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Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Jul 25, 2017 - 4:11 PM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos admits she made the allegation against the Liberal Party and its chairman emeritus, former president Benigno Aquino III, out of 'mere suspicion'

Imee Marcos apologizes to House, Aquino over P100-M bribe claim

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA

Jul 25, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The former Senate president shares his thoughts live on Rappler

Rappler Talk: Nene Pimentel on federalism, Congress, Duterte's SONA

Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck's bank accounts

Jul 25, 2017 - 2:49 PM

The move is seen as unprecedented because it financially sanctions an elected leader for a government policy and it is the latest in a barrage of legal battles she has had to fight

Thai authorities freeze ousted PM Yingluck's bank accounts

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

Jul 25, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The move by the 4 Arab governments comes despite mounting international pressure to compromise in their weeks-old boycott of their fellow US ally

Saudi, allies unveil Qatar 'terrorist' blacklist

Greek judges accuse Tsipras government of 'dirty' attacks

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:56 AM

The government 'is systematically attempting to subjugate and control justice,' the association of judges and prosecutors protested over the weekend

Greek judges accuse Tsipras government of 'dirty' attacks

Trump intensifies criticism of own attorney general

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:36 AM

Trump has expressed increasing anger with Attorney General Jeff Sessions as his Justice Department's investigations into possible Trump-Russia collusion quickens

Trump intensifies criticism of own attorney general

Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'

Jul 25, 2017 - 10:08 AM

Trump strongly warns Republicans that they must pass health care reform, taking his party to task and bluntly declaring that 'Obamacare is death'

Trump pressures Republicans to repeal, warns 'Obamacare is death'

Israel removes metal detectors from Jerusalem holy site

Jul 25, 2017 - 7:55 AM

(UPDATED) The move comes after intensive international diplomacy seeking to stop the outbreak of wider unrest, with warnings that it could spread far beyond Israel and the Palestinian territories

Israel removes metal detectors from Jerusalem holy site

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:57 PM

Asked if she will be attending the tobacco funds probe the next day, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos says, 'I have no idea. Pine-pray over ko pa'

On eve of House tobacco probe, Imee Marcos appears in Congress

Kushner denies collusion, insists 'all actions were proper'

Jul 24, 2017 - 6:43 PM

(UPDATED) Jared Kushner: 'Let me be very clear – I did not collude with Russia, nor do I know of anyone else in the campaign who did so'

Kushner denies collusion, insists 'all actions were proper'

Polish president vetoes controversial court reforms

Jul 24, 2017 - 5:47 PM

'This law would not strengthen the sense of justice' in society, the Polish president says in a speech

Polish president vetoes controversial court reforms

UN-backed Libya PM to meet eastern strongman in France

Jul 24, 2017 - 3:39 PM

French President Emmanuel Macron will host the meeting

UN-backed Libya PM to meet eastern strongman in France

The moralist thinker in Digong’s Philippines

Jul 24, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Any human behavior can be explained, and any ethical lapse can be granted its internal logic. But you need to know when to draw the line.

The moralist thinker in Digong’s Philippines

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives – AIDS meeting

Jul 24, 2017 - 10:22 AM

Leaders in the fight against HIV urges the US government, the largest donor to global AIDS research and treatment, to reject 'draconian' funding cuts proposed by President Donald Trump

'Draconian' US funding cuts would cost lives – AIDS meeting

#AnimatED: Between comfort and despair

Jul 24, 2017 - 9:00 AM

At no other time in recent Philippine history has reality been so torn apart by polarized views toward a sitting president

#AnimatED: Between comfort and despair

Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:17 AM

It will be a dramatic week in the opposition's dogged drive to unseat the socialist Maduro, whom it blames for an acute economic crisis

Venezuela opposition urges boycott of vote to overhaul constitution

Ill Nigerian president appears in rare photo – presidency

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Buhari has spent most of this year in London receiving treatment for an unspecified medical condition

Ill Nigerian president appears in rare photo – presidency

New Trump communications chief vows to 'stop those leaks'

Jul 24, 2017 - 7:40 AM

Scaramucci: 'I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks'

New Trump communications chief vows to 'stop those leaks'

TIMELINE: Jerusalem holy site crisis

Jul 23, 2017 - 8:48 PM

The series of events that led to the violence that killed 8 people in Jerusalem's Haram al-Sharif compound

TIMELINE: Jerusalem holy site crisis

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills 8

Jul 23, 2017 - 7:33 PM

Israeli officials signaled they may be open to changing the measures at the Haram al-Sharif mosque compound after the violence that killed 8 people, two policemen included

Netanyahu faces pressure over holy site after violence kills 8

Erdogan visits Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

Jul 23, 2017 - 4:03 PM

(UPDATED) Erdogan arrives in Jeddah to meet the Saudi leadership before heading to Qatar on Monday to speak with Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani

Erdogan visits Gulf in hope of easing Qatar crisis

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Jul 23, 2017 - 1:24 PM

The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday, July 24, about the spiraling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a meeting to discuss the issue

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Venezuelan opposition readies another strike

Jul 23, 2017 - 11:38 AM

Venezuela's opposition calls a fresh 48-hour general strike against embattled President Nicolas Maduro's plans to have the constitution rewritten

Venezuelan opposition readies another strike

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

Jul 22, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Poland's senate approves a controversial reform of the Supreme Court despite warnings from the European Union, appeals from Washington and massive street protests against the measure

Poland's senate approves controversial court reform

EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths

Jul 21, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The EU delegation also expresses 'strong concern' over efforts to restore the death penalty and lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9

EU MPs 'concerned' over Philippine drug war deaths

Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM Yingluck enters final stage of case

Jul 21, 2017 - 12:46 PM

Her supporters say the case is driven by the junta that booted her from office in 2014 and is determined to expunge her super-rich clan from Thailand's political scene

Roses, tears as Thai ex-PM Yingluck enters final stage of case

Time runs out for South Korea-proposed army talks with North – Seoul

Jul 21, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) Seoul had proposed to hold rare inter-Korea talks this week at the border truce village of Panmunjom to ease hostilities after a series of missile tests this year

Time runs out for South Korea-proposed army talks with North – Seoul

WATCH: Noynoy Aquino – A time of reckoning

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:53 AM

Former Philippine president Benigno Aquino III talks about his realizations a year after office, the state of the nation during the first year of the Duterte administration, and charges filed against him by the Ombudsman

WATCH: Noynoy Aquino – A time of reckoning

Police fire tear gas to halt Morocco 'million-man march'

Jul 21, 2017 - 10:45 AM

This year has seen waves of protests and bouts of violence in the Rif, where residents have long complained of neglect and marginalization

Police fire tear gas to halt Morocco 'million-man march'

John McCain after cancer diagnosis: 'I'll be back soon'

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:49 AM

Since the cancer diagnosis, John McCain has been showered with tributes from all sides

John McCain after cancer diagnosis: 'I'll be back soon'

Qatar says UAE source of hacking that sparked Gulf row

Jul 21, 2017 - 8:40 AM

General Ali Mohammed al-Mohannadi tells a news conference the 'hacking' was undertaken 'from two sites... in the Emirates'

Qatar says UAE source of hacking that sparked Gulf row

Trump lashes out as presidency hits 6-month mark

Jul 21, 2017 - 7:54 AM

Trump's expansive remarks to The New York Times painted a picture of a president preoccupied by allegations against him

Trump lashes out as presidency hits 6-month mark

No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom – Seoul

Jul 20, 2017 - 3:10 PM

If the government meeting goes ahead, it will mark the first official inter-Korea talks since December 2015

No response from North Korea as proposed talks loom – Seoul

French military chief resigns after row with Macron

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:10 PM

The row between Macron and General Pierre de Villiers erupted last week over budget cuts, testing the new president's authority

