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CA voids PH gov’t contract with Japanese consortium

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The Court of Appeals has voided a multimillion-peso deal awarded to a Japanese consortium in 2005 for the development of the 2,489-square-meter Nampeidai property of the Philippine government in Tokyo, Japan.

Posted: August 11th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK cannabis seed trader fights deportation


A British cannabis seed trader detained at the Bureau of Immigration jail in Taguig City said Tuesday he would fight his deportation to the United Kingdom, saying that once he gets home, he would have to mount another legal battle against extradition to the United States, where he is wanted for drug trafficking and money laundering.

Posted: July 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

CA orders BI to deport British cannabis seed trader straight to UK


The Court of Appeals has ordered the Bureau of Immigration to proceed with the deportation of a British cannabis seed trader facing charges for money laundering and narcotics trafficking in Maine, United States.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

UK ban on stimulant ‘khat’ plant takes effect

In this file picture taken on June 20, 2014, a man holds bundled of the stimulant plant khat (qat), in Harlesden, north west London.  Britain on June 24, 2014 became the latest nation to formally outlaw the herbal stimulant khat, the bushy leaf chewed by many Somalis, Yemenis, Kenyans and Ethiopians. Under a new law, khat is now a "class C drug", making possession punishable by up to two years in jail and supply and production punishable by up to 14 years.  AFP

Authorities at Ninoy Aquino International Airport advised United Kingdom-bound travelers, on Tuesday, about the British government’s banning of the possession of khat plant, a leafy shrub whose leaves contain an addictive stimulant.

Posted: June 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

‘China’s refusal to join arbitration a serious violation of Unclos’

Johnson Reef, called Mabini by the Philippines, at the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea.  AP FILE PHOTO

China’s snub of the Philippine arbitral claim on the West Philippine Sea and the slew of building projects initiated by Beijing on disputed reefs in the area are “a serious and belligerent violation” of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos), a Filipino lawyer and international legal expert told a conference in Tokyo last week.

Posted: June 22nd, 2014 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »