Philippine/US Tensions Increase Due to Murder

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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...]

FDA approves drug to treat skin infection

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The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Wednesday approved the single-dose intravenous drug named Orvactiv™ (Oritavancin)developed by The Medicines Company for treating severe bacterial skin infections. This is FDA's third approval this year for the same condition. Pharmaceutical companies have to continuously invent new therapies to battle with bacterial infections as patients develop resistance to existing antibiotics. The three drugs target acute bacterial skin and skin … [Read more...]

U.S. – China Tensions over Hacking Allegations

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China has denounced the US decision to identify and issues charges again five Chinese army officers who are accused of hacking major American businesses.  State news agency Xinhua reported that the Foreign Ministry in Beijing has summoned the US ambassador Max Baucus late on Monday and the threat of a full diplomatic incident is close by. It follows announcements earlier in the day from US Attorney General Eric Holder that the men, who are all members of the People’s Liberation Army, had … [Read more...]

Russian and U.S. Ministers Meet in Paris over Crimea

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meets today with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris after a call from Russian President Vladimir Putin to U.S. President Barack Obama Friday. Lavrov is expected to insist on a neutral, federal Ukraine after Russia's annexation of Crimea, based on his appearance on Russia's state-run television earlier today. An estimated 40,000 Russian troops are said to be gathered on Ukraine's borders. Russia is claiming fascists have taken over in the … [Read more...]

Sebelius Asks For Review of Healthcare.gov problems

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On Wednesday, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Sevices Kathleen Sebelius ordered an internal investigation into the problems associated with Healthcare.gov, the website that was entrusted with the responsibility for helping uninsured Americans get health coverage.   “The launch of Healthcare.gov was flawed and simply unacceptable,” Sebelius wrote on her blog on Wednesday, right before testifying before a committee in the US House of Representatives.   The … [Read more...]

Tensions Mount over Disputed Territory in East Asia

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Diplomatic relations in East Asia have been troubled in recent decades by a number of territorial disputes over sparsely populated, or in some cases completely unpopulated, islands located throughout the Pacific Ocean. While this may seem counterintuitive or illogical to some, many of these feuds are driven by the promise of rich mineral deposits or fisheries that could generate massive boosts in the economic output of the winning contender. Other conflicts date to past struggles in the region … [Read more...]

The Newest iPad Air has Arrived!

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It is a fortunate time for any and all Apple fan boys out there. The sales for the newest iPad are on the verge of beginning. In fact, they have already started in a few countries. The latest iPad known as iPad Air, will be released in 42 countries. Crossing the number of countries that any iPad has been released in before. The iPad 3rd Generation wad limited to only 10 countries while the 4th Generation Tablet released in 27, though both do not come close to the 42 countries bring targeted … [Read more...]

Is International Monetary Fund Targeting World’s Rich Countries?

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The ongoing economic crisis in the US should not negate the fact that rich countries have for years been targeted by International Monetary Fund. This week was IMF’s step to fix short falls experienced in the past by eyeing on tax from rich nations. According to International Monetary Fund, the new measures have primarily been spearheaded by ongoing budget issues in the United States. Experts and Non-governmental organizations have been quoted saying that they had to “read it twice to … [Read more...]