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UAE spy suspect found 'hanged' in Turkish prison

Apr 29, 2019 - 3:49 PM

The suspect is found dead in Silivri prison, on the outskirts of Istanbul, state news agency Anadolu reports

Putin says Western spy cases aimed at 'holding Russia back'

Dec 20, 2018 - 7:17 PM

Russian President Vladimir Putin says the cases paint the country as 'a powerful player who needs to be reckoned with'

4TH TERM. Russia votes to hand President Vladimir Putin a historic 4th term. File photo by AFP

Iran has arrested 'dozens of spies' – intelligence minister

Aug 29, 2018 - 6:52 PM

Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi did not provide details of the 'dozens of spies,' or over what period they had been arrested in the interview televised late on Tuesday

MAHMOUD ALAVI. Photo from Wikipedia by Tasnim News Agency

Outrage as German man acquitted over 'racist' bombing 18 years on

Jul 31, 2018 - 6:09 PM

Ralf Spies is cleared of 12 counts of attempted murder with a 'racist' motive and a charge of causing an explosion in the attack at a commuter rail station in the western city of Duesseldorf on July 27, 2000

WEHRHAHN STATION BOMBING TRIAL. Defendant Ralf S hides his face behind a folder at the district court of Duesseldorf, western Germany, on July 31, 2018, in the case of a bombing 18 years ago targeting Jewish immigrants at the "Wehrhahn" commuter rail station. Photo by dpa/Marcel Kusch/AFP

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies' wedding video

Apr 20, 2018 - 5:42 PM

'We are a team now and I am so excited to fulfill our purpose together. You are worth the wait. You are worth it.'

'I DO.' The theatre actress and the businessman tie the knot. Screenshot from the Treehouse Story video

How Martin Spies met and fell in love with Rachelle Ann Go

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Martin says it was Rachelle's love for her family and God that made him fall in love with her

LOOK: Rachelle Ann Go’s wedding dresses

Apr 19, 2018 - 11:15 AM

The theater star stuns in two dresses

BRIDAL BEAUTY. The theater star marries her boyfriend Martin Spies. Screenshot from Instagram.com/visionerickson

LOOK: Celebrities at Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies wedding in Boracay

Apr 18, 2018 - 8:36 PM

Sarah Geronimo, Erik Santos, Mark Bautista, and Regine Velasquez are among the guests at the wedding

IN PHOTOS: Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies marry in Boracay

Apr 18, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Boracay is special for the couple as it was in the island where Martin proposed to Rachelle Ann

China launches website to report foreign spies

Apr 16, 2018 - 3:14 PM

The website, www.12339.gov.cn, also urges anyone to report attempts by Chinese nationals or foreigners to bribe state or military officials, instigate armed riots or incite ethnic separatism

IN PHOTOS: Rachelle Ann Go's bachelorette party

Apr 15, 2018 - 5:53 PM

Rachelle is set to wed Martin Spies

WATCH: Rachelle Ann Go, Martin Spies' romantic wedding proposal

Sep 23, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Martin proposes to Rachelle in Boracay

Rachelle Ann Go is engaged

Sep 08, 2017 - 10:32 AM

The actress makes the announcement on Instagram

ENGAGED. Rachelle Ann Go is set to wed her boyfriend Martin Spies. Photo from Instagram.com/gorachelleann

PLDT sells remaining stake in SPi Global

May 22, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The transaction values SPi Global at 330 million P16 42 billion

EXITING. Private markets investment manager Partners Group will acquire SPi Global on behalf of its clients from CVC Capital Partners Asia III and PLDT Global Investments Corporation, an indirect subsidiary of PLDT. Rappler file photo

China killed or jailed up to 20 U.S. spies – report

May 21, 2017 - 8:16 AM

The losses are comparable to the number of US assets lost in the Soviet Union and Russia because of the betrayals of two infamous spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen

Rizieq Shihab kembali dilaporkan karena menyebarkan ujaran kebencian

Dec 27, 2016 - 9:58 PM

SPI menilai potongan ceramah Rizieq yang menyebut kalau Tuhan beranak siapa yang jadi bidannya dianggap menganggu kerukunan antar umat beragama

