Daily Archives: September 13, 2020

ASEAN FMs Reaffirm Multilateral Cooperation, Pandemic Response

HANOI,  The 53rd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings, concluded yesterday, with the ministers reaffirming multilateral cooperation and collective collaboration, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Pham Binh Minh, said. During the meetings, the ASEAN ministers continued to affirm their strong determination

Philippines Pardons, Deports US Marine Convicted of Killing Transgender Woman

A U.S. Marine convicted in the Philippines of killing a transgender woman was released from prison Sunday, after receiving a pardon from President Rodrigo Duterte. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton served about half of his 10-year sentence for killing Jennifer Laude in 2014 in a Philippine motel after discovering she was a transgender woman. Pemberton