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Day: June 15, 2021

Covid crisis worsened corruption in EU: watchdog

The pandemic has worsened corruption across the European Union, Transparency International said Tuesday, with citizens at times needing personal connections to get medical care and some governments using the crisis for their own gain.

‘One cold dude’: US presidents on Putin

As US President Joe Biden prepares for his first summit meeting with Vladimir Putin — who he has called “a killer” — we look at what his predecessors thought of the Russian president.

Deposed leaders: Where are they now?

As Myanmar’s deposed democratic leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi’s trial on sedition and other charges starts Tuesday, we look at the fate of some other ousted leaders:

Balik face to face na? Briones to consult IATF on class resumption

MANILA – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday said it would consult the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-EID) and the Department of Health on the possible resumption of face-to-face classes following the detection of the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, the causative agent of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

Encouraging stats: More than 35M Pinoys sign up for nat’l ID

MANILA – Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Karl Kendrick Chua has dubbed as “quite good” the phase of registration for the national identification (ID) system after more than half of the 70 million target individuals for this year have completed the step 1 sign up.