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Socialists pick Dutchman Timmermans for tilt at top EU job

Dec 08, 2018 - 11:57 PM

Dutch politician Frans Timmermans is the common candidate at the 11th congress for Europe's alliance of socialist parties in Lisbon

CANDIDATE. First Vice-President of European Commission Frans Timmermans attend the XI Party of European Socialists Congress at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE) on December 8, 2018 in Lisbon. Photo by Patricia de Melo Moreira/AFP

Still standing beneath Washington, remnants of the Cold War

Apr 28, 2018 - 12:03 AM

It was under Oyster-Adams School, just 2.5 kilometers north of the White House, that a nuclear fallout shelter was built to protect more than a hundred people in the event of a catastrophic strike

COLD WAR ERA. A sign marks the location of a former Civil Defense fallout shelter beneath the Oyster-Adams School in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP

Going home to Chernobyl ghost town 32 years on

Apr 27, 2018 - 12:01 AM

All the inhabitants of Pripyat, a town of nearly 50,000 built just two kilometers from the plant to house its employees, were evacuated the day after the world's worst nuclear disaster

GHOST TOWN. Natalia Shevchuk stands near a radioactive sign on April 23, 2018 in the ghost town of Pripyat, as she is revisiting her childhood home 32 years after the Chernobyl disaster. Photo by Sergei Supinsky/AFP

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Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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PH blacklists EU political party official over ‘partisan’ activity

Apr 16, 2018 - 2:47 PM

‘A tourist does not enjoy the rights and privileges of a Philippine citizen, particularly the exercise of political rights which are exclusively reserved to Filipinos,’ says Immigration Chief Jaime Morente

BARRED FROM ENTERING. Party of European Socialists (PES) deputy secretary general Giacomo Filibeck is barred from entering the Philippines on April 15, 2018. All photos from Akbayan

Malacañang: PH has right to deny entry of EU party official

Apr 16, 2018 - 1:50 PM

(UPDATED) Giacomo Filibeck, who belongs to a socialist European party, was 'determined as a person we don't want to be in our territory,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque holds a press briefing for the Malacañang Press Corps at the New Executive Building in Malacañang on February 19, 2018 where he said that Special Assistant for the President Christopher Lawrence Go did not intervene on the Frigate Acquisition Project. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

EU political party official barred from entering PH

Apr 15, 2018 - 7:40 PM

Giacomo Filibeck of the Party of European Socialists is one of the critics of President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody anti-drug campaign. He was supposed to join an Akbayan event in Cebu City.

Duterte: socialists reason for rejecting EU aid

Jan 27, 2018 - 2:46 AM

'The socialists are contributing money for destab(ilization) and all these things which I cannot discuss publicly, 'President Rodrigo Duterte tells reporters

DUTERTE AND EU AID. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his message during the presentation of business agreements following the Philippines-India Business Forum at The Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi, India on January 26, 2018. Malacañang Photo.

Socialists: the opposite of terrorists

Feb 09, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The President has uttered several lies during his candidacy and presidency but among those I find most appalling is his profession that he is a socialist

French Socialists nominate leftwinger Hamon for president

Jan 30, 2017 - 7:17 AM

Benoit Hamon s triumph is another upset in the French poll race with the former education minister and son of a dockworker viewed as an outsider only 3 weeks ago

Benoit Hamon (R) smiles next to Manuel Valls (L) as French Socialist Party (PS) leader Jean-Christophe Cambadelis (C) holds their hands following the announcement of the results of the second round of the left primaries ahead of France's 2017 presidential elections, at the Solferino Party Socialist's headquarters in Paris on January 29, 2017. Eric Feferberg/AFP

Ex-PM Valls fights outsider for French presidential nod

Jan 24, 2017 - 8:42 AM

Whoever wins the nomination faces long odds in the presidential race

Former prime minister and candidate for the left-wing primaries, Manuel Valls speaks following the first round of the left-wing primary for the 2017 French presidential election, on January 22, 2017 at the Latin American House in Paris. Eric Feferberg/AFP

[DASH of SAS] Give the gift of choice

Jan 06, 2017 - 2:58 PM

Support some groups who empower Filipino families to exercise their reproductive health rights even when the Department of Health could not

PROTECTION. A reproductive health advocate from the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines (FPOP) demonstrates how to slip a condom using a banana during a training for volunteer health workers on the different types of contraceptives at a health care clinic in Quezon City.

