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French Catholic Church counts over 3,000 child victims of sex abuse

Jun 17, 2020 - 10:07 PM

The number of estimated victims represents more than 40 cases per year on average over the past 7 decades

PROBE. (From L) Members of the French Independent Commission on sexual abuse in church (Commission independante sur les abus sexuels dans l'Eglise - CIASE), psychanalyst Jean-Pierre Winter, judge Antoine Garapon, former State Council deputy-president and CIASE president Jean-Marc Sauve, and CIASE general secretary Sylvette Toche pose for a photograph as they attend their first meeting on February 8, 2018 in Paris. File photo by Jacques Demarthon/AFP

Pinukpok designer in Albay makes face masks, protective gear for frontliners

Mar 30, 2020 - 3:29 PM

Local designer Jean Alta is calling on those from the fashion industry to show their bayanihan spirit. She urges helping frontliners by producing personal protective equipment for them.

PROTECT. Jean Alta of Kutur ni Jean showcases the sample of PPE intended for physicians responding to the coronavirus outbreak. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

Filipinas sit-in to stop traffic, claim spaces on Int’l Women’s Day

Mar 08, 2020 - 4:18 PM

More than 300 women gather and block roads as they symbolically push back against narrowing political spaces

WOMEN OCCUPY SPACE. Members of the World March for Women along with other women organizations and support groups staged a flash mob dance at the corner of Scout Tobias in Quezon City on March 8, 2020. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier hands his scissors to Sacai's Chitose Abe

Mar 04, 2020 - 9:24 PM

The French designer, who retired last February says he will invite a designer each season to design for his brand

Togo goes to polls as president seeks likely 4th term

Feb 22, 2020 - 4:52 PM

Last year, Faure Gnassingbe pushed through constitutional changes allowing him to run again – and potentially remain in office until 2030

REELECTION. Supporters of President Faure Gnassingbe and candidate of the ruling Union for the Republic (UNIR) party (R) shout to mock supporters of main opposition candidate of the National Alliance for Change (ANC) party Jean-Pierre Fabre parade during the last election rally of the campaign in Lome on February 20, 2020. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP

Furious shareholders blast Nissan bosses

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:25 PM

Shareholders confront Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida on issues such as the slumping stock price and the pay of company executives

Nissan Motor president and CEO Makoto Uchida speaks during a press conference to announce the company's third quarter financial results at their headquarters in Yokohama on February 13, 2020. - Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan said on February 23 its net profit plunged more than 87 percent for the nine months to December as it struggles with weak demand and fallout from the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn. (Photo by Behrouz MEHRI / AFP)

Fashion legend Jean-Paul Gaultier bows out in style

Jan 23, 2020 - 12:04 PM

The French fashion designer makes a formal exit in his final fashion show

French designer Jean Paul Gaultier acknowledges the audience at the end of his Women's Spring-Summer 2020 Haute Couture collection fashion show in Paris, on January 22, 2020. - Legendary French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier is set to retire from fashion after a typically spectacular show in Paris on January 22, 2020. The maverick creator stunned fans on January 17, by announcing that the haute couture show in a theatre in the French capital would be his last. (Photo by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Style legend Jean-Paul Gaultier retires from fashion

Jan 19, 2020 - 4:09 PM

The French designer announces that he will bow out on January 22 with a 'big party' to mark his 50 years in the business

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 26, 2011 French designer Jean Paul Gaultier (R) acknowledges the public with former actress and model Farida Khelfa during the Spring-Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection Show in Paris. - French designer Jean-Paul Gaultier said on January 17, 2020 that his next Paris haute couture fashion show will be his last. The flamboyant creator said he would be bowing out January 22, 2020 with a big party to mark his 50 years in the business after his latest collection hits the catwalk. "Rest assured haute couture will continue with a new concept," he added. (Photo by PIERRE VERDY / AFP)

