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Twitter says Russia-linked accounts more widespread

Jan 20, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Twitter is criticized for allowing the spread of bogus news – some of which was directed by Russia – ahead of the 2016 US election and in other countries

Trump 'very eager' to be interviewed in Russia probe

Jan 18, 2018 - 8:22 PM

Donald Trump's lawyer tells CBS in interview excerpts released Thursday, January 18, that Trump is 'very eager to sit down and explain whatever is responsive to the questions' that Robert Mueller might pose

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump makes a statement at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 28, 2017.  File photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Zimbabwe elections in '4 to 5' months – president

Jan 18, 2018 - 4:54 PM

It points to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe

In this file photo, Zimbabwean newly sworn-in President Emmerson Mnangagwa gestures during the Inauguration ceremony at the National Sport Stadium in Harare, on November 24, 2017. Mujahid Safodien/AFP

PET ruling 'confirmation of bias' vs Bongbong Marcos, says lawyer

Jan 18, 2018 - 2:31 PM

The PET allows former senator Bongbong Marcos to gain access to the soft copies of election data in the 3 pilot provinces where a ballot recount will be held, but the original documents will remain with the Court.

MARCOS CAMP. Lawyer Vic Rodriguez, counsel for former senator Bongbong Marcos, questions the latest ruling of the Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, in Marcos' electoral protest. Rappler file photo

Rappler on NBI probe, Nene Pimentel on No-El, North and South Koreas in Winter Olympics | Midday wRap

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:24 PM

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Rappler vs SEC, Duterte on Prieto family, Bannon testimony | Midday wRap

Jan 17, 2018 - 1:21 PM

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Bannon says under White House orders not to answer House committee

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:16 AM

It is the first time Bannon has testified in the probe of whether campaign associates of the president colluded with Russia in its bid to influence the 2016 US elections

BANNON IN CAPITOL HILL. Steve Bannon, former advisor to President Trump, arrives at a House Intelligence Committee closed door meeting, on January 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP

East-west clash as Czechs vote for new president

Jan 13, 2018 - 4:56 PM

Although Milos Zeman is in pole position as the country kicks off a final day of first-round voting Saturday, the outspoken head of state is unlikely to win an outright majority

ANTI-MIGRANT. This file photo taken on November 09, 2016 in Prague shows Czech President Milos Zeman giving a statement to the media. Czech President Milos Zeman on Saturday, January 28, 2016, praised Donald Trump's anti-migrant steps from the day before, saying the new US president simply cared about his citizens' safety. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

Zamora urges Guia Gomez to accept San Juan recall election

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora questions Mayor Guia Gomez's 'refusal' to receive the notice of recall elections even after the Christmas season

Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora discusses the recall petition against incumbent mayor Guia Gomez. Photo from Office of Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora

Comelec eyes postponing barangay, SK polls in Mindanao

Jan 12, 2018 - 5:10 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Election is considering another postponement in Mindanao after Congress extended martial law in the island group to the end of 2018

Drilon on Charter Change, Bongbong Marcos on 2019 elections, Veloso’s birthday message | Evening wRap

Jan 10, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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Bongbong Marcos accuses PET of 'unfair treatment'

Jan 10, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says 'one option' is to request for his electoral protest case be raffled off to another Supreme Court justice

SOLID NORTH. Former senator Bongbong Marcos waves to supporters the SC before the preliminary conference was held for his electoral protest against the Vice President on July 11, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'Why run for senator when I already won as VP?' – Bongbong Marcos

Jan 10, 2018 - 11:50 AM

(UPDATED) Former senator Ferdinand 'Bongbong' Marcos Jr says he is determined to see through the electoral protest he filed against Vice President Leni Robredo

RAN BUT LOST. Former senator Bongbong Marcos campaigns for vice president in Mandaluyong in May 2016. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Dela Rosa sacks 67 cops, Robredo on ‘No-El,’ Bannon apologizes to Trump | Midday wRap

Jan 08, 2018 - 12:52 PM

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67 policemen will face sanctions – Dela Rosa

Jan 08, 2018 - 9:45 AM

The PNP chief also says the 4 cops caught using fireworks during the holidays will be dismissed

Robredo opposes 'no-el,' term extension

Jan 07, 2018 - 3:32 PM

'Kapag inalis natin sa ordinaryong Pilipino iyong karapatang pumili kung sino iyong magre-represent sa kanya, nasaan na iyong demokrasya doon?' says Vice President Leni Robredo

File Photo by OVP

Dengvaxia sale suspended, Marina chief fired, Trump slams Bannon | Evening wRap

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:50 PM

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Robredo to SC: Allow both camps to witness ballot retrieval

Jan 04, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo wants her camp and that of her rival Bongbong Marcos to be allowed to send representatives when ballots are retrieved in Camarines Sur, Iloilo, and Negros Oriental

THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo delivers a speech during the 100th Centennial Anniversary held at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex on December 19, 2017. Photo by OVP

Sara Duterte to dad's critics: I won't run for senator, just don't annoy me

Jan 04, 2018 - 4:15 PM

The feisty Davao City mayor and presidential daughter says her 'slot' in the Senate race is open to 'yellows,' as long as her father's enemies don't annoy her

Dela Rosa 'elated' by ranking in Senate race surveys

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:42 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says his ranking in the latest surveys on potential senatorial candidates in the 2019 elections reflects the people's 'trust' in him

Sara Duterte in 2019 polls, Gatchalian on Twitter outburst, Trump slams Bannon | Midday wRap

Jan 04, 2018 - 11:55 AM

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Comelec wary of 'no elections' scenario in 2019

Jan 04, 2018 - 10:42 AM

The Comelec vows to fulfill its mandate to hold 'free and fair elections,' poll body spokesman James Jimenez says

POLLING PRECINCT. In this file photo, an elderly voter places her ballot on a precinct count optical scan machine (PCOS) after casting her vote during mid-term elections in Manila on May 13, 2013. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Trump slams Bannon, says ex-aide has 'lost his mind'

Jan 04, 2018 - 7:12 AM

Donald Trump: 'Steve Bannon has nothing to do with me or my presidency. When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind.'

INNER CIRCLE NO MORE. In this file photo, then Senior White House adviser Steve Bannon (L) listens as US President Donald Trump speaks to the press before he meets with his Cabinet in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 13, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Ex-Trump aide Manafort sues Mueller, Justice Department

Jan 04, 2018 - 6:59 AM

Manafort charges that the Justice Department and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein gave Robert Mueller excessively broad authority in his investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election

Unless Constitution amended, 2019 elections pushes through – Malacañang

Jan 03, 2018 - 2:48 PM

Changes to the Constitution must first be ratified by the Filipino people before the mid-term elections can be cancelled, says Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque

Russia's top court upholds election ban on opposition leader

Dec 30, 2017 - 9:19 PM

Alexei Navalny's campaign team will ask the Supreme Court to reconsider its decision and will also file a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights

BARRED. Alexei Navalny had been nominated to run against Vladimir Putin in the 2018 Russian elections before he was barred by the election commission. File photo

Malacañang defends Duterte tapping Facebook for 2016 polls

Dec 30, 2017 - 11:07 AM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says it would have been 'foolhardy' for any political candidate not to use the popular social networking site as a campaign tool

TOP CAMPAIGNER. President Rodrigo  Duterte delivers a speech at the Naval Station Felix Apolinario in Panacan, Davao City on December 21, 2017. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Liberians hail victory of ex-football star Weah in landmark vote

Dec 29, 2017 - 6:28 PM

(UPDATED) George Weah defeats Vice President Joseph Boakai in Thursday's run-off vote

PRESIDENT WEAH. This file photo taken on September 25, 2017, shows former football player and candidate in Liberia's presidential elections, George Weah as he poses during a photo session in Paris. Photo by Joel Saget/AFP

Barangay plebiscites in Navotas, Occ. Mindoro town on January 5

Dec 28, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Voters in some barangays in these areas would have to decide whether to ratify the creation of new barangays. The gun ban is enforced in these barangays from December 26 to January 10.

Defeated U.S. Senate candidate Moore files legal challenge over loss

Dec 28, 2017 - 5:19 PM

Christian conservative Roy Moore submits his complaint a day before state officials are due to certify the result

ENDORSED BY TRUMP. In this file photo, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Judge Roy Moore speaks as his wife Kayla Moore looks on during a news conference with supporters and faith leaders, November 16, 2017 in Birmingham, Alabama. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Davao mall fire, rules for public servants, Putin’s reelection bid | Midday wRap

Dec 28, 2017 - 2:18 PM

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Putin files nomination for 2018 re-election bid

Dec 27, 2017 - 10:59 PM

The 65-year-old strongman, who will face only token opposition candidates, will extend his term until 2024, making him the longest-serving Russian leader since dictator Joseph Stalin.

CANDIDATE. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speak as they attend the United Russia Party's 17th convention in Moscow on December 23, 2017. Photo by Maxim Shipenkov / Pool / AFP

Liberians to choose new leader in delayed presidential vote

Dec 26, 2017 - 5:44 PM

The vote comes after 7 weeks of delays caused by legal challenges against the electoral commission lodged by Vice President Joseph Boakai's party

PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. A man walks past a billboard as the nation prepares to vote in upcoming national elections on December 25, 2017 in Monrovia. Photo by SEYLLOU/AFP

Russia election commission bars Navalny presidential bid

Dec 25, 2017 - 10:45 PM

(UPDATED) The commission cites Alexei Navalny's conviction of embezzlement

Thousands of Russians endorse Navalny to challenge Putin in March vote

Dec 24, 2017 - 6:25 PM

(UPDATED) Alexei Navalny is a charismatic 41-year-old lawyer whom officials have deemed ineligible to run due to a criminal conviction

BACKED. Alexei Navalny is nominated to run against Vladimir Putin in the 2013 Russian elections. Rappler file photo