UJARAN KEBENCIAN. Pemimpin Front Pembela Islam (FPI), Rizieq Shihab, kembali dilaporkan ke Polda Metro Jaya karena ceramahnya dianggap menyebarkan ujaran kebencian. Foto oleh Puspa Perwitasari/ANTARA

PH making 'steady progress' on social protection – ADB

Nov 13, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Asian Development Bank credits the country s cash transfer program and the expansion of PhilHealth for the improvement in the protection of its vulnerable citizens

FOTO: Menikmati indahnya lukisan dari Istana Kepresidenan

Aug 03, 2016 - 10:23 PM

Sebanyak 28 lukisan dipajang di ruang pameran utama Galeri Nasional Indonesia Pameran akan berlangsung hingga 30 Agustus

Pengunjung menikati foto di pameran lukisan. ANTARA FOTO/Akbar Nugroho Gumay/foc/16.

Film minggu ini: Dari 'Bridge of Spies' hingga '99 Homes'

Oct 23, 2015 - 3:08 PM

Sejumlah film ini berpotensi raih penghargaan tahun depan mulai dari Bridge of Spies hingga 99 Homes Ada juga dokumenter musik Ed Sheeran dan serial terakhir Paranormal Activity

Tom Hanks tunjukkan akting yang menawan di film arahan Steven Spielberg, 'Bridge of Spies'. Foto dari Facebook/Dreamworks

Bloomberry group to build mixed use dev’t in Vertis North

Oct 11, 2015 - 11:25 PM

Hotel and resort arm of Bloomberry Resorts Corporation purchases 15 676 square meter land in Vertis North

Journalist rebuts claim that Snowden files breached

Jun 15, 2015 - 11:29 PM

Edward Snowden who has been granted asylum in Russia is being sought by Washington which has branded him a hacker and a traitor

Sweden boosts sub fleet after suspected Russian incursion

Mar 19, 2015 - 11:53 PM

The two submarines will be delivered by 2022

1/3 of Russian diplomats in Sweden are spies – Swedish intel

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:39 PM

The modern day spies are highly educated often a little younger than they used to be in the Soviety era driven determined and socially competent

CIA revelations put UK spies under scrutiny

Dec 12, 2014 - 9:07 PM

Britain was Washington s closest partner in the War on Terror and questions about British involvement in abuses have rankled for years

INTEL CENTRAL. A man crosses the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) logo in the lobby of CIA Headquarters in Langley, Virginia, on August 14, 2008. Saul Loeb/AFP

SPi Global opens office in Nicaragua

Dec 03, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Further expanding globally the company partly owned by PLDT chooses Nicaragua as a near shore location to serve US clients

SPi Global retains PH healthcare outsourcing operations

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:50 AM

The firm says it is committed to grow its BPO operations in the Philippines despite the decision to sell SPi Healthcare to US based Conifer Health

ADB: Social protection spending in PH, neighbors inadequate

Jul 14, 2014 - 6:06 PM

The study shows that Southeast Asian countries including the Philippines are spending only 2 6 of GDP for social protection programs

 INADEQUATE. An Asian Development Bank study shows that countries in the sub-region, including the Philippines, are spending only 2.6% of GDP on average for social protection programs.

PLDT gives up control of largest Filipino-owned BPO

Feb 05, 2013 - 2:59 PM

The company is selling its stake in and giving up control control of the largest Filipino owned outsourcing firm SPi Global Holdings to London based CVC Capital Partners group

BPO firm SPi enters publishing business

Nov 12, 2012 - 12:22 PM

A unit of PLDT led outsourcing firm SPi Global has acquired a publishing business marking its entry into the educational marketplace

PLDT eyeing IPO for outsourcing unit handling PAL

Sep 12, 2012 - 6:46 PM

The firm handling some of Philippine Airline s outsourcing requirements is eyeing additional investors and a possible initial public offering

No decision to sell SPi yet, says PLDT

Sep 04, 2012 - 5:16 PM

The phone giant says it regularly evaluates the possible sale of its subsidiaries not only SPi

Filipino firm SPi Global joins list of top global BPOs

Aug 27, 2012 - 1:18 PM

SPi Global the largest Filipino owned business process outsourcing BPO company was named among the world s top 100 BPO players by industry research group Global Services

New Pentagon spy agency to focus on China, Iran

Apr 24, 2012 - 12:58 PM

The Pentagon is creating a new intelligence agency that will focus on Iran and China according to the New York Times