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Trump wants to dominate space, Moon and Mars

President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the US commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race.

Argentine lawmakers approve bill to legalize abortion

Argentine lawmakers Thursday backed a bill legalizing abortion during the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, a historic step for Pope Francis's Catholic homeland, although the measure must still pass through the Senate.

In Peru, Fujimori heirs duel it out in Congress

Peru's Congress on Wednesday staged a marathon debate on whether to dismiss popular lawmaker Kenji Fujimori on corruption charges -- the latest twist in his battle against his sister Keiko for control of their father's political dynasty.

Ejercito revives proposals on higher excise tax on tobacco

Senator JV Ejercito on Tuesday revived his proposal for a higher excise tax on cigarettes to cover for whatever revenue loss from the called suspension of a provision in the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law that raised…

De Lima warns vs rights violations with national ID system

Senator Leila de Lima on Monday warned against the approval of the proposed national identification (ID) system, saying it would only further aggravate what she alleged as continuing rights violations in the country under the Duterte…