Politics

In Republican ‘burbs, Georgia election centres on a Democrat

ALPHARETTA, Ga. –The garden room at Rivermont Golf and Country Club brims with Republican donors and activists, but Michael Fitzgerald wants to talk about Democrats. “Shock therapy,” he calls it. The 6th Congressional District chairman for Georgia Republicans, Fitzgerald wants to steel party faithful for a special House election to choose a successor to Tom …

Liberals look to extend Iraq mission without changes until battle for Mosul ends

OTTAWA –The Liberal government is expected to extend Canada’s mission in Iraq in the coming days as it waits for the battle of Mosul to end. The current mission, launched last year, saw the government withdraw Canadian fighter jets from the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but triple …

Fox pulls Napolitano from air after Trump report

NEW YORK –Fox News Channel has pulled legal analyst Andrew Napolitano from the air after disavowing his on-air claim that British intelligence officials had helped former President Barack Obama spy on Donald Trump. A person with knowledge of the situation who spoke on condition of anonymity because it was a personnel matter said Napolitano has …

Contrast in style as Duterte meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar –Regional politics makes for strange bedfellows, and at first glance, it is hard to imagine more of an odd couple than tempestuous Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and his cerebral de facto Myanmar counterpart, State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, who met Monday in Myanmar’s capital, Naypyitaw. After his arrival in Myanmar on Sunday, …

Partylist solon seeks ‘political ceasefire’ during Holy Week

MANILA –A partylist lawmaker at the House of Representatives on Monday called upon political forces to shun divisive politics during the Holy Week. Kabayan Partylist Rep. Harry Roque made the call in the wake of an impeachment complaint lodged against President Rodrigo Duterte, as well as a potential impeach move against Vice President Leni Robredo. …

Marcos stands a chance after Robredo’s possible impeachment

After Vice President Leni Robredo released a video calling the international community’s attention on the Duterte Administration’s campaign against drugs, officials had expressed various opinions including House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez announcing a plan to impeach Robredo. This could mean that Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. stands a chance on securing the Office of the Vice President. …

Hontiveros urge foreign investigation into EJKs

National Officials had expressed concern over the facts that Vice President Leni Robredo released in a video message for a UN Conference last week, citing that she had provided false information. This places  the Philippines in a position of  further scrutiny and criticism over Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs. In a statement made Monday, Akbayan …

Amid opposition, Duterte vows intense drug war

President Duterte remains unfazed after an impeachment complaint has been filed against him last week, an EU resolution condemning his campaign against illegal drugs and efforts to bring him to the ICC. Before he left  for Myanmar and Thailand yesterday, the President held a press conference at the Davao International Airport saying that he could …

Duterte: Philippines can’t stop China moves in disputed sea

MANILA, Philippines—Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Sunday that his militarily inferior country can’t stop China’s actions in contested waters, responding to a reported plan by Beijing to construct an environmental monitoring station in a disputed shoal off the northwestern Philippines. Duterte, however, warned that he would invoke a July 12 arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s …

Trump wants to build 30 foot high wall at Mexican border

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailing President Donald Trump’s promise to build a “big, beautiful wall” at the Mexican border. The notices …

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