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ANALYSIS - Philippines' next leader will have to raise taxes

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' next president will have to turn his back on populist promises made during the campaign and raise taxes sooner rather than later to prevent a financial crisis soon after the May elections.

World

INTERVIEW - Philippines' Aquino to raise revenue, cut spending

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai protesters refused on Tuesday to call off demonstrations that have paralysed Bangkok's commercial heart and stifled the economy, while the government said it had done all it could to reach a deal.

World

INTERVIEW - Philippines' Aquino to raise revenue, cut spending

TARLAC, Philippines (Reuters) - Senator Benigno Aquino, on course to win the Philippine presidential race, said on Tuesday he will work at cutting unnecessary spending in the national budget and increase perennially tax weak revenue.

Nation

Why citizens should pay their taxes

Tax evasion should not be tolerated by society. Those who avoid paying taxes are actually living off the generosity of those who do.

World

Outdoor smoking ban plan angers some New Yorkers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Finding a place to smoke could get even harder in New York City.

World

Outdoor smoking ban plan angers some New Yorkers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Finding a place to smoke could get even harder in New York City.

Community

Increased patrols during festive season

LABUAN: The Royal Malaysian Customs will intensify patrol operations in Sabah and Sarawak waters, particularly on the eve of Christmas and New Year, to prevent smuggling activities.

World

Pakistan to decide Friday how to reduce cabinet-official

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan will decide on Friday how to reduce the cabinet, a ruling party official said, in a concession to the opposition which is unlikely to help garner support for wholescale economic reform as demanded by the IMF.

World

Libya says NATO air strike hits major oil field

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya said a U.N.-mandated British air strike had hit its major Sarir oilfield killing three guards and damaging a pipeline connecting the field to a Mediterranean port.

World

Gaddafi attacks Misrata, NATO tactics questioned

AL-ARBAEEN, Libya (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's forces unleashed mortar rounds, tank fire and artillery shells on the western city of Misrata on Wednesday as a French minister said NATO air strikes in Libya risked getting