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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 to ‘compromise’ with Church, sectors on 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 to ‘compromise’ with Church, sectors on 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

A beginner's guide to Dutch elections

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Away from the tourist delights of the tulips, windmills and clogs, here is a beginner's guide to the Dutch elections

A beginner's guide to Dutch elections

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism as row spirals

Mar 11, 2017 - 10:14 PM

(UPDATED) 'Ban our foreign minister from flying however much you like, but from now on let's see how your flights will land in Turkey,' says Erdogan

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism as row spirals

Netherlands refuses permission for planned Turkey FM flight

Mar 11, 2017 - 8:46 PM

Turkish ministers have been heading to Europe to whip up support for a 'yes' vote among Turkey's voters abroad, ahead of the April referendum on whether to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers

Netherlands refuses permission for planned Turkey FM flight

New poll shows France's Macron leading in first round

Mar 09, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Macron's lead comes as a growing list of backers from both the left and the center throw their support behind the 39-year-old former economy minister who is trying to upend France's traditional politics

New poll shows France's Macron leading in first round

New revelation hits France's scandal-plagued Fillon

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:53 AM

The conservative candidate 'did not deem it necessary' to report the 50,000 euros ($53,000) loan he received from Marc Ladreit de Lacharriere in 2013 to a state transparency watchdog, the Canard Enchaine weekly reports

New revelation hits France's scandal-plagued Fillon

Turkey asks Germany not to preach about democracy

Mar 08, 2017 - 8:32 AM

The comments come after German local authorities banned rallies that Turkish officials were due to address to raise support among expatriate voters for a referendum in April on boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers

Turkey asks Germany not to preach about democracy

Comelec to prioritize female voter applicants on Int'l Women's Day

Mar 07, 2017 - 6:02 PM

Special satellite voters' registration areas will be set up on March 8 in Metro Manila and in 22 highly-urbanized cities nationwide

Comelec to prioritize female voter applicants on Int'l Women's Day

Obama 2017? 50,000 French people want him as president

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:51 PM

A French petition calling for the former US president to enter the race for the French presidency has gathered thousands of signatures. Their only problem? He's not a French citizen.

Obama 2017? 50,000 French people want him as president

MVP, Vargas re-elected to ABAP positions

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:59 PM

Ricky Vargas pledges to 'initiate more local tournaments in the countryside' expand grassroots development of boxers

MVP, Vargas re-elected to ABAP positions

DDS probe, PMA, Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 2:33 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Ana Arceo

DDS probe, PMA, Trump | Midday wRap

Defiant Fillon says 'no one' can stop France election bid

Mar 06, 2017 - 11:16 AM

The conservative candidate is in a defiant mood after holding a rally in Paris attended by tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters

Defiant Fillon says 'no one' can stop France election bid

Britain, Ireland step in to end Northern Ireland stalemate

Mar 06, 2017 - 7:28 AM

This comes as political parties in Northern Ireland start a 3-week countdown to form a power-sharing executive following Thursday's (March 2) election

Britain, Ireland step in to end Northern Ireland stalemate

Trump asks U.S. Congress to probe wiretap claims

Mar 06, 2017 - 12:05 AM

(UPDATED) The White House calls for Congress to follow up on President Donald Trump's explosive, unsubstantiated allegation that Barack Obama tapped his phone during last year's election campaign

Trump asks U.S. Congress to probe wiretap claims

Clock ticking for Northern Ireland rivals after fractious vote

Mar 05, 2017 - 7:59 AM

In a historic shake-up, unionist parties lost their absolute majority in Northern Ireland's legislature for the first time since the province's creation in 1921

Clock ticking for Northern Ireland rivals after fractious vote

Trump accuses Obama of 'tapping' his phone during campaign

Mar 04, 2017 - 8:37 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Top Obama advisor Ben Rhodes issues a searing response on Twitter: 'No President can order a wiretap'

Trump accuses Obama of 'tapping' his phone during campaign

France's Fillon to talk politics amid scandal

Mar 04, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Fillon tries to wrest back control of his campaign by setting out his policies on Saturday, March 4 before holding a rally on Sunday, March 5 near the Eiffel Tower

France's Fillon to talk politics amid scandal

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 3, 2017

Mar 03, 2017 - 11:29 AM

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

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, March 3, 2017

Marine Le Pen loses EU immunity over ISIS tweets

Mar 02, 2017 - 9:57 PM

The move paves the way for France to pursue a case against the far right National Front leader, after prosecutors launched a probe in 2015 over the graphic pictures, which included the decapitated body of US journalist James Foley

Marine Le Pen loses EU immunity over ISIS tweets

Northern Ireland votes in fractious snap election

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:36 PM

The two main parties both claim they want a fresh power-sharing government installed as soon as possible, but the enmity between them seems entrenched, with neither side prepared to give ground

Northern Ireland votes in fractious snap election

President Oprah? Winfrey doesn't rule out 2020 run

Mar 02, 2017 - 1:39 PM

The TV host reacts to the possibility of running for the highest position in US government

President Oprah? Winfrey doesn't rule out 2020 run

U.S. Supreme Court says electoral maps must be reviewed for racial bias

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:13 AM

The ruling is particularly noteworthy as civil rights organizations fear a tightening of voting rights for minorities under President Donald Trump

U.S. Supreme Court says electoral maps must be reviewed for racial bias

Fillon faces 'fake job' charges but stays in French campaign

Mar 02, 2017 - 10:09 AM

The Fillons' woes are the latest twist in an extraordinary presidential campaign that has repeatedly wrong-footed observers ahead of the two-stage contest on April 23 and May 7

Fillon faces 'fake job' charges but stays in French campaign

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

Mar 02, 2017 - 8:19 AM

The Comelec first division says Alfredo Lim's petition was filed out of time – 8 days after Joseph Estrada had been proclaimed

Comelec junks Lim's petition to disqualify Estrada from Manila poll

French election turns ugly as political attacks mount

Feb 28, 2017 - 11:13 AM

This isn't America's bitter presidential election campaign last year, but France's in 2017

French election turns ugly as political attacks mount

Le Pen blames media as Macron jumps in French polls

Feb 27, 2017 - 8:34 AM

Marine Le Pen's attack echoes US President Donald Trump's confrontation with journalists

Le Pen blames media as Macron jumps in French polls