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Philippines, U.S. simulate hijacking in counterterrorism drill

Sep 26, 2017 - 8:05 PM

The exercises 'simulated a scenario involving a real commercial airliner filled with over 150 actors who played hostages,' says US Ambassador Sung Kim

TEMPEST WIND. Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and US Ambassador Sung Kim shake hands after a joint press conference on September 26, 2017, about Tempest Wind, a counterterrorism drill between the Philippines and the US. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

U.S. labels North Korea 'war' claim absurd, as Pyongyang boosts defenses

Sep 26, 2017 - 3:03 PM

White House: 'We have not declared war against North Korea and frankly the suggestion of that is absurd'

This picture taken on February 15, 2017 and released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on February 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) attending a national meeting at the Pyongyang Indoor Stadium in Pyongyang to celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of the late leader Kim Jong-Il. KCNA via KNS/AFP

Aegis Juris founder, North Korea, LeBron James | Midday wRap

Sep 26, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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Puerto Rico governor fears 'humanitarian crisis' over slow U.S. aid

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:39 AM

(UPDATED) With federal aid only trickling in, many Puerto Ricans have already started their own cleanup operations

RAVAGED. A man rides his bicycle through a damaged road in Toa Alta, west of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on September 24, 2017 following the passage of Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP

Ex-U.S. congressman Weiner get 21-month jail term for sexting teen

Sep 26, 2017 - 7:19 AM

Anthony Weiner, the disgraced former US congressman and estranged husband of one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Monday, September 25, for sexting a school girl

SENTENCED. Former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner leaves Manhattan Federal Court, September 25, 2017 in New York City. Drew Angerer/Getty Images/AFP

Republican health plan likely dead as key U.S. senator defects

Sep 26, 2017 - 6:54 AM

(UPDATED) Senator Susan Collins joins Republican colleagues John McCain and Rand Paul as firm no votes on the legislation

STAYING (AGAIN). An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Photo by Rhona Wise/ AFP

North Korea says Trump has declared war

Sep 26, 2017 - 12:07 AM

(UPDATED) Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho responds to Trump, who had warned on Twitter at the weekend that North Korea 'won't be around much longer' if it keeps up its threats

NORTH KOREA'S TOP DIPLOMAT. North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho departs after speaking to reporters at the UN Millenium Plaza hotel on September 25, 2017 in New York City. Amir Levy/Getty Images/AFP

Kushner used personal email for White House business – reports

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Citing 4 officials, Politico says Kushner used a personal server to send messages to senior White House officials and outside advisers about media coverage, planning events, and other issues

NEW EMAIL CONTROVERSY? This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem. Thomas Coex/AFP

Cayetano, CHR, Curry | Midday wRap

Sep 25, 2017 - 12:31 PM

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#PugadBaboy: The sum of our fears

Sep 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Wave of protests grip NFL after Trump urges fan boycott

Sep 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Trump ignites a firestorm of criticism after comments on Friday, September 22, in which he described NFL players who chose to take a knee through renditions of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' as 'sons of bitches' who should be fired

IN PROTEST. Maurice Smith #27 and Julius Thomas #89 kneel with Jarvis Landry #14 of the Miami Dolphins during the National Anthem prior to an NFL game against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on September 24, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Steven Ryan/Getty Images/AFP

North Korea, Venezuela, Chad among 8 countries on new U.S. travel ban

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:42 AM

(UPDATED) Sudan, one of 6 majority-Muslim countries on the original travel ban, is removed from the list, leaving 8 nations with complete or partial blocks on travel to the United States

AIRPORT ARRIVALS. People walk through international arrivals at terminal four at John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport on June 26, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

Two more U.S. senators signal opposition to Obamacare overhaul

Sep 25, 2017 - 7:39 AM

It could deal a potentially fatal blow to one President Donald Trump's top legislative goals

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. This file photo taken on March 28, 2017 shows US Republican Senator from Maine Susan Collins speaking to a reporter as she makes her way to the Senate subway at the US Capitol in Washington, DC. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Filipinos still favor U.S over China but 'gap is narrowing' – Pew Research

Sep 24, 2017 - 5:20 PM

At least 78% of Filipinos favorably view United States in 2017 – a 14-point decline from 2015's 92% – compared to China's 55%

North Korea minister launches tirade against Trump at UN

Sep 24, 2017 - 2:47 PM

Describing Trump as a 'mentally deranged person full of megalomania,' Ri says the US leader who 'holds the nuclear button' poses 'the gravest threat to international peace and security today'

AT THE UN. Ri Yong Ho, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, addresses the general debate of the General Assembly's 72nd session, September 23, 2017. UN Photo/Cia Pak

Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test

Sep 24, 2017 - 8:20 AM

Trump is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether Iran is still complying with the deal and whether it remains in US interests to stick by it

CONTROVERSIAL TEST. A TV grab taken on September 23, 2017 from the Iranian Republic Islamic Broadcasting (IRIB) shows a Khoramshahr missile being launched from an undisclosed location, a day after the said missile was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in the capital Tehran. IRIB TV / AFP

Lavrov says U.S. has no proof of Russian vote meddling

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:40 AM

Instead, the Russian foreign minister suggests the allegations had been invented by ex-US president Barack Obama's 'small-hearted and vengeful' administration

'NO PROOF.' Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the US doesn't have any proof that Russia interfered in the 2016 US elections. File photo by Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP

McCain torpedos Republican effort to repeal Obamacare

Sep 23, 2017 - 7:14 AM

The senator says he could not 'support it without knowing how much it will cost, how it will effect insurance premiums, and how many people will be helped or hurt by it'

OPPOSING GRAHAM-CASSIDY. Senator John McCain is not voting for the Graham-Cassidy bill, the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. File photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

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Sep 22, 2017 - 8:16 PM

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Iran's Rouhani vows to boost missiles despite U.S. criticism

Sep 22, 2017 - 2:25 PM

'We will strengthen not only our missiles but also our air, land and sea forces... When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission,' says President Hassan Rouhani

N. Korea FM raises threat of H-bomb test in Pacific

Sep 22, 2017 - 1:56 PM

North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho raises the possibility after Kim Jong-Un warned the US of the 'highest level of hard-line countermeasure in history'

This photo taken on May 6, 2016 and released on May 7 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reporting works of North Korean Workers Party Central Committee during the 7th Workers Party Congress at the 'April 25 Palace' in Pyongyang. KCNA via KNS / Stringer /AFP

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Sep 22, 2017 - 1:18 PM

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Pakistan tells UN won't be 'scapegoat' in Afghan war

Sep 22, 2017 - 12:56 PM

Addressing the UN General Assembly, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi does not explicitly criticize US President Donald Trump's new strategy on Afghanistan but makes clear his displeasure with the renewed onus on Pakistan

'NOT A SCAPEGOAT.' Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi addresses the U.N. General Assembly at the United Nations on September 21, 2017 in New York, New York. Photo by Kevin Hagen/Getty Images/AFP

FULL TEXT: Kim Jong-Un's message to Donald Trump

Sep 22, 2017 - 12:33 PM

Read Kim Jong-Un's statement as published by the official KCNA news agency

INSPECTION. This undated picture released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un inspecting a launching drill of the medium-and-long range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS

Japan FM urges countries to cut ties with North Korea

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:37 AM

Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono estimates that North Korea would lose 90% of its export revenue if all nations implemented existing UN Security Council resolutions

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, September 22, 2017

Sep 22, 2017 - 10:30 AM

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LES MISERABLES. Protesters at the Luneta Park sing the Filipino version of '€œDo You Hear the People Sing?'€ from 'Les Miserables' during the rally on September 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Ferdinand Marcos' Martial Law. Photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Kim hits back at Trump as U.S. ramps up North Korea sanctions

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Kim Jong-Un is keen to show the world that he is not intimidated by Donald Trump's forceful rhetoric

This photo taken on May 6, 2016 and released on May 7 by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un reporting works of North Korean Workers Party Central Committee during the 7th Workers Party Congress at the 'April 25 Palace' in Pyongyang. KCNA via KNS / Stringer /AFP

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Sep 21, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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Melania Trump invited Honeylet Avanceña to New York event – Malacañang

Sep 21, 2017 - 10:45 AM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte's common-law wife previously said she is in New York to attend the UN General Assembly

Duterte defends drug war in meeting with U.S. ambassador

Sep 21, 2017 - 9:11 AM

To US Ambassador Sung Kim, President Rodrigo Duterte explains he had nothing to do with lawmakers initially slashing the Commission on Human Rights' 2018 budget

ROLANDO MAILO2, 3 President Rodrigo Roa Duterte meets with US Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim at the Music Room of the Malacañan Palace on July 3, 2017. ROLANDO MAILO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Special prosecutor ups pressure on Trump with broad data requests – reports

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:55 AM

The New York Times and Washington Post report that Robert Mueller recently asked the White House for records and communications covering 13 specific areas, particularly key actions by Trump since he became president in January

In this file photo, US President Donald Trump leaves the Oval Office as he departs the White House in Washington, DC, May 19, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

U.S.-backed force seizes 90% of Syria's Raqa from ISIS

Sep 20, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Under siege in the northern city for 3 months, ISIS is struggling to defend its one-time bastion under a barrage of air strikes by the US-led coalition battling the jihadists in Syria and Iraq

WELCOME. Children flash the victory gesture as a military convoy carrying US-made Oshkosh armored vehicles, bulldozers, and arms headed for Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) fighting in Raqa, passes through the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli on September 19, 2017. Delil Souleiman/AFP

Trump's fiery UN address redefines U.S. role in the world

Sep 20, 2017 - 11:22 AM

Trump's first stint before the green marble rostrum was everything you might expect from the truculent, norm-shattering businessman-turned-politician

