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The Next President of the Philippines Promises 'Double Hanging' the Worst Criminals | VICE News

Nicknamed "The Punisher" for his proposed measures to tackle crime, presumptive president-elect of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte is showing no sign of softening his stance as he prepares to assume leadership of the South Asian nation.<p>Speaking at a news conference in the city of Davao, Duterte …

The Philippines' Death Squad-Loving New President Has Some Surprisingly Progressive Plans | VICE News

Rodrigo Duterte rode to victory in last week's Philippine presidential elections on a campaign that included jokes about rape and his own penis, misogynist boasts, and by championing his dubious record on human rights. In his first televised news conference since winning the election, Duterte …

Tough-On-Crime Mayor Rodrigo Duterte Is Definitely the Philippines' Next President | VICE News

Rodrigo Duterte became the 16th president of the Philippines on Monday, succeeding current President Benigno Aquino, who will step down next month after six years in office. As a joint session of Congress on Monday officially declared him the winner of the May 9 election, news emerged that …

New President of the Philippines Says Citizens Who Kill Drug Dealers Will Get Medals | VICE News

The tough-talking president-elect of the Philippines has an aggressive new strategy to fight crime: Citizens who shoot and kill drug dealers will be given medals.<p>Rodrigo Duterte celebrated his recent presidential victory in the southern city of Davao on Saturday night, and, in a nationally …

This is what it’s like to be held hostage by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines | VICE News

Wearing only a pair of shorts, Warren Rodwell stood outside his nearly completed house in the southern Philippines, where he lived with his wife in December 2011. It was 6 pm on a Monday evening and the sun had nearly vanished.<p>A crashing sound startled the Australian, and two men appeared about an …

Body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall reportedly found by Philippine troops | VICE News

Philippine soldiers believe they have dug up the body of Canadian hostage Robert Hall, who was beheaded by Abu Sayyaf militants last month after a June 13 ransom deadline lapsed.<p>The Associated Press reports that villagers led the troops to the hinterland near Kamuntayan village, where militants …

In Photos: Torrential Downpours in France Force Art Evacuation at Louvre, Submerge Roads | VICE News

Several departments in France remained on high alert Thursday, as national French meteorological service Météo-France predicted more heavy rain in the coming days.<p>The downpour has already caused severe flooding across the country, and in Paris, the river Seine burst its banks, submerging roads and …

Police Baffled After Gunshots Hit Bus Full of Tourists in the South of France | VICE News

A bus full of tourists — including children on a school trip — was hit by gunfire on Friday night in France, leaving six people injured and puzzling police.<p>The shooting occurred along the A7 highway near the department of Drôme in southwest France. Two bullets struck a bus carrying 75 tourists from …

Ukraine Detains Man Accused of Planning Attacks on Euro 2016 Soccer Championship in France | VICE News

Ukrainian authorities recently apprehended a French citizen detained on the Ukrainian-Polish border, who had allegedly been planning attacks in France to coincide with the Euro 2016 soccer championship it is hosting.<p>The Ukrainian border guard service reported over the weekend that the unnamed …

A Small Army Will Guard France's Euro 2016 Soccer Tournament | VICE News

The Euro 2016 soccer tournament kicks off this week with an opening match between France and Romania at the Stade de France stadium, north of Paris. With an expected 8 million soccer fans — including 2.5 million ticket holders — showing up for the event, officials are taking extensive measures to …

Euro 2016 on Friday: kick-off times, TV channels and team news ahead of France vs Romania

What Euro 2016 matches are taking place on Friday, June 11?<p>It's the first day of Euro 2016. Which of course means the hosts France will be getting the tournament under way. Didier Deschamps' side will take on Romania at 9pm local time (8pm British time) at the Stade de France.<p>You can watch the …

Soccer

An Islamic State Suicide Bomber Killed 25 Police Recruits in Yemen | VICE News

A suicide bomber killed at least 25 new recruits inside a police compound in the southern Yemeni city of Mukalla on Sunday in an attack claimed by Islamic State, medical and security sources said.<p>The victims were queuing up to register when the bomb, which wounded 25 others, went off, the sources …

Saudi Arabia ‘deliberately targeting impoverished Yemen’s farms and agricultural industry’

The Yemen war uniquely combines tragedy, hypocrisy and farce. First come the casualties: around 10,000, almost 4,000 of them civilians. Then come …

17 Soldiers Captured and Executed by al-Qaeda 'Gang' in Yemen | VICE News

Suspected al-Qaeda militants in southern Yemen seized and executed 17 soldiers loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi on Saturday, local officials and residents said.<p>The soldiers were detained while traveling from the southern port of Aden to al-Mahra province in eastern Yemen via Ahwar, a city …

Middle East

King Salman Caps Saudi Cabinet Overhaul With Finance Chief

Saudi Arabia’s finance minister for two decades was replaced on Monday, capping a major overhaul that leaves key posts under the control of a new …

Saudi Arabia

How far does Saudi Arabia’s influence go? Look at Nigeria.

In recent months, Iran’s foreign minister blamed “fanaticism from the Dark Ages,” exported by Saudi Arabia, for sparking extremist movements around the world. Defenders, meanwhile, have argued that blaming Saudi Arabia for global terrorism is a mistake. Both of these arguments are wrong, because …

Africa

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia