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Euros news LIVE! Day 11 latest after Wales reach knockout stage; England updates

Euro 2020 news - LIVE! Day 11 at the European Championship is upon us as we look ahead to Group B and C being decided. Sunday saw in-form contenders Italy beat Wales in Rome to secure top spot to set up a last-16 tie against the runners-up in Group C - either Ukraine or Austria. Switzerland could only beat Turkey 3-1, meaning Wales finished second on goal difference. We are treated to four games on Monday as Netherlands look to hold on to top spot by earning at least a point againt North Macedonia, while Ukraine face Austria face off in Bucharest for second place, the loser having a nervy wait to see if they are one of the best four third-place finishers. We’ll also have all the latest news from the England camp as the fallout continues from Friday’s stalemate with Scotland at Wembley and attentions turn to Tuesday night’s Group D decider against the Czech Republic. Follow all the latest Euros news in our daily live blog below! Read More Euros Group E permutations for Spain, Sweden, Slovakia and Poland Croatia v Scotland: How can I watch Euros game on TV in UK? Group C permutations: Will Ukraine or Austria join Dutch in last 16? Why Huawei and London are ideal partners to embrace a digital future

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Silent heroes at-sea: PCG commanders share stories on humanitarian missions, intensive training in PH territory

After months of quietly defending the Philippine waters, the faceless brave men and women at-sea, who continuously protect Filipino fishermen, and conduct humanitarian missions, have shared their persevering journey amid adversities in the West Philippine Sea (WPS). These brave maritime enforcers belong to the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG)’s Task Force “Pagsasanay (Exercise)”, a unit formed to intensify the capacity building of its personnel and assets as they addressed the heightened tension in the WPS. Two commanding officers of PCG capital ships that patrolled the tension-filled areas have shared their heartwarming humanitarian experiences, and hardworking journey in defending the country’s vast waters. Humanitarian missions at-sea During their maritime patrols in the WPS, the armed service has focused on carrying out humanitarian activities at-sea by setting up floating food banks, medical missions for the Filipino fishermen, and providing basic necessities for the residents in Pagasa Island. PCG Commander Marilyn Jaal, commanding officer of BRP Francisco Dagohoy, recalled the warm welcome from the residents as soon as they set foot on Pagasa Island in Palawan. “Pagdating namin doon sa PCG station sumalubong yung mga bata at nakikipagkwentuhan. One of our personnel dito sa barko tinanong yung bata kung nakarating na ba sila doon sa mainland sa Philippines, ang sagot nung bata, ‘Hindi pa po kami nakakarating doon sa Pilipinas’ (When we arrived at the PCG station, the children greeted us and told us stories. One of our personnel asked a child if he had ever been to the Philippine mainland, and the child answered, ‘we haven’t been to the Philippines yet’),” Jaal told the Manila Bulletin. On the other hand, PCG Commander Erwin Tolentino, commanding officer of BRP Cabra, felt that it was also their responsibility to take care of the locals, especially the children. After all, their fathers are the same brave fishermen that the PCG personnel now share the country’s territorial waters with. “Masaya po na makita yung sa mga ngiti nung mga bata doon sa Pagasa Island (Seeing the children smile on Pagasa Island makes me happy),” Tolentino said in a separate interview. The commanding officers have also formed a special bond with the residents of Pagasa Island in Palawan, which came as a result of the second phase of their capability enhancement training in the WPS. This phase was mainly focused on the humanitarian aspect, rather than the technical. During the visit of PCG Commandant Admiral George Ursabia Jr. on the island last May 25, he found out that most of the children there wanted to become soldiers, police officers, and Coast Guard personnel when they grow up. He encouraged them “to study hard and be the future” of their community. The Coast Guard personnel delivered food packs and school supplies to the island residents. “Yung mga needs nila pag-walang nakakatawid na barko dahil sa masamang panahon, ‘yun po yung mga tinatry namin ma-address. And yung mga naging dati challenges ng mga mangingisda roon so far for the longest time wala na po [Chinese vessels] and yung presence ng mga vessels natin na nandoon it gives fishermen comfort na malaman if ever may mangyari nandoon kami to look out for them (We want to address their needs whenever the ships cannot cross due to bad weather. As for the previous challenges that they faced, the Chinese vessels, they’ve been gone for the longest time and the presence of our vessels there has given fishermen the comfort that whatever happens, we are there to look out for them),” Tolentino explained. The PCG personnel have also distributed relief packs and hygiene kits to local fishers sailing in the disputed areas. They have also made sure that the fishermen have a radio they can use to immediately call for help and receive information about the latest weather. “May na-meet kaming mga fishermen dito, so far wala naman naging problema roon, nakakapag-fish naman sila (We met some fishermen here, so far there were no problems, they can fish in the area),” Jaal said. Jaal bared that, apart from the maritime patrols, they have also responded to medical emergencies at sea, including the evacuation of a Philippine Navy (PN) soldier, who suffered a stroke at Likas (West York) Island in the WPS. The patient was transported to the mainland in El Nido, Palawan for medical assistance. Intensive training On April 23, the PCG’s first leg of the maritime exercises was launched in cooperation with Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources’ (BFAR) ships at the Bajo De Masinloc in Zambales, and Pagasa Island in Palawan. “Pagkassign po sa amin dito sa WPS nandoon na po yung takot ko eh (When we were assigned in the WPS, I felt fear), not for myself but for the sake of my personnel kasi alam natin kung gaano or ano ang mangyayari during the patrol kung makakaencouter tayo ng mga [challenging] instances (because we will never know what will happen during the patrol and the challenges that we will encounter),” Jaal said. Meanwhile, Tolentino acknowledged the huge responsibility of conducting maritime patrols in the disputed areas. “It is a huge responsibility po upon our shoulders. We tried to do our part in upholding our mission and we actually tried not to overthink po masyado yung kaakibat na responsibilidad kasi minsan nakaka-overwhelm po siya (we actually tried not to overtthink the huge responsibility because sometimes it can be overwhelming),” Tolentino recounted. The commanding officers disclosed that before accepting the WPS challenge, they first had to undergo intensive training and a series of lectures under Task Force Pagsasanay. During their drills in the disputed areas at-sea, PCG personnel conducted ship position determination, cross track bearing using Azimuth circle and nautical chart, publication familiarization, and cathodic protection tests. They also carried out exercises such as man overboard, abandon ship, life support training, and firefighting exercises while maintaining maritime security and safety chores. “We need to accomplish stepping up our presence and raising the Philippine flag with a sense of pride in the WPS while conducting intensive training aboard ship,” Jaal said. “For that I feel proud [because] I am one of the officers on board to conduct this mission,” Jaal shared. Last March, the government raised concern over the presence of 220 Chinese militia vessels at Julian Felipe (Whitsun) Reef in the WPS. The mass presence of vessels could only mean that they were engaged in high-volume fishing, and, at the same time, posed risks to navigational safety. These trainings were key as it gave them the courage and confidence to face the larger Chinese vessels that have been lingering in the country’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). “Training played a big part…especially in conducting the use of force [because] we do po yung showing of our flag sa Kalayaan Island Group in a peaceful and legal way po, kasi any miscalculations or any mistakes [on our part]…will create a very serious implication po [not only for] Coast Guard but for our whole country as well,” Tolentino said. True enough, they were put to the test soon thereafter. On April 27, they found seven Chinese vessels at Sabina Shoal in WPS. Philippine maritime enforcers sent out communications to the vessels to inform them that the area was off limits, but there was no response. It was as that point that BRP Cabra and BFAR vessels MCS-3002 and MCS-3004 approached the foreign vessels to show that they meant business. Shortly after, the Chinese vessels lifted their anchors, fired up their engines, and left. “Our training kicked in,” Tolentino said of the Sabina Shoal incident. “Hindi po namin naisip masyado yung naging implications noon…but right after po noon nagsink in na po yung nagawa namin (We didn’t think too much about the implications at that time…but it did sink in right after we did what we did).” “We were proud that we [did] our part in protecting po what is ours,” he added. The PCG commanding officers said they would continue to defend the country’s vast waters even if the odds are against their favor. “We will defend what is ours no matter what it takes and no matter how difficult it is kasi sa atin po ito (because this is ours) and I want my children to know that despite all the difficulties and the challenges…we will not back down. Not on our watch,” Tolentino underscored. Jaal expressed the same resolve as her fellow PCG official, saying: “Let us continue what we have started, never step back as long as we have the support of our government. We will make history and we are part of each other’s endeavor.”

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Inflation ahead? Even a top economist says it's complicated

Two months of sharply rising prices have raised concerns that record-high government financial aid and the Federal Reserve’s ultra-low interest rate policies — when the economy is already surging — have elevated the risk of accelerating inflation

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Road woes dragging on for Diamondbacks and Orioles

The Arizona Diamondbacks have dropped 23 straight away games, setting a major league record

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German union calls for Amazon workers to strike on 'Prime Day'

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German trade union called on workers at seven Amazon warehouses to go on strike on Monday

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AP News Digest 3 a.m.

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Taiwan's daily domestic COVID-19 cases drop below 100

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Delhi govt launches 1-year diploma course in 'Meditation and Yoga Sciences'

The main theme of International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2021 is 'Yoga For Wellness' that focuses on practising Yoga for physical and mental well-being.

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'Jammu and Kashmir not a real estate': Chidambaram reiterates Congress demand for full statehood

The Centre scrapped Jammu and Kashmir's special status and divided it into two union territories in August, 2019. PM Modi has called an all-party meeting on June 24 where discussions are likely to be held on holding assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir.

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Lacson or Pacquiao a possible presidential candidate for NPC – Sotto

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Monday said among the candidates for the Nationalist People's Coalition (NPC) presidential ticket in 2022 are Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senator Manny Pacquiao.“That is a possibility, but I cannot speak for my entire party at this point when it comes to a presidential candidate,” Sotto, acting chairman of the NPC, told reporters in an online interview when asked if the party will adopt Lacson as its presidential bet for 2022.Lacson previously said a presidential run for him in 2022 remains "tentative," saying his choices will be limited to either running for the country's top office or retiring.Sotto,

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Japanese Stocks Slump as Hawkish Fed Damps Cyclical Appeal

(Bloomberg) -- Japanese stocks declined by the most in almost four months, extending losses from late last week as hawkish

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The Latest: Policy switch aims to boost India's vaccinations

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WTC Final: Heavy Rain Set to Disrupt Day 4 Between India and NZ

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French regional vote marks form of failure for Macron's party -interior minister

PARIS (Reuters) - The first round results of France's regional elections marked a form of failure for President Emmanuel Macron's

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North Macedonia vs Netherlands prediction: How will Euro 2020 fixture play out today?

Netherlands welcome North Macedonia to the Amsterdam Arena this afternoon as the visitors look to book an unlikely spot in the last 16 of Euro 2020. Frank de Boer’s Netherlands have already secured their place in the first knockout round, having beaten Ukraine 3-2 in a thriller before seeing off Austria 2-0. North Macedonia, meanwhile, put in spirited performances against the Austrians and Ukrainians in Group C but came up short on both occasions. A victory here would give them a chance of advancing to the last 16 as one of the four best third-placed finishers, but that is out of their hands at this point. Here’s everything you need to know about the Euro 2020 fixture. When is it? The match will kick off at 5pm BST in Amsterdam. How can I watch it? ITV will be airing the game live in the UK. What is the team news? North Macedonia and Netherlands’ squads are in good shape, but De Boer may look to rest some key Dutch players, with qualification for the round of 16 having already been sealed. Predicted line-ups North Macedonia: Dimitrievski; S.Ristevski, Velkovski, Musliu; Nikolov, Bardhi, Ademi, Elmas, Alioski; Pandev, Trajkovski Netherlands: Krul; Timber, De Vrij, Ake; Dumfries, Gravenberch, F De Jong, Wijnaldum, Van Aanholt; L De Jong, Weghorst Odds North Macedonia: 10/1 Draw: 15/4 Netherlands: 1/3 Prediction Netherlands looked shaky in their opener against Ukraine, blowing a 2-2 lead before winning 3-2, but they were much more composed in their victory over Austria. North Macedonia will fight hard as they did in their first two games, but Netherlands’ confidence and quality should seal the win. North Macedonia 0-2 Netherlands. Read More Reece James reveals how he has taken Jude Bellingham under his wing with England Xherdan Shaqiri keeps Switzerland’s Euro 2020 hopes alive with win over Turkey England manager Gareth Southgate is a ‘great coach’, Phil Foden insists

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North Macedonia vs Netherlands live stream: How to watch Euro 2020 fixture online and on TV today

Netherlands take on North Macedonia in Amsterdam today as the visiting side seek to secure an unlikely spot in the round of 16 at Euro 2020. Frank de Boer’s Netherlands have already sealed their place in the first stage of the knockouts, having edged Ukraine 3-2 in a thrilling tie before beating Austria 2-0 with a professional showing. North Macedonia, meanwhile, put in spirited efforts against the Austrians and Ukrainians in Group C but came up short on both occasions. A win here would give them a chance of progressing to the last 16 as one of the four best third-placed finishers, but that is now out of their hands. Here’s everything you need to know about the Euro 2020 fixture. When is it? The match will kick off at 5pm BST in Amsterdam. How can I watch it? ITV will be airing the game live in the UK. What is the team news? North Macedonia and Netherlands’ squads are in good shape, but De Boer may look to rest some key Dutch players, with qualification for the round of 16 having already been sealed. Predicted line-ups North Macedonia: Dimitrievski; S.Ristevski, Velkovski, Musliu; Nikolov, Bardhi, Ademi, Elmas, Alioski; Pandev, Trajkovski Netherlands: Krul; Timber, De Vrij, Ake; Dumfries, Gravenberch, F De Jong, Wijnaldum, Van Aanholt; L De Jong, Weghorst Odds North Macedonia: 10/1 Draw: 15/4 Netherlands: 1/3 Prediction Netherlands looked shaky in their opener against Ukraine, blowing a 2-2 lead before winning 3-2, but they were much more composed in their victory over Austria. North Macedonia will fight hard as they did in their first two games, but Netherlands’ confidence and quality should seal the win. North Macedonia 0-2 Netherlands. Read More Reece James reveals how he has taken Jude Bellingham under his wing with England Xherdan Shaqiri keeps Switzerland’s Euro 2020 hopes alive with win over Turkey England manager Gareth Southgate is a ‘great coach’, Phil Foden insists

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AIR21 strengthens team by transforming into mini-business units

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North Macedonia vs Netherlands predicted line-ups: Euro 2020 team news ahead of fixture today

Netherlands take on North Macedonia in Amsterdam today as the visiting side seek to secure an unlikely spot in the round of 16 at Euro 2020. Frank de Boer’s Netherlands have already sealed their place in the first stage of the knockouts, having edged Ukraine 3-2 in a thrilling tie before beating Austria 2-0 with a professional showing. North Macedonia, meanwhile, put in spirited efforts against the Austrians and Ukrainians in Group C but came up short on both occasions. A win here would give them a chance of progressing to the last 16 as one of the four best third-placed finishers, but that is now out of their hands. Here’s everything you need to know about the Euro 2020 fixture. When is it? The match will kick off at 5pm BST in Amsterdam. How can I watch it? ITV will be airing the game live in the UK. What is the team news? North Macedonia and Netherlands’ squads are in good shape, but De Boer may look to rest some key Dutch players, with qualification for the round of 16 having already been sealed. Predicted line-ups North Macedonia: Dimitrievski; S.Ristevski, Velkovski, Musliu; Nikolov, Bardhi, Ademi, Elmas, Alioski; Pandev, Trajkovski Netherlands: Krul; Timber, De Vrij, Ake; Dumfries, Gravenberch, F De Jong, Wijnaldum, Van Aanholt; L De Jong, Weghorst Odds North Macedonia: 10/1 Draw: 15/4 Netherlands: 1/3 Prediction Netherlands looked shaky in their opener against Ukraine, blowing a 2-2 lead before winning 3-2, but they were much more composed in their victory over Austria. North Macedonia will fight hard as they did in their first two games, but Netherlands’ confidence and quality should seal the win. North Macedonia 0-2 Netherlands. Read More Reece James reveals how he has taken Jude Bellingham under his wing with England Xherdan Shaqiri keeps Switzerland’s Euro 2020 hopes alive with win over Turkey England manager Gareth Southgate is a ‘great coach’, Phil Foden insists

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Is North Macedonia vs Netherlands on TV today? Euro 2020 kick-off time, channel and more

Netherlands face North Macedonia in Amsterdam this afternoon as the visiting team aim to book an unlikely place in the last 16 at Euro 2020. Frank de Boer’s Netherlands have already secured their spot in the first knockout stage, having narrowly beaten Ukraine 3-2 in a thrilling game before downing Austria 2-0 with a professional performance. North Macedonia, meanwhile, put on spirited showings versus the Austrians and Ukrainians in Group C but came up short on both occasions. A win here would give them a chance of progressing to the round of 16 as one of the four best third-placed finishers, but that is now out of their hands. Here’s everything you need to know about the Euro 2020 fixture. When is it? The match will kick off at 5pm BST in Amsterdam. How can I watch it? ITV will be airing the game live in the UK. What is the team news? North Macedonia and Netherlands’ squads are in good shape, but De Boer may look to rest some key Dutch players, with qualification for the round of 16 having already been sealed. Predicted line-ups North Macedonia: Dimitrievski; S.Ristevski, Velkovski, Musliu; Nikolov, Bardhi, Ademi, Elmas, Alioski; Pandev, Trajkovski Netherlands: Krul; Timber, De Vrij, Ake; Dumfries, Gravenberch, F De Jong, Wijnaldum, Van Aanholt; L De Jong, Weghorst Odds North Macedonia: 10/1 Draw: 15/4 Netherlands: 1/3 Prediction Netherlands looked shaky in their opener against Ukraine, blowing a 2-2 lead before winning 3-2, but they were much more composed in their victory over Austria. North Macedonia will fight hard as they did in their first two games, but Netherlands’ confidence and quality should seal the win. North Macedonia 0-2 Netherlands. Read More Reece James reveals how he has taken Jude Bellingham under his wing with England Xherdan Shaqiri keeps Switzerland’s Euro 2020 hopes alive with win over Turkey England manager Gareth Southgate is a ‘great coach’, Phil Foden insists

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2 killed, 2 injured in explosion at illegal firecracker factory in Tamil Nadu

Rescue operations are underway after the explosion at the illegal firecracker manufacturing factory.

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Athletics-Lyles leaves a message that goes beyond his poor 100m showing

By Gene Cherry EUGENE, Oregon (Reuters) - A sluggish start ended one dream for American sprinter Noah Lyles, but the

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Coca-Cola, Plastic Bank® partnership on track with ocean-bound plastic collection targets while uplifting lives in Cavite community

