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More than 50M people currently impacted by urban conflict: UN
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More than 50M people currently impacted by urban conflict: UN

WASHINGTON – More than 50 million people are currently being impacted by fighting inside towns and cities around the world, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday. Speaking at the opening of a UN Security Council debate on how to protect civilians caught up in urban conflict, Guterres said when explosive weapons are used in populated areas,...

Apple keeps crown as world’s most valuable brand at $355-B
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Apple keeps crown as world’s most valuable brand at $355-B

ANKARA – Apple has kept its crown as the world’s most valuable brand in 2022 with USD355 billion, as its value jumped 35 percent from last year, according to a new report. Apple was followed by tech-centered Amazon and Google, with values of USD350 billion and USD263 billion, respectively, said the latest report by Brand Finance,...

Canada faces criticism for ‘soft’ response to Ukraine amid Russia threat
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Canada faces criticism for ‘soft’ response to Ukraine amid Russia threat

OTTAWA — As the Trudeau government wraps its cabinet retreat Wednesday, its handling of the Ukraine-Russia crisis faces growing criticism for being soft and superficial while rendering Canada missing in action with its allies. The criticism comes from not only the Conservative Opposition but from a former Canadian analyst in Europe who was on the...

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Faster internet connection fulfilled under Duterte administration

MANILA – The Duterte administration has delivered its promise of faster internet connection for Filipinos even before its term ends this year. Anti-Red Tape Authority (ARTA) Director General Jeremiah Belgica said Friday the whole-of-government approach of simplifying the process of putting up telecommunications infrastructure facilitated improvements in the speed of fixed broadband and mobile data in...