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Erdogan slams German rebukes over election 'interference'

Aug 20, 2017 - 9:49 AM

The latest spat between Ankara and Berlin risks propelling a months-long crisis in ties between two NATO allies with deep historic links to a new level ahead of Germany's general election on September 24

Erdogan slams German rebukes over election 'interference'

Venezuela parliament convenes, rejects new assembly's powers

Aug 20, 2017 - 8:13 AM

Venezuela's National Assembly convenes in defiance of a declaration by the new Constituent Assembly that it was seizing full powers from the opposition-led legislature

Venezuela parliament convenes, rejects new assembly's powers

Thousands join anti-racism march in Boston

Aug 20, 2017 - 12:41 AM

(UPDATED) Thousands of anti-racism demonstrators flood the streets of Boston, dwarfing a gathering of white nationalists in the city

Thousands join anti-racism march in Boston

Bannon leaves White House – but vows to fight on for Trump

Aug 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

Steve Bannon's departure amounts to a nod to members of Trump's government and Republican Party who grew increasingly frustrated with the anti-establishment firebrand

Bannon leaves White House – but vows to fight on for Trump

Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

Aug 19, 2017 - 9:24 AM

The opposition-led National Assembly rejects the move

Venezuela government allies seize legislative powers

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Aug 18, 2017 - 1:33 PM

The presidential election won't take place until October 2018 and the many potential candidates are still keeping below the radar. Campaigning is not even officially allowed.

Brazil's Lula launches unlikely bid to retake presidency

Brigitte Macron says will take on informal role as first lady

Aug 17, 2017 - 5:06 PM

Speaking to Elle magazine in her first interview since her husband's election in May, she also jokes about the young leader's age – 25 years less than her – and spoke glowingly of their marriage

Brigitte Macron says will take on informal role as first lady

Rappler Talk with 'People's' Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

Aug 17, 2017 - 4:11 PM

MovePH's Voltaire Tupaz talks to DSWD Sec Judy Taguiwalo on Rappler Talk on Thursday afternoon, August 17

Rappler Talk with 'People's' Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo

South Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

Aug 17, 2017 - 11:19 AM

(UPDATED) 'I will prevent war at all cost,' says President Moon Jae-In. 'So I want all South Koreans to believe with confidence that there will be no war.'

South Korea's Moon: There will be no war on Korean peninsula

U.S. in 'economic war' with China, says Trump strategist Bannon

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:45 AM

In a frank, freewheeling telephone interview with the website American Prospect, Steve Bannon also talks about the infighting in the White House

U.S. in 'economic war' with China, says Trump strategist Bannon

Venezuela officials raid home of fired dissident attorney general

Aug 17, 2017 - 9:15 AM

Venezuelan intelligence officers raid the home of the former attorney general, who was fired this month after she broke ranks with President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuela officials raid home of fired dissident attorney general

Defiant Trump isolated after defense of hard right

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:58 AM

Donald Trump finds himself an isolated figure after his extraordinary defense of white nationalist protesters sends business leaders and political allies scurrying for cover

Defiant Trump isolated after defense of hard right

Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben's bells

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:45 AM

British Prime Minister Theresa May joins several members of parliament in criticizing plans to shut down the iconic chimes for 4 years during conservation work on the structure

Rethink after British PM chimes in on Big Ben's bells

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:28 AM

(4th UPDATE) The decision comes after the kingdom received an envoy from Doha for the first time since Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates severed ties with Qatar on June 5

Saudi king orders reopening of Qatar border to pilgrims

Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore, other cities

Aug 17, 2017 - 6:25 AM

The removal of the monuments comes 4 days after clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia that stemmed from a rally called by white supremacists to protest plans to remove a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee from a public park

Confederate monuments removed in Baltimore, other cities

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster

Aug 16, 2017 - 2:46 PM

Sharif's legal team lays out 19 points challenging the court's judgement, saying the ruling suffered 'from errors floating on the surface'

Former Pakistan PM Sharif challenges ouster

NAFTA renegotiation talks open amid high expectations

Aug 16, 2017 - 2:00 PM

There are high expectations but vastly different views on how to remake the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into a deal that pleases all sides

NAFTA renegotiation talks open amid high expectations

Trump makes racism 'fashionable', says LeBron James

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:02 PM

Lebron James criticizes Trump for making hate 'fashionable' again in America.

