KYIV — Voting in referendums in Ukraine aimed at annexing territory to Russia entered a fourth day on Monday, after the United States warned of “catastrophic consequences” if Moscow used nuclear weapons to protect any annexed regions. The votes in four eastern Ukrainian regions, which Kyiv and the West regard as a sham, saw Russian-backed officials carry ballot boxes from ...

The Filipino spirit of giving remains in full force as people prepare for Typhoon Karding which is moving towards the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Signal no. 3 is forecasted for selected areas in Luzon. In this light, GCash mobilizes its #GCashForGood donation drive to help raise funds for the relief and recovery operations in areas that will need it the ...

REUTERS KYIV — The United States warned on Sunday of “catastrophic consequences” if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, after Russia’s foreign minister said regions holding widely-criticized referendums would get full protection if annexed by Moscow.   Votes were staged for a third day in four eastern Ukrainian regions, aimed at annexing territory Russia has taken by force. The Russian parliament ...

South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol. — REUTERS SEOUL — South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol said on Monday “untrue” media reports over his remarks threatened to damage relations with the United States after he was caught cursing on a hot mic during his visit to New York last week.  A series of gaffes and controversies overshadowed Mr. Yoon’s first major overseas ...

STOCK PHOTO Image by Stefan Schweihofer from Pixabay TOKYO — The British pound tumbled nearly 5% to an all-time low on Monday as investors ran for the exits after the new government’s fiscal plan threatened to stretch Britain’s finances to their limits.   The currency dived as much as 4.85% to an unprecedented $1.0327, extending a 3.61% dive from Friday, when ...

Follow us on Spotify BusinessWorld B-Side Nuclear energy has a bad reputation in the Philippines. That the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is unfit and unsafe is what Carlo A. Arcilla, director of the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI), calls “the greatest piece of fake news in the history of the Philippines.” In this B-Side episode, Dr. Arcilla tells BusinessWorld reporter Brontë H. Lacsamana that nuclear ...

RESIDENTS line up for nucleic acid tests during a lockdown in Shanghai, China, April 17. — REUTERS BEIJING — A thousand days since the World Health Organization (WHO) was told of a “viral pneumonia” in central China, many countries have returned to pre-COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) life. Not so China itself — in cities big or small, routine PCR testing ...

A protest in London against mandatory hijab in Iran. — Flickr https://bit.ly/3UDjoU0 DUBAI — Iran summoned the British and Norwegian ambassadors over what it called interference and hostile media coverage of the nationwide unrest triggered by the death of a woman detained by morality police. Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian also criticized US support for “rioters” — the label Tehran has ...

Bongbong Marcos/Facebook https://bit.ly/3LMG6VF BULACAN — Philippine authorities rushed on Monday to distribute aid to thousands of evacuees after Typhoon Noru made landfall in the capital and northern provinces, leaving at least five dead and many areas flooded. Sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour hit the main island of Luzon at the weekend, prompting authorities to shut schools, government offices ...

PHILIPPINE STAR/ WALTER BOLLOZOS By Keisha B. Ta-asan THE PHILIPPINE central bank would probably increase key rates further this year to protect the peso amid a hawkish US Federal Reserve, analysts said at the weekend. The local currency would continue its free fall against the dollar if the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) “lags too much” behind the Fed’s aggressive ...