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U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to visit Russia

MOSCOW, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will arrive in Moscow on Sunday on a two-day visit, the U.S. Department of State said on Friday. “He will…

Kremlin ready to consider citizenship for Syrian Christians

MOSCOW, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — The Kremlin is ready to consider a Russian citizenship request from about 50,000 Syrian Christians when it receives it, a presidential spokesman said Friday. “We have…

PM Abe’s younger brother visits Yasukuni Shrine

TOKYO, (PNA/Kyodo) — Senior Vice Foreign Minister Nobuo Kishi, the younger brother of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, visited the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine on Saturday during its annual autumn festival. After…

Dagestan leader says parents of extremists must be punished

MAKHACHKALA, (PNA/RIA Novosti) — The president of the restive southern Russian republic of Dagestan said Friday that punitive measures should be introduced for parents of minors taking part in extremist…

Izu Oshima braces for more heavy rain as rescue work continues

TOKYO, (PNA/Kyodo) — Izu Oshima Island braced itself for more heavy rain Saturday after being battered earlier in the week by a powerful typhoon that left 25 dead and 22…

Malaysia’s ruling party holds crucial party election

KUALA LUMPUR, (PNA/Xinhua) — Malaysia’s leading political party, the United Malays National Organization (UMNO), held its party elections on Saturday, which may give clues on the future leadership of the…

Blast rocks Damascus suburb, 16 soldiers reportedly killed

DAMASCUS, (PNA/Xinhua) — Syria’s state media said a “terrorist” explosion rocked a pro-government suburb east of the capital Damascus Saturday morning, spelling no further details, as activists said the blast…

Senator Binay urges Bohol and Cebu retailers to strictly follow price freeze

MANILA, (PNA) — Senator Nancy Binay, upon visiting areas in Tagbilaran City, Bohol noticed some stores selling goods at higher prices and urged retailers to strictly follow the price freeze….

Sylvester Stallone to exhibit paintings in St. Petersburg

WASHINGTON, (PNA/RIA Novosti) -–Hollywood tough guy Sylvester Stallone will take a break from killing bad guys on screen to reveal his more sensitive side in a retrospective of his paintings…

Sylvester Stallone to exhibit paintings in St. Petersburg

WASHINGTON, (PNA/RIA Novosti) -–Hollywood tough guy Sylvester Stallone will take a break from killing bad guys on screen to reveal his more sensitive side in a retrospective of his paintings…

Fernandez beats Guyanan for 2nd round stint at AIBA C’ship

By Lily O. Ramos MANILA, (PNA)– Filipino bantamweight Mario Fernandez on Thursday marched into the second round of the 56 kg division of the Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) world…

5 judokas win golds in Myanmar pre-SEA Games tourney

MANILA, (PNA) — FIVE FILIPINO JUDOKAS WON GOLD MEDALS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE WEIGHT DIVISIONS ON THURSDAY’S FIRST DAY OF COMPETITION OF THE SOUTHEAST ASIA JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP OR PRE-SEA GAMES JUDO…

President Park hosts State Dinner in honor of President Aquino in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea, (PNA) — South Korean President Park Geun-hye cited President Benigno S. Aquino III for expanding “the fabric of trust and shared understanding about our journey” toward a…

Fernando holds sway with 71, pads lead to 4

SILANG, Cavite, (PNA)– Mhark Fernando overcame another shaky start in the wind then whisked off Edward Reyes and Marvin Dumandan with yet another big finish to pull away by four…

Roxas visits Cebu quake victims

MANILA, (PNA) — Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II on Thursday went around Cebu to visit victims and assess the effects of the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit Central Visayas Tuesday….