Young men and women attend their graduation ceremony in Pasay City. — PHILIPPINE STAR/ EDD GUMBANThree-fourths of Filipino youth aged 15 to 30 are optimistic that their quality of life will improve over

PHILIPPINE STAR/ MICHAEL VARCASBy Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson, ReporterThe National Government’s budget deficit ballooned to P99.1 billion in October, as state spending outpaced revenue collections, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported

REUTERSOne of the UK’s biggest pork producers has spent £4 million ($4.8 million) hiring butchers from the Philippines, after a staffing crisis threatened to hamper production.Cranswick Plc, which supplies supermarkets with pork and

REUTERSGOSPORT, England/LONDON — Chukwudubem Ifeajuna, a nurse in the south of England, loves his job, but next month will walk out for two days as part of British nurses’ biggest ever strike action,

FREEPIKAn experimental vaccine provided broad protection against all 20 known influenza A and B virus subtypes in initial tests in mice and ferrets, potentially opening a pathway to a universal flu shot that

REUTERSFRANKFURT — The Federal Reserve’s signaling of a slowdown in the pace of US interest rate hikes takes pressure off global peers to keep on raising rates and offers relief to emerging markets,

152mm artillery ammunition. — MIL.IN.UA/FLICKRPRAGUE/WARSAW — Eastern Europe’s arms industry is churning out guns, artillery shells and other military supplies at a pace not seen since the Cold War as governments in the

REUTERSWhen Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Indonesian counterpart Joko Widodo sat together last week to watch a trial run of a new China-backed high-speed railway, it was a clear sign of their