Business titans secretly fund Philippine presidential hopefuls

May 8, 2016

Business titans secretly fund Philippine presidential hopefuls

Philippine presidential favorite Rodrigo Duterte has flippantly brushed aside campaign trail allegations of accepting million-dollar gifts, while his rivals have refused to disclose their backers, deepening concerns over business titans’ shadowy grip on politics. The Philippines has one of Asia’s biggest rich-poor divides, with ...

Millionaire Turnbull gambles in calling Australian elections

May 8, 2016

Millionaire Turnbull gambles in calling Australian elections

Rich and famous, Malcolm Turnbull was already known as a brilliant lawyer, strident republican, successful tech entrepreneur and millionaire banker before he entered politics. He had long been seen as prime ministerial material, and his toppling of unpopular conservative colleague Tony Abbott in September ...

London's new Muslim mayor hails 'unity over division'

May 7, 2016

London's new Muslim mayor hails 'unity over division'

London’s new mayor Sadiq Khan thanked voters for choosing “unity over division” as he was elected Saturday, becoming the first Muslim leader of a major Western capital. In a second round run-off, the son of Pakistani immigrants beat Conservative multimillionaire Zac Goldsmith with 57 ...