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Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency

Mar 29, 2017 - 3:29 PM

(UPDATED) Valls: 'I think you should not take any risks for the Republic. So, I will vote for Emmanuel Macron.'

Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

Mar 29, 2017 - 11:26 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Wednesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 29, 2017

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Mar 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Robert Ace Barbers' House Bill 5359, seeking to postpone village and youth polls and allowing the President to appoint OICs, contravenes the Constitution on at least 5 fronts

Why Duterte's plan to appoint barangay officials violates the Constitution

Robredo opposes appointment of barangay OICs

Mar 28, 2017 - 5:22 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the postponement of barangay elections should be an opportunity to strengthen the independence of barangay officials

Robredo opposes appointment of barangay OICs

Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC

Mar 28, 2017 - 2:55 PM

The National Privacy Commission is optimistic the Comelec can pull off barangay elections in October with no data leak, despite major breaches in 2016

Comelec complying to ensure no data breach in barangay elections – NPC

A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:40 AM

With a month to go, 40% of voters have yet to decide how they'll vote in the first round of the French presidential poll – or even if they'll show up on election day at all

A month before France votes, undecideds in the lead

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

Mar 28, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The voters' data leak and a break-in at a Lanao town have put the Comelec, the National Privacy Commission, and the Data Privacy Act to the test

What have we learned a year since 'Comeleak'?

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Mar 28, 2017 - 9:42 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 28, 2017

Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

Mar 28, 2017 - 7:26 AM

Kushner, 36, was Trump's main intermediary with foreign governments during the 2016 election campaign and now plays that role in the White House

Trump son-in-law Kushner to face Russia investigation panel

Barangays use social media, incentives to get residents to join assemblies

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:48 PM

Acting on orders from the DILG, village leaders in thousands of assemblies held nationwide pushed for the shift to a federal system of government

Barangays use social media, incentives to get residents to join assemblies

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:29 PM

Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Robert Ace Barbers' measure would also allow President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint officers-in-charge once the barangay polls are postponed

Barbers files bill postponing barangay elections for 3 years

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Ana Arceo

Barangay elections, New York Times, Abu Sayyaf | Evening wRap

How Badjao families find home and hope in Nueva Ecija village

Mar 27, 2017 - 8:10 PM

In Barangay Bakod Bayan, Cabanatuan City, some 131 Badjao families live comfortably in housing units given for free by the DSWD and the city government

How Badjao families find home and hope in Nueva Ecija village

Senators to block law allowing Duterte to delay polls, appoint OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:41 PM

Senators from both the majority and minority blocs oppose the President's idea, saying it is 'unconstitutional” and “undemocratic.'

Senators to block law allowing Duterte to delay polls, appoint OICs

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:10 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says the bill can be passed into law before October if President Rodrigo Duterte certifies the measure as urgent

Alvarez confident Local Gov't Code can be amended for barangay OICs

Merkel's party easily beats center-left in German state poll

Mar 27, 2017 - 10:12 AM

The vote in the tiny state on the French border, which has a population of only one million, is seen as a bellwether ahead of the September 24 general election

Merkel's party easily beats center-left in German state poll

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

Mar 27, 2017 - 9:26 AM

After 3 weeks of negotiations to form a power-sharing executive in the province, the Irish Republican party Sinn Fein says that no deal has been reached

Sinn Fein declares Northern Ireland talks over despite UK hopes

China's favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts

Mar 26, 2017 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) Carrie Lam: 'Hong Kong, our home, is suffering from quite a serious divisiveness and has accumulated a lot of frustrations. My priority will be to heal the divide'

China's favorite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership, vows to heal rifts

'It takes a village to sustain safety and security'

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:50 PM

Barangay West Crame in San Juan City holds a community-wide fire drill to test the neighborhood's response to future disasters

'It takes a village to sustain safety and security'

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:20 PM

Although the state bordering France is home to just one million people, its vote half a year before national elections is seen as a test of the Social Democrats' rising fortunes

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel

Divided Hong Kong gets new leader as China looks on

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:43 AM

(UPDATED) Carrie Lam is selected as Hong Kong's new leader by a mainly pro-China committee, in an election dismissed as a sham by democracy activists who fear the loss of the city's cherished freedoms

Divided Hong Kong gets new leader as China looks on

Koko Pimentel to seek reelection in 2019 amid legal issues

Mar 25, 2017 - 10:56 AM

He expects his candidacy to be questioned before the Supreme Court but says he is 'confident' he will win as he did not finish his 1st 6-year term

Koko Pimentel to seek reelection in 2019 amid legal issues

DILG mobilizes 42,000 barangays for federalism campaign

Mar 24, 2017 - 7:10 PM

The Department of the Interior and Local Government will use the mandatory barangay assemblies – which fall on March 25 and October 8 this year – to gather support for the government's federalism agenda

DILG mobilizes 42,000 barangays for federalism campaign

14 countries urge Venezuela to hold elections

Mar 24, 2017 - 12:59 PM

'We consider it urgent for priority to be given to releasing political prisoners, recognizing the legitimacy of decisions by the National Assembly...and establishing an electoral calendar that includes postponed elections'

14 countries urge Venezuela to hold elections

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Mar 23, 2017 - 8:28 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Margie de Leon

Pimentel, Duterte, Barangay OICs | Evening wRap

Koko Pimentel favors termination of barangay execs if polls reset

Mar 23, 2017 - 7:56 PM

(UPDATED) Senate President Aquilino 'Koko' Pimentel III says he would discuss the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte with his fellow senators

Koko Pimentel favors termination of barangay execs if polls reset

China watches Hong Kong vote as protests threatened

Mar 23, 2017 - 2:44 PM

Pro-democracy campaigners describe the election process as a farce and predict weekend protests as the prospect of political reform in the semi-autonomous city appears more unattainable than ever

China watches Hong Kong vote as protests threatened

Duterte: Church, sectors can nominate barangay OICs

Mar 23, 2017 - 12:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says under his proposal, the Catholic Church, other religious denominations, and various groups can submit nominees for him to choose from

Duterte: Church, sectors can nominate barangay OICs

Scarborough Shoal, Mighty Corporation, Robredo | Evening wRap

Mar 22, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Chay Hofileña

Scarborough Shoal, Mighty Corporation, Robredo | Evening wRap

Emmanuel Macron: Youthful French prodigy eyeing presidency

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:10 PM

With levels of frustration high with France's political class, Emmanuel Macron appears to have tapped into a desire for wholesale change – and he could be the country's youngest president in modern history

Emmanuel Macron: Youthful French prodigy eyeing presidency

Francois Fillon: 'Clean' image spoiled but still in race

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:05 PM

With scandals left and right, Francois Fillon's early frontrunner status is now diminished. Some commentators wonder whether he has lost the moral authority to carry out his key campaign pledge.

Francois Fillon: 'Clean' image spoiled but still in race

Marine Le Pen: Far-right heir reaping rewards of party purges

Mar 22, 2017 - 5:00 PM

If Marine Le Pen does win the keys to the Elyseé Palace, it will be partly because of her repudiation of the man she once idolized – her own father, Jean-Marie Le Pen

Marine Le Pen: Far-right heir reaping rewards of party purges

Duterte wants to appoint barangay OICs if polls reset

Mar 22, 2017 - 4:22 PM

Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says President Rodrigo Duterte wants handpicked appointees in every barangay in the Philippines to rid the country of drugs

Duterte wants to appoint barangay OICs if polls reset

Ex-guerrilla wins East Timor presidential poll – early count

Mar 21, 2017 - 3:56 PM

(UPDATED) With most ballots counted, Francisco Guterres – known by his nom de guerre 'Lu Olo' – received over 57% of votes cast in Monday's (March 20) poll, according to the election commission

Ex-guerrilla wins East Timor presidential poll – early count

France's Le Pen attacked as Macron passes first debate test

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:32 AM

(UPDATED) Marine Le Pen's hardline stance on security and the place of Islam in France come under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls

France's Le Pen attacked as Macron passes first debate test

FBI confirms probe of Trump team ties to Russia

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:17 PM

(UPDATED) The FBI 'is investigating the Russian government's efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election,' Comey tells a hearing by the House Intelligence Committee

FBI confirms probe of Trump team ties to Russia

Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:01 PM

(UPDATED) His tweet comes just as FBI and NSA chiefs are to speak to Congress on what ties Trump may have with Russia and his shocking claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor, Barack Obama

Trump tweets Russia collusion claims 'fake news'

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

Mar 20, 2017 - 2:57 PM

The vote comes at a challenging time for the tiny half-island nation 15 years after gaining independence

East Timor votes in presidential poll seen as sign of stability

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:01 PM

(UPDATED) Centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far-right leader Marine Le Pen are expected to come under attack in the first of 3 debates

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

Spain's Catalonia again calls for Scottish-style independence vote

Mar 20, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Catalan leaders: 'The scenario of an agreed referendum is what we desire in Catalonia'

Spain's Catalonia again calls for Scottish-style independence vote

Germany's Social Democrats choose Schulz to challenge Merkel

Mar 20, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Martin Schulz: 'Starting now the fight begins to become the top party in the country and take over the chancellory'

Germany's Social Democrats choose Schulz to challenge Merkel

'No evidence of collusion' between Trump campaign, Russia – U.S. lawmaker

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Based on 'everything I have up to this morning – no evidence of collusion,' by Trump's team and Moscow, Representative Devin Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee says

'No evidence of collusion' between Trump campaign, Russia – U.S. lawmaker

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Mar 16, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The vote will put Mark Rutte in pole position to form the next coalition government, with party leaders set to get down to talks soon

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

(UPDATED) Mark Rutte's Liberal VVD party is set to win 32 seats, making it the largest in the new 150-seat parliament, with Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) beaten into second place alongside two others on 19 seats

Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge

Dutch vote in key elections as far-right slips

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:19 PM

(UPDATED) The Dutch general elections are being seen as a litmus test of the strength of far-right and populist parties ahead of other polls in Europe this year.

Dutch vote in key elections as far-right slips

Last-minute campaign on eve of Dutch vote

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:16 PM

On the eve of Wednesday's (March 15) legislative polls, many of the 12.9 million eligible Dutch voters appear not to have made up their minds which of the record 28 parties in the running to choose

Last-minute campaign on eve of Dutch vote

Turkey suspends top ties with Netherlands in escalating crisis

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:01 AM

Acrimony flares between Turkey and EU states – a standoff that risks affecting Ankara's entire relationship with Europe

Turkey suspends top ties with Netherlands in escalating crisis

Robredo on late husband's critics: They've crossed the line

Mar 13, 2017 - 6:10 PM

'Iyong asawa ko wala dito to defend himself kaya ako iniisip ko kung ano'ng aksyon. Pinag-aaralan,' says Vice President Leni Robredo

Robredo on late husband's critics: They've crossed the line

Honduran president wins party primary, eyeing re-election

Mar 13, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Seventeen parties field candidates in Honduras's party primaries on for local councils, national and Central American lawmakers, 3 vice presidents and for the post of president

Honduran president wins party primary, eyeing re-election

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row

Mar 12, 2017 - 10:02 PM

(UPDATED) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses the Dutch of behaving like fascists in their treatment of Turkish ministers

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row