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As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Jun 29, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Meeting Xi Jinping in China, Governor Jerry Brown steps up as the global face of progressive climate policy in the US.

As Trump ditches Paris, California leads on environment

Venezuela vows to fend off 'coup' after grenade attack

Jun 29, 2017 - 8:14 AM

The opposition and analysts however say the alleged attack could be a hoax

Venezuela vows to fend off 'coup' after grenade attack

Under U.S. pressure, UN agrees deep cuts to peacekeeping

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:45 AM

The United States, the biggest financial contributor to UN peacekeeping, had sought a nearly $1 billion cut to the bill and the European Union had also pushed for savings

Under U.S. pressure, UN agrees deep cuts to peacekeeping

Time asks Trump Org to pull mock magazine covers

Jun 29, 2017 - 7:33 AM

The fake Time cover is on display in several of the president's golf clubs

Time asks Trump Org to pull mock magazine covers

China's President Xi arrives in divided Hong Kong

Jun 29, 2017 - 6:56 AM

(UPDATED) The 3-day visit is his first since becoming leader in 2013 and comes at a time when there are growing fears that Beijing is threatening semi-autonomous Hong Kong's freedoms

China's President Xi arrives in divided Hong Kong

Struggling British PM faces confidence vote

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:06 PM

(UPDATED) Members of the House of Commons will vote on the Conservative leader's legislative plans – the Queen's Speech – in a key test of whether she can stay in power

Struggling British PM faces confidence vote

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Qatari FM: 'This is contrary to the principles that govern international relations because you can't just present lists of demands and refuse to negotiate'

Qatar slams Saudi refusal to negotiate

Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu

Jun 28, 2017 - 3:23 PM

The offer comes a day after China rejected criticism over its treatment of Liu, as the United States urges Beijing to give the paroled activist freedom to move

Taiwan offers cancer treatment to China dissident Liu

Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary

Jun 28, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Three residents talk about their hopes, dreams and fears, as the anniversary of the July 1, 1997, handover approaches

Stories of Hong Kong: Hopes and fears on landmark anniversary

Saudis stand tough as top Gulf diplomats in U.S. for Qatar talks

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:49 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson seeks to help resolve the stubborn Qatar crisis, amid concerns that Saudi Arabia's unyielding stance could foil the effort

Saudis stand tough as top Gulf diplomats in U.S. for Qatar talks

Helicopter hurled grenades at Venezuela Supreme Court – Maduro

Jun 28, 2017 - 10:14 AM

(UPDATED) He did not say when the alleged attack is supposed to have occurred, and said no one was injured and that the grenades failed to detonate

Helicopter hurled grenades at Venezuela Supreme Court – Maduro

PH-friendly Chinese tycoon probed for bribery – report

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:50 AM

Huang Rulun, who donated P1.4 billion to the Duterte government to build drug rehabilitation centers, is being investigated by Chinese authorities for bribery, according to reports

PH-friendly Chinese tycoon probed for bribery – report

Brazil's president calls graft charge 'soap opera'

Jun 28, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Temer: 'I will not allow myself to be accused of crimes that I did not commit. My intention is to work for Brazil. I will not shirk the battles.'

Brazil's president calls graft charge 'soap opera'

Scottish leader rules out new independence vote for now

Jun 28, 2017 - 7:31 AM

Sturgeon says she will 'reset' the timetable for holding a referendum by spring 2019, when Britain is scheduled to leave the European Union

Scottish leader rules out new independence vote for now

U.S. Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote

Jun 28, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The Senate delay is a huge blow to Trump and Republican lawmakers who have spent the last 7 years plotting an end to the ACA, commonly known as Obamacare

U.S. Republicans, facing health care revolt, delay Senate vote

Fariñas declared persona non grata in own province

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:20 PM

Ilocos Norte Provincial Board members approve the resolution against House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas, who says he will sue the local officials

Fariñas declared persona non grata in own province

Ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg to grant $200M to U.S. cities

Jun 27, 2017 - 3:18 PM

The grants will aim to help cities solve problems in key areas including education, climate change and public health

