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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama asks Congress for US$3.7b to stem Central American migrant flood

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Washington Obama asks for US$3.7b to stem immigrant flood US President Barack Obama asked Congress for an emergency US$3.7 billion to contain the surge of illegal Central ... for president in 2016, has sparred with Obama over Central American migrants entering the US at the south Texas border. More than 52,000 unaccompanied children were held at the US-Mexico border from ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US detains two Chinese men accused of smuggling military sensors

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:28am

    ... nationals are suspected of trying to smuggle sensors made in New Mexico for United States military use, US federal authorities said. A federal magistrate judge unsealed two search warrants related ... the sensors, which were created for military guidance systems. Both men could face 20 years in prison and up to US$1 million in fines. Bo has been in the Santa Fe County Jail since his December arrest. ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama in Texas as border surge of child immigrants called overwhelming

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 10:13am by Associated Press in Washington

    ... and Central America Tens of thousands of children streaming from chaotic Central American nations to the US border have overwhelmed the government’s ability to respond, senior administration officials ... would add more judges, increase detention facilities, help care for the kids and pay for programmes in Central America to try to deter them from coming. The Obama administration says it wants ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US veterans of Iraq war shocked and bitter at its catastrophic turn

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:53pm by WASHINGTON POST

    ... American soldiers in Afghanistan said the aftermath of the US pullout in Iraq shouldn't be seen as a failed military campaign but rather a case study of the limitations of what the armed ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Arab-American Marine twice accused of desertion is back in US custody

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 10:24pm by AP

    ... he turned up unharmed in Beirut, Lebanon, and blamed his disappearance on Islamic extremist kidnappers. He was returned to Lejeune and was about to face the military equivalent of a grand ... 2004, Hassoun contacted American officials in Beirut, claiming to have been kidnapped. He was returned to the US and eventually to Camp Lejeune. After a navy investigation, the military charged ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama administration defends handling of illegal migrant children as deportations rise

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:47pm by AFP

    ... get sent back- mother, kids, adults, you're sent back," the Democratic lawmaker said. "But if you're a non-contiguous country like the Central American countries, ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Public being told more lies about Iraq, says Chelsea Manning

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... to the question of how the United States military controlled the media coverage of its long involvement there and in Afghanistan." While the US military was upbeat in its public outlook on the 2010 ... He was "shocked by our military's complicity in the corruption of that election. Yet these deeply troubling details flew under the American media's radar." Agence ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US army starts inquiry into how Bowe Bergdahl ended up captive of Afghans

    Posted Jun 17th 2014, 10:30pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US military hostage freed in Afghan prisoner swap accused of having deserted Army probe into how Taliban got Bergdahl The US army has launched ... and counselling at a military hospital in San Antonio, Texas after his May 31 release as part of a controversial swap with the Taliban. Bergdahl spent nearly five years in captivity at the hands ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Mass immigrant graves found in Texas cemetery

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... in Falfurrias came as part of a multi-year effort to identify immigrants who have died in the area near the US-Mexico border. The remote area is often deadly for immigrants from Mexico and Central ... the remains in the manner the researchers described".   Flights to ease Texas crush The US Border Patrol will fly nearly 300 Central American migrants from south Texas to California ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chuck Hagel ‘open’ to review of transgender ban in US military

    Posted May 12th 2014, 09:56pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Hagel open to transgender troops ban review The ban on transgender individuals serving in the US military "continually should be reviewed", Defence ... serve in the military and in the National Guard and Reserve. In 2010, Congress passed legislation allowing gays and lesbians to serve openly. Hagel said the issue of transgender people serving ...




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