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Travellers to US face tighter airport security

In this June 24, 2014, file photo, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Johnson is ordering increased security measures at some overseas airports offering direct flights to the United States. The Homeland Security Department would not immediately say July 2 whether the increased measures were in response to intelligence about a specific threat. But a U.S. counterterrorism official says American intelligence has seen indications that certain terrorist groups in Yemen and Syria are working on a bomb that could make it through airport security undetected. AP

Travellers flying to the United States from Europe and the Middle East face tighter airport security checks from Thursday due to fears extremist Muslim groups are making new explosives able to slip by standard checks.

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

EU lifts air ban on Cebu Pacific

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The European Union (EU) formally announced Thursday the lifting of the air ban on Cebu Pacific Airlines to Europe.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

POEA bars new deployment of workers to Ukraine


    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration is to temporarily ban the deployment of Filipinos intending to work in Ukraine in light of the mounting tension in that country.   “We will be implementing a deployment ban there for new hires,” said Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz.   The Department of Foreign Affairs [...]

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

EU aid commissioner in PH to assess ‘Yolanda’ relief needs

Kristalina Georgieva

The European Union top official for humanitarian assistance will arrive Friday night in Cebu City to assess the relief needs in areas devastated by Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (Haiyan) caused, a statement said.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

What Went Before: PH airlines ban by EU stemmed from ICAO report


Philippine airlines were banned from flying to Europe in 2010 due to concerns over the enforcement of aviation safety rules by the country’s regulators.

Posted: July 11th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »