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French President Hollande’s top aide resigns

In this May 9, 2012 file photo, Francois Hollande's political adviser Aquilino Morelle smiles as he walks to a meeting of the Socialist group at the National Assembly in Paris. AP FILE PHOTO

The French president’s top adviser has resigned following allegations of a past conflict of interest, striking a new blow to the already unpopular Francois Hollande.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Uruguay’s leader declares $322,883 in wealth

In this Oct. 25, 2009, file photo Uruguay's President Jose Mujica stands in a tractor on his flower farm on the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay. Uruguay's president has been labeled “the poorest president in the world,” but his sworn declaration in 2014 shows a 74 percent increase since 2012. AP

Uruguayan President Jose Mujica has declared $322,883 in wealth.

Posted: April 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Aquino’s trust, performance ratings dip–Pulse Asia

President Benigno Aquino III  AP FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III’s trust ratings for the first quarter of 2014 dropped despite high-profile arrests and a historic peace deal, a poll showed on Thursday, but the decline was deemed insignificant by the pollster.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Venezuelan president accepts facilitator for talks

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a meeting with a South American delegation of foreign ministers at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. AP

President Nicolas Maduro has agreed to enter talks with Venezuela’s opposition with the help of an outside facilitator, a group of visiting South American foreign ministers said Thursday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palace not alarmed by Cayetano’s presidential ambition

Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Malacañang dismissed the presidential plans of Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, saying it is not part of the administration’s agenda.

Posted: March 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Yanukovych says Crimea standoff natural reaction to takeover

Ukraine's fugitive president Viktor Yanukovych gives a news conference in Rostov-on-Don, a city in southern Russia about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) from Moscow, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Ukrainian fugitive president appears for first time since Saturday at Russia news conference. AP

Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych on Friday said that the standoff in Crimea was a “natural reaction” to the “bandit-like” takeover of power by the new authorities in Ukraine.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Yanukovych says power seized by ‘neo-fascists,’ blames West

An unidentified armed man patrols a square in front of the airport in Simferopol, Ukraine, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Dozens of armed men in military uniforms without markings occupied the airport in the capital of Ukraine's strategic Crimea region. AP FILE PHOTO

Deposed Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych on Friday denounced the new authorities in Ukraine as “young neo-fascists” and said “terror and chaos” were now prevailing in the country.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Heavy traffic expected in Makati due to Skyway 3 launch

makati city map

Expect heavy traffic along Buendia Avenue in Makati as some roads will be closed Wednesday afternoon to give way for the Skyway Stage 3 launching.

Posted: January 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

C. African Republic president, PM stepping down

This Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 file photo of Central African Republic President Michel Djotodia, left, shakes hands with assembled dignitaries as he departs for Chad, at Mpoko Airport in Bangui, Central African Republic. Djotodia, agreed to resign Friday Jan. 10, 2014 along with his prime minister, regional officials announced. AP File photo

Michel Djotodia, the rebel leader who seized control of Central African Republic only to see the desperately poor country tumble toward anarchy and sectarian bloodshed, agreed to resign Friday along with his prime minister, regional officials announced.

Posted: January 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Presidential oath

Today, Dec. 30, used to be known as Inauguration Day. Article VII, Section 4, of the 1935 Constitution designated Dec. 30 as the end of the term of the President and Vice President of the Philippines and the start of the administration of their successors. This was changed after the ratification and implementation of the [...]

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Madagascar to vote for new president

Madagascans wave the national flag during celebrations of the 50 years of independence in Antananarivo on June 26 2010. The Indian Ocean island of Madagascar feted 50 years of independence mired in political and economic crisis and without an elected president or a new constitution. For the first time many residents have not hung the national flag from their windows, an indication of how deeply the country is divided in the run up to the celebration of independence from France. AFP

Madagascans vote for a new president and parliament Friday in run-off polls aimed at pulling the island out of the political and economic doldrums and restoring democracy.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

French president admits to past prostate surgery

French President Francois Hollande gestures as he delivers a speech during the 30th anniversary closing session of Sofiproteol, France's largest oilseed crusher, in Paris, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013. AP

French President Francois Hollande has acknowledged having prostate surgery a year before he was elected, but his office says his health is now fine.

Posted: December 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Indonesian leader deplores statement by Aussie PM

Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa speaks during a press conference in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday, Nov. 18, 2013. Indonesia has recalled its ambassador from Australia and is reviewing bilateral cooperation after reports that an Australian security agency attempted to listen in on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's cellphone in 2009. AP

Indonesia’s president said Tuesday he deplored as remorseless the Australian prime minister’s statement about alleged wiretapping on his phone and said cooperation agreements between the near-neighbors would be reviewed.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  3. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  4. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  7. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  8. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  1. KL confirms Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 ended in Indian Ocean
  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Ex-PBA player Bryan Gahol dies in road mishap


  • Napoles tags over 100 officials in pork scam – Lacson
  • Vitangcol to sue Czech envoy
  • Senator’s kickback from pork bigger than those of Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – Lacson
  • 43 out of 414 Etihad passengers yet to be found, tested for MERS-CoV – Palace
  • Sandigan junks Marcos family claim to Paoay property
  • Sports

  • Caguioa blasts ‘no heart, soft’ Ginebra on Twitter
  • San Mig Coffee grinds out win over Alaska to force decider
  • UP nips St. Benilde; Adamson blasts RTU in Filoil women’s caging
  • Kevin Garnett responds to Raptors’ GM F word
  • Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career
  • Lifestyle

  • Entering the monkhood a rite of passage
  • Haneda International Airport: A destination on its own
  • Wanted: Beauty queen with a heart that beats for the environment
  • Kim Atienza: At home with art and design
  • Life lessons I want to teach my son
  • Entertainment

  • Bollywood Oscars, film stars come to Florida
  • Ex-Fox exec denies allegations in sex abuse suit
  • Kris Aquino backtracks, says Herbert Bautista and her are ‘best friends’
  • Summer preview: Chris Pratt enters a new ‘Galaxy’
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in US
  • Business

  • SM to rebuild Tacloban hospital
  • PSEi slips after 4-day rally
  • Toyota sells 2.58 million vehicles, outselling GM
  • McDonald’s 1Q profit slips as US sales decline
  • SEC approves SM’s P15B retail bond offer
  • Technology

  • ‘Unlimited’ Internet promos not really limitless; lawmakers call for probe
  • Viber releases new design for iPhone, comes to Blackberry 10 for the first time
  • Engineers create a world of difference
  • Bam Aquino becomes Master Splinter’s son after Wiki hack
  • Mark Caguioa lambasts Ginebra teammates on Twitter
  • Opinion

  • One-dimensional diplomacy: A cost-benefit analysis of Manila’s security deal with Washington
  • No ordinary illness
  • Reforest mountains with fire trees and their kind
  • Day of the Earth
  • When will Chinese firm deliver new coaches?
  • Global Nation

  • 19 Ukrainians, Russians, Filipinas rescued in bar raid
  • Filipinos coming home from Mideast must obtain MERS clearance – DOH
  • US Secret Service in Manila ahead of Obama visit
  • Palace thanks Estrada for successful HK mission
  • Hong Kong accepts PH apology; sanctions also lifted
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