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Japan warship to escort U.S. supply vessel in Pacific – media

Apr 30, 2017 - 2:06 PM

It will be the first deployment – outside of troop exercises –to protect the US fleet after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded the country's military capabilities in 2015

Japan warship to escort U.S. supply vessel in Pacific – media

Cities brace for climate challenges

Apr 30, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Cities must make haste in reinforcing defenses against climate change-induced flooding and heat waves, experts warn this week

Cities brace for climate challenges

Macron, Le Pen offer sharp contrast in visions for France

Apr 30, 2017 - 12:55 PM

The battle to become France's next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions

Macron, Le Pen offer sharp contrast in visions for France

Trump hails first 100 days in office, says 'battles' ahead

Apr 30, 2017 - 11:05 AM

Trump, in his speech, presented his record so far as 'very exciting and very productive,' despite what he described as the 'mess' left by Barack Obama's administration

Trump hails first 100 days in office, says 'battles' ahead

Trump invites Duterte to the White House

Apr 30, 2017 - 10:13 AM

(3rd UPDATE) White House chief of staff Reince Priebus defends the invitation, saying the purpose of the call was 'all about North Korea'

Trump invites Duterte to the White House

ASEAN evades island building, Hague ruling

Apr 30, 2017 - 9:08 AM

The ASEAN Chairman's Statement merely 'took note of concerns expressed by some leaders over recent developments' in the disputed South China Sea

ASEAN evades island building, Hague ruling

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

Apr 30, 2017 - 8:12 AM

The government also dismisses almost 4,000 public officials in the latest wave of the purge under the over 9-month state of emergency that has followed last July's failed coup

Turkey blocks Wikipedia access, bans TV dating shows

IN PHOTOS: The ASEAN Leaders' Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte presided over the summit at the Philippine International Convention Center

IN PHOTOS: The ASEAN Leaders' Summit

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN 2017 Summit, Day 4

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:39 PM

Watch the livestream of the 30th ASEAN Summit on Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN 2017 Summit, Day 4

RECAP: Declarations and statements at the 30th ASEAN Summit

Apr 29, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Here are the declarations and statements announced at the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila

RECAP: Declarations and statements at the 30th ASEAN Summit

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

Apr 29, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Duterte, Estrada, Arroyo, Marcos – they are our own Gang of Four, who, in the 60s and 70s, in its original Communist Chinese incarnation was the ruthless power behind Mao Zedong

[Newspoint] Our own Gang of Four and a Half

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Prosperity For All Summit

Apr 28, 2017 - 2:21 PM

Watch the highlights of the Prosperity For All Summit on Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Prosperity For All Summit

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN 2017 Summit, Day 3

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Watch the livestream of the 30th ASEAN Summit on Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN 2017 Summit, Day 3

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system

Apr 28, 2017 - 1:11 PM

Seoul retorts that under the Status of Forces Agreement, the South would provide the THAAD site and infrastructure, while the US would pay to deploy and operate it

Seoul rejects Trump demand it pays for missile system

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN 2017 Summit, Day 2

Apr 27, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Watch the livestream of the 30th ASEAN Summit on Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN 2017 Summit, Day 2

Police arrest 9 more democracy activists in Hong Kong

Apr 27, 2017 - 12:13 PM

(UPDATED) The spate of arrests come ahead of an expected visit by China's President Xi Jinping to mark the 20th anniversary of the handover of the city by Britain back to China in 1997 on July 1

Police arrest 9 more democracy activists in Hong Kong

Trump agrees to NAFTA talks, no exit – for now

Apr 27, 2017 - 11:28 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Trump's unrelenting back-and-forth seemed certain to keep Washington's two closest trade partners on edge as they move to revamp one of the world's biggest trading blocs

Trump agrees to NAFTA talks, no exit – for now

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Apr 27, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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LIVE UPDATES: 30th ASEAN Summit

Apr 27, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Live updates from the 30th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Leaders' Summit and Related Meetings

LIVE UPDATES: 30th ASEAN Summit

U.S. vows to force North Korea back to nuclear talks

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:32 AM

'We are engaging responsible members of the international community to increase pressure on (North Korea) in order to convince the regime to de-escalate and return to the path of dialogue'

U.S. vows to force North Korea back to nuclear talks

France's Macron gets rough ride in Le Pen country

Apr 27, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Macron tries to counter accusations that he had made a complacent start to campaigning for the presidential runoff on May 7 after finishing ahead of Le Pen in the first round

France's Macron gets rough ride in Le Pen country

HIGHLIGHTS: 30th ASEAN Summit, Day 1

Apr 26, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Watch the livestream of the 30th ASEAN Summit on Rappler

HIGHLIGHTS: 30th ASEAN Summit, Day 1

ASEAN leaders to avoid direct China criticism in summit

Apr 26, 2017 - 4:29 PM

The chairman's statement at the 30th ASEAN Summit will merely hint at China's island-building in the sea without mentioning it by name, a draft shows

ASEAN leaders to avoid direct China criticism in summit

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Creative Cities Forum & Exhibition

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:51 PM

Watch the highlights of one of the ASEAN summit's side events on trade, economy, and creativity

HIGHLIGHTS: ASEAN Creative Cities Forum & Exhibition

Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong

Apr 26, 2017 - 1:13 PM

Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching are arrested and are to be charged with 'illegal assembly,' according to the Facebook page of their party

Pro-independence activists arrested in Hong Kong

UK's May to meet EU's Juncker, Barnier ahead of key summit

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:52 PM

In the first such meeting between the 3 key players, they will discuss the upcoming negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union over dinner at May's Downing Street residence

UK's May to meet EU's Juncker, Barnier ahead of key summit

U.S. missile defense equipment reaches South Korea site

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:32 PM

Seoul's defense ministry says the move is aimed at 'securing operational capability of the THAAD as soon as possible,' with a goal of fully installing the batteries by the end of this year

U.S. missile defense equipment reaches South Korea site

U.S. federal shutdown threat ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

Apr 26, 2017 - 12:09 PM

The White House is under the gun to craft a compromise that would keep the government running while not appearing to cave on Trump's demand that Congress fund a wall on the border with Mexico

U.S. federal shutdown threat ebbs as Trump relents on wall funding

Ex-Trump aide Flynn did not report Russia payments – lawmakers

Apr 26, 2017 - 7:50 AM

Republican congressman Jason Chaffetz says it appeared Michael Flynn – who stood down as a top aide to Donald Trump amid controversy over his ties to Russia – broke the law by failing to disclose the payments from Russia's RT television

Ex-Trump aide Flynn did not report Russia payments – lawmakers

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Apr 25, 2017 - 6:05 PM

(UPDATED) Pawn Storm, also known as APT28, is also believed to be behind the attacks on the US Democratic National Committee, thought to be aimed at undermining Hillary Clinton's presidential bid

Russian hackers 'targeted Macron campaign'

Trump's first 100 days: A chaotic discovery of power

Apr 25, 2017 - 2:56 PM

As the symbolic milestone of his 100th day in power, which falls on Saturday, April 29, draws near, a cold, hard reality is setting in for the billionaire businessman who promised Americans he would 'win, win, win' for them

Trump's first 100 days: A chaotic discovery of power

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Obama ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

Apr 25, 2017 - 12:13 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The 55-year-old Democrat says he is 'incredibly optimistic' about the future, and that the problems facing America could be solved

Obama ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

Lessons from my father

Apr 24, 2017 - 11:50 AM

President Duterte is not my Tatay Digong. He does not command my obedience nor adulation. It is the nation, and not one person, that commands me.

Lessons from my father

France votes in high-stakes presidential election

Apr 23, 2017 - 2:12 PM

(UPDATED) Far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the frontrunners to progress to a run-off on May 7 but the result is too close to call in a deeply divided country

France votes in high-stakes presidential election

French election: what you need to know

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Nearly 47 million voters are set to go to the polls, with 11 candidates vying for president

French election: what you need to know

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela

Apr 23, 2017 - 8:12 AM

The 'silent protest' is a test of the authorities' tolerance for peaceful demonstrations

'Silent protest' over 20 deaths in Venezuela

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:50 AM

France goes to the polls on Sunday, April 23, in an election seen as crucial for the future of a deeply divided country and the beleaguered European Union

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Apr 22, 2017 - 4:46 PM

The opposition calls for protesters to march in silence to the Catholic Church's episcopal seats nationwide in a show of condemnation of Maduro's government

Venezuela braces for new protest in wave of unrest

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

Apr 22, 2017 - 1:09 PM

The opposition accuses the government of sending gangs of armed thugs to attack them

Death toll spikes to 20 in Venezuela protests

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Apr 22, 2017 - 7:57 AM

US President Donald Trump has suddenly heaped pressure on congressional Republican leadership by saying he expects a vote on a revived version of the bill 'next week or shortly thereafter'

Anxious for win, Trump and Republicans revive health care push

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

Apr 21, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez denounces the 'armed gangs hired by the opposition' who attacked a maternity hospital with 54 children

Dozens of children evacuated from Caracas hospital amid unrest

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Apr 20, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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Aguirre defends Duterte's human rights record before FilAms

Apr 20, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Aguirre also made an "appeal" to Filipino journalists in the US that they should treat the anti-drug campaign of Duterte with respect

Aguirre defends Duterte's human rights record before FilAms

Pence praises moderate Islam in Indonesia in bid to heal divisions

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:29 AM

US Vice President Mike Pence's visit represents the Trump administration's most high-profile outreach to Muslims since coming to office

Pence praises moderate Islam in Indonesia in bid to heal divisions

Australia toughens up citizenship test

Apr 20, 2017 - 8:18 AM

The move comes against a background of growing populist pressure and a resurgence of the anti-immigration One Nation party

Australia toughens up citizenship test

Boy, woman killed in Venezuela mass protests

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:26 AM

Thousands of protesters clash with riot police deployed to contain what the opposition vowed would be the 'mother of all protests' against President Nicolas Maduro

Boy, woman killed in Venezuela mass protests

U.S. tries to clear waters after North Korea 'armada' confusion

Apr 20, 2017 - 7:24 AM

Critics pounce on the discrepancy as a dangerous miscommunication, saying it fed into North Korea's narrative that America is all bluster and doesn't follow through on threats

U.S. tries to clear waters after North Korea 'armada' confusion

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense polls

Apr 19, 2017 - 8:54 PM

Winning candidate Anies Baswedan, a former education minister, thanked Jakarta's voters for supporting him and hinted that he would move to heal the divisions in the capital after the bitter poll, if his victory was confirmed.

Christian governor loses Jakarta run-off in religiously tense polls

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow

Apr 19, 2017 - 12:24 PM

(UPDATED) The House of Commons votes by 522 to 13 to hold a general election on June 8 – plunging Britain back into political uncertainty just weeks before the start of negotiations on leaving the European Union

Britain set for snap election in Brexit shadow