Articles By Esther Tanquintic-Misa

Russian President Putin Delivers a Speech during a Meeting at Kremlin in Moscow

From Politics & Policy 1:26 pm

Ukraine Crisis: Russia vs US, EU…. And the Winner is Actually China

As the United States and the European Union grapple to counter and control Russia's ambitious invasion and expansion plans, China's been pretty much just on the sidelines, watching and earning concrete advantages from the crisis over Ukraine.

A security worker looks at tourists walking at Punta Ballena street in Magaluf, on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca, July 26, 2014. The Punta Ballena area has been famous since the 70's for its nightlife and is a favourite destination for main

From Politics & Policy 11:38 am

New Magaluf Sex Scandal: 15 Men Lick Cream Off British Teen’s Naked Breasts

Attempts to clean up the image of Magaluf, a major holiday resort on Majorca, went down the drain yet again as a new sex scandal video erupted once more.

A woman stands behind a digital Bitcoin wallet during the Inside Bitcoins: The Future of Virtual Currency Conference in New York April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

From Politics & Policy 4:51 pm

Growing Number of Canadian Workers Opt to Receive Bitcoin Salaries

A payroll firm from Canada's Ontario Province has found that Canadians are now preferring to receive their salaries in Bitcoin rather than the traditional Canadian cash dollars. More surprisingly, many other workers are requesting about the payment option.

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From Politics & Policy 4:27 pm

Bracing for ‘Great War’ Against Russia: NATO to Create 5,000-Strong High-Readiness Force; Baltic States Getting Anxious They Might be Next Target

NATO has announced it will be creating a 5,000-strong rapid high-readiness force team that will immediately pounce on Russia should the latter expand its aggression into eastern Europe and the Baltic states.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi comes out of a meeting room to receive his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay before the start of their bilateral meeting in New Delhi May 27, 2014.   REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

From Politics & Policy Sep 02

Japan, India Seen to Sign Agreements on Nuclear Energy, Rare Earths

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Japan seemed to be on a lucky streak as the latter vowed to double its direct investment in India in the next five years. Mr Modi and Japan's Shinzo Abe are also seen to accelerate talks on a potential nuclear energy pact as well as sign an agreement on rare earths.

Residents travel on a street blocked by fallen electricity poles after Typhoon Rammasun hit Leizhou, Guangdong province July 19, 2014. A super typhoon has killed at least fourteen people in China since making landfall on Friday afternoon, state media said

From Politics & Policy Sep 02

ISIS Will Target the U.S. Power Grid, Former CIA Says; Could Tap Other Fellow Extremist Groups to Do the Job

A former CIA officer has warned the United States its power grid will sure to be massively hit once the ISIS carries out its anticipated terror strike against the superpower.

Mourners carry the body of Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant Sweilem, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, during his funeral at Jabalya refugee camp in northern Gaza Strip

From Politics & Policy Sep 02

ISIS’ 'Brutality, Radicalism, Rigour' Perfect Elements that Attract Young People to Join, German Security Chief; 'Just A Matter of Time' that Europe Gets Attacked

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has said the anticipated attack by the ISIS on Europe will "just be a matter of time" as more and more young people get enticed to join the terror group, lured by its "brutality, radicalism and rigour.

Putin addresses the audience during a rally and a concert called "We are together" in Moscow

From Politics & Policy Sep 02

Russia Retaliation: Bans Western Leaders from Airport's Duty Free Shop

Russia has decided to ban the Western leaders to go shopping at its Vladivostok airport duty-free store.

File photo shows a labourer working on gold bars at a plant of a gold refiner in Istanbul

From Politics & Policy Sep 01

British Beach Folkestone Yields Gold Bars

At least a family and a group of three friends have struck rich after finding gold bars on Folkestone beach as part of the coastal town's third triennial arts festival.

Frequent Sex Makes You Intelligent, New Study Says

From Society Sep 01

Court Grants Indian Man Divorce Over Wife’s Insatiable Sex Demands

A family court in India has granted a man his petition for divorce. His reason? He can no longer keep up with his wife's maddening and insatiable demands for sex.