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PH open to drug war probe, Cayetano tells Tillerson

Sep 28, 2017 - 10:01 AM

'We made it clear that we have nothing to hide,' Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano says after meeting with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

TOP DIPLOMATS. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meet in Washington DC on September 27, 2017 (Washington time). Photo courtesy of US State Department

Rappler Talk: Amy Searight on changing Southeast Asian and global power dynamics

Aug 05, 2017 - 2:24 PM

Policy analyst Amy Searight: It s a challenge for this administration who wants to focus in Asia and Southeast Asia

Rappler Talk: Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on diplomacy in a changing world

Mar 17, 2017 - 2:35 PM

Foreign Minister Bishop also talks about technology women empowerment and the rise of strongmen

Merkel to be the new 'leader of the free world'?

Nov 16, 2016 - 2:08 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel after 11 years at the helm now looks increasingly like the only bulwark of stability and liberal freedom among Western allies

Belgium drama over, EU and Canada to sign trade deal

Oct 29, 2016 - 8:47 AM

The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement removes 99 of customs duties between the two sides linking the single EU market of 500 million people with the world s 10th largest economy

MARATHON TALKS. Members of the Wallon parliament attend a plenary session in Namur during a debate on the CETA (EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) on October 28, 2016. Photo by Bruno Fahy/AFP

Recognizing and exiting our troubled times

Oct 26, 2016 - 3:22 PM

Our world has entered an era of global discontent A sense of disillusion is felt increasingly across the world that the much touted benefits of globalization have left large swathes of people behind

India ratifies historic Paris climate change pact

Oct 02, 2016 - 4:47 PM

3rd UPDATE The UN US and France all hail India s move with UN chief Ban Ki moon saying it builds on the continued strong political momentum

FOR CLIMATE CHANGE. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India, greets the 69th Session of the UN General Assembly September 27, 2014 in New York. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Tough choices: The world in 2015

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:38 PM

From ISIS to the global climate deal Rappler takes a look at some of the biggest issues that affected the world in 2015

TIMELINE 2015: The world's top stories

Dec 30, 2015 - 9:35 PM

A look at the big events around the world in the past 12 months

'PARIS EST CHARLIE'. A picture made available January 10, 2015 of the sentence 'Paris Est Charlie' (Paris is Charlie) being projected on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, late January 9, 2015. Jose Rodriguez/EPA

Climate deal a diplomatic coup for France

Dec 13, 2015 - 8:52 AM

From the gourmet tofu sandwiches to the subtle handling of negotiations the French hosts of the UN climate conference have been showered with praise

France's President Francois Hollande speaks during the press conference on climate change with French farmer organizations, ahead of the COP 21 conference at the Palais de Marigny in Paris, France, 20 November 2015. Photo by Michel Euler/EPA

Obama: Historic accord could mark 'turning point' for global warming

Dec 13, 2015 - 7:20 AM

The Paris agreement establishes the enduring framework the world needs to solve the climate crisis

US President Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the Cabinet Room of the White House, in Washington, DC, USA, on 12 December 2015, Photo by Dennis Brack/EPA

#COP21: Nations agree on historic global climate pact

Dec 13, 2015 - 2:28 AM

UPDATED Negotiators from 195 parties formally adopt a global climate pact that aims to curb global warming and avert a planet wide disaster

DEAL DONE. Foreign Affairs Minister and President-designate of COP21 Laurent Fabius (C), raises hands with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki Moon (2-L) and France's President Francois Hollande (R) after adoption of a historic global warming pact at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris, on December 12, 2015. Francois Guillot/AFP

China: Construction at sea will benefit other countries

Nov 23, 2015 - 7:54 AM

Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin says China s construction activities are meant to better serve commercial ships fishermen and provide more public services

ISLAND BUILDING. A recent image shows China's reclamation on Zamora Reef (Subi Reef) in the Spratly Islands, located in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Photo courtesy of Victor Robert Lee/DigitalGlobe

APEC leaders gather under security shadow

Nov 17, 2015 - 6:33 AM

While the 21 member APEC group s mission is to promote trade the leaders will undoubtedly discuss the tragic events in the French capital and efforts to counter ISIS

INSPECTION. A Philippine Coastguard K9 unit inspects bags and equipment outside the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) International Media Center in Manila on November 16, 2015. Noel Celis/AFP

US-China rivalry on backdrop of Asia summits

Nov 15, 2015 - 9:38 PM

Whether it s maritime security in the South China Sea or TPP on the agenda of APEC week the underlying theme is the US China contest for leadership in Asia in the Pacific century

PACIFIC POWERS. Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama will seek to assert their own countries' influence on the Asia-Pacific during the APEC and ASEAN summits this week. File photo by Erik S. Lesser/EPA

Russia slams Saudi Arabia for rejecting UN council seat

Oct 18, 2013 - 10:13 PM

Russia sharply criticizes Saudi Arabia for rejecting membership at the UN Security Council