AT THE UN. Donald J. Trump, President of the United States of America, addresses the Assembly’s annual general debate, September 19, 2017. UN Photo/Cia Pak

St Louis police face growing criticism over protest tactics

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:22 AM

The American Civil Liberties Union takes the first steps toward a lawsuit over questionable police tactics, requesting the city preserve video and other evidence

PLEA. Demonstrators protest outside of the St. Louis city jail following the arrest of 123 people yesterday protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 18, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri.  Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Defiant Republicans in last-gasp Obamacare repeal bid

Sep 20, 2017 - 7:17 AM

(UPDATED) After falling one vote short this summer, Republicans have revived efforts to shred Obamacare. Momentum swelled in the past week

The U.S. Capitol is shown on the morning of June 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump warns UN assembly he may have to 'destroy' North Korea

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:46 PM

(UPDATED) Trump boasts of America's military strength, signals he is ready to rip up a nuclear accord with the 'murderous regime' in Tehran, and berates US foes from Pyongyang to Caracas

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York on September 19, 2017. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Sep 19, 2017 - 8:28 PM

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Toys''R''Us files for bankruptcy

Sep 19, 2017 - 4:00 PM

Retailer Toys ''R'' Us files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a US court, the company says, amid heavy debt and a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores

TOY HAVEN. In this file photo, shoppers buy gifts at the Toys''R''Us store during early Black Friday events on November 24, 2016 in Paramus, New Jersey. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images/AFP

Año, Lorenzana, Manafort | Midday wRap

Sep 19, 2017 - 12:19 PM

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Sep 18, 2017 - 7:11 PM

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Trump pushes UN reform as world leaders gather for crisis talks

Sep 18, 2017 - 1:45 PM

Trump, who once disparaged the world body as a 'club' for 'people to get together, talk and have a good time,' will lay out his views on how to improve the United Nations a day before he makes his first address to the General Assembly

#UNGA. A sign outside of the General Assembly building highlights the hash tag for attendees to use to promote the seventy-second session's debate, September 17, 2017. UN Photo/Kim Haughton

Tillerson meets Russia's Lavrov ahead of UN assembly

Sep 18, 2017 - 11:44 AM

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova tells a reporter that 'the meeting was on cooperation in Syria crisis Middle East issues and Minsk agreement'

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) exits the Russian Permanent Mission to the UN following a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on September 17, 2017 in New York. Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Protests over St Louis police shooting turn violent for third day

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:41 AM

(UPDATED) St. Louis remains on edge after at-times violent protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man

FRONT LINE. Police confront demonstrators who were protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. eyes closure of American embassy in Cuba

Sep 18, 2017 - 12:15 AM

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the possible closure is 'under review' after a 'sonic attack' that affected the health of 16 embassy employees

View of the US Embassy in Havana on December 17, 2015. Yamil Lage/AFP

Trump lets loose on 'Rocket Man' Kim, 'Crooked Hillary'

Sep 17, 2017 - 11:30 PM

US President Donald Trump calls North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un 'Rocket Man' and also retweets a GIF post with the hashtag #CrookedHillary

U.S. says no change in decision to pull out of Paris climate pact

Sep 17, 2017 - 10:32 AM

The remark come as environment ministers from some 30 countries gather in Montreal seeking headway on the Paris climate accord

In this file photo, US residents living in Japan and local residents hold a rally near the US embassy in Tokyo on March 16, 2017. Toshifumi Kitamura/File/AFP

Norma reaches hurricane strength in Pacific near Mexico – NHC

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Tropical Storm Norma is likely to churn toward the Los Cabos resort area

HURRICANE MAX. Residents wade through a street flooded by the intense rains of Hurricane Max in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on September 14. Photo by Francisco Robles/AFP

Senior U.S. senators try to protect transgender troops

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, Susan Collins files a bill attempting to block or limit President Donald Trump's decree to bar transgender personnel from serving in the military

PROPONENTS. Senators John McCain, Jack Reed, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Susan Collins file a bill seeking protection for transgender troops. Photo of McCain by Tasos Katopodis/AFP, photos of Reed, Gillibrand, Collins from their Twitter accounts

Lawmaker offered White House deal to let off Assange – report

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:01 PM

The Wall Street Journal says Republican lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher told WikiLeaks' Julian Assange that in exchange, he would receive a 'pardon or other act of clemency' from President Donald Trump

MIDDLE MAN. A report says Republican lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher offers a White House deal to Julian Assange. Photo from Rohrabacher's Facebook page

U.S. urges Iraqi Kurdistan to call off independence vote

Sep 16, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The White House says holding the referendum in disputed areas is 'particularly provocative and destabilizing'

OPPOSITION. The United States is opposed to Iraqi Kurdistan's plans to hold an independence referendum later this month. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP