Philips provides update on earlier announced voluntary CPAP, BiPAP and Mechanical Ventilator recall notification*

November 14, 2021 Amsterdam, the Netherlands – On June 14, 2021, Royal Philips’ (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) subsidiary, Philips Respironics, initiated a voluntary recall notification* for certain sleep and respiratory care products to address identified potential health risks related to the polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam in these devices. Following the substantial ramp-up of […]

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Philippine President’s Longtime Aide Turns To Run For President In 2022 Elections

MANILA– Philippine President, Rodrigo Duterte’s longtime aide-turned-senator, Christopher Go, yesterday turned to run for president in the 2022 elections.   Go, 47, filed last month, his certificate of candidacy for vice president at the Commission on Elections office, under the ruling PDP-Laban party.   But yesterday, he went back to the poll body in Manila […]

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Iran’s FM Urges “Serious” Approach For “Good Deal” In Upcoming Nuke Talks

TEHRAN – Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, called for a “serious” approach of the negotiating sides, in the upcoming nuclear talks, for a “good deal.” “I believe that, if the opposite sides enter the Vienna talks with a serious and positive approach, it will be possible to achieve a good agreement in a short […]

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One Killed, Four Wounded As Explosion Hits Bus In Kabul

KABUL– At least one civilian was killed and four others wounded, when an explosion struck a bus on a busy road, in the western part of Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, yesterday, according to multiple sources.   “We heard a huge blast in the minibus, carrying commuters in Mahtab Qala locality of Dashti Bari area. The whole […]

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Residents To Be Evacuated After Oil Refinery Tank Caught Fire In Central Java

JAKARTA – An oil refinery tank, in Indonesia’s Central Java province, caught fire last night, and residents living around the facility would be evacuated, as firefighters were battling the blaze, the country’s state oil and gas firm PT Pertamina said.   The company ensured in a statement that, the supplies of oil and liquefied petroleum […]

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US, China Trade Taiwan Warnings Ahead of Biden-Xi Meeting

The top diplomats from China and the United States have exchanged stern warnings over the flashpoint issue of Taiwan, ahead of Monday’s hotly awaited meeting between their leaders. The virtual meeting of presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping comes against a backdrop of rising tensions — in part over Taiwan, a self-ruling democracy claimed by […]

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The Young Generation Risking All to Topple the Myanmar Junta

The knife that carved through Gue Gue’s abdomen wasn’t exactly meant for pulling out her inflamed appendix. But it was the only one available in the sweltering jungle clinic, a bumpy ride over mountainous terrain from her guerrilla training camp.   There was no option for general anesthesia to put her under, so Gue Gue […]

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