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Duterte backs PH hosting bid for 2023 FIBA World Cup

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, center, with FIBA officials who paid him a courtesy call at the Mahogany Room of the Manila Hotel Thursday night. Joining the president are SBP’s Manny V. Pangilinan, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea, PSC chairman William Ramirez ...

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Trump administration rejects World Bank capital increase

The Trump administration has rejected a capital increase by the World Bank, which the Bank says is necessary to expand its global anti-poverty mission. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the huge Washington-based institution is inefficient and can be more effective ...

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Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Argentina’s Lionel Messi celebrates after he scored his team’s third goal. Henry Romero, Reuters QUITO, Ecuador — Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina sealed their place at the 2018 World Cup with a 3-1 victory over Ecuador here ...

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Football: Tears in Damascus as Syria misses shot at World Cup

Syrians watch a telecast of the World Cup 2018 qualifier between Australia and Syria inside a Syrian refugee camp in Lebanon Tuesday. Hassan Abdallah, Reuters Syrians in Damascus collapsed into tears of disappointment Tuesday as their war-torn country’s hopes of ...

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Iceland become smallest country to qualify for World Cup

Iceland team celebrates after scoring a second goal against Kosovo. Gerix, Reuters REYKJAVIK – Iceland became the smallest country ever to qualify for the World Cup when they beat Kosovo 2-0 on Monday to book a place at their first ...

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6 Reasons why Orlina is a world master of glass art

“Affection in Orange” In the hands of a master, glass becomes transcendent, a spectacle of wonder and profound beauty that invites dialogue and introspection.   Such is the gift that world-renowned Filipino glass sculptor Ramon Orlina shares through each of ...

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US rout Panama, edge closer to World Cup

USA midfielder Christian Pulisic (10) dribbles past Panama midfielder An’bal Godoy (20) during the first half at Orlando City Stadium. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports via Reuters ORLANDO – Christian Pulisic ran riot in Orlando to fire the United States to ...

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How a world concert pianist, with a master’s degree in statistics, helped move CCP forward

Raul Sunico will have a concert tonight at Makati Shangri-La. PHOTOS BY LYN RILLON Pianos are like luxury cars,” says Raul Sunico, former president of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. “Like a Mercedes Benz or a BMW, you cannot ...

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Poorer countries' remittances to grow again in 2017: World Bank

Remittances, a major source of revenue for the world’s poorest countries, are due to grow again this year after falling two years in a row, the World Bank said Tuesday. Such cash transfers to low and middle-income countries are on ...

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World shares score latest record high, dollar flexes muscle

LONDON – World shares hit their latest in a run of record highs on Tuesday, while the dollar was at it loftiest in 1-1/2 months as encouraging U.S. data lifted it in tandem with global bond yields. MSCI’s 47-country ‘All-World’ ...

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