Pope Francis (above) has confirmed his visit to the Philippines in January 2015, although the Vatican has yet to announce the exact date.


MANILA — An Italian diplomat was arrested and charged for alleged child trafficking while inside a resort in Biñan City in Laguna.


Morning commuters walk on Wall Street in New York's financial district on Sept. 5, 2013.  (Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid)


German Chancellor Angela Merkel talks to French President Francois Hollande at the EU headquarters in Brussels on March 15.  (AFP photo / Bertrand Langlois)


Weakness in housing activity dragged the construction sector down in December.

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