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Massive search expands for US sailors after Philippine Sea air crash

Nov 23, 2017 - 1:52 PM

The families of the missing sailors are notified after a C-2A 'Greyhound' aircraft with 11 people on board went down November 22, around 930 kilometers (500 nautical miles) southeast of Okinawa

'GREYHOUND' In this July 20, 2004 file photo, a C-2A Greyhound lands on the flight deck of USS Kitty Hawk in the western Pacific Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Jason D. Landon

On vacation, Donald Trump again feuds with NFL and the Big Baller

Nov 23, 2017 - 12:10 PM

Though US President Donald Trump is an avowed sports fan, athletes are among his preferred opponents on his now 280-character bullhorn

UNGRATE FOOL. This file photo taken on November 14, 2017 shows LaVar Ball, father of basketball player LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, attends a promotional event in Hong Kong. Donald Trump calls him 'ungrateful fool' in his tweets. Photo by Anthony Wallace/AFP

Sereno impeachment complaint, Peace Process canceled, Roque on human rights | Evening wRap

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:44 PM

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Filipino ex-priest faces U.S. extradition on sex charges

Nov 22, 2017 - 6:54 PM

Police say Fernando Sayasaya, a former priest, was accused of molesting two boys in the state of North Dakota where he worked for the Catholic Church

FERNANDO SAYASAYA. This undated handout photo released by the Philippine National Police (PNP) on November 22, 2017 shows the mugshot of Fernando Sayasaya, 53, in Calamba, Laguna, south of Manila. Photo by PNP / AFP

8 rescued after U.S. Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

Nov 22, 2017 - 3:57 PM

(4th UPDATE) The government in Tokyo says it had been informed 8 people had been plucked to safety, and that US authorities says engine trouble was the suspected cause of the accident

AT SEA. In this file photo, the Nimitz-class aircraft carriers USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74), left, and USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) conduct dual aircraft carrier strike group operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of operations in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia-Pacific. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jake Greenberg

Plunder complaint vs Abaya and Aquino, Roque on Santiago, Robredo on Marcos | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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LeBron James making YouTube series on young basketball hopefuls

Nov 21, 2017 - 1:19 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers star Lebron James is among the executive producers of the eight-episode series 'Best Shot' about the lives of high school students with dreams of becoming basketball stars

DOUBLE-TEAMED. Sindarius Thornwell #0 and Wesley Johnson #33 of the LA Clippers double team LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during their game at Quicken Loans Arena on November 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Janet Yellen to depart U.S. Federal Reserve in February

Nov 21, 2017 - 7:00 AM

In her resignation letter to Donald Trump, Yellen said she is pleased by the US economy's continuing recovery from the Great Recession of 2008-2009

STEPPING DOWN. In this file photo, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference December 14, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. warship collides with tugboat in Japan

Nov 19, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The guided-missile destroyer USS Benfold was participating in a scheduled towing exercise in Japan's Sagami Bay

Protests more 'amazing' in PH: Trump effigy wows Jimmy Kimmel, foreign netizens

Nov 17, 2017 - 10:53 PM

'Comparatively, our protests here suck. I mean, where did they get that giant Trump fidget spinner? That's amazing!'

Trump breaks silence on latest scandals, hits Democrat accused of groping

Nov 17, 2017 - 7:19 PM

US President Donald Trump tweets to hit out at Senator Al Franken, who was photographed in 2006 groping a broadcaster's breasts while she was asleep

ACCUSED. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) looks over his papers during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands, on Capitol Hill November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Freedom House report, Maguindanao airstrike, Trump on U.S.-PH ties | Evening wRap

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:51 PM

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LiAngelo Ball, 2 other UCLA players arrested in China arrive in U.S.

Nov 15, 2017 - 3:28 PM

UCLA's LiAngelo Ball – the younger brother of Los Angeles Lakers rookie star Lonzo Ball – and teammates Cody Riley and Jalen Hill arrive on a flight from Shanghai to Los Angeles

North Korean malware still lurking in networks, warns U.S. officials

Nov 15, 2017 - 1:28 PM

US Department of Homeland Security links North Korea to a group of hackers called 'Hidden Cobra' or 'Lazarus', which is allegedly behind massive cyber thefts and the WannaCry ransomware attack

China tops world supercomputer rankings, bests U.S. again

Nov 15, 2017 - 11:35 AM

Over the past 6 months, the number of supercomputers in China grows from 160 to 202 while US systems decline from 169 to 143


Sessions vows quick decision on possible Clinton prosecutor

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:57 AM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions' comments indicate that Republicans are seeking to mount a counter-offensive to the probe into Russian election meddling – and whether or not Trump's campaign colluded with Moscow to sway the 2016 contest

IN CAPITOL HILL. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee November 14, 2017 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Senate panel debates U.S. president's nuclear authority

Nov 15, 2017 - 7:53 AM

The debate comes as tensions rise between an unpredictable Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un

PRESS HUDDLE. US President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One while departing Manila on November 14, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

Duterte reaffirms EDCA, U.S. ties in meeting with Trump

Nov 14, 2017 - 6:22 PM

EDCA is an agreement which allows the US military to construct facilities and pre-position defense assets inside Philippine military bases

PH-US TIES. EDCA was forged in 2014 by the predecessors of US President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Rappler file photo

Protesters in Bacolod question 'huge budget' for ASEAN Summit

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:48 PM

In Bacolod City, about a hundred protesters troop to the Fountain of Justice for the national coordinated protest against US President Donald Trump, one of the leaders attending the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Manila

ANTI-TRUMP RALLY. About 100 rallyists in Bacolod City troop to the Fountain of Justice on November 14, 2017, for the national coordinated anti-Trump protest. Photo by Marchel Espina/Rappler

Trump personally asks China's Xi to help LiAngelo Ball

Nov 14, 2017 - 5:46 PM

A Washington Post report says that during a state visit to China, US President Donald Trump personally asks Chinese President Xi Jinping to look into the shoplifting case of UCLA Bruin rookie LiAngelo Ball and his teammates

SHANGHAI PROMO. LaVar Ball (in red), father of LiAngelo Ball and the owner of the Big Baller brand, and his youngest son LaMelo Ball (left) pose for a photo with a fan during a promotional event in Shanghai on November 10, 2017. STR/AFP

TRANSCRIPT: Duterte, Trump opening remarks in their PH meeting

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Here is the White House transcript of the opening remarks of presidents Rodrigo Duterte and Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting in the Philippines

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump hold a bilateral meeting on November 13, 2017, at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Malacañang photo

Duterte doesn't raise Balangiga bells with Trump

Nov 14, 2017 - 2:40 PM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte previously demanded the return of the iconic bells in his last State of the Nation Address

President of the United States of America and President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte during the 31st ASEAN GALA Dinner  Photo by Russell Palma Pool Photo

U.S. lawmakers to Duterte: ‘Sovereignty doesn't give gov'ts free rein to kill'

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:41 PM

US congressmen Randy Hultgren and James McGovern urge President Rodrigo Duterte to reconsider his drug war in keeping with the Philippines' obligations under international law

Duterte and Trump, PH-Australia wargame, Trudeau charms Filipina entrepreneurs | Midday wRap

Nov 14, 2017 - 1:37 PM

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Trump, Duterte welcome Myanmar's vow to 'end the violence' vs Rohingya

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:36 PM

The calls for resolution of the conflict from the United States and the Philippines, comes after the Un Secretary-General also met with Aung San Suu Kyi and after the Rohingya issue was raised at the ASEAN Summit plenary

JOINT DISCUSSION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump engage in their first bilateral meeting. Presidential Photo

‘The Mountain Between Us’ review: High-altitude affair

Nov 14, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Amidst its many indulgences and missteps, and its bluntly old-fashioned approach to romance, the film manages to charm with its elegance

Federal court approves part of Trump's latest travel ban

Nov 14, 2017 - 10:24 AM

The ruling by the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco bars citizens of six Muslim-majority countries who do not have a "bona fide" relationship with a person or entity already in the US

WELCOME? Travelers arrive at the international terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport, March 6, 2017 in New York City. File photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Trump-Duterte meeting, ASEAN on South China Sea, Iran-Iraq quake | Evening wRap

Nov 13, 2017 - 9:55 PM

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Philippines, U.S. give conflicting statements on Duterte-Trump meeting

Nov 13, 2017 - 8:10 PM

'Human rights briefly came up in the context of the Philippines' fight against illegal drugs,' says White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, contradicting an earlier statement from Malacañang

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump discuss matters during a bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Trump, Duterte bond over shared dislike for Obama

Nov 13, 2017 - 7:30 PM

Duterte's spokesman says it was obvious that the two presidents have 'similar feelings' about former US president Barack Obama

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and US President Donald Trump share a light moment prior to the bilateral meeting at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 13, 2017. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

ASEAN discusses Rohingya, but avoids accountability

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:09 PM

While the plight of Rohingya was discussed at the ASEAN Summit plenary, analysts insist the brief mention of the minority group is far from enough as the regional bloc fails to address the human rights violations in Rakhine state

NOT ENOUGH. The plight of Rohingya was touched in slightly but analysts say the discussion was far from adequate. Photo from ASEAN Summit Opening

PH wants free trade agreement with U.S.