The week in photos: December 16-22, 2017

Dec 23, 2017 - 3:57 PM

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

A girl waits for her present next to a man dressed as Santa Claus during a Christmas ceremony at the Palace of the National Military Club in Bucharest on December 21, 2017. Children of the Romanian Army army personnel, who were injured or died on duty, attended a children's show and received Christmas presents. / AFP PHOTO / Daniel MIHAILESCU

Shockwaves: The world in 2017

Dec 21, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Here is a look at some of the biggest global stories from the past year

RESISTANCE. Riot police fire rubber bullets and tear gas grenades at demonstrators protesting against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas on April 8, 2017. Federico Parra/AFP

Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis

Dec 21, 2017 - 4:35 PM

At stake is the economy of a region that has seen its tourism sector suffer and more than 3,000 companies move their legal headquarters since Catalan leaders held a banned independence referendum on October 1

ELECTIONS. A man holds information placards for the Catalan regional election, during a polling station setup at the 'Prat de la Mata' school on the eve of the voting day in L'Hospitalet del Llobregat on December 20, 2017. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

San Juan recall petition: Zamora accuses Mayor Gomez of hiding

Dec 21, 2017 - 2:46 PM

(UPDATED) Mayor Guia Gomez asks the camp of defeated mayoral bet Francis Zamora: Why can't you wait for the 2019 election?

INDIGNANT. Former San Juan Vice Mayor Francis Zamora speaks to the media, with Barangay Captain Sophia Gil to his left. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Comelec rules on 'sufficiency' of recall plea vs San Juan mayor

Dec 20, 2017 - 6:37 PM

This comes after former San Juan vice mayor Francis Zamora lost to incumbent Mayor Guia Gomez by a little more than a thousand votes in the 2016 polls

SIGNATURE DRIVE. Some 30,000 San Juan residents reportedly signed the recall petition against San Juan Mayor Guia Gomez. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

Campaigns go silent ahead of knife-edge Catalan vote

Dec 20, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The regional election pits leaders of the wealthy northeastern region's separatist movement against candidates who want to stay part of a unified Spain

CATALAN VOTE. This file photo taken on September 11, 2016 shows people waving 'Estaladas' (pro-independence Catalan flags) during a pro-independence demonstration in Barcelona during the National Day of Catalonia 'Diada'. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Billionaire Piñera to return as Chile's president

Dec 18, 2017 - 10:02 AM

(UPDATED) Sebastian Piñera will lead the country – the world's top copper producer – for 4 years starting in March 2018

WINNER. Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera, surrounded by his family and supporters, celebrates his victory outside a hotel in Santiago after the runoff election on December 17, 2017. Martin Bernetti/AFP

Honduran president declared winner of disputed poll

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:18 AM

The declaration could deepen a spiral of violence that has occurred since the election

DECLARED WINNER. In this file photo, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez addresses supporters following victory in the primary elections of the National Party in Tegucigalpa, March 12, 2017. Stringer/AFP

Trump says he won't fire Mueller

Dec 18, 2017 - 7:04 AM

Republicans have sought to cast doubt on its impartiality and pressed for a new independent prosecutor to investigate anti-Trump bias

CHIEF INVESTIGATOR. Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Polls open in uncertain Chile vote

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:57 PM

About 14 million people are eligible to cast ballots at more than 43,000 polling stations which opened at 8 am local time

ELECTIONS. A woman sets up polling stations at the National stadium in Santiago, Chile on December 16, 2017 on the eve of the presidential election. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Trump team claims Russia investigator 'unlawfully' got emails

Dec 17, 2017 - 7:13 PM

(UPDATED) Kory Langhofer's accusations are the latest by Republicans seeking to raise doubts about the credibility of Robert Mueller's investigation

CHIEF PROBER. In this file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller (2nd L) leaves after a closed meeting with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee June 21, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Chile votes in what could be a close presidential run-off

Dec 16, 2017 - 3:41 PM

Whoever wins the election will take office in March 2018

COMEBACK. Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera (C)speaks to the press during the national election, in Santiago, on November 19, 2017. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Putin praises Trump's 'significant achievements'

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:52 PM

When asked to assess US President Donald Trump's first year in power, Russian President Vladimir Putin says: 'We can see several quite significant achievements in the short time he has been at work'

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks during his annual press conference in Moscow on December 14, 2017. Photo by Alexander Nemenov/AFP

Trump faces consequences of Alabama election upset

Dec 14, 2017 - 8:04 AM

Some in Trump's inner circle now wonder whether Alabama shows the limits of his approach: If it does not work in deep red Alabama, where can it work?

STILL 'MAGA' Supporters of Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore watch for results at an election night party in Montgomery, Alabama, on December 12, 2017. Jim Watson/AFP

FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump 'idiot" – reports

Dec 13, 2017 - 1:33 PM

Special counsel Robert Mueller removed Peter Strzok from his Russia election meddling probe this summer after becoming aware of the emails

TRUMP. This file photo taken on August 8, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Photo by Nicholas Kamm/AFP