Julie McCarthy

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Pelosi's Taiwan trip leaves Asian countries nervously awaiting China's response

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

From the Philippines to Singapore, countries are worried the status quo could turn from tension to conflict. Southeast Asia especially feels the strain of living in the shadow of U.S.-China rivalry.


Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is sworn in as the Philippines 17th president

Thursday, June 30, 2022

The namesake son of an ousted dictator took the presidential oath in Manila after one of the greatest political comebacks in recent history. Outgoing President Rodrigo Duterte was at the ceremony.


The economic headwinds facing Philippine President-elect Marcos are stiff

Monday, May 16, 2022

A pandemic and soaring oil prices would be a challenge for any incoming leader. But Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is the son of dictator who abused Filipinos' rights, and his mother plundered billions.


The dynasty of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is on the cusp of regaining power

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is the presumptive winner of the Philippines presidential election. The son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos is on track for a historic margin of victory.


Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., is poised to win the Philippine presidency by a landslide

Monday, May 09, 2022

Ferdinand Marcos, Jr., the son of the Philippine strongman ousted in the 1980s, has been elected in a landslide to become the Southeast Asian country's next president.


Voters in the Philippines stream to the polls to choose a new president

Monday, May 09, 2022

The election contest pits Ferdinand Marcos Jr., son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, against outgoing Vice President Leni Robredo, who heads a movement to stop the return of the Marcos dynasty.


The Philippines will elect a new leader Monday

Saturday, May 07, 2022

Voters in the Philippines go to the polls Monday for that country's presidential elections. We take a look at the last days of the campaign there.


Fake sexual material targets the only woman running for president in the Philippines

Saturday, April 16, 2022

The current election cycle in the Philippines is being flooded with misinformation. One recent example: malicious sexual content falsely linked to the family of the only female presidential candidate.


A dictator's son runs for Philippines president in a bid to revive his family's power

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Ahead of presidential elections taking place in May, Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. is banking on voters' nostalgia for his late father's period of dictatorial rule in the 1970s and 1980s.


Russian forces' alleged murder, rape and torture of civilians may count as war crimes

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Attorney General Merrick Garland says the United States is assisting efforts to examine potential war crimes in Ukraine as evidence of violence against civilians mounts.


Philippines' presidential election resurfaces old scandal

Saturday, April 02, 2022

Ferdinand Marcos Junior, the frontrunner in the Philippines presidential election, has for decades failed to pay taxes on the estate of his late father, the country's former dictator.


Seen as heroes at home, Filipino workers feel 'abandoned' amid Hong Kong's COVID surge

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Many of the domestic workers say they were banished from their employers' homes after getting sick — and fired — even though terminating an employee for falling ill is against Hong Kong law.


Filipina domestic workers are being fired in Hong Kong for catching COVID

Monday, March 14, 2022

As an omicron wave sweeps through Hong Kong, some of the nannies and housekeepers from the Philippines who work there have been thrown out by their employers after testing positive for the virus.


Ferdinand Marcos Jr. leads the race to succeed Philippine President Duterte

Thursday, March 10, 2022

The Philippines elects a new president in May and it may spell the revival of the once-disgraced family of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. His son, Ferdinand Marcos Junior, leads the poll.


COVID-19 cases soar in New Zealand, in dramatic shift

Saturday, March 05, 2022

New Zealand was once heralded for its handling of COVID-19. But these days, infections are rising and the government is having to cope with unrest from anti-vaccination protesters.


With U.S. focused on defense, China's trade and infrastructure sweep Southeast Asia

Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Biden administration hopes to make deeper inroads in Southeast Asia but lags far behind China, which has already built up major trade ties, as well as roads and a high-speed rail.


The Philippines struggles to recover from a typhoon, especially Siargao Island

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

The devastating typhoon that ripped through the Philippines before Christmas left a path of destruction. One month on, conditions on a fabled tourist destination are bleak.


Desperation grows in the Philippines in the aftermath of Typhoon Rai

Monday, December 20, 2021

Rai is one of the most powerful storms to hit the southern Philippines on record. It's displaced more than 481,000 people and killed more than 150.


Typhoon has killed at least 12 and displaced 330,000 people in the Philippines

Friday, December 17, 2021

At least 12 people are dead and 300,000 were forced to evacuate because of Super Typhoon Rai, the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines this year.


Tensions with China has U.S. working to strengthen ties with Southeast Asia

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

In Indonesia, Secretary of State Antony Blinken outlined how the U.S. plans to deepen its economic engagement in Southeast Asia. The U.S. has focused more on security in the region up to this point.