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:01 PM

At the bilateral meeting between Trump and Duterte, the Philippine side says it's about time a free trade agreement is sealed between the two allies

Trump vows U.S. commitment to ASEAN – then praises own gov't

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:14 PM

US President Donald Trump celebrated ASEAN's success and America's relationship with the regional bloc, but not without calling attention to how the US 'has been moving ahead really brilliantly' since he became President

COMMITMENT. US President Donald Trump vowed commitment the regional bloc. Photo from ASEAN plenary

Duterte tells reporters covering Trump meeting, 'You are spies'

Nov 13, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The Philippine President asks journalists to step out of the bilateral meeting by jokingly calling them 'spies'

IN PHOTOS: Activists protest Trump's visit in PH

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:29 PM

Militant groups and youth organizations sneak past police security to burn a flag near the US Embassy and hold a lightning rally at the in SM Mall of Asia

BAN TRUMP. Various protest groups held a rally near the US Embassy to protest US Pesident Donad Trump's visit to the Philippines during the ASEAN Leader's Summit on Sunday, November 12. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Why groups are protesting Trump’s PH visit

Nov 12, 2017 - 9:25 AM

Militant groups are planning to burn an effigy of the US President on Monday, November 13

Trump says Putin 'means it' with U.S. election meddling denials

Nov 12, 2017 - 8:29 AM

Trump says he repeatedly asked Putin about the claims during their chats at the APEC summit in Vietnam

BACKED. US President Trump says he believes in Russia President Putin. AFP Photo

Trump, Putin brush aside U.S. election claims at APEC summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 11:40 PM

The two leaders snatch brief but chummy discussions on the margins of the APEC Summit in Vietnam

PUTIN AND TRUMP. US President Donald Trump (R) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the 'family photo' during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Photo by Jorge Silva/Pool/AFP

Putin: U.S. pressure on RT an 'attack', will get 'proper response'

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Meanwhile, RT says it would comply with USA's demand to register its American operations as a 'foreign agent,' but would also go to court to challenge the measure

PUTIN IN VIETNAM. Russia's President Vladimir Putin speaks to the media during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Philippines' Duterte set for drug war backing at summit

Nov 11, 2017 - 5:33 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte goes into the event appearing confident that even his most outrageous remarks and actions will be ignored, having boasted in the lead-up he once stabbed someone to death, while at the same time proposing to host a global human rights summit

AFTERMATH. This photo taken on July 14, 2017 shows funeral workers carrying the dead body of an alleged drug dealer killed after a police drug operation in Manila. Photo by Noel Celis / AFP

Trump, Putin agree 'no military solution' in Syria: Kremlin

Nov 11, 2017 - 4:34 PM

The two talked and shared a handshake at the summit in Vietnam's Danang after several days of uncertainty over whether a meeting would take place.

DISCUSSIONS. US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the "family photo" during the APEC leaders' summit in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 11, 2017. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev / Sputnik / AFP

The week in photos: November 4-10, 2017

Nov 11, 2017 - 3:52 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Images are projected onto the Louvre Pyramid in Paris at night on November 8, 2017 to mark the opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum on Saadiyat island in the Emirati capital.More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened its doors on November 8, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Republican candidate Roy Moore denies sexual misconduct allegations

Nov 11, 2017 - 9:51 AM

The issue has reverberated through Washington weeks ahead of a special US Senate election in Alabama

EMBATTLED. In this file photo, Roy Moore, GOP Senate candidate and former chief justice on the Alabama Supreme Court, speaks during the annual Family Research Council's Values Voter Summit at the Omni Shorham Hotel on October 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump praises Philippines for closing gender gap

Nov 11, 2017 - 8:47 AM

US President Donald Trump makes these remarks ahead of his trip to the Philippines for ASEAN 2017

TRUMP IN VIETNAM. US President Donald Trump speaks on the final day of the APEC CEO Summit, part of the broader Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) leaders' summit, in the central Vietnamese city of Danang on November 10, 2017. Photo by Anthony Wallace/Pool/AFP

Russia to make U.S. media register as 'foreign agents'

Nov 11, 2017 - 7:11 AM

Russian lawmakers are drafting such measures after state-controlled Russia Today (RT) television was ordered by Washington to register as a 'foreign agent'

KREMLIN. A file photo shows the Kremlin's towers and the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour at sunset in Moscow. Photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

#FridayFeels: Donald Trump is comin' to town

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:00 PM

He tweets when you are sleeping / He tweets when you're awake / He often targets critics / And claims the media's fake

WATCH: Trump at the APEC CEO Summit 2017

Nov 10, 2017 - 3:01 PM

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Tropical Cyclone Salome, Duterte appoints Aranas to GSIS, Trump praises Xi | Midday wRap

Nov 10, 2017 - 1:32 PM

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Aquino on war on drugs, Tropical Depression Salome, Angkas shutdown | Evening wRap

Nov 09, 2017 - 7:55 PM

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PDEA quota, Tropical Depression Salome, Trump tweets in China | Midday wRap

Nov 09, 2017 - 1:33 PM

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