Why Duterte is not – and is unlikely to be – a socialist

Jun 29, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Our Hugo Chavez? The new Philippine President may indeed wage a ‘revolution’ – but a ‘revolution’ to stabilize rather than challenge an oppressive social order

President-elect speaks to the crowd gathered for a Thanksgiving Party in Crocodile Park on June 4, 206 in Davao City.

Duterte in hot water for wolf whistling GMA7 reporter

Jun 02, 2016 - 3:28 PM

UPDATED His words and actions reinforce looking at women as second class citizens says Elizabeth Angsioco national chair of the Democratic Socialist Women of the Philippines

PRESS CONFERENCE. President-elect Rodrigo Duterte filelds questions at a press conference in Davao City on May 31, 2016. Photo by Manman Dejeto/ Rappler

Hundreds of thousands protest over French jobs reform

Mar 10, 2016 - 5:00 PM

The youth call the measures absurd but France claims it is trying to help young people the most

epa05202902 Thousands of people demonstrate with a poster reading youth lacking job security - youth mobilization - retreat of the labour law, next to the Place de la Republique to protest against the labor law controversial project of the government in Paris, France, 09 March 2016. Public services, traffic and transport was heavily disturbed on 09 March 2016 as a general strike was called countrywide against a draft of the French government on new labor laws. EPA/ETIENNE LAURENT

Opposition wins control of Venezuela congress

Dec 07, 2015 - 1:56 PM

The broad mostly center right MUD coalition wins a majority of 99 out of 167 seats in the state legislature

ELECTION RESULTS. A general view shows people on the outskirts of the Bolivar-Chavez command with few militants and without political representatives after listening to the results of the legislative elections in Caracas, Venezuela, December 6, 2015.Photo by Manaure Quintero/EPA

FAST FACTS: Singapore's parliament system

Sep 10, 2015 - 10:00 AM

A look at Singapore s parliamentary system

Opposition hopeful as Venezuela sets legislative vote

Jun 23, 2015 - 8:56 AM

With Venezuela s economy in recession oil revenues plunging and consumers facing chronic shortages of basic goods President Nicolas Maduro s approval rating has sunk to 28

LOSING SUPPORT? A handout picture provided by the Miraflores Palace shows Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro (L) and Venezuelan first lady Cilia Flores (R) during an United Socialist Party of Venezuela meeting, in Caracas, Venezuela, June 22, 2015. Miraflores Palace handout/EPA

'Outraged' mayors take power in Madrid and Barcelona

Jun 13, 2015 - 9:11 PM

Former judge Manuela Carmena a communist in her youth is sworn in as mayor of Madrid while activist Ada Colau is set to become Barcelona s first female mayor

NEW BARCELONA MAYOR. Ada Colau, then Protest party 'Barcelona en Comu' candidate for mayor of Barcelona, smiles during a press conference to evaluate election results on May 25, 2015. File photo by Josep Lago/AFP

‘Implement RH law properly to fight cervical cancer’

May 14, 2015 - 3:52 PM

Many of the factors that increase a woman s risk of developing cervical cancer can be prevented if government promotes sex education and reproductive health

Spain's Podemos fails to break two-party hold in key Andalusia vote

Mar 23, 2015 - 11:05 AM

Podemos wins 14 8 of the vote in the southern region according to the regional government not enough to challenge the country s two traditional political heavyweights

Podemos candidate in the Andalusia regional election, Teresa Rodriguez (C), speaks to supporters after knowing the first counting for Andalusian regional elections in Sevilla, southern Spain, March 22, 2015. Rafa Alcaide/EPA

Chinese city makes 'socialist values' mandatory – report

Dec 26, 2014 - 2:25 PM

The central Chinese city of Wuhan is requiring residents to internalize 12 core socialist values part of an ideological campaign of China s ruling Communist party

In this file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a Korea-China Investment Forum at Shilla Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, 04 July 2014. Chung Sung-Jun/Pool/EPA

Brazil President Rousseff trailing in latest poll

Oct 10, 2014 - 8:35 AM

Neves who upset predictions to eliminate environmentalist and early front runner Marina Silva in Sunday s first round was polling 46 to 44 for Rousseff according to polls

Presidential candidate for the Brazilian Workers' Party and current President Dilma Rousseff (R) greets Brazilian Social Democracy Party candidate Aecio Neves before a television debate in Sao Paulo, Brazil on August 26, 2014. Rousseff and Neves will face on October 26 run-off. Miguel Schincariol/AFP

Beaten Silva party backs Brazil challenger Neves

Oct 09, 2014 - 7:49 AM

The national executive committee of Silva s Socialist Party PSB cast 21 votes in favor of Neves against one for Rousseff and 7 for a neutral stance during a meeting in Brasilia

Brazil's presidential candidate for the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PSDB), Aecio Neves, attends a campaign meeting with female supporters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on September 17, 2014. Nelson Almeida/AFP

Incumbent Rousseff to face Neves in Brazil run-off

Oct 06, 2014 - 7:29 AM

UPDATED With nearly all ballots counted the leftist incumbent has 42 of the vote to 34 for business world favorite Neves who fended off the once unstoppable looking Silva to reach the October 26 run off

THREE-WAY RACE. The three leading candidates in the Brazil election (L-R): Marina Silva, Dilma Rousseff, and Aecio Neves. Silva photo by Percio Campos/EPA; Rousseff, Neves photos by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Brazil votes for next president after dramatic campaign

Oct 05, 2014 - 7:00 PM

The telenovela like drama of the race – a candidate s death in a fiery plane crash a poor maid s rise to the cusp of the presidency a seedy oil scandal – continued down to the wire; Some 142 8 million voters will cast their ballots in the polls

THREE-WAY RACE. The three leading candidates in the Brazil election (L-R): Marina Silva, Dilma Rousseff, and Aecio Neves. Silva photo by Percio Campos/EPA; Rousseff, Neves photos by Nelson Almeida/AFP

Marina Silva drops to third in last Brazil opinion poll

Oct 04, 2014 - 11:44 PM

The final poll by the National Transport Confederation gives President Dilma Rousseff 40 6 with Social Democrat Aecio Neves on 24 and popular environmentalist Marina Silva on 21 4

THIRD. In this file photo, Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB), gestures as she speaks during her campaign event in Recife, Brazil, September 29, 2014. Percio Campos/EPA

Far-right at 'gates of power' in France, says PM Valls

Sep 08, 2014 - 8:38 AM

Valls s warning follows weeks of turmoil for the ruling Socialists culminating in an opinion poll showing that FN leader Marine Le Pen would beat President Francois Hollande in presidential elections in 2017

French Prime minister Manuel Valls gives a speech at the Festa dell'Unita, the annual Democratic Party (PD) political meeting in Bologna on September 7, 2014. Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Political earthquake in France as far right triumphs in EU vote

May 26, 2014 - 7:05 AM

The National Front led by Marine Le Pen secures 26 of the vote guaranteeing the party around a third of France s 74 seats in the European Parliament

VICTORY. Marine Le Pen leaves the stage after delivering her speech after the far-right National Front is the top vote winner in France's election for the European Parliament, near Paris, France, May 25, 2014. Yoan Valat/EPA

