Dog meet dog: American Kennel Club adds 2 breeds to roster

NEW YORK—A spirited Dutch duck-luring dog and a friendly French rabbit hound are now running with the American Kennel Club’s (AKC) pack. The club announced last Wednesday that it’s recognizing the Nederlandse kooikerhondje and the grand basset griffon …

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician assassinated

KOSOKOVA MITROVICA, Kosovo – Leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday, January 16, that could reignite ethnic tensions in the region.
The assassination of Ivanovic – who was facing a retrial on…

Roque says Rappler can still cover Malacañang

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said Rappler can still cover Malacañang as a member of the press even after the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revoked the license of the social news network. 
In an interview on AN…

SC’s Bersamin pushes for broader criteria to declare martial law

MANILA, Philippines – Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin is ahead of the game, pushing as early as now for a constitution that broadens the criteria for proclaiming martial law in order to address present-day threats to safety.
“Will …

Abolish OVP? Let the public, not politicians, decide – Robredo

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo said the public must agree with any proposals to amend the 1987 Constitution, including the abolition of her office under federalism.
Robredo was sought for comment on the proposed structure of the Phi…

48 injured in German school bus crash – police

BERLIN, Germany – At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said.
The crash, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00 am (0600 GMT) en route to a school…