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France opens rape, child assault inquiry against Epstein

Aug 23, 2019 - 11:34 PM

'The investigations...will focus on potential crimes committed against French victims on national territory as well as abroad, and on suspects who are French citizens,' says Paris Prosecutor Remy Heitz

EPSTEIN. In this file photo, members of a protest group called 'Hot Mess' hold up signs of Jeffrey Epstein in front of the Federal courthouse on July 8, 2019 in New York City. File photo by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images/AFP

Don't give up on radicalized Muslim youths, say Cannes directors

May 21, 2019 - 9:55 PM

Directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne say that their movie 'Young Ahmed' is a call not to give up on the 'lost' Muslim youth

Belgian director Luc Dardenne (L) and Belgian director Jean-Pierre Dardenne pose during a photocall for the film "Young Ahmed (Le Jeune Ahmed)" at the 72nd edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France, on May 21, 2019. (Photo by CHRISTOPHE SIMON / AFP)

Rockets seek Carmelo Anthony after losing Mbah a Moute

Jul 10, 2018 - 9:20 AM

The forward is expected to have his contract bought out by OKC

HOUSTON'S WISH. The Houston Rockets look to sign Carmelo Anthony after their major frontline loss. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

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Jul 04, 2018 - 8:20 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 4, 2018

Jul 04, 2018 - 11:45 AM

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the Fallen Airman Monument after laying a wreath to honor the memory of the fallen airmen of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) during the 71st founding anniversary of PAF at the Multi-Purpose Gymnasium in Colonel Jesus Villamor Air Base (CJVAB), Pasay City on July 3, 2018. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CHED not expecting exodus of private school students due to free tuition law

Mar 26, 2018 - 3:20 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says requirements for transferee students tend to be strict and slots are often limited

NO STUDENT EXODUS. CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III leads the launch of the free tuition law's implementing rules and regulations on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

CHED launches free tuition law IRR

Mar 26, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Starting SY 2018-2019, the government will shoulder the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs

SIGNED. Lawmakers who championed the free tuition law watch as members of the UniFAST Governing Board sign the law's IRR on March 26, 2018. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

8 things you need to know about the free tuition law

Mar 17, 2018 - 8:30 AM

(2nd UPDATE) The law will cover the tuition and fees of students enrolled in 112 SUCs, 78 LUCs, and all duly registered technical-vocation education and training programs starting this school year

FREE SCHOOLING. Filipino students can also avail of loans for tertiary education under the free tuition law

LIST: 78 local universities, colleges covered by free tuition law

Mar 15, 2018 - 7:00 PM

CHED officer-in-charge Prospero de Vera III says the 78 LUCs will no longer collect tuition and fees starting school year 2018 to 2019

FREE SCHOOLING. Several local universities and colleges will no longer collect tuition and fees starting this school year.

French left to stage street showdown over Macron reforms

Sep 23, 2017 - 5:48 PM

The 3rd in a series of nationwide protests comes a day after Macron signed his signature reforms into law

France's Macron sees popularity fall to 40%

Aug 27, 2017 - 10:47 AM

UPDATED French President Emmanuel Macron is under fire for his monarchical style in office and attempts to cut public spending

MACRON. French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron arrive to attend a concert by the Pierre Claver Association at the Elysee Palace in Paris on July 25, 2017. Photo by Julien de Rosa/AFP

France's Macron wins strong majority for reform

Jun 19, 2017 - 7:57 AM

3rd UPDATE The new body will be nearly 6 years younger on average have a record 223 women lawmakers and will be strikingly less politically experienced

FRANCE'S PARLIAMENT. This file photo taken on July 26, 2016 shows the National Assembly's Palais Bourbon in Paris illuminated in the French flag colors in tribute to the victims of the attack in the Normandy city of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. Ludovic Marin/AFP

What to expect if Duterte signs law on free college tuition by June

Jun 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Students in public colleges and universities and technical vocational schools can already enjoy the benefits of the law by the second semester of 2017 2018

Macron camp fear high French abstention rate could damage chances

May 03, 2017 - 7:36 AM

Emmanuel Macron s camp warns that a high number of no shows especially among left wing voters could hurt his chances

FEARING NO-SHOWS. Emmanuel Macron looks on prior to a debate on April 4, 2017 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis near Paris. Lionel Bonaventure/Pool/AFP

France votes in high-stakes presidential election

Apr 23, 2017 - 2:12 PM

UPDATED Far right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron are the frontrunners to progress to a run off on May 7 but the result is too close to call in a deeply divided country

FRANCE VOTES. A man casts his ballot at a polling station on April 22, 2017 in Remire Montjoly, French Guiana during the first round of the French presidential election. Jody Amiet/AFP

French election: what you need to know

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:25 PM

Nearly 47 million voters are set to go to the polls with 11 candidates vying for president

IN THE RUNNING. The eleven candidates for the French presidential election attend a debate on April 4, 2017 in La Plaine-Saint-Denis. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

France on edge as presidential vote looms

Apr 23, 2017 - 4:50 AM

France goes to the polls on Sunday April 23 in an election seen as crucial for the future of a deeply divided country and the beleaguered European Union

FRENCH VOTE. People wave French flags during a public meeting for one of the candidates for the right-wing Les Republicains (LR) party primary ahead of the 2017 presidential election in Nice on November 15, 2016. Photo by Valery Hache/Rappler

In or out? EU is hot-button issue in French vote

Apr 22, 2017 - 3:23 PM

None of the 4 main candidates can afford to be neutral on the EU whether they portray it as the source of all woes or a guarantee of peace and stability

FRENCH ELECTION. A man puts the final touche on a giant figure depicting right-wing presidential candidates Francois Fillon (C) next to others depicting far right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen (L) and centrist independent presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, on January 27, 2017 in Nice, southeastern France, during the preparation of the 133rd Nice Carnival. Photo by Valery Hache/AFP

Jean-Luc Melenchon: France's 'unbowed' hard left candidate

Apr 21, 2017 - 12:26 PM

For many Jean Luc Melenchon has emerged as the main voice on the left

THIRD PLACE - AND RISING. Jean-Luc Melenchon in an undated campaign photo. Photo from Melenchon's Facebook page

France's Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

Apr 19, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Marine Le Pen has spent years trying to broaden support for her National Front party but she signals a return to the core concerns of many of her supporters in recent speeches

MARINE LE PEN. President of the French far-right party and presidential candidate for the 2017 French Presidential elections Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a press conference on November 9, 2016 at the party headquarters in Nanterre, near Paris. File photo by Martin Bureau/AFP

French presidential hopefuls battle for votes with a week to go

Apr 17, 2017 - 12:25 AM

The French go to the polls on April 23 to choose two candidates from a field of 11 who will go head to head in a run off

PRESIDENTIAL PALACE. A photo showing the main entrance of the Elysee palace, the official residence of the French President, 05 October 2006 in Paris. Fred Dufour/AFP/File

Far-left Melenchon's surge shakes up French presidential race

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:41 AM

After strong performances in two televised debates several new surveys this weekend show him climbing to third position with 18 19 of voters saying they would vote for him

THIRD PLACE - AND RISING. Jean-Luc Melenchon in an undated campaign photo. Photo from Melenchon's Facebook page

France's Le Pen attacked as Macron passes first debate test

Mar 21, 2017 - 7:32 AM

UPDATED Marine Le Pen s hardline stance on security and the place of Islam in France come under attack from her fellow presidential hopefuls

TOP BETS. French presidential election candidates (L-R) Francois Fillon, Emmanuel Macron, Jean-Luc Melenchon, Marine Le Pen, and Benoit Hamon pose before a debate organised by the French private TV channel TF1 on March 20, 2017 in Aubervilliers, outside Paris. Eliot Blondet/Pool/AFP

French presidential candidates face off in first TV debate

Mar 20, 2017 - 1:01 PM

UPDATED Centrist frontrunner Emmanuel Macron and far right leader Marine Le Pen are expected to come under attack in the first of 3 debates

SEAT OF POWER. A photo showing the main entrance of the Elysee palace, the official residence of the French President, October 5, 2006 in Paris. Fred Dufour/AFP

French Socialists seek relevance in Socialist primary

Jan 22, 2017 - 11:52 AM

Candidates including former prime minister Manuel Valls fighting for relevance as the country veers to the right

Candidates for the French left's presidential primaries ahead of the 2017 presidential election (from L) Francois de Rugy, Manuel Valls, Arnaud Montebourg, Sylvia Pinel, Benoit Hamon, Vincent Peillon and Jean-Luc Bennahmias take part in a final televised debate in Saint-Cloud on January 19, 2017. Eric Feferberg/Pool/AFP

Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami dies in France at 76

Jul 05, 2016 - 10:17 AM

UPDATED Abbas Kiarostami who won the Palme d Or at Cannes in 1997 for Taste of Cherry dies

ABBAS KIAROSTAMI. A file picture dated February 2015 shows Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami smiling during an interview wih Spanish international press agency Agencia EFE. According to media reports, Kiarostami has died in Paris on July 4, 2016, where he was undergoing medical treatment for cancer. Photo by Marta Perez/EPA

1.5M students to enter senior high's Grade 11

May 30, 2016 - 4:15 PM

Education Assistant Secretary Jesus Mateo says they have not received reports of classroom shortages for senior high school

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. The education department is set to fully implement the K to 12's senior high school program this June. File photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Applications until May 6: Who qualifies for senior high school vouchers

Apr 29, 2016 - 12:00 PM

The education department expects about 70 000 to 75 000 students to apply for the program

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East-leading Hawks lose to lowly 76ers

Mar 08, 2015 - 2:43 PM

The Atlanta Hawks saw their six game win streak snapped by the NBA s second worst team Philadelphia while the Cavaliers ripped Phoenix

The Atlanta Hawks, days after beating the Cleveland Cavs, dropped a game to the 76ers. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images/AFP

Godard says no plans to attend Cannes film fest

May 18, 2014 - 8:27 AM

When asked what could be done to change his mind the 83 year old s reply was nothing

ABSENCE. French-Swiss director Jean-Luc Godard attends the award ceremony of the 'Prix et Bourses culturels Leenaards 2013' in Lausanne, Switzerland, 13 November 2013. Godard received the Leenards Foundation Cultural Prize. EPA/JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT

Know the best schools for teachers in PH

Mar 19, 2014 - 4:37 PM

A recent study shows only 10 to 12 of all teacher education institutions in the country are performing well in the Licensure Examination for Teachers

Aung San Suu Kyi films air on HBO

Mar 20, 2013 - 6:53 PM

Two films about the Burmese icon of democracy and Nobel Peace Prize winner will air on HBO as part of Women s Month

STRONG WOMAN. Two films about Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi will air back-to-back on HBO in celebration of International Women's Month

[Movies] Look out, it’s ‘Lockout’

Jun 21, 2012 - 8:46 AM

The new Luc Besson project? Action Sci fi Drama Comedy Nonsense

HERE'S MY POINT. Guy Pierce is a hoot. All movie stills from Film District

Longley: Exposure will get Pinoys into NBA

May 03, 2012 - 7:55 PM

NBA legend Luc Longley surprised that no Filipinos have made the sport s most prestigious league