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Israeli PM Netanyahu defiant after corruption indictment

Nov 22, 2019 - 9:42 AM

After months of suspense, Israel's longest-serving premier is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament)in Jerusalem on May 27, 2019. - Israel's parliament today took a first step toward holding new elections due to deadlocked coalition negotiations following April polls, giving preliminary approval to a law to dissolve itself. Netanyahu has been unable to reach a deal to form a governing coalition ahead of a deadline to do so. (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP)

Netanyahu defiant after decision to indict him ahead of polls

Mar 01, 2019 - 8:14 PM

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blames his political opponents for what he calls a 'witch hunt' intended to force him from office – though he appointed the attorney general who issued the decision

'WITCH HUNT.' Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement to the press on February 28, 2019, at his residency in Jerusalem. Photo by Gali Tibbon/AFP

Caged Lion of Punjab: The fall of Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif

Aug 12, 2018 - 11:48 AM

Nawaz Sharif is starting one of the last chapters of his long career from a cell, where he is serving a 10-year sentence for corruption

NAWAZ SHARIF. A handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. File photo by Pakistan Press Information Department/AFP

DOJ charges Peter Lim for drug trade conspiracy

Aug 10, 2018 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) The new prosecution panel gives merit to Kerwin Espinosa's admission to the Senate that he knows Lim to be a top drug supplier

Alleged drug lord Peter Lim is escorted by security after he shows up at the National Bureau of Investigation in Manila on July 21, 2016 to clear his name. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Backpage co-founders, executives indicted on prostitution charges

Apr 10, 2018 - 9:18 AM

The website, known as the world's biggest website for prostitution, 'will no longer serve as a platform for human traffickers to thrive,' FBI Director Christopher Wray says

BACKPAGE.COM. The website, criticized as the biggest prostitution website in the world, is seized by the FBI. Screenshot from

Is the Philippines in step with Russian online propaganda warfare?

Mar 10, 2018 - 7:15 PM

The same techniques detailed in Robert Mueller's Russia-Trump indictment are pervasive here and have accomplished the same goal as the Russians': sow discord

Atio Castillo’s mom: Others not indicted will eventually fall

Mar 08, 2018 - 6:40 PM

'We know that they are guilty,' says Atio Castillo's mom Carmina

Horacio Castillo’s family at the Senate Session of the Anti-Hazing Law on Ferbruary 12, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Bots, Assange, an alliance: Has Russian propaganda infiltrated the Philippines?

Feb 26, 2018 - 10:28 AM

(UPDATED) A Russian-linked Twitter account used to interfere in polls in Spain is now tweeting exclusively about the Philippines – one of several disturbing developments that may suggest Kremlin propaganda in the country

Pakistan court indicts ex-PM Sharif for corruption – official

Oct 19, 2017 - 7:39 PM

The indictment comes ahead of a general election due by the end of 2018, in which Sharif's ruling Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) will face an offensive by Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party

NAWAZ SHARIF. An handout picture released by the Pakistan Press Information Department (PID) on March 28, 2016, shows Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif addressing the nation at his office in Islamabad. File photo by Pakistan Press Information Department/AFP

Ombudsman affirms graft case vs Aquino over Mamasapano

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:19 PM

2ND UPDATE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales again junks the complaint for 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against former president Benigno Aquino III

APPEAL DENIED. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's appeal is denied as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales affirms her earlier indictment of Aquino for graft and usurpation of authority over the botched 2015 Mamasapano operations. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Indicted? Charged? A guide to court jargon

Aug 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Understand the court process behind the highly publicized cases in the news today

Noynoy Aquino indicted for graft over Mamasapano

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:17 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also orders usurpation of authority charges against the former chief executive but dismisses charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide

File photo by Lauro Montellano Jr./ Malacanang Photo Bureau

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Former Mayor Ma Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan Cebu is the wife of retired police general Vicente Loot whom President Duterte has tagged as a narco general

Biliran mayor indicted for graft over medicine purchase

Dec 05, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Mayor Eulalio Maderazo of the municipality of Caibiran in Biliran and 2 others face charges for purchasing P284 000 worth of medicines without public bidding

Photo from Eulalio Mederazo's Facebook page

Binay: Ombudsman out to disqualify opposition bets

Oct 13, 2015 - 5:30 PM

Vice President Binay says the Ombudsman is also dismissing other local opposition candidates to control who gets to win in the 2016 polls

'NOT CAMPAIGNING.' Vice President Jejomar Binay says his visit to a school for special children in Mandaluyong does not constitute premature campaigning.

Town money for piggery? Ex-mayor charged with graft

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:41 PM

The Ombudsman upholds the indictment of former Mayor Pedro Trinidad Jr of Cortes Surigao de Sur for allegedly using P385 000 for personal gain

Malacañang: Case vs pork senators based on evidence

Apr 02, 2014 - 8:32 PM

A spokesman of the President denies that the Palace had a hand in the decision of the Ombudsman to indict 3 opposition senators in the pork barrel scam

Presidential spokesperson Herminio Coloma Jr. Rappler file photo

Briton charged in hacking of US govt networks

Oct 28, 2013 - 11:21 PM

A federal grand jury charged Lauri Love of illegally accessing a US agency computer and conspiracy