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Marawi, San Mateo, Duterte and Trump | Evening wRap

Oct 18, 2017 - 12:00 AM

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AFP, Duterte and Trump, neutron stars | Midday wRap

Oct 17, 2017 - 2:39 PM

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Trump to meet Duterte on Asia trip dominated by North Korea

Oct 17, 2017 - 10:20 AM

Trump's first Asian tour as president will take him to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines

EU sends chief diplomat to fight for Iran deal in Washington

Oct 16, 2017 - 8:46 PM

EU foreign ministers join a chorus of international support for the landmark 2015 accord, warning that Trump's hardline stance jeopardizes efforts to find a peaceful solution to the nuclear crisis with North Korea

TO WASHINGTON. In this file photo, European Union's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini in a meeting in Paris, on August 28, 2017. Photo by ludovic Marin/ AFP

Trump speech violated Iran nuclear deal – Iran foreign minister

Oct 15, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Trump's virulent speech contravened 3 articles of the 2015 deal, Zarif said in televised remarks broadcast late, says Foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

NUCLEAR DEAL. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says US President Donald Trump violated the nuclear deal in a speech delivered on Friday, October 13. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Trump puts America first, but more and more alone

Oct 15, 2017 - 11:12 AM

'Trump foreign policy has found its theme: 'The Withdrawal Doctrine'," quips Richard Haass, influential president of the Council on Foreign Relations

US President Donald Trump arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport on October 1, 2017 in Morristown, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump tears into Iran, leaves nuclear deal hanging

Oct 13, 2017 - 11:00 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump rails against the 'Iranian dictatorship, its sponsorship of terrorism, and its continuing aggression in the Middle East and all around the world'

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during the Family Research Council's 2017 Value Voters Summit on October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC.  Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Kremlin warns U.S. against ditching Iran nuclear deal

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:50 PM

'This could seriously aggravate the situation around the Iranian nuclear dossier,' President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Canada, Mexico stick to NAFTA guns despite Trump threats

Oct 13, 2017 - 1:34 PM

Visiting Mexico on the heels of a tense trip to Washington, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau downplays US President Donald Trump's attacks on NAFTA as part and parcel of the negotiations on updating the 23-year-old accord

U.S. House approves $36B for disasters including Puerto Rico

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The measure outlining 'supplemental' disaster spending passed 353 to 69, with all votes in opposition coming from President Donald Trump's Republican Party

RECOVERY. A Puerto Rico National Guard personnel shoves dirt from a damaged road in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017. File photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Trump warns federal help for Puerto Rico not open-ended

Oct 13, 2017 - 12:07 AM

Puerto Rico is struggling to recover after Hurricane Maria ripped through the island, leaving 44 people dead and cutting power and running water to much of its population. Its governor this week appealed to Trump for additional federal aid.

A man cuts a tree uprooted by Hurricane Maria in a street in Yabucoa, in the eastern part of storm-battered Puerto Rico, on September 28, 2017. Photo by Hector Retamal/AFP

China protests to US over sail-by in disputed waters

Oct 12, 2017 - 12:05 AM

The US Navy missile destroyer Chafee enters into China's territorial waters near the Paracel Islands on Tuesday, according to Beijing's foreign ministry

Trump warns TV networks after nuke report

Oct 11, 2017 - 10:44 PM

Trump makes the implied threat after taking to Twitter to angrily deny reports that he had asked to dramatically increase in America's nuclear stockpile, calling it 'made up'

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump speaks during an event honoring the 2017 Stanley Cup Champions, The Pittsburgh Penguins, in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2017. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

WATCH: Eminem sears 'racist' Trump at BET hip-hop award show

Oct 11, 2017 - 9:51 PM

The rapper hits at the US president, calling him incompetent and prejudiced

15 dead as wildfires torch California wine country

Oct 11, 2017 - 3:50 PM

California Governor Jerry Brown says emergency responders expect the death toll to rise further

KENWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 10: A fuel truck sits in a stagin area as the Nuns Fire burns in the hills behind it on October 10, 2017 in Kenwood, California. Fifteen people have died in wildfires that have burned tens of thousands of acres and destroyed over 2,000 homes and businesses in several Northen California counties. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

Bautista, Gordon on Faeldon, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 11, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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Trump to host Singapore PM at White House

Oct 10, 2017 - 11:54 PM

Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: 'President Trump looks forward to reaffirming the relationship between the United States and Singapore, which has been one of America's closest partners in Asia for more than 50 years'

MEETING WITH SINGAPORE'S PM. Donald Trump smiles as he arrives to speak in New York on May 3, 2016. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Ubial, De Lima, Trangia | Evening wRap

Oct 10, 2017 - 8:01 PM

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Ivana vs Melania: First wife is 'self-serving' – First Lady

Oct 10, 2017 - 2:05 PM

US First Lady Melania Trump's spokeswoman responds after Ivana Trump quipped in an interview that she is the 'first lady'