Health advocates rejoice over upheld RH law

Apr 08, 2014 - 5:33 PM

UPDATED Reproductive health advocates hail the big victory for women and young people and say they are ready for the next battle: to ensure its implementation

'HISTORIC'. Supporters of the Reproductive Health law holds a triumphant parade after the Supreme Court announcement Tuesday, April 8. Photo by Rappler

Hollande axes French PM after election debacle

Apr 01, 2014 - 12:41 AM

French President Francois Hollande decided to axe current Prime Minister Jean Marc Ayrault after his Socialist Party lost more than 150 towns and cities to the main opposition and far right in municipal elections on Sunday

FRENCH PRIME MINISTER Jean-Marc Ayrault. Photo from his public figure page on Facebook

France's Socialists suffers losses as far-right breaks through

Mar 31, 2014 - 7:58 AM

The National Front wins control of at least 8 towns and is on track to claiming 1 200 municipal council seats in a breakthrough success for the party

WINNING? Parti Socialist (PS) political party candidate for Paris' 2014 Municipal Election, Anne Hidalgo, celebrates on stage with outgoing mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe after winning the second round of the 2014 Municipal Election with 54.5% of the vote, March 30 2014. Ian Langsdon/EPA

Without RH law, contraceptives will run out in Payatas

Mar 19, 2014 - 9:40 PM

Only P14 million is allotted for Quezon City s health program when the city actually needs P200 million

LAST ONE. Marife Zaragoza says she's already tired of giving birth. Photo by Rappler

Venezuela marks year without Chavez amid protests

Mar 05, 2014 - 9:58 PM

A year after socialist revolutionary Hugo Chavez s death Venezuela faces persistent opposition protests

EYES. A year after the death of Venezuelan former President Hugo Chavez, images depicting his eyes are seen everywhere in Caracas- from giant billboards and buildings to t-shirts and notebooks. Photo from AFP/ Leo Ramirez

Coalition partner leaves Danish government

Jan 30, 2014 - 8:35 PM

One of the 3 members of Denmark s leftist coalition left government over the controversial sale of a stake in state controlled energy group DONG

RESIGNATION. Leader of Danish Socialist People's Party and Minister for Social Affairs and Integration Annette Vilhelmsen announces her resignation from both posts and the pullout of the Socialist People's Party from Denmark's leftist government at a press conference in Copenhagen on January 30, 2014. Photo by AFP

Maduro's Twitter hacked on election day

Apr 15, 2013 - 12:45 PM

Nicolas Maduro became the actual president of Venezuela but lost his Twitter account on the same day

TWITTER HIJACKING. Nicolas Maduro's Twitter was hacked on election day. Screen shot from Twitter

The 7 Deadly Sins of the RH bill, according to Sotto

Aug 16, 2012 - 12:06 AM

Senator Tito Sotto says big bucks and the abortion advocacy are the main drivers of the RH bill

Socialists take control of French parliament

Jun 18, 2012 - 7:44 AM

The victory gives Hollande the majority he needs to deal with the eurozone debt crisis

Socialists take French parliament with sweeping win

Jun 18, 2012 - 2:34 AM

Socialists won control of parliament in a run off vote Sunday June 17 handing President Francois Hollande the convincing majority needed to push through a tough tax and spend agenda estimates say

Greek socialists make 'first step' toward coalition

May 11, 2012 - 6:30 AM

Greece s socialist leader on his way to forming a Cabinet after Sunday s inconclusive election

Meet Francois Hollande, the anti-Sarkozy

Apr 23, 2012 - 6:46 AM

Socialist Francois Hollande is the exact opposite of Nicolas Sarkozy but recent weeks have also exposed his weaknesses

MONSIEUR LE PRÉSIDENT? Francois Hollande at a political rally in Bourget, France, 22 Jaunary 2012. Photo courtesy of the Francois Hollande official website