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May 26, 2017 3:09 PM The Daily 202: Gianforte’s victory after assaulting reporter reflects rising tribalism in American politics

THE BIG IDEA: Greg Gianforte admitted to attacking a reporter and apologized during his victory speech last night, as he kept Montana’s sole House seat in Republican hands. Now he and his party’s leaders are trying to move on. On the eve of the special election, the wealthy technology entrepreneur flipped out when the Guardian’s Ben Jacobs asked him about 5

May 26, 2017 12:31 PM Despite Environment and Controversy, GOP Wins Another Race

First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. Well, if you wanted to know if someone could win a competitive special election one day after being cited for misdemeanor assault, you got your answer. "Republican Greg Gianforte declared victory in Montana's special 6

May 25, 2017 2:12 AM Troops in Negros on full alert amid attacks in Mindanao

TROOPS in Negros Island Region are on full alert following the attacks of local Maute terror group in Marawi City, Lanao del Sur that prompted President Rodrigo Duterte to put Mindanao under military rule for 60 days. Senior Superintendent Jack Wanky, officer-in-charge of Bacolod City Police Office, said the directive from Camp Crame to put the entire 4

May 24, 2017 11:47 AM Sandiganbayan files graft raps vs Misuari

A TOTAL of six criminal charges were filed against former Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Gov. Nur Misuari in connection with allegedly anomalous procurement contracts amounting to P115.22 million. Misuari is facing before Sandiganbayan three counts of graft and three counts of malversation of public funds. While the Office of the Ombudsman 3

May 23, 2017 7:29 AM South Korea's Park denies charges as corruption trial begins

Former President Park Geun-hye denied corruption charges Tuesday at the start of a criminal trial that could potentially send South Korea's first female leader to prison for life. Police had earlier escorted Park, in handcuffs, into court for her first public appearance since she was jailed on March 31 for corruption allegations that led to her removal 4

May 23, 2017 3:33 AM China flexes muscle in spy games against US

A cartoon posted in a dusty alleyway in the heart of Beijing warns passersby not to fall prey to the charms of foreign men: they might be spies. It is a graphic reminder of a struggle usually waged in the shadows, and a sign of the Chinese government's intensifying campaign against espionage. The poster's comic book tale of love gone wrong ends in tears 4

May 23, 2017 2:48 AM Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park

SEOUL, South Korea — Former President Park Geun-hye was somber in court Tuesday as she was accused of bribery and leaking government secrets at a criminal trial that could send South Korea’s first female leader to prison for life if she is convicted. In handcuffs, her eyes downcast, Park was escorted by police into court in her first public appearance 5

May 22, 2017 12:27 PM Bomb on coup anniversary wounds 21 at Thai Army hospital

A bomb struck a Bangkok military hospital on Monday and wounded 21 people, one seriously, three years to the day after the Thai army seized power in the politically unstable kingdom. BANGKOK: A bomb struck a Bangkok military hospital on Monday and wounded 21 people, one seriously, three years to the day after the Thai Army seized power in the politically 6

May 21, 2017 5:19 PM Davao banana firm sues DAR secretary

TAGUM CITY—Agrarian Reform Secretary Rafael Mariano and his undersecretary are facing charges in the Office of the Ombudsman for helping install land reform beneficiaries on 145 hectares of a banana farm here being claimed by agribusiness company Lapanday Foods Corp. (LFC). Mariano and Undersecretary Luis Pañgulayan were accused of “giving unwarranted 7

May 21, 2017 11:40 AM North Korea's cyber army: Hacking cells made up of computer whizzes plucked from schools travel the globe to launch attacks for Kim Jong-Un

North Korea's cyber army has a special cell called Unit 180 made up of computer whizzes plucked from school who travel the globe to launch attacks. The money brought in by online hacking for Kim Jong-Un is now said to surpass the cash generated by drugs, smuggling and counterfeiting operations in the nation. Cyber spies for North Korea are travelling 8