(COMBO) This combination of pictures created on October 9, 2017 shows, a file photo taken on September 15, 2014 with Ivana Trump attending The Eric Trump 8th Annual Golf Tournament at Trump National Golf Club Westchester in Briarcliff Manor, New York. A file photo taken on September 1, 2017 showing US First Lady Melania Trump looking on as President Donald Trump speaks after receiving an update from disaster relief organizations on Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC.  Ivana Trump may have been Donald Trump's first wife, but Melania Trump left the world in no doubt on October 9, 2017 that there is only one first lady of the United States / AFP PHOTO / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA AND AFP PHOTO / Dave Kotinsky AND NICHOLAS KAMM

Google finds Russian-financed content – Washington Post

Oct 10, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The search giant says Russian agents spent 'tens of thousands of dollars' on ads meant to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential elections


Trump sends Congress immigration legislation priorities

Oct 09, 2017 - 2:11 PM

The list, which also includes preventing immigrants from sponsoring their extended families to move to the US, draws immediate fire from Democratic leaders in Congress, who said it goes 'far beyond what is reasonable'

IMMIGRATION PROTEST. Protesters hold up signs during a demonstration against US President Donald Trump during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), also known as Dream Act, near the Trump Tower in New York on October 5, 2017. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

#PugadBaboy: Threat to democracy

Oct 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Jousting with Trump online, senator calls White House a 'daycare center'

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:23 AM

Bob Corker emerges as one of the president's most outspoken Republican critics. He recently said only the presence of the generals in Trump's inner circle had kept the White House from descending into 'chaos.'

DONALD TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump says North Korea diplomacy has failed, 'only one thing will work'

Oct 08, 2017 - 4:40 PM

US President Donald Trump adds that North Korea's nuclear program 'should haven been handled during the Obama administration'

NORTH KOREA. US President Donald Trump rejects talks with Pyongyang over its nuclear program. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

With decision looming, Trump blasts Iran over nuke deal

Oct 06, 2017 - 10:40 AM

'They have not lived up to the spirit of the agreement,' says US President Donald Trump, in a huddle with military leaders ahead of perhaps the most consequential foreign policy decision of his young presidency

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 5, 2017

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:19 AM

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Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Marilou Danley denies knowledge of planned Las Vegas carnage

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) 'I knew Stephen Paddock as a kind, caring, quiet man,' says Paddock's girlfriend Danley in her first public statement on the deadly shooting

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 04: A memorial for the victims of Sunday's shooting is seen along the Las Vegas Strip on October 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The makeshift memorial made with candles, flowers and mementos was created after a lone gunman opened fire on the crowd at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500. The massacre is one of the deadliest mass shooting events in U.S. history. David Becker/Getty Images/AFP

Trump requests $29 billion for storm-hit Puerto Rico

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:24 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump asks for a package that includes $12.77 billion in disaster relief and a $16-billion bailout for a critical flood insurance program

TRUMP IN PUERTO RICO. This file photo taken on October 3, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visiting residents affected by Hurricane in Guaynabo, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Under fire Tillerson denies rift with Trump

Oct 04, 2017 - 10:42 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I serve at the appointment of the president and I am here for as long as the president feels I can be useful to achieving his objectives,' says US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

(FILES) This file photo taken on August 22, 2017 shows US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson pauses before speaking during a briefing at the Department of State in Washington, DC. US officials on October 3, 2017 kicked out 15 Cuban diplomats following mysterious acoustic attacks that have sickened US diplomats in Havana. "The decision was made due to Cuba's failure to take appropriate steps to protect our diplomats in accordance with its obligations under the Vienna Convention. This order will ensure equity in our respective diplomatic operations," Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement.  / AFP PHOTO / Brendan Smialowski

Duterte, Uson, Cimatu | Evening wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Trump weighs 'decertifying' Iran nuclear deal

Oct 04, 2017 - 3:55 PM

(UPDATED) US President Donald Trump could find Iran in breach or – less provocatively – refuse to certify Tehran's compliance, giving Congress 60 days to decide whether to impose sanctions

PATRIOTISM NOT COLOR. U.S. President Donald Trump denies inflaming racial tensions. File photo by Saul Loeb/ AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 4, 2017

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:56 PM

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Trillanes, Barangay and SK elections, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 12:29 PM

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Pentagon chief says U.S. admin backs Tillerson's North Korea effort

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:50 AM

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis tries to clear up doubts about the US administration's North Korea strategy, backing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's effort to find a diplomatic solution to the nuclear stand-off

In this file photo, US Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis(L) and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conduct a press conference on June 21, 2017, at the US Department of State in Washington, DC. Paul J Richards/APF

U.S. mourns Vegas massacre victims as shooter motive sought

Oct 04, 2017 - 7:27 AM

(UPDATED) Authorities are at a loss as to why a 64-year-old gambler and retired accountant hauled a vast arsenal of weapons to the hotel and launched his assault

FOR THE VICTIMS. Candles are placed at a makeshift memorial on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 3, 2017, after a gunman killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others when he opened fire from the Mandalay Hotel on a country music festival. Mark Ralston/AFP