Ex-NYC mayor Bloomberg to grant $200M to U.S. cities

Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover

Jun 27, 2017 - 2:00 PM

The 20th anniversary of the Hong Kong handover comes at a time when many fear the semi-autonomous city's freedoms are being lost to an ever more assertive Beijing

Hong Kong in Beijing's shadow 20 years after handover

Better times? Hong Kong's British nostalgia trip

Jun 27, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Almost 20 years since the city was handed back to China under a deal that made it semi-autonomous, colonial emblems have become a symbol of protest

Better times? Hong Kong's British nostalgia trip

Bromance as Trump and Modi hail friendship at first talks

Jun 27, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The two leaders pledge their quest for economic growth will strengthen rather than undermine ties between the world's two largest democracies

Bromance as Trump and Modi hail friendship at first talks

Brazil prosecutor charges president with corruption

Jun 27, 2017 - 8:56 AM

(UPDATED) Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot accuses Temer of receiving a 500,000-real (about $150,000) bribe from the boss of a meatpacking company implicated in a corruption scandal

Brazil prosecutor charges president with corruption

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:46 AM

(UPDATED) As Democrats have united in opposition to the draft, Republican leaders have struggled to rally enough support from within their ranks to get the bill over the line

Republican health plan in peril as 22M set to lose coverage

Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament – UN

Jun 27, 2017 - 7:38 AM

The UN statement says the FARC had handed over all of its more than 7,000 weapons, excluding 'those that under the roadmap will be used for security in the 26 camps' until August 1

Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament – UN

U.S. high court reinstates part of Trump travel ban

Jun 26, 2017 - 11:39 PM

(UPDATED) The decision is a win for Donald Trump, who insists the ban is necessary for national security, despite criticism that it singles out Muslims in violation of the US constitution

U.S. high court reinstates part of Trump travel ban

May strikes power deal with Northern Ireland's DUP

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:07 PM

The agreement with the ultra-conservative Northern Irish party is signed after more than two weeks of negotiations following her disastrous showing in the June 8 general election

May strikes power deal with Northern Ireland's DUP

High noon in the SC: Is martial law legal?

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:00 PM

A lot of things depend on the clarity of the Supreme Court decision in saying not only what martial law is not, but also what it includes

High noon in the SC: Is martial law legal?

Vanity and the creation of the social media celebrity

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Examine the personalities of most social media celebrities. Many have had a history of self-promotion, hucksterism, and even exhibitionism.

Vanity and the creation of the social media celebrity

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:45 PM

The provincial officials' lawyer Estelito Mendoza urges the Court of Appeals to grant their petition for a writ of habeas corpus

Ilocos Norte execs want CA to declare House detention a form of 'torture'

China releases Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo with terminal cancer – lawyer

Jun 26, 2017 - 4:06 PM

(UPDATED) Liu Xiaobo was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer last May 23 and was released days later, his lawyer says

China releases Nobel laureate Liu Xiaobo with terminal cancer – lawyer

Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit

Jun 26, 2017 - 8:18 AM

High-profile student campaigner Joshua Wong and a dozen demonstrators attach the black cloth to the giant golden bauhinia flower on Hong Kong's harborfront in an early morning protest

Hong Kong activists stage China protest ahead of Xi visit

U.S. Supreme Court looks to travel ban ruling and a possible retirement

Jun 26, 2017 - 7:17 AM

The White House declines to comment on speculation that a pivotal US Supreme Court justice might announce his retirement

U.S. Supreme Court looks to travel ban ruling and a possible retirement

SAKSIKAN: Trailer perdana 'Pitch Perfect 3'

Jun 25, 2017 - 1:14 PM

Barden Bellas kembali tampil di atas panggung

SAKSIKAN: Trailer perdana 'Pitch Perfect 3'

China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

Jun 25, 2017 - 12:21 PM

It will be Xi's first visit to Hong Kong since the head of the Communist Party became president in 2013

China's Xi to attend Hong Kong handover anniversary

WATCH: First trailer for 'Pitch Perfect 3' released

Jun 25, 2017 - 11:22 AM

The Barden Bellas are back to perform one more time

WATCH: First trailer for 'Pitch Perfect 3' released

North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

Jun 22, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Pyongyang's official Rodong Sinmun newspaper claims Trump is toying with the idea of a preemptive strike on North Korea to divert attention from a domestic political crisis

North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath'

Trump rides high after Republican election win

Jun 22, 2017 - 11:10 AM

The president seizes on the result of a closely-watched special election in Georgia as a vote of confidence

Trump rides high after Republican election win

Divided region fails to adopt resolution on Venezuela

Jun 22, 2017 - 10:04 AM

The Organization of American States fails to advance a plan to deal with Venezuela as it wraps up a meeting where the country's raging crisis took center stage

Divided region fails to adopt resolution on Venezuela

Macron reshuffles cabinet after key allies resign

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:21 AM

The changes come just hours after MoDem leader Francois Bayrou, who lent crucial support to Macron during the presidential campaign, said he is stepping down to fight allegations that his small party misused European Parliament funds

Macron reshuffles cabinet after key allies resign

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

Jun 22, 2017 - 8:07 AM

(UPDATED) The extent to which Beijing can influence Pyongyang is a key issue in trying to defuse the North Korea crisis

Tillerson urges China to put more pressure on North Korea

Queen's hat: An 'anti-Brexit' message?

Jun 22, 2017 - 7:53 AM

Twitter users posted pictures of the queen's blue hat decorated with flowers with yellow centers alongside an image of the blue flag of the EU

Queen's hat: An 'anti-Brexit' message?

Brexit laws head agenda for UK's 'zombie government'

Jun 21, 2017 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) The British parliament opens in the aftermath of an election that weakened Prime Minister Theresa May's authority and tragedies that have shaken the nation

Brexit laws head agenda for UK's 'zombie government'

Eurovision-style fight for UK-based EU agencies begins

Jun 21, 2017 - 1:04 PM

The European Union will kick off a battle for the right to host two London-based EU agencies after Britain leaves the bloc

Eurovision-style fight for UK-based EU agencies begins

Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as crown prince

Jun 21, 2017 - 11:58 AM

(UPDATED) The naming of Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince completes a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, who has been fired

Saudi king ousts nephew, names son as crown prince

Temer abroad as Brazil's crisis gets messier amid graft proof

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:36 AM

In a report the Federal Supreme Court says Temer – who is away in Russia – benefited from bribe funds, even if he did so using someone else to collect or deposit the bribes

Temer abroad as Brazil's crisis gets messier amid graft proof

Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:26 AM

(UPDATED) Republican Karen Handel wins a fierce, closely-watched special congressional election in Georgia, US media project, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative territory

Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

Jun 21, 2017 - 8:07 AM

Just as the FARC enters the final stretch in its long march to peace, reminders of the old conflict erupt, raising concerns for the contested peace drive

Shaken by bombing, Colombia pushes on with peace drive

Qatar accuses 'neighbors' over hacking that led to crisis

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Attorney General Ali bin Fetais al-Marri, says the case 'is very clear' that the alleged hacking emanated from 'countries responsible for the siege'

Qatar accuses 'neighbors' over hacking that led to crisis

U.S.-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

Jun 21, 2017 - 7:52 AM

The incident prompts growing international concern over rising tensions between the the US-led coalition and pro-Syrian-regime forces

U.S.-led coalition downs Iran-made drone in Syria

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

Jun 20, 2017 - 7:46 PM

The committee on good government asks appellate court justices to explain their order for the provisional release of the Ilocos Norte officials detained by the House

House panel issues show cause order to 3 CA justices over detention case

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House

Jun 20, 2017 - 6:31 PM

The good government committee tells the officials, 'If you’re not willing to answer any questions, wala po kaming magagawa kundi ibalik kayo sa detention cell'

‘Maawa naman kayo,’ detained Ilocos Norte officials tell House