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With charges looming, could Israel’s ‘King Bibi’ be toppled?

For years now, even as police probed possible corruption charges, Israel’s unflappable prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, appeared untouchable. But Netanyahu now faces the most serious threat in his decade of political dominance, after Israel’s attorney general announced his intention Thursday to lay fraud charges against the prime minister in three …

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Canada gets closer to a right to repair law

What on Earth? In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at proposed right to repair legislation, the eco-impact of styrofoam and a 12-year-old climate striker in Victoria, B.C. (Sködt McNalty/CBC) Hello there! This is our weekly newsletter on all things environmental, where we highlight trends and solutions …

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16 injured in elevator drop in Makati building

SIXTEEN persons were injured on Friday after an elevator in a high-rise office building in Makati City dropped 40 floors, police said. The elevator at the PBCom Building on Ayala Avenue started to malfunction on the 47th floor, stopping abruptly on each level with the doors closing quickly before any …

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PSEi dived to 7,500 on MSCI rebalancing, US-NoKor meet

THE stock market fell further in early trading on Friday as investor sentiment was dampened by global risks coupled with the MSCI rebalancing, which took effect today, Friday. At the noon break, the benchmark Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) dropped by 1.42 percent or 109.40 points to 7,596.09 while the …

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Call him Police Gen Oscar Albayalde

PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde will no longer carry the rank of director general starting today, Friday. Under a new law that modifies the rank classification of police officers by adapting the military system, Albayalde will now be called police general. Police Maj. Gen. …

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Manufacturing PMI down to six-month low

THE country’s manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) dropped to a six-month low in February due to weaker new business growth, an IHS Markit/Nikkei survey said. Survey results released on Friday showed that the seasonally adjusted PMI fell to 51.9 in February from 52.3 in January, indicating a modest improvement in …

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