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No jail time for US general in misconduct trial

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair. AP

A US general received a reprimand Thursday from a judge but no jail time and no discharge from the army after he pleaded guilty to mistreating a subordinate in an adulterous affair.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Palace urges ex-NBI officials to tell the truth

Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Even Malacañang is eager to find out who were Janet Lim-Napoles’ connections in the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

Posted: March 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’

Jessica “Gigi” Reyes   INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile has repeatedly denied having a personal relationship with his former chief of staff, Jessica Lucila “Gigi” Reyes.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Navy secrets bought with prostitutes, bribes

In this photo taken Dec. 3, 2010, U.S. navy officer Michael "Vannak Khem" Misiewicz becomes emotional as he embraces his aunt Samrith Sokha, 72, at Cambodian coastal international see port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. Misiewicz passed confidential information on ship routes to Malaysian businessman Leonard Francis' Singapore-based company, Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd., or GDMA, according to the court documents. Misiewicz and Francis moved Navy vessels like chess pieces, diverting aircraft carriers, destroyers and other ships to Asian ports with lax oversight where Francis could inflate costs, according to the criminal complaint. The firm overcharged the Navy millions for fuel, food and other services it provided, and invented tariffs by using phony port authorities, the prosecution alleges. AP

The gregarious Malaysian businessman nicknamed “Fat Leonard” is well known by US Navy commanders in the Pacific. But prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections to obtain military secrets by arranging prostitutes, Lady Gaga tickets and other bribes for a US commander, in a scandal reverberating across the Navy.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Scandal puts spotlight on rich Singapore churches

City Harvest Church founder Kong Hee AFP File Photo

A multimillion-dollar scandal involving a Christian pastor, his singer wife and a glamorous financial executive has gripped Singapore, with allegations of fraud and tantalizing glimpses into the expensive process of making a pop star.

Posted: October 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Court enters not guilty plea for Napoles

Wearing a Kevlar helmet and police bulletproof  vest, Janet Lim-Napoles, in red circle, is being led out of the courtroom in Makati after her arraignment Monday by security escorts.  INQUIRER.net’s Julliane Love de Jesus

Janet Napoles-Lim, who is at the center of the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam, on Monday opted not to enter a plea on the case of serious illegal detention filed against her by whistle-blower Benhur Luy.

Posted: September 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Singapore jails professor in sex-for-grades case

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A law professor was sentenced to five months in jail in Singapore on Monday for obtaining sexual favors and gifts from a female student in exchange for better grades.

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Cardinals to begin pre-conclave talks in Vatican

In this photo taken with a fisheye lens people walk in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 3, 2013. Benedict XVI's 8 p.m. resignation Thursday, Feb. 28, opened what is known as the "sede vacante'' or "vacant see'', the transition period between papacies when a few key Vatican officials take charge of running the church. AP/Andrew Medichini

Catholic cardinals begin talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope, following Benedict XVI’s historic resignation, as a British cardinal not in attendance admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.

Posted: March 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Vatican condemns scandal ahead of Pope’s resignation

Vatican city  AFP PHOTO

The Vatican on Saturday condemned Italian media reports of intrigue, corruption and blackmail among senior prelates, saying these were meant to pressure cardinals ahead of their vote to elect Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Strauss-Kahn paid hotel maid $1.5 million – report

Dominique Strauss-Kahn. AFP FILE PHOTO

Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn paid a settlement of $1.5 million (1.1 million euros) to the New York hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, a French newspaper reported Sunday.

Posted: January 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Pair jailed for alleged Dubai taxi intimate tryst


A Dubai court has sentenced an Irish man and British woman to three months in jail for an intimate tryst in the back of a taxi.

Posted: November 23rd, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Women linked to Petraeus scandal made White House visits

David Petraeus  AP file photo

Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley, the two women embroiled in the scandal that brought down CIA chief David Petraeus, visited the White House several times since 2009, a US official told AFP Friday.

Posted: November 17th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Japan replaces scandal-tainted justice minister

In this June 4, 2012 file photo, Japan's new Justice Minister Makoto Taki speaks at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Kyodo News reported that Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura announced on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 that Taki was reappointed as justice minister to replace Keishu Tanaka who resigned due to health issues. AP FILE PHOTO

Japan’s prime minister replaced his justice minister Wednesday, one day after the senior Cabinet member resigned over health issues and after reports that he associated with gangsters and accepted questionable donations.

Posted: October 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Opinions split on Napoles turning state witness
  3. Delfin Lee: Blame Pag-Ibig, not me
  4. Plunder complaint filed vs PNP chief, firearms office head over license delivery deal
  5. Cedric Lee’s cohort flies out of PH despite look-out order – De Lima
  6. San Juan cops fail to arrest Cedric Lee
  7. More ‘Yolanda’ bodies found
  8. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  9. Lawyer: Napoles ‘will tell all’
  10. Boy ‘sexually assaulted’ at Indonesia international school
  1. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima
  2. Gigi Reyes pins blame on aide
  3. Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  4. Bernice Lee arrested by NBI team
  5. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  6. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  7. Suspect in Vhong Navarro’s mauling wants to turn state witness – De Lima
  8. Reckless driver endangered lives of Aquino, entourage–report
  9. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  8. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  9. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia
  10. Napoles spills beans on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla – De Lima


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