect Alan Peter Cayetano said on Wednesday. Cayetano, who faced Marcos in the 2016 vice-presidential elections, made the remark shortly after the Commission on Elections (Comelec) proclaimed him a winner, along with 11 other senatorial bets in the so-called Magic 12. "He was elected. He's set to be proclaimed. Give him a chance. Let's see what he does, and let's judge it later on. It's easy to judge him and his family before this --- that's clear," Cayetano said in a press briefing. "But now, Filipino have spoken: He's...

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Lifting Trump's China tariffs could ease US inflation, Janet Yellen says

CNN Top Stories - 6 hours 18 min ago
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday criticized the Trump administration's tariffs on China and voiced support for lifting the levies, in part to ease very high inflation pressuring the US economy.
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CPP denies NPA involvement in harassing CHR in Mindanao

Inquirer Breaking News - 6 hours 28 min ago
MANILA, Philippines --- The New People's Army (NPA) was not involved in an alleged series of harassment incidents at two regional offices of the Commission of Human Rights, the Communist Party of the Philippines said on Wednesday through its chief information officer, Marco Valbuena. "We assure the CHR that the NPA is not involved in any threats or extortion attempts against their regional offices. This is either plain extortion or the handiwork of people who wish to defame the NPA and portray it as involved in gross criminal activities," Valbuena said. Valbuena also pointed out that both the CPP and NPA strictly abide by international humanitarian law and consider the CHR as a...

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