President Donald Trump has seen the future and it is oil. And plastic. Where most environmental scientists and most US allies fear that overuse of fossil fuels is driving the planet into crisis, the US president spies only opportunity. In a speech on Tuesday to hundreds of workers building aContinue Reading

Japan was bracing Wednesday for a severe tropical storm expected to bring heavy rain and strong winds during the peak holiday period, with dozens of flights and bullet train services cancelled. The storm, named Krosa, is expected to churn slowly over western parts of the country, potentially affecting millions ofContinue Reading

Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido warned President Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday that any attempts to bring forward parliamentary elections would end in “disaster” for the government. Elections to renew the National Assembly, the only branch of government under opposition control, are set for December 2020. But the Constituent Assembly, aContinue Reading

President Donald Trump was assailed Tuesday for his hands-off approach to pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, avoiding criticizing Beijing even as he cited US intelligence reports of Chinese troops moving to the territory’s border. Critics on both sides of the political spectrum accused Trump of abandoning longstanding US policy toContinue Reading

Scores of farmer-beneficiaries from Quezon and Batangas are now covered under the skills enhancement scholarship program, which was jointly forged through a memorandum of agreement (MOA) between the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). Director Cleon Lester Chavez of DAR Public Assistance andContinue Reading