Trump makes racism 'fashionable', says LeBron James

Nigerians fume as ailing leader passes 100 days abroad

Aug 16, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's 100-day-long overseas medical trip is stoking tensions in the country, as calls grow for him to either return or resign

Nigerians fume as ailing leader passes 100 days abroad

U.S. says open to talk if North Korea ready to disarm

Aug 16, 2017 - 11:40 AM

But the top US diplomat says it will be up to Kim when such negotiations would begin, having previously insisted Pyongyang must demonstrate that it accepts it will have to give up its nuclear program

U.S. says open to talk if North Korea ready to disarm

Trump, the businessman president, loses CEO support

Aug 16, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Trump has now lost support from several executives who left an advisory panel on manufacturing over his response to a violent white supremacist rally in Virginia – a sign that big business is disenchanted with the billionaire leader

Trump, the businessman president, loses CEO support

'Lot of time' needed to rebuild trust in Gulf – Qatar FM

Aug 16, 2017 - 6:46 AM

As the impasse between Doha and 4 Arab states led by Saudi Arabia enters its 11th week, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani says regional relations have been transformed by the dispute

'Lot of time' needed to rebuild trust in Gulf – Qatar FM

Sheepish Aussie deputy PM drops Kiwi citizenship

Aug 15, 2017 - 3:17 PM

Australia's 'accidental Kiwi' deputy prime minister renounces his New Zealand citizenship amid sheep jokes, Hollywood taunts and conspiracy theories

Sheepish Aussie deputy PM drops Kiwi citizenship

Iran can quit nuclear deal if US keeps adding sanctions – Rouhani

Aug 15, 2017 - 2:23 PM

Rouhani's comments come with the nuclear deal under mounting pressure after Tehran carried out missile tests and strikes, and Washington imposed new sanctions

Iran can quit nuclear deal if US keeps adding sanctions – Rouhani

10 years ago: A harbinger of 2008 financial crisis

Aug 15, 2017 - 1:30 PM

The first signs of the 2008 financial crisis showed up in August 2007

10 years ago: A harbinger of 2008 financial crisis

Japan's Abe donates to controversial war shrine on anniversary

Aug 15, 2017 - 11:53 AM

A member of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party said Abe had sent the monetary offering this year in his capacity as president of the party, not as prime minister

Japan's Abe donates to controversial war shrine on anniversary

Trump slams 'evil' racism, singles out KKK, neo-Nazis

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:35 AM

Trump has taken heat from Democrats and Republicans alike for his initial response to Saturday's (August 12) violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Trump slams 'evil' racism, singles out KKK, neo-Nazis

UK may seek temporary customs union after Brexit

Aug 15, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The Department for Exiting the EU says it will seek to agree a 'time-limited period of implementation' to provide certainty for businesses and allow for new customs arrangements to be set up

UK may seek temporary customs union after Brexit

North Korea leader holds off on Guam missile plan

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:55 AM

(UPDATED) Some analysts suggest Kim Jong-Un's comments opens a possible path to de-escalating a growing crisis fueled by a bellicose war of words between US President Donald Trump and the North Korean leadership

North Korea leader holds off on Guam missile plan

U.S. rallies LatAm on Venezuela after Trump military warning

Aug 15, 2017 - 8:47 AM

The United States rallies its Latin American allies after President Donald Trump warned of possible military action

U.S. rallies LatAm on Venezuela after Trump military warning

Uber suspension, Andy Bautista, new SC justice | Evening wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Acor Arceo

Uber suspension, Andy Bautista, new SC justice | Evening wRap

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air show

Aug 14, 2017 - 3:44 PM

Pakistan celebrates 70 years of independence from British India with fireworks and plans for the country's largest air display

Pakistan marks 70 years of independence with fireworks, air show

Guam governor backs 'punch in the nose' for Pyongyang

Aug 14, 2017 - 2:05 PM

Guam governor Eddie Calvo says he is grateful US President Donald Trump is taking a strong stance against North Korean threats against his Pacific homeland

