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Italy to become target should it join attacks vs Yemen–Houthi leader

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 17:00
    ROME -- Italy will become a target if it takes part in attacks against Yemen, a senior official from Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthis said in an interview published on Monday. Mohamed Ali al-Houthi, head of the Houthi's supreme revolutionary committee, told daily La Repubblica that Italy must be neutral in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and put pressure on Israel to stop attacks on Gaza, adding that would be the only way to achieve peace in the region.   READ: US, Britain wage strikes against Iran-linked Houthis in Yemen Italy said on Friday it would provide the admiral in command of a European Union Red Sea naval mission it has joined to protect ships ...

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Farms relying on rainwater already feeling El Niño effects – DA

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:59
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Agriculture (DA) said Monday that "rain-fed" farms are already feeling the effects of El Nio and suggested that impacts may worsen as it expects drought to intensify this month through March. While there is enough water in irrigated farms which source their supply from dams, water is starting to become scarce in some areas. READ: El Nio could make 2024 hotter than record 2023 The government, nevertheless, gave assurance that it has been preparing to cushion the impact of the El Nio phenomenon, which is forecast to last until June. "Iyong epekto ng El Nio, gaya ng inaasahan, medyo kinakapos na iyong tubig doon sa mga rain-fed areas...

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Investors dig into India’s stock market as China flounders

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:45
MUMBAI ---India's $4-trillion stock market is pulling in billions of dollars of domestic and foreign money as investors flock to a fast-growing alternative to China, brushing aside risks around overpriced shares, upcoming elections and regulatory uncertainty. The stream of investment has lifted the benchmark NSE Nifty 50 Index by a third in the last 10 months and attracted $20 billion in foreign inflows in 2023, according to India's national depository data. India's allure is rising this year as global investors seek substitutes for sickly Chinese markets and as expectations grow that national elections this year will see current Prime Minister Narendra Modi return for a rare t...

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Juliana Parizcova Segovia says pawning Miss Q&A crowns to Boss Toyo just for content

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:27
"It's Showtime" Miss Q&A season one winner Juliana Parizcova Segovia clarified that she didn't sell her crowns to internet personality Jayzon Luzadas, alias Boss Toyo, saying what transpired that time was merely for"content" purposes. With 11 crowns, Segovia made waves after winning the noontime show's pageant segment in 2018. However, she was the subject of criticism after she attempted to sell her "Miss Q&A" crowns in an episode of "Pinoy Pawnstars" series of Boss Toyo in March 2023. "Hindi, hindi ko naman binenta. For the content lang 'yun with Boss Toyo (No, no I didn't sell them. That was meant for content with Boss Toyo)," she said when asked by showbiz writer ...

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Distressed Chinese developers get project loan backing

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:22
HONG KONG ---More distressed property developers in China have had projects added to local authorities' so-called whitelists, reflecting the rapid expansion of a government policy aimed at injecting liquidity into the crisis-hit sector. Sunac China, Greenland and CIFI said local governments had listed some of their projects as being suitable for bank loans, following a similar announcement by Country Garden at the weekend. Under the "project whitelist" mechanism launched on Jan. 26, governments of 35 cities are recommending to banks residential projects needing financial support, and are coordinating with financial institutions to meet projects' needs. READ: China unveils ne...

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House OKs resolution defending Romualdez vs Senate’s ‘intense assault’

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:20
MANILA, Philippines --- The House of Representatives has adopted a resolution defending Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez and the "integrity and honor" of the chamber amid its so-called "intense assault" from the Senate. House Resolution (HR) No. 1562 was adopted via viva voce or voice voting during a plenary session on Monday. The office of Majority Leader Manuel Jose Dalipe said 286 lawmakers have signed the resolution. According to HR No. 1562, "while taking criticisms is part and parcel of a healthy and working democracy, the House takes exception to the recent statements and allegations made by the Senate" which, it noted, erodes the independence of the House. "The con...

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Philippines wards off cyber attacks from China-based hackers

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:14
        MANILA, Philippines -- Hackers operating in China attempted to break into websites and e-mail systems of the Philippine's president and government agencies, one promoting maritime security, but failed, an information and communications ministry official said on Monday. The mailboxes of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), the website of National Coast Watch, and the personal website of Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr .were among the targets of the unsuccessful hacking operations in January, DICT spokesperson Renato Paraiso told DWPM radio. "We are not attributing this to any state. But using the int...

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German exports fall more than expected in December

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:11
German exports fell more than expected in December due to weak global demand, data from the federal statistics office showed on Monday. Exports fell by 4.6 percent in December compared with the previous month. The result compared with a forecast 2 percent decrease in a Reuters poll. Exports to EU countries fell by 5.5 percent compared with the previous month, while exports to countries outside the EU declined by 3.5 percent, the office said. Imports fell by 6.7 percent from November, the federal statistics office reported, versus analysts' expectations for a 1.5 percent decline. The foreign trade balance showed a calendar- and seasonally adjusted surplus of 22.2 billion e...

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‘Ruthless’ Arsenal back in Premier League title race

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:08
Mikel Arteta hailed "ruthless" Arsenal's crucial 3-1 win against Premier League leader Liverpool on Sunday which helped the Gunners boost their title hopes. Arteta's second-placed side moved within two points of Liverpool thanks to a dynamic display at the Emirates Stadium and a helping hand from a mix-up between Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and defender Virgil van Dijk. After taking an early lead through Bukayo Saka, Arsenal was pegged back late in the first half by Gabriel Magalhaes's own goal. But Liverpool gift-wrapped Arsenal's victory after the break when Alisson raced off his line to deal with a long ball and completely missed his clearance, with Van Dijk also ...

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DND to secure PH sovereignty, says Teodoro on Mindanao independence push

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:07
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of National Defense (DND) will "strictly enforce" its mandate to protect the integrity of the national territory amid calls for a separate Mindanao, Defense Secretary Gilberto Teodoro Jr. said on Monday. "The mandate of the Department of National Defense is to secure the sovereignty of the State and integrity of the national territory as enshrined in the Constitution," Teodoro said in a statement. "We will strictly enforce this mandate whether externally or internally," he added. On January 31, former president Rodrigo Duterte claimed that local political forces would regroup in the Davao Region to start a movement for Mindanao's indepe...

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Senegal police quash protests as opposition rejects election delay

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:05
    DAKAR, Senegal --- Police made arrests and fired tear gas at opposition supporters during protests Sunday against the decision by President Macky Sall to postpone Senegal's Feb. 25 elections as federal lawmakers prepared to debate a bill to formalize the postponement. Demonstrators rallied in the capital of Dakar after leading opposition figures and candidates in the presidential election rejected Saturday's announcement of the election postponement. Opposition leaders had called on citizens to defend democracy amid a push for dialogue by West Africa's regional bloc, ECOWAS. Among those arrested as the protests spread in the capital included former Prime M...

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UK unemployment rate much lower than thought in late 2023

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 16:02
LONDON ---Britain's unemployment rate was much lower late last year than previously thought, the Office for National Statistics said on Monday, citing re-weighted survey results that might add to the Bank of England's caution about cutting interest rates quickly. The new data showed a unemployment rate of 3.9 percent in the three months to November, compared with 4.2 percent provided by the ONS last month on a temporary, experimental basis. The BoE is watching Britain's labor market closely as it considers whether inflation pressures in the economy have cooled enough for it to cut its benchmark interest rate from its highest level in nearly 16 years at 5.25 percent. The ONS ...

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SPD cops may have ‘planted’ gun used in anomalous raid vs 4 Chinese – Acop

Inquirer Breaking News - Mon, 02/05/2024 - 15:58
MANILA, Philippines --- Lawmakers are convinced the firearm found in an anomalous arrest of four female Chinese in Paraaque city was merely planted by police. Members of House committee on public order and safety determined the weapon actually belonged to the foreigners' bodyguard. During the committee's hearing on Monday, Antipolo 2nd District Representative Romeo interrogated three individuals who worked for the arrested Chinese. He also investigated their bodyguard Michael Novecio, who surrendered to the House on Thursday. Acop's resolution launched the House probe. He asked Novecio to confirm the testimony of former cop Lord Jean Antonino. Antonino had said it w...

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