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UK PM hopefuls slam Trump tweets, but refuse to call them racist

Jul 16, 2019 - 7:33 AM

Front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refuse to call the tweets of US President Donald Trump racist when pressed to do so during their last debate

A combination of file pictures created in London on June 21, 2019 shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (L) giving a speech at the Konrad-Adenauer foundation in Berlin on February 20, 2019 and British Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson (R) giving a speech during a fringe event on the sidelines of the Conservative Party Conference 2018 at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, on October 2, 2018. Britain's leadership race leaves London for the English countryside Saturday as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt begin wooing grassroots Conservatives who will pick the new premier. Paul ELLIS, Odd ANDERSEN / AFP

PetroGazz imports give locals taste of championship

Jul 14, 2019 - 11:36 PM

'I know what it’s like to win a championship, the other girls don’t. So I wanted them to experience what I’ve experienced before,' says Finals MVP Janisa Johnson

FINALS MVP. Janisa Johnson's leadership inspires the team to win its first championship. Photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

PVL Finals: 'We deserve to win,' says PetroGazz import Johnson

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:50 PM

'We want to prove people wrong. Just because we’re a new team doesn’t mean we don’t deserve to win,' says Janisa Johnson

PROVING THEMSELVES. Janisa Johnson leads PetroGazz down to the wire of the 2019 PVL Reinforced Conference. Photo courtesy of Sports Vision

UK's Labour party backs staying in EU in call for second referendum

Jul 10, 2019 - 8:28 AM

Labour says it will challenge whoever wins the Conservative Party leadership race and becomes the next prime minister to put any deal they strike with the EU to a referendum

Opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on Brexit at Coventry University in Coventry on February 26, 2018. Corbyn called for "a new comprehensive UK-EU customs union" after Brexit on Monday in a major policy shift that could force Prime Minister Theresa May's government to change course. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL

UK leadership hopefuls clash over Brexit promises

Jul 10, 2019 - 7:00 AM

Both Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt insist they can renegotiate the divorce terms that Theresa May agreed with Brussels, but which parliament repeatedly rejected, forcing her to delay Brexit twice

DEBATE. Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (R) take part in Britain's Next Prime Minister: The ITV Debate in Manchester on July 9, 2019. AFP PHOTO / ITV / MATT FROST

Kawhi wants Magic-Buss Lakers chat in NBA talks

Jun 29, 2019 - 9:28 AM

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard reportedly only wants to meet with former Lakers executive Magic Johnson and team owner Jeanie Buss

FREE AGENT. Kawhi Leonard's next destination remains a guessing game. Photo by AFP

Next British PM to be announced July 23 – Conservative Party

Jun 25, 2019 - 7:51 PM

Former foreign minister Boris Johnson is the favorite in the race, battling Britain's current top diplomat, Jeremy Hunt

BREXIT. A Union Flag is seen with Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) shrouded in scaffolding in the background at the Houses of Parliament in London on December 8, 2017 after a significant breakthrough was made in the divorce negotiations between Britain and the EU over Brexit. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK's Johnson admits needing EU support in event of no-deal Brexit

Jun 25, 2019 - 1:24 PM

Boris Johnson insists Britain should leave the bloc on the current deadline of October 31, even if it means walking away with no deal. But avoiding disruption to borders and business would require the EU's support.

BORIS JOHNSON. Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks to the audience as he takes part in a Conservative Party leadership hustings event in Birmingham, central England on June 22, 2019. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

UK's Hunt urges leadership rival Johnson not to be 'coward'

Jun 24, 2019 - 11:13 PM

'A new prime minister needs the legitimacy of having made his arguments publicly and having them subjected to scrutiny,' says Jeremy Hunt

JEREMY HUNT. Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt gestures as he answers questions from journalist Iain Dale and the audience as he takes part in a Conservative Party leadership hustings event in Birmingham, central England on June 22, 2019. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

EU leaders warn next British PM: No Brexit renegotiation

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Hot favorite Boris Johnson faces foreign minister Jeremy Hunt in a runoff vote to decide who takes on the tricky task of piloting the country's departure from the EU

BREXIT. The British Union flag (L) and the EU (European Union) flag (R) fly from flag poles in London on March 2, 2017. File photo by Daniel Sorabji/AFP

Johnson fends off dwindling British PM rivals in TV debate

Jun 19, 2019 - 9:53 AM

Boris Johnson casts himself as the one politician able to bring Britain successfully out of the European Union and therefore deliver the Brexit that UK voters called for 3 years ago

BORIS JOHNSON. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson giving evidence before the Foreign Affairs Committee at Parliament in London on March 21, 2018. Photo by PRU/AFP

Brexit figurehead Johnson tops first-round vote for British PM

Jun 13, 2019 - 9:17 PM

(UPDATED) Boris Johnson secures 114 votes, way ahead of Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, a distant second on 43, and third-placed Environment Secretary Michael Gove with 37

FIRST ROUND. In this photo, Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves the podium during his Conservative Party leadership campaign launch in London on June 12, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

NASA renames street for 'hidden' black women mathematicians

Jun 13, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson provide pivotal contributions to space flight research from the 1940s through to the 1960s, when the United States first sent men to orbit and then walk on the moon

KATHERINE JOHNSON. Katherine Johnson, NASA employee, mathematician and physicist, in 1966. Photo by NASA

EU warns UK must pay bill even in 'no deal' Brexit

Jun 13, 2019 - 8:00 AM

The European Commission says it will not enter talks on future trade until London honors 'the financial obligations the UK has made as a member state'

A European Union flag and a UK flag are pictured during a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement and to approve the draft political declaration on future EU-UK relations on November 25, 2018 in Brussels. The European Union's top official urged British lawmakers to ratify the Brexit deal Prime Minister Theresa May has negotiated with European leaders, warning it will not be modified. "This is the best deal possible for Britain, this is the best deal possible for Europe. This is the only deal possible," Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European Commission, said after a Brussels summit.  EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP

Boris Johnson launches campaign to become next British PM

Jun 03, 2019 - 7:33 PM

The launch video follows Boris Johnson on the campaign trail, promising voters that he will take Britain out of the European Union on October 31 'deal or no deal' if he becomes prime minister

FRONTRUNNER. Conservative MP Boris Johnson leaves a house in London on May 30, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Boris Johnson faces court hearing for Brexit 'lies'

May 29, 2019 - 7:12 PM

Boris Johnson, a former London mayor, is running to replace Theresa May as leader of the governing Conservative Party, and therefore prime minister

BORIS. In this photo, then British foreign secretary Boris Johnson is pictured at the British Chambers of Commerce conference in London on February 28, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Race to replace May leaves Brexit in limbo

May 25, 2019 - 1:15 PM

May's resignation inevitably triggers the starting gun on a two-month contest to replace her

CONTENDERS: A combination of pictures created in London on May 24, 2019 shows recent pictures of the six main contenders to replace Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May when she resigns on June 7: (top L-R) former leader of the House of Commons Angela Leadsom; former foreign secretary Boris Johnson; Britain's Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt; (bottom L-R) Britain's Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary Michael Gove; Britain's Home Secretary Sajid Javid and former Brexit secretary Dominic Raab all pictured leaving 10 Downing Street, central London. Photo from AFP

Magic Johnson blasts Lakers GM after shock exit

May 21, 2019 - 9:34 AM

Allegations of backstabbing involving team executives Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka surface as the latest Lakers drama

SEVERED TIES. Rob Pelinka (right) denies the whispering campaign that Magic Johnson alleged the Lakers general manager orchestrated. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Magic and Bird to get joint NBA lifetime honor

May 16, 2019 - 12:55 PM

The league puts the spotlight on the epic rivalry that helped drive the success of the modern NBA

File photo by Andy Lyons/AFP

LeBron not OK with 'weird' Magic departure from Lakers

May 06, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Johnson played a key role in convincing James to join Los Angeles with hopes of leading the team back to the glory days

JUST TELL ME. LeBron James says he would have understood had Magic Johnson told him he was going to quit from his role as president of basketball operations for the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Anthony Davis unfazed by Lakers drama after Magic exit

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:55 AM

The saga surrounding Anthony Davis and the Lakers has been 'toxic,' says Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry

Magic Johnson and Anthony Davis. Photo by Gabriel Bouys/Pool/AFP (Magic) and Matthew Stockman/Getty Images North America/AFP (Davis)

Magic Johnson steps down as Los Angeles Lakers chief

Apr 10, 2019 - 9:58 AM

(UPDATED) The resignation comes after a disappointing season that saw the Lakers miss the playoffs even after luring superstar LeBron James

SURPRISE ANNOUNCEMENT. Magic Johnson drops a bomb as the season winds down. Photo by Getty Images North America/AFP

British PM battles to bring Brexiteers onside

Mar 18, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Former British foreign secretary Boris Johnson urges Prime Minister Theresa May to use the EU summit to wring more concessions out of the bloc before risking a third vote

BREXIT. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a meeting with Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas in 10 Downing street in central London on January 30, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/Pool/AFP

WATCH: Kobe reveals his all-time top 5 USA players

Mar 16, 2019 - 5:01 PM

The two-time Olympic gold medalist is quick to acknowledge the greats who came before him

PLAY FOR EACH OTHER. Kobe Bryant believes Team USA will be hard to beat in the 2019 FIBA World Cup if players leave their egos at the door. File photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

NBA: No tampering in Magic Johnson-Ben Simmons link

Feb 13, 2019 - 9:27 AM

The NBA sees no violations as the Sixers initiated contact and requested a meeting between team star Ben Simmons and Lakers president Magic Johnson

ALL PRAISE. Lakers president Magic Johnson says Ben Simmons’ basketball IQ is very high. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: 'Fast and Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw' trailer released

Feb 01, 2019 - 11:15 PM

Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham star in this spinoff from the hit franchise

Prosecutors downgrade to homicide case against suspect in killing of Bicol journo

Nov 14, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Albay prosecutors say investigators did not present probable cause to merit a murder case against the suspect in the killing of Philippine Star correspondent Celso Amo

Suspect in killing of Bicol journalist charged with murder

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:36 PM

Daraga town police conclude that there was treachery involved in the slaying of Celso Amo, who was stabbed while playing a game of basketball

CELSO AMO. In this file photo, veteran journalist Celso Amo (middle) sings during a media fellowship with military officials in Bicol. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Demetrious Johnson seeks to cement legacy in ONE Championship

Nov 08, 2018 - 7:05 PM

After a six-year reign in UFC's flyweight division, the 32-year-old says it's the 'perfect time' to fight the best in Asia

TITLE CHASE. Demetrious Johnson is one of the 8 fighters that will see action in ONE Championships' world grand prix for the flyweight belt. Photo from ONE Championship

Lakers coach Walton confident of management support

Nov 03, 2018 - 8:57 AM

Los Angeles coach Luke Walton has reportedly come under fire from Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson

NOT WORRIED. Lakers coach Luke Walton says a meeting with Magic Johnson has been ‘routine.’ Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Beterbiev knocks out Johnson to keep light heavyweight crown

Oct 07, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Russia's Artur Beterbiev keeps his perfect record with 13 knockout wins in as many professional fights

EXPLOSIVE. Artur Beterbiev and Callum Jonhson trade punches during their IBF world light heavyweight title fight. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Johnson assaults May's Brexit plan at fractious party meeting

Oct 02, 2018 - 11:01 PM

Mixing jokes with biting one-liners that always stopped short of attacking Theresa May herself, Boris Johnson calls her strategy 'dangerous and unstable,' as well as a 'political humiliation'

BORIS JOHNSON. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson giving evidence before the Foreign Affairs Committee at Parliament in London on March 21, 2018. Photo by PRU/AFP

Chinese destroyer sails extremely close to U.S. warship

Oct 02, 2018 - 12:46 PM

A Chinese Luyang destroyer has approached the USS Decatur in 'an unsafe and unprofessional maneuver in the vicinity of Gaven Reef in the South China Sea,' says US Pacific Fleet spokesman Commander Nate Christensen

DISPUTED WATERS. This US Navy photo obtained October 21, 2016 shows the USS Decatur (DDG 73) as it operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) on October 13, 2016. File photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Diana Quinlan/US Navy/AFP

2 dead after pick-up truck plunges into ravine in Mt. Province

Sep 04, 2018 - 10:14 PM

Driver Charlie Domao-il and passenger Johnson Faroden are both killed when the pick-up truck falls into the ravine. Two other passengers are in critical condition.

HBO's 'Watchmen' to air in 2019

Aug 20, 2018 - 6:04 PM

Are you ready for another superhero show?