French military chief resigns after row with Macron

Trump says regrets hiring Sessions as attorney general

Jul 20, 2017 - 9:27 AM

(UPDATED) The president also criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions' recent testimony before a Senate panel which is investigating possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign

Trump says regrets hiring Sessions as attorney general

U.S. Senate icon John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:23 AM

(UPDATED) The 80-year-old U.S. senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from above his left eye last week and tests 'revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot'

U.S. Senate icon John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

Albright: 'Rule of law' issues cloud PH's prospects

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Former US Secretary of State Albright: 'One of the things that I think people need to understand in the Philippines (is) that investors do not want to go into a place where the rule of law is under question'

Albright: 'Rule of law' issues cloud PH's prospects

Venezuela military chiefs stand behind controversial election

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:05 AM

The military chiefs say their forces would protect a controversial vote Nicolas Maduro has called for next week to elect a body to rewrite the constitution

Venezuela military chiefs stand behind controversial election

Trump son to testify before U.S. Senate panel

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

It put Trump's son and son-in-law at the center of a burgeoning scandal involving multiple US investigations into whether Trump associates colluded with Moscow in its efforts to tilt the 2016 election

Trump son to testify before U.S. Senate panel

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:37 AM

The court accepted a Hawaii federal judge's ruling last week that the Trump administration had too narrowly defined what constitutes 'close family relationships' in its travel ban exemptions

U.S. Supreme Court: Grandparents, grandkids exempted from Trump travel ban

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Jul 20, 2017 - 7:35 AM

If passed, the legislation would allow abortion in cases of rape, if the mother's life is at risk or if the fetus presents a deadly birth defect

Chile moves to ease strict abortion laws

Park refuses order to testify in Samsung heir's trial

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:28 PM

For the second time in a fortnight impeached president Park Geun-Hye rejects a court order to give evidence in the case of Lee Jae-Yong, the vice-chairman of Samsung Electronics

Park refuses order to testify in Samsung heir's trial

South Korea probes North Korean celebrity who 'returned home'

Jul 19, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Lim Ji-Hyun, a female defector in her 20s, abruptly appeared in a video on the North's propaganda network, describing how her 'fantasy' about the wealthy South had been shattered

South Korea probes North Korean celebrity who 'returned home'

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

The Ilocos Norte politician makes things work in a chamber of sometimes unruly lawmakers

Rudy Fariñas, boss in the House

Aquino doubts Ramon Ang will destroy Inquirer's image

Jul 19, 2017 - 11:00 AM

In an interview with Rappler, ex-president Benigno Aquino III says it 'doesn't make sense' for the businessman he once called 'idol' to destroy the Inquirer's image

Aquino doubts Ramon Ang will destroy Inquirer's image

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:27 AM

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim says Ankara will continue to play a 'constructive and active' role to help solve what he described as a 'pointless' crisis

Erdogan to visit Qatar and Saudi amid Gulf crisis

Former Malaysia leader challenges PM to attend 1MDB meet

Jul 19, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Mahathir, 92, has come out of retirement from politics, formed his own party and joined forces with his old foe Anwar Ibrahim in an opposition alliance that aims to unseat Najib at elections due by 2018

Former Malaysia leader challenges PM to attend 1MDB meet

White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion at G20

Jul 19, 2017 - 7:41 AM

(UPDATED) The disclosure raises questions about what the pair talked about, who was present and why the meeting was not previously disclosed

White House reveals additional Trump-Putin discussion at G20

U.S. and Iran in tit-for-tat sanctions over missiles

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:38 PM

(UPDATED) The exchange of sanctions comes just hours after Washington admitted Tehran was complying with a landmark nuclear deal signed two years ago

U.S. and Iran in tit-for-tat sanctions over missiles

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Senate's top Republican said he will forge ahead with what could be a last-gasp vote – on a new plan to kill off most of the 2010 reforms of Trump's predecessor without a replacement at the ready

Trump fumes as U.S. health care reform bid collapses