Philippine/US Tensions Increase Due to Murder


Ties between the United States and the Philippines have become strained since the death of Jennifer Laude, 26 years old, on October 11th of this year. Ms. Laude, a Pilipino citizen and resident of the city of Olongapo, was found murdered in a hotel room and authorities in the Philippines have found evidence linking American marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, 19 years old, to the death. The United States has had a long-standing military presence in the Philippine, which dates back to the … [Read more...]

Sinn Fein Leader Gerry Adams Held on IRA Killing

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Police Wednesday arrested Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams for questioning regarding the 1972 killing of a widow attributed to the Irish Republican Army (IRA). Adams, 65, denied involvement in the kidnapping and murder of the mother of 10 in a statement shortly before he turned himself in to police. The arrest of the chief engineer of the Irish republican peace movement, president of Sinn Fein and member of Irish parliament could have unsettling implications for peace in Northern Ireland. Sinn … [Read more...]