Tiger Woods moves into share of lead at British Open

Jul 22, 2018 - 12:40 AM

The 14-time major winner is right in contention at the top of a packed leaderboard

IN THE MIX. US golfer Tiger Woods watches his iron shot from the 5th tee during his third round of the British Open. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

May clings to power amid Brexit resignation turmoil

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:13 PM

May faces backlash over the plan from Brexit hardliners in her Conservative Party who say it gives too many concessions to the EU, but she is supported moderates and there has been no challenge to her leadership

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks at Westminster Abbey for a service to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force (RAF) in central London on July 10, 2018. Photo by Simon Dawson/AFP

May stares down Brexit plan backlash as ministers quit

Jul 09, 2018 - 11:26 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson's dramatic resignation follows those of Brexit minister David Davis and his deputy Steve Baker overnight over May's plans to keep Britain economically close to the bloc

DOWNING STREET. In this file photo taken on April 10, 2018 Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson leaves from 10 Downing street after attending a National Security Council meeting in London. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns – Downing St

Jul 09, 2018 - 10:10 PM

(UPDATED) 'This afternoon, the prime minister accepted the resignation of Boris Johnson as foreign secretary,' a statement from Theresa' May's office in Downing Street says

BORIS JOHNSON. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson giving evidence before the Foreign Affairs Committee at Parliament in London on March 21, 2018. Photo by PRU/AFP

Idris Elba in final talks to play baddie in 'Fast and Furious' spinoff

Jul 07, 2018 - 6:35 PM

The British actor will act opposite Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson in 'Hobbs and Shaw'

IDRIS ELBA. The actor is in negotiations to play the main villain in 'Hobbs and Shaw.' Screenshot from

Lakers rebuilding a long-term project, says Johnson

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:27 PM

It's still uncertain if the NBA's glamour squad could entice LeBron James and Paul George this year

STRUGGLING. The Los Angeles Lakers have not reached the postseason since the 2012-2013 campaign. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA Finals debutant Nick Young's awkward post-game reaction

May 29, 2018 - 2:41 PM

The soon-to-be 33-year-old Swaggy P declines a post-game interview because he wants to go have some fun

INTERRUPTED. 'I wanted to go out and have some fun, but you interrupted my moment,' Nick Young says to Ernie Johnson. Screen grab from Twitter (@BleacherReport)

Nestle pays $7.15 billion to sell Starbucks products

May 07, 2018 - 3:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Starbucks president and CEO Kevin Johnson says the deal, which still needs approval from regulators, will create a 'global coffee alliance'

Why playing with your child is more important than you think

May 04, 2018 - 1:04 PM

Play time prepares them for growing up, and you need to be a part of it

Just like Magic: Ben Simmons gets NBA triple-double as Sixers beat Heat

Apr 22, 2018 - 8:08 AM

(UPDATED) The NBA Rookie of the Year contender logs in first rookie playoff record since Magic Johnson

AWESOME AUSSIE. Ben Simmons makes another case for the top rookie plum. Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images/AFP

Globe teams up with Riot Games, Garena, Mineski in strategic partnership

Apr 19, 2018 - 2:10 PM

The partnership, the companies say, will offer gamers better access to local, regional, and global eSports competitions, as well as original content and exclusive programming

TEAMING UP. Executives of Globe Telecom, Riot Games, Mineski, and Garena commit to their campaign to propel Philippine gaming forward. Photo by Victor Barreiro Jr/Rappler

'Rampage' review: The bigger, the blander

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:15 AM

It could have been salvaged probably by a bit of playfulness but the expensive gloss ruins any kind of fun to be had from a film that drowns in such silliness

UK alleges Russian 'tactic' after request for meeting over poisoning

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Russian ambassador in London has sent a 'personal note' to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson asking for the meeting

GREAT BRITAIN. A general view of of the Palace of Westminster, with the Great Westminster Clock, more commonly known as 'Big Ben' in London. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

UK says spy attack driven by Russian vote, London's criticism

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:50 PM

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the Kremlin targeted the country due to London's criticism of Russian rights abuses

BORIS JOHNSON. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson giving evidence before the Foreign Affairs Committee at Parliament in London on March 21, 2018. Photo by PRU/AFP

'Fifty Shades Freed' review: Good riddance

Feb 12, 2018 - 7:25 PM

The best thing about 'Fifty Shades Freed' is that it finally closes the series