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Underspending remains a growth dampener—WB

Luis Leoncio Underspending in the government remains a spoiler to the Philippines’s economic growth momentum, according to the Philippines Economic Update that the World Bank (WB) released recently as the multilateral lender slashed growth projections this year to 6.5 percent from the previous 6.7 percent.

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Belgium acts vs terror

BRUSSELS — With Europe on edge, soldiers fanned out to guard possible terror targets in Belgium Saturday while police in Greece detained at least two suspects as part of a widening counterterrorism dragnet across the continent.

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Obama eyes tax hikes

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama will call for increasing taxes on the wealthiest Americans then using the revenue to fund new tax credits and other cost-saving measures for the middle class in his first address before a Republican-led Congress.

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US, Nokor seek end to nuke talks standoff

SINGAPORE—US academics and former senior officials met with North Korea’s chief nuclear negotiator in Singapore on Sunday to get a feel for each other’s positions amid a yearslong standoff over the North’s nuclear weapons buildup.

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