Team Lakay’s Iniong, Saclag seize kickboxing golds

Dec 10, 2019 - 10:30 PM

Philippine kickboxing wraps up its campaign on a triumphant note as Team Lakay members Gina Iniong and Jean Claude Saclag add two more gold medals

GOLDEN STRIKE. Philippine bet Jean Claude Saclag (left) pummels his Malaysian foe to rule the men’s 63.5kg low kick. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Anger over EU's 'historic mistake' on Skopje, Tirana

Oct 19, 2019 - 10:57 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron blocks talks on EU membership for North Macedonia and Albania

EUROPEAN UNION. EU leaders fail to agree to start negotiations on membership for North Macedonia and Albania. File photo shows EU flags on the day of Britain's newly elected prime minister Boris Johnson's debut in the House of Commons. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Kin of Igorot OFW who fell to death in Abu Dhabi demands justice

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:07 PM

Lilian Falyao, the cousin of Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, says they are appealing to concerned agencies and the Philippine Embassy in Abu Dhabi to help with the investigation into the OFW's death

CRY FOR HELP. Lilian Falyao demands justice for Mary Jean Balag-ey Alberto, an overseas Filipino worker who fell to her death from a building in Abu Dhabi. Photo by Mau Victa/Rappler

Albay designer uses 'pinukpok' to promote Bicol culture

Oct 05, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Young designer Jean Alta supposedly got her break when she was asked to design the barong Tagalog of a groom and his father using fabric made from abaca fiber

'KUTUR NI JEAN'. Some of the creations of Legazpi designer Jean Alta using pinukpok or abaca fabric.Photos by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Extraordinary embrace: Gesture of forgiveness by murder victim's brother

Oct 03, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The emotional scene caps the trial of Amber Guyger, a 31-year-old Dallas, Texas, policewoman who shot her neighbor in 2018 after entering the wrong apartment

IN MEMORY. Allison Jean, mother of Botham Shem Jean, stands with family and church members of Greenville Avenue Church of Christ after the funeral service on September 13, 2018 in Richardson, Texas. File photo by Stewart F. House/Getty Images/AFP

EU warns no-deal Brexit imminent if UK doesn't get serious

Sep 18, 2019 - 9:23 PM

'The risk of a no deal remains very real. That will maybe be the choice of the United Kingdom but never the choice of the European Union,' says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker

ON BREXIT. EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier (R) gestures as he speaks past European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker during a debate on Brexit at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, northeastern France on September 18, 2019. Photo by Frederick Florin/AFP

EU downbeat after Johnson-Juncker Brexit talks

Sep 16, 2019 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) The EU says the meeting between UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker failed to yield any alternative to proposals on the Northern Ireland border that the British leader has rejected

JOHNSON MEETS JUNCKER. EU Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker (R) welcomes British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) prior to their meeting, on September 16, 2019 in Luxembourg. Photo by François Walschaerts/AFP

EU tells Johnson: UK alone will be to blame for no-deal Brexit

Aug 28, 2019 - 7:18 AM

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker calls UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to say a 'no-deal' scenario will only ever be the UK's decision, not the EU's'

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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

Determined EU defies Boris Johnson push for Brexit rewrite

Jul 26, 2019 - 9:26 AM

Chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier warns EU member states that Britain's new prime minister Boris Johnson is trying to divide them by amping up the threat of a damaging 'no-deal' divorce

EU flags flutter on the day of Britain's newly elected prime minister Boris Johnson's debut in the House of Commons, outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on July 25, 2019. Britain's new Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Thursday called the current Brexit deal negotiated with the EU "unacceptable" and set preparations for leaving the bloc without an agreement as a "top priority" for the government. Niklas HALLE'N / AFP

New EU chief makes first trip to Brussels

Jul 04, 2019 - 6:22 PM

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

NEW LEADER. Outgoing president of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker (R) meets with German Defence minister and newly-appointed EU Commission Chief Ursula von der Leyen in Brussels on July 4, 2019. Photo by François Walschaerts/AFP

Notorious French fake doctor and killer freed – lawyer

Jun 28, 2019 - 5:10 PM

Jean-Claude Romand, now 65 years old, will be under electronic surveillance for two years and must live in an area approved by the judiciary

JEAN-CLAUDE ROMAND. In this file photo taken on June 25, 1996 French citizen Jean-Claude Romand arrives for the start of his trial at the courthouse of Bourg-en-Bresse. File photo by Philippe Desmazes/AFP

Ex-Napoles lawyer echoes Duterte policies in SC application

Jun 25, 2019 - 3:07 PM

BIR Deputy Commissioner Lanee David, who used to represent Jeane Napoles, supports the Duterte government’s friendship with China and its habit of arbitrarily compiling narcolists

JBC INTERVIEWS. Tax Deputy Commissioner Lanee David, former lawyer of Jeane Napoles, is interviewed by the Judicial and Bar Council on June 25, 2019, for a vacancy on the Supreme Court bench. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

U.S. writer says Trump sexually assaulted her in mid-1990s

Jun 22, 2019 - 5:34 PM

The account makes E. Jean Carroll at least the 16th woman to have accused Trump of sexual misconduct before he became president

File photo by Saul Loeb / AFP

EU leaders meet to assign Brussels' top jobs

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:38 PM

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

LEADERS. European Union leaders attend a EU summit in Brussels, Belgium, on June 20, 2019. Photo by Johanna Geron/Pool/AFP

Renault and French gov't trade blame over failed Fiat deal

Jun 13, 2019 - 11:03 PM

'We did not derail the wedding between Renault and Fiat,' says French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire

FAILED DEAL. In this file photo,  French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire sits next to head of French Parliament Finance Commission, Eric Woerth (R), before a hearing by the committee on finance, economy and budgetary control at the Palais Bourbon in Paris on September 27, 2017.  File photo by Philippe Lopez/AFP

Renault vows 'fresh start' for alliance with Nissan

Jun 12, 2019 - 11:53 PM

'There can be no success for Renault without the success of the alliance,' says Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard

ALLIANCE. In this file photo taken on March 12, 2019 Nissan Motors president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa (R) looks at Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) during a press conference at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture. File photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

Leaders meet as EU haggles over top jobs

Jun 07, 2019 - 9:51 PM

It is an uphill task, overshadowed both by genuine policy differences and by haggling over the jobs of Commission and Council presidents, foreign policy chief, parliamentary speaker and director of the European Central Bank

EUROPEAN UNION. European flags are reflected at the entrance of the Berlaymont building EU Commission in Brussels on May 21,2014. File photo by Georges Gobet/AFP

String of disqualification cases filed vs Torres-Gomez, allies in Leyte

Jun 05, 2019 - 3:43 PM

Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres are no strangers to petitions to disqualify them

WINNERS. Disqualification cases have been filed against (from left) elected Leyte Provincial Board Member Carmen Jean Torres-Rama, Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez, Leyte Representative Lucy Torres Gomez, and Merida Mayor Rolando Villasencio.

Frenchman retells triumphant barrel crossing of Atlantic ocean

Jun 01, 2019 - 11:37 PM

Jean-Jacques Savin recalls his 4-month journey of crossing the Atlantic in a custom-made barrel

Jean-Jacques Savin, a former paratrooper, 71, works on the construction of a ship made from a barrel on November 15, 2018 at the shipyard in Ares, southwestern France. - Jean-Jacques Savin will attempt in the next few weeks to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel only pushed by the ocean currents, from the Canary Islands to the Caribbean Sea. (Photo by GEORGES GOBET / AFP)

Comelec junks bid to disqualify another Torres in Leyte

May 29, 2019 - 11:03 AM

The Comelec second division dismisses a petition to disqualify the candidacy for the Leyte provincial board of Carmen Jean Torres Rama, sister of Representative Lucy Torres Gomez

Carmen Jean Torres-Rama

EU leaders launch hunt to fill Brussels' top job

May 28, 2019 - 8:39 PM

The key job to be filled is that of president of the European Commission, the union's powerful chief executive, a five-year post currently held by Jean-Claude Juncker

