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Over 400 fruit-bearing trees planted in Pampanga town

By Marna Dagumboy Del Rosario LUBAO, Pampanga — More than 400 fruit-bearing trees were planted on Thursday in Barangay Sta. Catalina here as part of the continuing effort to mitigate flooding and boost local tourism in this town. The activity was also in line with the town’s fifth-year celebration of Arbor Day — officially observed every...

Philippines and China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit
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Philippines and China sign 6 deals in Duterte’s 5th Beijing visit

BEIJING – President Rodrigo R. Duterte bagged six deals with China during his bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping here Thursday evening. The documents signed between the Philippines and China include two Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) – one on Higher Education Cooperation between the Commission on Higher Education and Ministry of Education of China, and...

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Ont. man charged in connection with $20M investment fraud investigation

Investigators with the York Regional Police Financial Crimes Unit have charged a 42-year-old man in an ongoing investigation into investment frauds. An investigation began in 2017 after a victim came forward reporting she had been a victim of a mortgage investment fraud. Investigators learned that from 2004 to 2017, the suspect ran an investment company...

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Massive security breach at Capital One exposes data of 6 million Canadians

By The Canadian Press– A massive security breach at credit card giant Capital One Financial has compromised the personal data of roughly 106 million people, including six million Canadians, and left approximately 1 million social insurance numbers exposed. The breach, announced by Capital One Financial late Monday, involves an alleged hacker and is among the largest security breaches in...

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Philippines’capacity for innovation on the rise

MANILA — The Philippines is steadily becoming more innovative as it faces the onslaught of domestic and global headwinds. In the latest Global Innovation Index (GII) report, the Philippines rose to number 54 in the ranking, up to nineteen notches from its previous ranking of 73 in 2018 and 2017. The Philippines scored 36.18 out of...

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Scheer calls for more inspections on Chinese imports, possible tariffs

OTTAWA — Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer is urging Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to step up inspections on all products from China and to consider slapping tariffs on imports from the Asian country. In a letter Friday, Scheer pressed Trudeau to take a harder line with Canada’s second−biggest trading partner at a time when the countries are locked in a diplomatic...

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Alberta to hold $2.5-million public inquiry into funding for oil and gas foes

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said the [public] inquiry — with a budget of $2.5-million — will find out if any laws have been broken and recommend any appropriate legal and policy action.

"Most importantly, it will serve notice that Alberta will no longer allow hostile interest groups to dictate our economic destiny as one of the most ethical major producers of energy in the world."