Manila’s South China Sea conundrum: Caught between a domestic law and the arbitration award

In January 2020, the Philippines’ Supreme Court handed down its decision in a case between the Philippines and the provincial government of Palawan over the latter’s entitlement to an equitable share in the proceeds of the Camago-Malampaya Natural Gas Project located off the western side of the island-province. In this illuminating case, the Court interpreted […]


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Ukraine’s Zelensky accuses Russia of ‘terror’ as missiles rain down

Missiles rained down on Ukraine killing many civilians and wounding dozens in built up areas as the weekend began, prompting President Volodymyr Zelensky to accuse Russia of state “terror”.,Strikes on a southern resort town left 21 dead and dozens wounded after missiles slammed into flats and a recreation center in Sergiyvka, 80 kilometres (50 miles) […]


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Pope ‘greatly disappointed’ over cancelled Africa visit

Pope Francis has said he is “greatly disappointed” he cannot make a planned visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan on Saturday due to knee pain.,The 85-year-old pontiff suffers chronic arthritis in his knee, according to Vatican sources, and has cancelled a string of events in recent months.,“The Lord knows how greatly […]


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Barroca, Jalalon power Magnolia past NLEX

Magnolia’s prized backcourt duo of Mark Barroca and Jio Jalalon took charge in the second half as the Hotshots rallied for a come-from-behind 87-73 win over a stunned NLEX side late Saturday in the PBA Philippine Cup at the Smart Araneta Coliseum.,Jalalon delivered key defensive stops while Barroca delivered buckets in the huge third quarter […]


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‘American Woman’ rocker reunited with stolen guitar — 46 years later

They say you never forget your first love, and after pining for his stolen guitar for almost half a century, Canadian rock star Randy Bachman has finally been reunited with the instrument which an eagle-eyed fan tracked down in Japan.,Bachman, who wrote the original “American Woman” with his band The Guess Who, was in Tokyo […]


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German town revives 400-year-old ‘Passion Play’ theater tradition

Walk around the German Alpine village of Oberammergau, and chances are you’ll run into Jesus or one of his 12 disciples.,Of the 5,500 people living there, 1,400 — aged from three months to 85 — are participating this year in the once-a-decade staging of an elaborate “Passion Play” depicting the death and resurrection of Jesus […]


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