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The nine-member constitutional court dissolves the Future Forward Party, ruling a $6-million loan by Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit breached the law governing political parties
'Parang abandonment 'yun e, andirito 'yung laban e so we have to be here,' says former senator Antonio Trillanes IV
A total of 261 of 465 MPs vote in favor of a motion against the minority government led by Ludovic Orban, which took over in November
'This is very anti-democratic because there are families elected democratically,' argues Isabela 1st District Representative Tonypet Albano
Top Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny accuses Putin of wanting to remain 'leader for life'
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is due to meet with Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido in Colombia
Earlier, dozens of National Guard troops wearing helmets and carrying riot shields blocked Juan Guaido from entering Congress
(UPDATED) With nearly a million teachers nationwide, a salary increase for them would already entail big sums of money, according to some government officials
Sebastian Kurz, 33, vows to 'protect the climate and the borders' as he becomes chancellor of Austria
Such support from the ERC, Catalonia's oldest and biggest pro-independence party, would be a clear sign that months of political deadlock in the major European Union country will be coming to an end
Seoul prosecutors indict Liberty Korea party leader Hwang Kyo-ahn and 23 of his MPs on charges including causing a commotion at the national assembly and illegal detention
Rappler reporters share the most-read stories they’re proudest of
Journalists who speak truth to power, citizens who turn rage into action – these are among the 5 things that make 2019 stand out
From Greta Thunberg, the LGBTQ+, the #metoo movement, the fact-checkers to the Magnitsky activists, history slams us with one truth: 'power is not given, it is taken'
The results are not expected until next week
Once the least trusted among the bets for Speaker, Alan Peter Cayetano works double time to woo House members. His tactics seem to be paying off.
Our reporters and researchers pay tribute to colleagues from other news organizations who delivered stories they wish they pursued in 2019
Here's a quick lookback at the results of the 2019 midterm elections
At a time when polarizing issues and disinformation muddle conversations on digital platforms, people have shown that social media remains to be a means to engage communities for social good
'War crimes have been or are being committed in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and the Gaza Strip,' says Prosecutor Fatou Besouda
(3rd UPDATE) From the midterm elections to viral stories, from personal feats and feuds to natural disasters, these are the most-read stories on Rappler in 2019
Throughout 2019, we ask Filipinos to tell the #StoryOfTheNation in their own words
Festivities center around the inauguration of a new leader for a city that China views as a shining example of its 'one country, two systems' mode
How did Duterte fare in 2019? Here's how he handled major controversies – from a murder-rapist's early release to the critical midterm elections.
Looking for a positive note to end 2019 with? Read how the rest of the internet is doing so, here.
(5th UPDATE) We remember the Filipino icons and newsmakers who have left their mark in their respective fields
Throughout 2019, different people – from students to professionals – have gone beyond conversations by taking part in crafting solutions to issues that matter to them through huddles organized by MovePH, Rappler's civic engagement arm
Paano tinugunan ni Pangulong Duterte ang mga kontrobersiyang hinarap ng kanyang administrasyon noong 2019?
Here are the 6 times the political opposition took a major hit from the Duterte administration in 2019
Right-winger Benjamin Netanyahu and former army general Benny Gantz trade blame over the impasse ahead of Wednesday, December 11, the last opportunity to form a coalition and avoid fresh polls
The ban is imposed under controversial new rules aimed at fighting disinformation in the city-state, which critics fear could be used to stifle dissent
Google limits ad targeting to general categories such as age, gender or postal code location
Though its rules already ban any advertiser, from lying in ads, Google is making its policy more clear and adding examples of how that prohibits content such as doctored or manipulated images or video
Snapchat's strategy seems to be a middle ground between Facebook's controversial tolerance of proven lies in political ads and Twitter's decision to ban them all together
'Ads that educate, raise awareness, and/or call for people to take action in connection with civic engagement, economic growth, environmental stewardship, or social equity causes are allowed,' Twitter says in its new policy.
Trump and his surrogates have suggested that Kiev hacked Democratic National Committee servers and planted evidence to frame Russia
Chief executive Jack Dorsey says the new policy, details of which will be unveiled next month and enforced from November 22, would ban ads on political issues as well as from candidates
Facebook's policy which lets politicians lie in ads is 'a threat to what FB stands for,' says an employee letter signed by hundreds of Facebook workers
'I bear responsibility in having appointed him. I deeply apologize to the Japanese people,' says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe after accepting the resignation of the official accused of violating election law by offering voters money and gifts
For activists, Justin Trudeau, who was a symbol of hope when he took office in 2015, is no longer a change agent but the man who didn't do enough for the environment
Ludovic Orban, 56, a former transport minister, must now receive the backing from the fragmented parliament as the EU-member country struggles to overcome months of political instability
Zuckerberg confirms hosting a series of dinners with right-wing figures amid accusations that the social media platform stifles conservative voices
Rolling demonstrations leave 6 people dead and nearly 2,100 wounded or detained
'Kevin now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family and go to the private sector,' says President Donald Trump in a tweet
Members of parliament elected in September 17 polls take their oaths of office in a ceremony that is to a large degree hollow due to deadlocked coalition talks
The hearing comes as deadlocked results from a September 17 general election threatens Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's bid to continue his reign as Israel's longest-serving prime minister
'Austria needs us,' says far-right leader Norbert Hofer