A MAN walks along a nearly empty street in Seoul, South Korea, July 12. -- REUTERS SEOUL -- South Korea has set a record for daily coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases at 2,434, breaking the previous record set last month, as the country grapples with a wave of infections that began in early July, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention ...

REUTERS SEOUL -- South Korea's call for a formal end to the Korean War is premature but the door for dialogue is open if it scraps its double standards and hostile policy, a senior North Korean official said in comments published by state media on Friday. The 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice not a peace treaty, leaving US-led ...

TikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, collaborated with the Department of Tourism (DOT) in an effort to elevate local livestream content through the #GandaMoPinas campaign. The campaign spotlights creators from around the country who will promote their region through TikTok Live and explain how each place showcases the beauty of the Philippines. During their live sessions, each creator ...

TAIPEI -- China is an "arch criminal" intent on bullying Taiwan and has no right to oppose or comment on its bid to join a pan-Pacific trade pact, Taiwan's government said in an escalating war of words over Taipei and Beijing's decision to apply. Chinese-claimed Taiwan said on Wednesday it had formally applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement ...

Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz WASHINGTON -- A first in-person meeting of the leaders of the Quad group of countries -- the United States, Japan, Australia, and India -- on Friday will yield progress in several areas including infrastructure, health, and cyber, a senior US administration official told Reuters. The Quad leaders -- US President Joseph R. Biden, ...

PIXABAY UNITED NATIONS -- Faced with what they see as an existential threat, leaders from low-lying and island nations implored rich countries at the United Nations General Assembly this week to act more forcefully against a warming planet. The failure by developed economies to effectively curb their greenhouse gas emissions contributes to rising sea levels and especially imperils island and ...

StackLeague is now gathering over 6,000 developers, software engineers and programmers all across the Philippines who share the same interest in competing while also improving their programming skills. As the Philippine's 1st Year-Round Programming League, StackLeague does not only reward the top contenders with over Php 300,000 cash prize pool, national recognition and thousands of giveaways but also offers participants ...

Insights to Inspire aims to spark ideas that empower businesses to pursue bigger goals through data and information. Read our insights on current issues and learn new ways to make an impact in your industry. Fraud is an unintended consequence of our increasingly digital world. With the steep rise in digital transactions after COVID-19 hit, we've also seen the prevalence ...

By Luz Wendy T. Noble, Reporter THE PHILIPPINE central bank kept the benchmark policy rate at a record low on Thursday, as it tries to boost an economy battered by coronavirus lockdowns, as it expects consumer prices to rise faster in the coming years due to low supply. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) left the key rate at 2%, ...

BW FILE PHOTO By Beatrice M. Laforga, Reporter THE NATIONAL Government's budget deficit tripled to P120.9 billion in August from a year earlier after public spending surged due to subsidies, outpacing a muted rise in revenue amid a coronavirus pandemic, according to the Treasury bureau. Preliminary data released on Thursday showed last month's fiscal gap was the least in four ...

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