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The members of the European Parliament's Media Working Group say that the cyber libel conviction 'is part of an orchestrated campaign of legal harassment against Maria Ressa and Rappler'
In a long-awaited ruling, the court says it would not authorize Oriol Junqueras' temporary release from prison to collect his parliamentary credentials
Jewher Ilham says she hopes the award of the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize will help her father, sentenced to life imprisonment in 2014 for 'separatism'
The EU's new president-elect Ursula von der Leyen meets Jean-Claude Juncker for talks a day after pledging to present her 'vision for the next 5 years for Europe' within a fortnight
(UPDATED) The vote for president completes the roster of the EU's 5 most important jobs, with the others settled on July 2 at the end of 3 days of negotiation among the EU's 28 national leaders in Brussels
None of the leading names to have emerged during last month's election has won consensus support from the 4 main parliamentary parties to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the EU's executive arm
(UPDATED) European leaders begin the work needed to determine the EU's political direction
(3rd UPDATE) The populist party, founded just 3 months ago, has capitalized on public anger over delays to Britain's exit from the European Union, winning almost 32% with almost all votes counted
Eurosceptics are hoping for strong results across the continent but their momentum takes an early hit after a Dutch exit poll on May 23 shows pro-EU parties headed for a surprise win there
Britain joins the Netherlands in kicking off 4 days of voting across the continent
Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage becomes the latest political figure on Monday, May 20, to be doused with a milkshake while campaigning for his new Brexit Party in this week's European Parliament election
Elections in the past years have seen a lower turnout than the last, and much of the energy in this year's race has come from populists opposed to deeper integration
MPs are due to vote for a fourth time in early June on the terms of Britain's withdrawal from the EU
With Brexit postponed to October 31, Britain must take part in the European Parliament elections set for May 23
(UPDATED) Prime Minister Theresa May's governing Conservatives loses control of several local authorities and hundreds of seats – but the main opposition Labour party also loses ground
Here are some initial reactions from world governments
The law means British visitors making trips of fewer than 90 days to the Schengen passport-free zone will not need visas, even if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal in place
The European Parliament only has an advisory role with regard to the EU's negotiating mandate, but it will have the final say once an agreement has been concluded
Critics, however, say that the new proposed copyright law in Europe may restrict the usage of memes and remixes by everyday internet users who often use content without securing the rights
The draft law is resisted by major US tech giants as well as advocates of internet freedom, with some campaigners warning it could even spell the end of viral 'memes' or jokes.
In Spain, Italy and Poland, an explanatory protest statement about the upcoming vote comes up when the online encyclopedia is consulted
Mark Zuckerberg says it has become clear in the last two years that Facebook executives 'haven't done enough to prevent these tools from being used for harm'
Following criticism on closed-door meetings, the Facebook CEO and the European Parliament President Antonio Tajani switch gears
Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
Closed-door talks are confirmed but other members of European Parliament demand a public hearing
(UPDATED) Days after calling out Rigoberto Tiglao, Vice President Leni Robredo reveals that the 'Manila Times' columnist sent her office an e-mail 'threatening to print more fake news'
Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
'Na saan na po 'yung mga bangkay?' asks Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque as he disputes the 12,000 figure used by the European Parliament in its resolution calling for an end to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines
'I don't know where [they're] coming from,' says new Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde
Philippine Foreign Secretary Cayetano slams the EU Parliament, saying their recommendations 'constitute interference in the affairs of a sovereign state'
'He must not underestimate the capacity of the European Parliament to do actions against Facebook and against him as CEO of Facebook,' says the head of the parliament's leading political group
A European official sees the appointment of Edgardo Angara as special envoy as 'a positive sign' to 'control the damage' done by President Rodrigo Duterte
The EU is not, as many Filipinos think, a monolithic body that knows nothing but to criticize President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs
Catalonia went ahead with an independence referendum on October 1 deemed unconstitutional by the courts that was marred by a police crackdown on voters
The European Parliament overwhelmingly backs a motion calling for trade talks with Britain to be delayed because Brexit negotiations have not made sufficient progress
Watch the midday newscast with Chay Hofileña
The President claims he himself took a peek at Senator De Lima s detention room in Camp Crame but gives no details when this happened
This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world
The EU delegation also expresses strong concern over efforts to restore the death penalty and lower the age of criminal responsibility to 9
Brussels had set June 19 as the start date for talks but a series of key figures said that was now in doubt after Prime Minister Theresa May s gamble to increase her majority failed
Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Ayman Soussan will not be allowed to attend a conference planned for Monday April 10 according to a copy of the document seen by journalists
The text insists that Britain must first make substantial progress on divorce terms – the rights of 3 million EU citizens living in Britain the exit bill and the fate of the border in Northern Ireland – before striking a trade deal with the union
This EU for their naivete I pity those guys says President Rodrigo Duterte
Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says Vice President Leni Robredo s criticism of the drug war is affecting the Philippines standing in the international community
Why don t you mind your own business? Why do you have to fuck with us goddamn it says the Philippine President
Watch Rappler s evening newscast with Mara Cepeda
Malacañang asks European lawmakers to let the Philippines deal with our domestic challenges without unwarranted foreign interference
UPDATED Senator Leila de Lima thanks the European Parliament for its collective initiative favoring her