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Nobel winner Maria Ressa acquitted of tax evasion though she faces 2 more legal cases

Sep. 12, 2023 03:16 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa was acquitted of a final tax evasion charge Tuesday though she still faces two remaining legal cases she believes the former Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte used to muzzle her critical reporting. Ressa and her...

EU leader cites Russia's invasion of Ukraine to warn against China's aggression in Asia

Jul. 31, 2023 23:09 PM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The leader of the European Union's executive commission cited Russia's invasion of Ukraine to warn against China’s increasingly assertive actions in disputed Indo-Pacific waters and against Taiwan and said Monday that the EU would not tolerate aggression in either...

Philippine president vows to defend territory, announces amnesty for rebels in key speech

Jul. 24, 2023 09:21 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. on Monday underscored his administration’s resolve to defend the country’s territory through diplomacy in a key speech but did not mention China, with which it has had an escalating series of conflicts in the disputed South...