EU. A European flag flutters in the wind in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on March 14, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/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)

Palawan town reelects anti-mining mayor

May 17, 2019 - 11:12 PM

'You can rest assured that I will continue to serve with a heart for the townspeople and environment. I believe when you're serving the people, you're also serving God,' says Mayor-elect Mary Jean Feliciano

Europe rejects Iran 'ultimatum' but stands by nuke deal

May 09, 2019 - 10:06 PM

(UPDATED) The 3 European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal urge Iran to stick to its commitments after it said it would stop respecting some limits imposed by the agreement

MACRON. In this file photo, French President Emmanuel Macron delivers his speech during the annual general assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on September 25, 2018. File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

EU's Juncker laments not 'interfering' in Brexit campaign

May 07, 2019 - 11:17 PM

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says he made a mistake by listening to British leader David Cameron when he told him to stay out of the campaign before the June 2016 vote

BREXIT. EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker gestures ahead of a College Commissioners meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels on July 18, 2018. File photo by John Thys/AFP

'Para sa pangarap': Doctor achieves dream of becoming a lawyer

May 05, 2019 - 5:40 PM

Doctor Jean Joan Polido, one of the passers of the 2018 Bar Exams, shares how she decided to pursue her childhood dream

FROM MD TO ATTY. Dr. Jean Joan Polido shares a photo of her after passing the 2018 bar exams. Photos from Jean Joan Polido

Luxembourg's Grand Duke Jean dies aged 98

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:41 PM

(UPDATED) Luxembourgers remain attached to Grand Duke Jean, who was a soldier in the British army during the Second World War, and participated at the D-Day landings

GRAND DUKE JEAN. In this file photo from January 15, 2005, Luxembourg Grand Duke Jean (L) waits for the beginning of his wife's funeral Duchess Josephine Charlotte alongside his son Grand Duke Henri (R) in Notre Dame de Luxembourg's cathedral. File photo by Jean-Cristophe Verhaegen/AFP

Lapin confirmed as Haiti's new prime minister

Apr 09, 2019 - 10:41 PM

The new administration that Jean-Michel Lapin must assemble with Haiti's President Jovenel Moise will face pressing problems such as the high cost of living and the insecurity that plagues the capital

NEW PRIME MINISTER. In this file photo, then acting Prime Minister of Haiti Jean Michel Lapin stands as the fanfare plays the presidential anthem on March 21, 2019 in Port au Prince. File photo by Valerie Baeriswyl/AFP

European leaders demand win-win relationship with China

Mar 27, 2019 - 9:51 AM

French President Emmanuel Macron, Germany's Angela Merkel, and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker meet with the visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping in Paris

BELT & ROAD. Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a press conference at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on March 26, 2019. Photo by Thibault Camus/Pool/AFP

China, EU 'advancing together', says Xi, amid U.S. tensions

Mar 26, 2019 - 8:50 PM

(UPDATED) 'Of course there are differences and competition, but it's positive competition,' Xi Jinping tells a press conference in Paris with the leaders of France, Germany, and the European Commission

XI'S FRANCE VISIT. French President Emmanuel Macron and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping hold a press conference with German Chancellor and European Commission President at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris, on March 26, 2019. Photo by Thibault Camus/Pool/AFP

France reopens probe against Russian billionaire

Mar 20, 2019 - 8:11 PM

'Mr. Kerimov was interviewed yesterday and charged with complicity to aggravated tax fraud,' the prosecutor says, adding the billionaire has been released on a 20-million euro bail

European parliament deals setback to EU-U.S. trade talks

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:26 PM

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

EU-US TRADE TALKS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (L) give a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Renault, Nissan, Mitsubishi unveil new joint board post-Ghosn

Mar 12, 2019 - 5:20 PM

'We have decided to join our forces again, to enhance the strength of our collaboration,' says Renault Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard

JOINT BOARD. Nissan Motors president and CEO Hiroto Saikawa (C), Renault chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) and Mitsubishi Motors chairman and CEO Osamu Masuko (R) take their seats at the start of a press conference at the Nissan headquarters in Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture on March 12, 2019. Photo by Behrouz Mehri/AFP

French cardinal convicted over sex abuse cover-up

Mar 07, 2019 - 6:26 PM

(UPDATED) 'I have decided to go to see the Holy Father to hand him my resignation. He will receive me in a few days' time,' Cardinal Philippe Barbarin says after the verdict

CONVICTED. In this file photo taken on April 03, 2016 Roman Catholic Cardinal, Archbishop of Lyon, Philippe Barbarin leads a mass, in Saint-Jean cathedral in Lyon. File photo by Jeff Pachoud/AFP

Ghosn held $260,000 Rio party billed to Renault-Nissan, documents show

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:39 PM

According to documents seen by AFP, Carlos Ghosn invited 8 couples to watch the Carnival parade in Rio de Janeiro in February 2018 from a beach-side luxury hotel

GHOSN. News of the party is the latest evidence of Carlos Ghosn's expensive lifestyle to emerge. File photo by Jiji Press/AFP

May heads back to Brussels but EU not budging on Brexit backstop

Feb 20, 2019 - 12:37 PM

(UPDATED) Prime Minister Theresa May suffers a fresh blow to her authority at home when 3 of her MPs resign from her Conservative party in protest at her Brexit strategy

MAY AND TUSK. British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) is welcomed by European Council President Donald Tusk for a bilateral meeting during an EU summit in Brussels on October 20, 2017. File photo by Geert Vanden Wijngaert/AFP

Haiti officials to lose perks in prime minister's response to violent unrest

Feb 17, 2019 - 6:33 PM

The unrest is the latest upsurge of discontent over corruption and poverty in the Caribbean half-island where protesters want the ouster of President Jovenel Moise

Renault ends Ghosn era with Nissan-induced profits plunge

Feb 15, 2019 - 11:20 AM

Renault's new chairman Jean-Dominique Senard is in Japan for talks with Nissan, hoping to smooth relations which grew strained under Carlos Ghosn's leadership

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2016, Renault-Nissan Alliance chief executive Carlos Ghosn poses for a portrait after an interview at the Web Summit at Parque das Nacoes in Lisbon. - The case of auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn has gripped Japan and the business world since his stunning arrest in November 2018, and now he is finally getting his day in court. Ghosn will be able to make his first public statement at a brief hearing on January 8, 2019 after his lawyers used an obscure article of the Constitution to demand an explanation for his ongoing detention. (Photo by Patricia De Melo MOREIRA / AFP)

May, Juncker hold 'robust' Brexit meet, agree new talks

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:04 PM

(UPDATED) A joint statement says European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker has again warned that November's withdrawal agreement cannot be renegotiated

BREXIT. Pro-EU anti-Brexit demonstrators wave an EU flag outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on December 13, 2017. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain's May to meet EU leaders on Brexit

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:31 PM

Brussels is now waiting for Theresa May to formally request renewed talks, while warning that the agreement itself cannot at this stage be reopened for discussion

BREXIT. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during a meeting with Estonia's Prime Minister Juri Ratas in 10 Downing street in central London on January 30, 2018. File photo by Ben Stansall/Pool/AFP

Nissan taps new Renault boss to replace Ghosn on board

Feb 05, 2019 - 7:37 PM

The decision to turn over Carlos Ghosn's board seat to Jean-Dominique Senard must still be ratified by shareholders, and the company says it has set an April 8 date for an extraordinary shareholders' meeting

NEW LEADERS. French carmaker Renault's newly appointed board chairman Jean-Dominique Senard (L) delivers a speech next to new chief executive Thierry Bollore during a press conference at the headquarters of the French car manufacturer Renault in Boulogne Billancourt, near Paris on January 24, 2019. File photo by Eric Piermont/AFP