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Analysis: Now we know how far Giuliani went for Trump

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:07
Listen to this audio, exclusively obtained by CNN, of Rudy Giuliani in July 2019 -- when he was still President Donald Trump's lawyer and henchman -- cajoling an aide to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation into Joe Biden.
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Audio reveals how Giuliani pressured Ukraine to investigate Biden

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 06:00
Audio obtained exclusively by CNN shows how former President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Rudy Giuliani relentlessly pressured and coaxed the Ukrainian government in 2019 to investigate baseless conspiracies about then-candidate Joe Biden.
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Hontiveros seeks probe of high cost of power

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:42
MANILA, Philippines --- Sen. Risa Hontiveros is calling for an investigation of the alleged failure of government agencies to ensure the affordability of electricity rates in the country, 20 years after the Electric Power Industry Reform Act (Epira) was enacted into law. Senate Resolution No. 746 seeks to determine the "deficiencies and failures" of the Department of Energy and the Energy Regulatory Commission to bring down power rates in the country. "The lowering of electricity rates could have been achieved faster than 20 years had the agencies that were mandated to make this thing happen did what was supposed to be done in an appropriate and resolute manner," the resolution...

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In UK, dating apps push vaccine drive

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:32
LONDON---Popular dating apps on Monday launched a campaign encouraging British users to post "I got my shot" on their profiles as the United Kingdom rollout reaches young adults. In partnership with the government, apps including Tinder, Bumble and Hinge are offering special stickers, badges and bonuses for users who say they have had the coronavirus jab, the Department of Health said. This comes as the UK rollout this week reaches the under-30s, as Health Secretary Matt Hancock confirmed on Sunday. Vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi said he was "thrilled that we are partnering up with dating apps to boost vaccine uptake across the country." The United States launched a similar ...

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Inflation projected to start easing this month

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:24
  The pace of price increases of basic goods and services ---which has plateaued over the last three months---may start coming down as early as this month with the entry of imported pork into the local market expected to mitigate the country's inflation rate, according to an economist. This bodes well for the forecast of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, which remains optimistic that the consumer price index will normalize in the second semester of 2021 due in part to aggressive policy interventions by the government to ease supply side issues. "Signs point to a deceleration in headline inflation in the coming months as supply conditions ease, even if crude oil prices ar...

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PSEi down as caution engulfs investors

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:16
The local stock market started the week on a sluggish note as investors reassessed gains from the rallies seen in the last two weeks. The main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) shed 32.42 points, or 0.48 percent, to close on Monday at 6,763.92. "The PSEi ended slightly lower on low trading volumes as investors tried to get a feel of the sentiment, which is typical for the first trading day of the week. Several blue chips took considerable losses, mainly property issues, as selling pressure picked up while most buyers were on the sidelines," said Christopher Mangun, head of research at AAA Equities. The low value turnover "tells us that investors are beginning to turn ...

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Lifting of ban on open-pit mining seen

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:14
  The ban on open-pit mining is expected to be lifted soon as the draft implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Executive Order No. 130 have been finalized for the approval of Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu. Wilfredo Moncano, director of the Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB), confirmed in a text message that after consultations with miners and environmental advocates, the MGB submitted on Monday the proposed IRR to Cimatu for his signature. Moncano noted that a repealing clause in the draft IRR will lift the four-year ban on the use of open-pit mines to extract minerals, imposed by the late former environment chief Regina Paz Lopez. While the IRR alone cannot ...

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Cebu Pacific, PAL mount more COVID-19 vaccine deliveries

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:12
Domestic carriers Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines (PAL) continued vaccine deliveries, supporting efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Cebu Pacific said over the weekend it carried a fresh batch of one million doses from Beijing, China, while PAL completed delivery missions to Bacolod and Butuan. Cebu Pacific, whose delivery was made using a chartered A330 flight, said this was its fourth shipment from China. "We remain grateful for the opportunity to support the government's vaccination program," Alex Reyes, chief strategy officer at Cebu Pacific, said in a statement. "We are keen to transport the vaccines, whether internationally or domestically, so that our nationa...

