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Sanders Says Lost Many Primaries Because ‘Poor People Don’t Vote

US Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders explained to NBC on Saturday why he could not sway many poorer US states to vote for him in the primaries, saying poor people do not vote. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Asked why he had lost to his pro-establishment rival, Hillary Clinton, the Vermont senator replied, “Well, because poor people don’t vote. […]

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Man of the People: Assad Refused Safe Asylum Offer From Iran

Tehran offered Syrian President Bashar Assad and his family an asylum in Iran from where he could safely command his army, but the leader refused to leave the war-torn country, Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said Saturday. MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the official, quoted by Lebanon’s Al Mayadeen broadcaster, the offer was extended by Qasem Soleimani, the […]

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By Anthony Bourdain   Tagalog, the language of the Philippines, is not an uncommon thing to hear in my household. Like many children all over the world, my daughter arrived home from the hospital to find a Filipino baby nurse. Vangie was with her from the very beginning of her life and in time my […]

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Mexican President Nieto Proposes Marijuana Legalization

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto proposed on Thursday that marijuana users should be allowed to carry larger amounts of the plant, and those convicted of low-level marijuana-related offenses be released from custody. This is a remarkable step, considering Nieto‘s reported personal opposition to the legalization of marijuana. He, however, justified his decision by saying the initiative seeks to […]

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Ghosts of Empire: Japanese Justice Minister Visits Shrine Honoring War Dead

Japan’s Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki visited on Saturday Tokyo’s Yasukuni shrine built in honour of Japanese victims in the World War II. TOKYO (Sputnik) — Japan’s Justice Minister Mitsuhide Iwaki visited on Saturday Tokyo’s controversial Yasukuni shrine regarded as a symbol of Japan’s past militarism by other Asian nations, local media reported. “Paying respects to those who sacrificed their lives for the country […]

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Oil Prices Climb as US Dollar Weakens

Oil prices сlimb slightly on Friday, reflecting recent positive price trend. MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Oil prices climbed Friday after the US dollar index dipped by 0.07 percent to 94.59 points, according to market values. As of Friday morning, prices of crude oil Brent futures rose 1.48 percent to $45.19 per barrel. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil futures gained 1.53 percent, trading at […]

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Complaint desk sought for victims of bullet planting extortion scheme in the Philippines’ premier airport

IN view of the rising number of “bullet planting” extortion scheme at the Philippines’ premier airport, re-electionist Senator Ralph Recto proposed the setting up of a Presidential Action and Complaint Center at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport to assist the victims of the said criminal enterprise. Recto’s suggestion came in the heels of news report […]

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More than 40,000 to take Philippine police entrance and promotion examinations

THE Philippine National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) is set to administer the Philippine National Police (PNP) entrance and promotional examinations on April 24, 2016 to 42,848 examinees. Interior and Local Government Secretary and NAPOLCOM Chair Mel Senen S. Sarmiento said 23,175 civilians will take the PNP entrance exam while the rest are policemen taking promotional tests. […]

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New York Exit Polls Favor Sanders, But Clinton Still Expected to Win

Exit polls of Democratic Party voters in the New York State primary on Tuesday evening showed a preference for Senator Bernie Sanders on key issues but most still expected frontrunner Hillary Clinton to win, news reports stated. WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Almost two-thirds of Democratic voters, 64 percent, believed that the Wall Street financial sector hurt the US […]

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Twitter Reminds Donald Rumsfeld That Hell Awaits

It’s tough out there for a war criminal. Donald Rumsfeld learned it the hard way after being decimated on Twitter on Tax Day, after the war apologist sent out several whining tweets about taxes. The 83-year-old former US Secretary of Defense tweeted three times, complaining that he will likely not live to see the implementation of a flat […]

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Total Number of Earthquakes in Japan Exceeds 600 in Just 5 Days

The total number of powerful and minor earthquakes on the Japanese island of Kyushu has exceeded 600 since Thursday’s devastating quake, local media reported. TOKYO (Sputnik) – On April 14, a magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck to the east of Kumamoto city (the capital of Kumamoto Prefecture) on Japan’s Kyushu Island, killing local residents and damaging infrastructure. It was followed […]

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Netherlands To Prohibit All Non-Electric Cars By 2025

A new law proposed in the Netherlands may result in a ban on the sale of all internal-combustion engined cars in the country by 2025. If the law passes, only electric and hydrogen-powered cars will be allowed to be sold in the Netherlands by 2025. The law, proposed by the Labor Party, wouldn’t prohibit the use of existing gas- and […]

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Septuagenarian couple held for bullet possession at Philippines premier airport

AIRPORT security personnel arrested a septuagenarian couple for “possession of a bullet” while waiting for their California bound commercial plane early this week. Esteban Cortabista, 78, and his wife Salvacion Cortabista, 75, were on their way to the boarding lounge of their Los Angeles bound Korean Air flight last Tuesday when they were stopped and […]

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Chinese Pupils Poisoned at ‘Toxic School’ Built on Polluted Site

Some 500 students in eastern China have fallen ill with several diseases, including various cancers, as a result of their attendance at a school built in the vicinity of a razed chemical plant. Beijing vowed to launch an inquiry into the case, as the school site was previously said to meet with state environmental standards, according to a report on the state […]

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Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency seized more than P1 million worth of illegal drugs

PHILIPPINE Drug Enforcement Agency operatives arrest an alleged drug dealer in a densely populated slum community in Quezon City last Friday and confiscated at least 200 grams of suspected Methamphetamine Hydrochloride or shabu worth P940,000 (US $20,434). PDEA Director General Undersecretary Arturo Cacdac Jr. identified the suspected drug peddler as 42-year old Victor G. Guilani. […]

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How Soros-Funded NGOs Disrupt Real Democracy Around Russia’s Borders

American political scientist Phil Butler digs into the details of how George Soros’ Open Society Foundations have permeated, or as he puts it, ‘infected’, the nations of the former Soviet Union from the Baltics to the Caucasus. Studying the machinations of ‘democracy promotion’ activist billionaire magnate George Soros in a pair of articles for New Eastern Outlook, Butler […]

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A Philippine Airlines plane was diverted to India after a passenger gave birth during the flight to Manila from the UAE

A PHILIPPINE Airlines flight from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines was diverted to India after an airplane passenger surprised everybody on board by giving birth during the flight last Sunday. Mary Grace Alejandro, 40, was only seven months pregnant when she unexpectedly gave birth to a baby girl while PAL ‘s Flight PR […]

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Russian S-300 Supplies to Iran Prompt Turks, Saudis to Turn to Israel

RUSSIA’S delivery of S-300 air defense systems to Iran dispels Israel’s threat to attack the Islamic Republic; at the same time, it may increase tensions between Tehran and the countries of the anti-Iranian bloc, according to Turkish political analyst Hakan Gunes. In an interview with Sputnik, Turkish political analyst Hakan Gunes said that Israel’s threat to attack […]

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Losing Their Edge: US Army Studies Russian Military

FEARING an “aggressive” Russia, US Army officials have revealed a top-secret study, reminiscent of the Cold War, to analyze the Kremlin’s military capabilities. “It is clear that while our Army was engaged in Afghanistan and Iraq, Russia studied US capabilities and vulnerabilities and embarked on an ambitious, and largely successful, modernization effort,” Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster told […]