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Fighting climate change could save lives, money: US report

Washington, United States (AFP) – Taking action against global warming by reducing greenhouse gas emissions could save thousands of lives and avoid major economic losses before century’s end, said a US government report issued Monday. The cost of inaction is […]
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Ex-HP chief Fiorina, Dr. Carson bring diversity to 2016 GOP race

By Michael Mathes Washington, United States (AFP)  – The 2016 presidential field expanded by two Monday with the addition of former Hewlett Packard boss Carly Fiorina and conservative neurosurgeon Ben Carson, adding diversity to the race for the Republican nomination. […]
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Kids eat more veggies when tasty: study

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Children just hate all vegetables, no matter how tasty you make them, right? Wrong, says an influential study out Monday that found US children in Massachusetts ate up to 30 percent more vegetables when school dinners […]
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Tesla tops US best car list for 2nd year

(Washington, United States-AFP) – Consumer Reports named the luxury electric Tesla S its top car for the second straight year, calling the market-shaking sedan a “technological tour de force.” The annual top-10 ranking, based on independent road performance,...
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Pope to make historic US Congress address on Sept. 24

Washington, United States | AFP | – Pope Francis will bring his message of peace and compassion to politically gridlocked Washington in September when he becomes the first pontiff to address the US Congress, lawmakers said Thursday. Francis, who is […]
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US releases $15-M arms aid to PHL

Restrictions on military assistance caused by human rights concerns lifted Manila, Philippines | AFP | – The United States has lifted restrictions on a small portion of its military assistance to the Philippines that was withheld over human rights concerns, […]
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Cuisia: PHL-US relations ‘never been better’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Manila’s relations with Washington are at their highest based on how the two allies worked together during the past year, according to the Philippine ambassador to the United States. “Our relations with the United States have never been […]
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Details of Obama’s immigration plan

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama takes executive action Thursday to left the threat of deportation for some five million people, 44 percent of the estimated 11.3 million immigrants living illegally in the United States. The nation’s undocumented people hail mostly...
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PH, US want thorough probe into transgender slay

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Malacañang on Tuesday said both the Philippines and the United States were calling for a thorough investigation into the murder of a transgender in Olongapo. “(Undersecretary Eduardo) Oban said the Philippines and US governments agreed on a […]
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Transgender murder must not derail US ties: PHL

MANILA (AFP) –The Philippines on Wednesday described the murder of a transgender Filipino as an “isolated incident” that must not derail ties with Washington after a US Marine was identified as a suspect, sparking anti-American protests. The discovery Sunday of […]