Trump to visit Puerto Rico to highlight storm response

Oct 03, 2017 - 1:35 PM

Trump wants to show that the federal government is on top of the daunting recovery effort, and that 3.4 million US citizens are not forgotten

RECOVERY. A Puerto Rico National Guard personnel shoves dirt from a damaged road in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico on October 2, 2017.  Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Trump hails 'very strong' ties with Thailand

Oct 03, 2017 - 7:10 AM

Describing Prayut's visit as a 'great honor,' Trump offers a symbolic show of unity with the man behind a 2014 takeover that resulted in Washington cutting aid and cooling relations

PRAYUT IN DC. US President Donald Trump and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha take part in a meeting in the Oval Office of the White House on October 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

After Las Vegas massacre, Trump silent on gun control

Oct 03, 2017 - 6:50 AM

While the gunman's motive remains unclear, the shooting instantly rekindles the divisive national debate on gun control

MOMENT OF SILENCE. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump take part in a moment of silence with White House staff for the victims of the Las Vegas shootings, on the South Lawn of the White House on October 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Aguirre, Cagayan van crash, Trump | Midday wRap

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:35 PM

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Puerto Rico's new migration to Florida could turn state Democratic

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Puerto Ricans, traditionally Democrats, will be arriving en masse to a state that gave the presidency to the Republican Trump

LEAVING. People wait in a line to check-in for flights at Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 26, 2017, as some flights are still being rescheduled for one or two weeks. Hector Retamal/AFP

Trump defends Puerto Rico effort, but his tweets draw new criticism

Oct 02, 2017 - 7:35 AM

The Trump administration sends several top officials onto Sunday talk shows with the message that the relief effort is going well, despite complaints that the federal effort in Puerto Rico has fallen short

GONE GOLFING. US President Donald Trump arrives at Morristown Municipal Airport on October 1, 2017 in Morristown, New Jersey, upon his return from Jersey City where he participated in the trophy presentation of the Presidents Cup golf championship. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Negotiating with North Korea a waste of time – Trump

Oct 02, 2017 - 12:30 AM

'I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,' tweets US President Donald Trump

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump calls on the UN to "focus on results," a call that was echoed by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. File photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Trump policies at stake in U.S. Supreme Court session

Oct 01, 2017 - 9:47 AM

From Trump's perspective, the most significant case would result in a validation of his decrees limiting immigration, which have faced repeated setbacks in lower courts

SUPREME COURT. A view of the US Supreme Court during their last public session before the summer break June 26, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Cavs owner received 'racist' messages after LeBron called Trump a 'bum'

Oct 01, 2017 - 2:32 AM

Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert tells CNBC's 'Squawk Box' that he was inundated with offensive messages after LeBron James hit out at Donald Trump.

RACIAL ATTACKS. Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert says 'There's an element of racism that I didn't even realize existed in this country this much.' File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Trump calls Puerto Rican officials after lashing out at pleading mayor

Sep 30, 2017 - 10:21 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Trump, in his tweets, sought to lay blame for the island's continuing woes on Democrats, the media, and local officials

AFTER THE STORM. A man installs a tarp over a damaged business roof in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, in Aibonito, Puerto Rico, September 29, 2017. Photo by Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Tillerson in China to pile pressure on North Korea

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) The visit comes as relations between the two superpowers appear to be improving after months of tensions over how to handle North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un's nuclear provocations

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Trump visit 'underscores improving PH-US ties' – Malacañang

Sep 30, 2017 - 1:04 PM

'President Duterte is looking forward to welcome the US President in Manila,' Malacañang says a day after the White House announced President Donald Trump's attendance to the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings

PH VISIT. US President Donald Trump will join other leaders in the Philippines for the ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in November 2017.  File photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

Anger grows over Puerto Rico relief effort

Sep 30, 2017 - 9:06 AM

'This is not a good news story,' San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz tells CNN following oddly upbeat comments made the previous day by a top Trump administration official. 'This is a people-are-dying story.'

This US Navy photo released on September 29, 2017 shows Marines and Navy corpsmen assigned to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit (26th MEU), and Sailors assigned to Amphibious Construction Battalion (ACB) 2, conducting an assessment of Ryder Hospital’s medical and operational needs on September 27, 2017 during Hurricane Maria relief efforts in Humacao, Puerto Rico. AFP PHOTO/US NAVY/TOJEYA MATALLY/HANDOUT

Trump's scandal-hit health secretary resigns

Sep 30, 2017 - 8:46 AM

Tom Price, a wealthy orthopedic surgeon and former lawmaker from Georgia, is the most senior official to be forced out so far

TOM PRICE. In this file photo, Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga) gets off of the Senate subway on Capitol Hill, January 31, 2017 in Washington, DC. File photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump to attend ASEAN summit after all

Sep 29, 2017 - 9:20 PM

In a statement on Friday, September 29, the White House says US President Donald Trump will visit Manila as part of a bumper November 3-14 tour that will also include stops in China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam and the US state of Hawaii

TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump speaking about North Korea at a meeting with administration officials on the opioid addiction crisis at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP