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TIFF 2016: Snowden’s story shows ‘the world is out of control,’ says Oliver Stone

The National Security Agency’s surveillance operations are “really a secret underworld” that the public could only guess at until Edward Snowden exposed them, according to veteran American director Oliver Stone. “The government lies about it all the time. What they’re doing is illegal and they keep doing it… We’ll never know the whole story, we’re so many years behind… Read More »

Rodrigo Duterte, Philippines’ ‘Trump,’ Runs on Rape Jokes, Violent Promises

A presidential candidate who quips about wishing he’d been first to rape a murder victim can’t usually expect to have a good shot at winning the election. This is no usual year in politics. Rodrigo Duterte, who has been likened to Donald Trump for his brash manner, is running ahead of his four opponents in the Philippines in… Read More »