Philippine Congress proclaims next president, vice president

Congresswoman Leni Robredo is proclaimed Philippine Vice-president-elect by Senate President Franklin Drilon, second from left, and House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte, third from right, during a ceremony Monday, May 30, 2016 at the Lower House in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila, Philippines. Robredo won over her closest rival Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr., the son of the late strongman Ferdinand Marcos who ruled the country for 20 years. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress on Monday proclaimed crime-busting Mayor Rodrigo Duterte as president-elect and Rep. Leni Robredo as vice president-elect of a country that has been posting high growth rates but remains saddled with poverty, corruption and insurgencies.



China hails brotherly Africa relations after "racist" ad outcry

China and Africa are "good brothers" and China respects all people regardless of race, the government said on Monday after a detergent maker apologised for an advert showing a black man bundled into a washing machine that many called racist. In the television advertisement for Qiaobi laundry detergent, a black man wolf-whistles at a Chinese woman, who beckons him over. Some Chinese and foreign internet users condemned it as racist.
The Latest: Play delayed by rain at French Open

Stadium workers cover the clay court as the fourth round match of the French Open tennis tournament between Japan's Kei Nishikori and France's Richard Gasquet was interrupted because of the rain at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, May 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local):



As peace talks stall, Syrian opposition negotiator resigns

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 file photo, Army of Islam official Mohammed Alloush, gets in to a car heading to a meeting with the opposition's High Negotiations Committee, in Geneva, Switzerland. The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator to the peace talks has resigned saying the international community is not "serious" about reaching a solution for the country's five-year war.(AP Photo/Bassem Mroue, File)BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian opposition's chief negotiator in the Geneva peace talks has resigned amid no signs of progress in the peace process.



Mexican authorities rescue kidnapped footballer Alan Pulido

Mexican football star Alan Pulido was snatched by armed men as he returned from a party, his family saidMexican authorities have rescued football star Alan Pulido following his kidnapping in his crime-plagued home state of Tamaulipas, with the player declaring early Monday he was "very well" despite the ordeal. Pulido, a former national team forward who plays for Greek club Olympiakos, had a bandage on his right hand as he appeared alongside Governor Egidio Torre Cantu at a brief news conference, several hours after his abduction following a party. Pulido was rescued "safe and sound ... shortly before midnight" on Sunday by state and federal forces, the Tamaulipas government said in a statement, without providing details about the operation.





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