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IPs ask Duterte’s help in pressing charges vs Reds

Indigenous peoples (IPs) from Mindanao asked President Duterte to assist them taking to court the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) and CPP chairman Jose Maria Sison for what they claimed were violations of their ancestral rights and safety and the murder of IP […]


Midterm election big spenders: The top 20 political donors this midterm election 2018

The 2018 midterms will probably be the most expensive in US history. More than $5.2bn is predicted to be funneled into closely watched races – and an extraordinary amount is coming from just a few individuals. Political spending has leapt by 35% since the 2014 midterms, according to the Center […]

Trump, Xi upbeat on trade after phone call; US targets more Chinese firms

WASHINGTON/BEIJING – US President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, who spoke by telephone on Thursday, expressed optimism about resolving their trade dispute ahead of a high-stakes meeting at the end of November in Argentina. But within hours of upbeat assessment, the US Justice Department took aim […]

Jair Bolsonaro declared Brazil’s next president

Controversial admirer of dictators says in video broadcast: ‘We are going to change the destiny of Brazil’.   Celebrations and protests in streets of Brazil after Bolsonaro win – video A far-right, pro-gun, pro-torture populist has been elected as Brazil’s next president after a drama-filled and deeply divisive […]

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