Just after midnight one sultry Friday in August 1987, Manila became a battleground as rebel troops attempted a coup against Philippine President Corazon Aquino. Two blocks from the besieged presidential palace, insurgents opened fire on a car carrying Aquino’s only son, a bespectacled and soft-spoken 27-year-old junior insurance executive nicknamed Noynoy.
As mining companies wait on the sidelines, aboriginal groups and the Ontario government haven’t even set guidelines for negotiations over how to develop and share the mineral-rich Ring of Fire area, a lawyer representing the indigenous groups said.
Former Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, ousted in a 2009 coup, rejected official election results showing his wife, Xiomara Castro, losing the presidential vote with more than half the precincts reporting.
Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt’s Social Democrats suffered a smaller setback than initially thought in yesterday’s local elections as voters shrugged off the government’s unpopular economic policies.
Hondurans will choose between competing strategies for lowering the world’s highest murder rate this weekend in presidential elections that include the wife of Manuel Zelaya, who was ousted in a 2009 coup.
Protesters in Jakarta burned Australian flags and called for a break in diplomatic ties as tensions between the two countries escalated to their highest level in 14 years over claims the phones of Indonesia’s leaders were tapped.
Indonesia called a halt to cooperation with Australia on asylum seekers and intelligence sharing as the biggest dispute between the two countries in 14 years deepened over claims the phones of leaders in Jakarta were tapped.