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ERC looks into outages, high power prices

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:10
The Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) said it was keeping a close eye on generation companies' unplanned outages and the recent spikes in the Wholesale Electricity Spot Market (WESM) prices, amid the ongoing rotational brownouts implemented by the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) in the Luzon grid. "We have been monitoring the activities of the generation companies, especially those that underwent unplanned outages, that caused the thinning of power supply in the Luzon Grid. This was aggravated by the increased demand for electricity due to warmer temperatures. As a consequence, there has been sustained high prices in the WESM," Agnes Devanadera, chair and CEO of E...

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Buttigieg delivers Biden's infrastructure message from bridge with cracked steel beam

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:07
Truck driver Clifton Hughey heard talk all his life about a potential third highway bridge to cross the Mississippi River near Memphis.
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New audio of 2019 phone call reveals how Giuliani pressured Ukraine to investigate baseless Biden conspiracies

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 05:01
• Analysis: No one should miss this story about Trump's chief of staff
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White House defends Biden-Putin summit

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 04:56
The White House is defending President Joe Biden's upcoming meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva next week, saying it's "vital" to protecting America's interests.
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Burger King trolls Chick-fil-A with LGBTQ+ donations

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 04:20
Burger King is making a statement during pride month: It's trying to get a leg up in the chicken sandwich wars by taking a not-so-subtle dig at rival Chick-fil-A's fraught history with the LGBTQ+ community.
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Agnes Locsin’s perfect parallels between dance and reality

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 03:50
  Much affected by the death of Pag-asa, the first Philippine eagle hatched and raised in captivity, choreographer Agnes Locsin produced a dance video, "Agila (Eagle)." It is an homage to the icon of hope and also a metaphor for the Filipino dancer's creative expression. Like the wings of threatened eagles in confinement, that privilege has been clipped by the pandemic. Locsin is a staunch advocate of the environment. In the past decade, most of her works and collaborations have been statements on nature---specifically, man's misuse and abuse of it. "Agila" is the execution of a choreographic idea based on awarded musician Jose "Joey" Lacambra Ayala's song of the same t...

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Five takeaways from Mexico's midterm election

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 03:46
The morning after his country's largest election in history, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador held his daily press conference, where he usually talks about his policies and answers questions from the media.
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Does Metro Manila need another elevated highway?

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 03:34
  To build or not to build? That is the question lingering for quite some time now following announcements early this year that works for Pasig River Expressway (Parex) are set to start. At present, there are three elevated highways in Metro Manila: Skyway (Stages 1 to 3) linking Alabang in Muntinlupa and North Luzon Expressway (NLEx); Harbor Link, which connects Manila's Port Area to the Mindanao Avenue Interchange of NLEx; and Ninoy Aquino International Airport Expressway linking Skyway and Aseana City to the airport terminals. The planned Parex, a 19.3-kilometer-long elevated highway, which would connect Road 10 in Tondo, Manila, to Circumferential Road 6 in Taytay, ...

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Ateneo College Glee Club marks centennial with virtual concert

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 03:29
  Ateneo College Glee Club (ACGC) recently celebrated its centennial anniversary with a virtual culminating concert billed "Langit, Lahi, Laya." Its main fare was Bach's "Christ lag in Todesbanden" ("Christ lay in the snares of death"), an Easter cantata performed in collaboration with chamber musicians and soloists. In her introductory remarks, ACGC conductor Dr. Beverly Shangkuan-Cheng said that Bach's music "can connect to one's innermost being through its amazing architecture and technicality, combined with unparalleled expressivity," and it's a perfect time for such music to "truly speak to our minds and hearts." Its performance was preceded by the singing of an un...

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Ellie Kemper apologizes for participating in controversial pageant as a teen

CNN Top Stories - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 03:26
Actress Ellie Kemper is apologizing for her involvement in a debutante ball as a teenager that has come under recent criticism for the organization's controversial history.
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All-Filipino online book fair set

Inquirer Breaking News - Tue, 06/08/2021 - 03:25
  While the pandemic is still raging and in-person book fairs are still out of the question, the largest trade association of publishers, the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), is working to bring the book-buying experience online with Aklatan 2021. Last year's all-Filipino online book fair, Aklatan on Shopee, sold 27,493 books and helped local book publishers and creators across the country. This year, BDAP, rallying under the #BuyLocalBooks hashtag, announces that the next online book fair will happen on June 19 to June 21, with books sold at discounts of over 30 percent. More than 30 local publishers are joining Aklatan on Shopee. This is an oppo...

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