MANILA Filipinos have scoffed and slurped to show their backing for Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ahead of next week's presidential elections.
MANILA A tough-talking mayor running for the presidency of the Philippines has kept his double-digit lead five days before elections, despite allegations he had undeclared millions of pesos in a bank, the latest opinion poll has showed.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. U.S. Republican Ted Cruz carefully left the door open to a future run for president on Tuesday after a campaign that outlasted a long list of rivals but could not overcome the anti-establishment appeal of Donald Trump.
STUTTGART, Germany Islamic State militants killed a U.S. Navy SEAL in northern Iraq on Tuesday after blasting through Kurdish defences and overrunning a town in the biggest offensive in the area for months, officials said.
MELBOURNE Controversial Australian mining magnate and politician Clive Palmer said on Wednesday he will not stand for re-election in the lower house of parliament when the country goes to the polls in July.
RIO DE JANEIRO Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed a 155 billion-real (30 billion pounds) civil lawsuit on Tuesday against iron miner Samarco and its owners, Vale SA and BHP Billiton , for a collapsed tailings dam in November that killed 19 people and polluted a major river.
SAO PAULO Brazilian Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot has asked the Supreme Court to open an investigation of President Dilma Rousseff as part of a massive corruption investigation involving state-run oil firm Petrobras, Globo News reported on Tuesday.
MANILA For the son and namesake of late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos, winning the vice presidency in next week's election is as much about restoring his family's tainted image as it is about making the country a better place.
The Philippines holds a national election on Monday at which voters will decide thousands of positions from the presidency and vice presidency to senators, provincial governors, congressmen and mayors.
SINGAPORE Singapore will soon pick the winner of a $1 billion (687 million pound) tender for military utility helicopters, the first of several lucrative deals the island nation is pursuing as it modernises its air force and navy amid rising tensions in the region.