Guam governor backs 'punch in the nose' for Pyongyang

Customs budget, Gilas Pilipinas, Charlottesville riot | Midday wRap

Aug 14, 2017 - 1:08 PM

Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña

Customs budget, Gilas Pilipinas, Charlottesville riot | Midday wRap

Australia deputy PM caught in dual citizenship crisis

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:06 PM

Barnaby Joyce says he might have New Zealand citizenship, by descent, but did not quit cabinet or parliament and instead referred his election to the High Court

Australia deputy PM caught in dual citizenship crisis

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, August 14, 2017

Pence stresses 'peaceable' solution sought for Venezuela

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:35 AM

US Vice President Pence: 'We have many options for Venezuela, but the president also remains confident that working with all of our allies across Latin America we can achieve a peaceable solution'

Pence stresses 'peaceable' solution sought for Venezuela

Kenya's Odinga calls strike as he mulls options

Aug 14, 2017 - 10:25 AM

Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga urges his supporters to stay home from work Monday, August 14, to mourn those killed in protests over what he claims was a rigged election, while he mulls his next move

Kenya's Odinga calls strike as he mulls options

Charlottesville: Race drags town into a fight it does not seek

Aug 14, 2017 - 7:41 AM

A pretty university town imbued with American history, Charlottesville, Virginia has been thrust into the news by right-wing extremists whose views are deeply at odds with the city's sense of its own values

Charlottesville: Race drags town into a fight it does not seek

White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:40 AM

(UPDATED) But Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer blames US President Donald Trump for creating an atmosphere of 'coarseness, cynicism, [and] bullying' in America

White House defends Trump's response to Virginia violence

Forum led by Malaysian ex-PM Mahathir descends into violence

Aug 14, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Troublemakers throw shoes, chairs, and bottles towards former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who is unhurt and escorted from the building

Forum led by Malaysian ex-PM Mahathir descends into violence

Iran parliament increases missile funds in response to US sanctions

Aug 13, 2017 - 3:51 PM

The vote comes after fresh US sanctions in July against Iran, targeting Tehran's missile program

Iran parliament increases missile funds in response to US sanctions

Guam residents pray for peace as North Korea deadline looms

Aug 13, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The island's archbishop appeals for 'prudence' amid an escalating war of words between the US and Pyongyang

Guam residents pray for peace as North Korea deadline looms

Pressure mounts on Kenya opposition to quell deadly protests

Aug 13, 2017 - 3:34 PM

Kenya's defeated opposition faces mounting calls at home and abroad to calm their supporters

Pressure mounts on Kenya opposition to quell deadly protests

Britain says will not stay in EU via 'back door'

Aug 13, 2017 - 10:27 AM

Two key figures in Britain's cabinet come together to say any post-Brexit transition will not be a 'back door' to continued European Union membership

Britain says will not stay in EU via 'back door'

Canadian pastor returns home after North Korea ordeal

Aug 13, 2017 - 9:27 AM

Hyeon Soo Lim, 62, was arrested in January 2015 on charges of subversive activities against the North Korean regime, an accusation denied by Ottawa

Canadian pastor returns home after North Korea ordeal

One dead at U.S. far-right rally, Trump blames 'many sides'

Aug 13, 2017 - 7:19 AM

(UPDATED) The FBI and federal prosecutors have opened a civil rights investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident that killed one woman and wounded 19 in Charlottesville, Virginia

One dead at U.S. far-right rally, Trump blames 'many sides'

Lawyer threatens more revelations vs Comelec chief

Aug 12, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Patricia Bautista sought an audience with President Rodrigo Duterte because her husband's actions supposedly involved matters of national security, says her lawyer, Martin Loon

Lawyer threatens more revelations vs Comelec chief

2 shot dead in protests against disputed Kenya vote

Aug 12, 2017 - 9:29 AM

(UPDATED) All eyes are now on the reaction of Raila Odinga, who has now lost 3 elections he claims were stolen from him

2 shot dead in protests against disputed Kenya vote

Robredo to LP: 'We were made for times such as this'

Aug 11, 2017 - 11:55 AM

'Hindi naman tayo natalo kasi iyong laban natin, talagang laban na taas-noo nating ginawa,' Vice President Leni Robredo also tells her party mates

Robredo to LP: 'We were made for times such as this'