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Democratic leaders give historic commitment based on Declaration on Information and Democracy

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:41 AM

Twelve countries launch a political process aimed at providing democratic guarantees for news and information and freedom of opinion

PARIS PEACE FORUM. The Paris Peace Forum is a new annual event based on international cooperation and aimed at tackling global challenges and ensuring durable peace. Photo by Yoan Valat/AFP

World leaders ignore rights in China, says multi-awarded author

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Esteemed novelist Yan Lianke says Beijing needs to face up to its human rights issues, but visiting politicians 'don't really care about these things now'

EXILED. File photo shows Chinese author Yan Lianke, whose books are banned in his homeland, posing for photographers after receiving the Franz Kafka Award for 2014, in Prague. Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Handshakes that shook the world

Jun 12, 2018 - 10:36 AM

US President Donald Trump's handshake with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore marks a historic moment

FIRST MEETING. US President Donald Trump (R) gestures as he meets with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (L) at the start of their historic US-North Korea summit, at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore on June 12, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

LIST: World leaders attending ASEAN 2017 in the Philippines

Nov 10, 2017 - 8:06 PM

'This series of meetings is the largest gathering of world leaders that the Philippines will be hosting during this chairmanship year,' says DFA spokesman Robespierre Bolivar

COMING TO MANILA. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is among the regional and world leaders who will join the 31st ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings. AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR

Trump versus the rest as violent G20 wraps up

Jul 08, 2017 - 6:50 PM

US President Donald Trump remains at loggerheads with fellow leaders over climate change as the most fractious and violent G20 summit to date drew to a close ahead of fresh mass protests

ON FIRE. Protesters have set barricades alight on July 7, 2017 in Hamburg, northern Germany, where leaders of the world's top economies gather for a G20 summit. Photo by Markus Scholz / dpa / AFP

Twitter most preferred social media platform of world leaders

Jun 04, 2016 - 2:40 PM

Twitter is the go to platform of world leaders governments and foreign ministries

VLOG: APEC spouses tour historic Intramuros

Nov 19, 2015 - 9:21 PM

President Benigno Aquino s sisters toured the world leaders spouses

APEC Look back: Where were 2015 APEC world leaders in 1996?

Nov 14, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Rappler lists what the heads of state of APEC member economies were doing back when the Philippines first hosted the high level meetings in 1996

World leaders head to Saudi to meet new King Salman

Jan 24, 2015 - 1:49 PM

British Prime Minister David Cameron Prince Charles and French President Francois Hollande are among the first leaders expected to arrive in Saudi Arabia

KING SALMAN. A file picture dated 21 May 2004 shows then Saudi Arabian Prince Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Riyadh's Governor, waving as he arrives to Barajas Airport in Madrid, Spain. Jose Huesca/EPA

Protesters interrupt Aquino forum at US university

Sep 24, 2014 - 8:46 AM

Youth activists interrupt a forum with President Benigno Aquino III at New York s Columbia University They stood up to protest his alleged inaction on impunity in the Philippines and the supposed corruption of aid for Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan victims

'ANSWER QUESTIONS.' An activist stands up and begins shouting at President Benigno Aquino III at a forum in New York City on September 23, 2014, blasting him for alleged corruption in the use of Yolanda aid.

UN chief at climate summit: Let's make history

Sep 23, 2014 - 9:30 PM

The world s largest gathering on climate change opens in the United Nations attended by 120 world leaders

‘STOP PRETENDING.’ UN Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio says history will judge world leaders on how they respond to climate change. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

World finance chiefs fall short on growth plan

Apr 12, 2014 - 4:46 PM

G20 finance ministers and central bank chiefs pledged to follow up on reforms and support a rescue program for Ukraine but there was little firm action on how to stimulate world growth further

UKRAINE RALLY. Pro-Russian protesters hold Russian national flags during the rally in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 6, 2014. Photo by Alexander Khudoteply/AFP

World leaders to honor Mandela as South Africa mourns

Dec 07, 2013 - 5:45 PM

Preparations begin to host world leaders flying to South Africa to pay their respects to the late anti apartheid icon

THE WORLD MOURNS. At the time of his death, Nelson Mandela was a widely-revered and beloved icon. Photo courtesy of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory

World leaders mourn loss in PH due to Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan)

Nov 13, 2013 - 1:22 AM

Heads of government and international organizations express condolences for the Filipino people

WASHED AWAY. A single house stands in a once busy village in Balangkayan, Eastern Samar. All photos by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Nelson Mandela 'continues to get better': Zuma

Jun 16, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Nelson Mandela continues to get better after more than a week in hospital battling a lung infection although his condition remains serious

Calls for Syria action as Arab world on Davos centre stage

Jan 25, 2013 - 9:31 PM

Leaders heard calls for urgent action over Syria s escalating civil war as the Arab world took centre stage at the Davos forum

World leaders hail Obama victory, pledge cooperation

Nov 07, 2012 - 11:55 PM

Congratulations poured in from across the world Britain China France and Russia as well as staunch US Middle East ally Israel and Obama s ancestral home in Kenya

LET'S WORK TOGETHER. US President Barack Obama waves to supporters beside US First Lady Michelle Obama after winning the 2012 US presidential election November 7, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck

Erap and deposed leaders: He beats them all

Oct 03, 2012 - 5:33 PM

The candidacy of Joseph Estrada marks the first time in recent history that a deposed world leader would try to run for a lower public position

Greek euro exit looms as G8 gathers

May 18, 2012 - 10:57 AM

World leaders meet on May 18 with focus on Greece s economic crisis