Tuesday , June 27 2017

Politics

Philippine VP blasts Duterte’s drug crackdown, cites abuses

Participants join a "procession" against plans to reimpose death penalty, promote contraceptives and intensify drug war during "Walk for Life" in Luneta park, metro Manila, Philippines February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

  MANILA / AP The Philippine vice president is raising alarms about the president’s bloody crackdown on illegal drug use, which she says can’t be solved “with bullets alone,” adding that Filipinos should “defy brazen incursions on their rights.” Vice President Leni Robredo’s videotaped comments, which were issued to the ...

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Erdogan denounces Dutch ‘rotten character’ as diplomatic rift grows

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrives for a meeting in Ankara, Turkey, March 14, 2017. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS    ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE.

  ANKARA/ AP Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday directed fresh verbal attacks at the Netherlands amid their growing diplomatic spat, holding the country responsible for Europe’s worst mass killing since World War II. In a televised speech, Erdogan referred to the massacre of some 8,000 Muslim men and ...

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