Plastic pollution remains a pressing problem in the Philippines and around the world and requires the help and involvement of all sectors of society. Partnership is more critical than ever. As partners, Coca-Cola Philippines and Plastic Bank® continue to mobilize the collection of ocean-bound plastic while improving the livelihood of local communities in the Philippines. Since their partnership was established in September last year, the partnership is 68% on track towards achieving their target collection of 100,000 kg of used recyclable plastic. “Collective action to turn the tide on plastic waste is very important and our partnership with Plastic Bank is one of our various partnerships in the Philippines that help bring us closer to our vision of a world without waste. Our thrust is for more communities to look at recyclable plastic packaging as high value material that can be recycled and used multiple times so it doesn’t end up in the environment. We are pleased with the progress the project has made in improving infrastructure for collection and recycling and providing partner collectors with additional livelihood while they take part in helping the environment,” says Tony del Rosario, President of Coca-Cola Philippines and VP for East Franchise Operations of Coca-Cola ASEAN & South Pacific. Despite mobility issues caused by the surge in COVID-19 cases in the first quarter of 2021, Coca-Cola Philippines and Plastic Bank managed to adapt and collected 68,797kg of plastic (or 3.4 million bottles), engaged and empowered 88 collectors, and positively impacted five communities and 316 household members. “This pandemic has not only helped us grow to adopt more digital processes but also helped us reassess what was essential in achieving our mission. It was through this learning and adaptation within the past two quarter that we were able to stabilize our plastic collection, better plan out our development programs and look to consistently deliver our intended impact in the second half of our partnership with Coca-Cola,” said Paolo delos Reyes, Plastic Bank Philippines Customer and Partnerships Manager. With the goal of organizing citywide collections, Plastic Bank continues to closely partner with the local government of General Trias, Cavite to activate collection points alongside communities, local junk shops, and individual collectors. Community members are encouraged to adopt Plastic Bank’s collection system that includes the use of the Plastic Bank App that ensures the traceability of the plastic collected. This helps to drive a more efficient collection process. The program aims to sustainably improve the lives of collector communities. Aside from the premium they get from the material they collect, individual Plastic Bank collectors are also provided with the tools, resources and equipment they need including pedicabs, COVID-19 safety kits, and training sessions on financial and business literacy. One of the program’s partner collectors, Ronilo Cirujano is a 56-year-old family man who has been collecting recyclables from homes for 10 years. He has been using his own tricycle to easily move from one home to another in their community. “Being a Plastic Bank collector helps me provide basic necessities for my wife and three children, especially during a pandemic when livelihood opportunities are harder to find. Through my income from collecting recyclables in General Trias, two of my children were able to finish their studies in college,” Ronilo said. Meanwhile, plans to improve existing structures of local junk shops (called Plastic Bank partner branches) are underway with improvements targeted to be completed in the middle of the third quarter of the year. Coca-Cola remains committed to reaching its global vision of a World Without Waste. The company aims to help collect and recycle the equivalent of all the bottles and cans it sells by 2030 and partnership programs are critical to achieving this vision. The company, with the help of the Coca-Cola Foundation Philippines, is currently supporting nearly 40 communities in 22 provinces across the country. Coca-Cola Philippines likewise continues to invest in the development of innovative and sustainable packaging solutions and is forging ahead with the launch of PETValue facility in General Trias Cavite – a joint partnership between its local bottler, Coca-Cola Beverages Philippines, and Thailand-based Indorama Ventures, a recognized global leader in packaging solutions and green technology. Granted “pioneer status” by Board of Investments (BOI), this bottle-to-bottle recycling facility aims to produce around 16,000 metric tons of recycled PET resin every year. PETValue is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2022. To learn more about the World Without Waste vision of Coca-Cola, read the recently released 2020 World Without Waste Report. To learn more about the project, visit plasticbank.com

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China Faces Flareups in Its Bid to Tame Commodities Boom

(Bloomberg) -- Commodities are in retreat, but it’s too early for Beijing to declare victory in its two-month battle to

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Internet: Overcoming pandemic lockdowns

MANILA, Philippines—Internet, or broadband connection, has become one of the most sought after services since the global health pandemic pushed many Filipinos to stay and study or work at home.Its relevance became more pronounced as the country celebrates National ICT (Information and Communications Technology) month this June.While the government and ICT service providers proclaim improvements in internet connection speeds, many complaints persist.Among these are claims that costs of ICT services in the Philippines are among the highest in Asean.But what is really the situation on ICT in the country?Increasing subscribersReports from the country's biggest telec

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Swedish PM on the brink as parliament readies Monday no-confidence vote

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Stefan Lofven looked destined to be the first Swedish premier to be ousted by parliament

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