Philippines deports U.S. Marine convicted of 2014 murder of transgender woman

The Philippines on Sunday deported a United States Marine convicted of killing a transgender woman in the Southeast Asian country in 2014, after he was granted an absolute pardon by President Rodrigo Duterte. Lance Corporal Joseph Scott Pemberton left Manila’s international airport at 9:14 a.m. local time (0114 GMT) aboard an American military aircraft bound… Read More Philippines deports U.S. Marine convicted of 2014 murder of transgender woman

Naomi Osaka wins Grand Slam title, advocates for racial justice

Naomi Osaka capped a transformative U.S. Open with another Grand Slam title and a challenge to the millions watching across the globe on Saturday to “start talking” about racial justice. Striding into Arthur Ashe Stadium for her first-round match 12 days ago, Osaka put her activism front-and-center from the start, wearing a mask to honor… Read More Naomi Osaka wins Grand Slam title, advocates for racial justice

Uganda and Tanzania sign agreement for construction of crude oil pipeline

Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement on Sunday paving the way for the construction of a crude oil pipeline running from Ugandan oilfields to the Tanzanian port of Tanga, a Tanzanian government spokesman said. Uganda discovered oil reserves in 2006 and needs the planned 1,445-km (900-mile) East African Crude Oil Pipeline to be in place… Read More Uganda and Tanzania sign agreement for construction of crude oil pipeline

U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices

President Donald Trump signed a new executive order on Sunday aimed at lowering drug prices in the United States by linking them to those of other nations and expanding the scope of a July action. “My Most Favored Nation order will ensure that our Country gets the same low price Big Pharma gives to other… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump signs executive order to lower drug prices

ByteDance abandons sale of TikTok U.S. operations, seeks Oracle partnership deal

ByteDance abandoned the sale of TikTok in the United States on Sunday to pursue a partnership with Oracle Corp that it hopes will spare it a U.S. ban while appeasing China’s government, people familiar with the matter said. The Beijing-based company had been in talks to divest TikTok’s U.S. business to Oracle or a consortium… Read More ByteDance abandons sale of TikTok U.S. operations, seeks Oracle partnership deal