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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US lawmakers announce bill supporting Hong Kong ‘freedom and democracy’

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 12:07pm by James Griffiths

    ... Kong. The report called on the city’s government and Beijing to institute universal suffrage in line with the Basic Law and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, a treaty ... would provide a much needed update to existing laws regarding the US-Hong Kong relationship and help to ensure that Hong Kong remains truly autonomous from Beijing.” The new legislation ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Air Force officer who led sex assault unit charged with groping

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:33pm by Associated Press in Arlington, Virginia

    ... people, including our service members, should expect a culture of absolutely no tolerance for this deplorable behaviour that violates not only the law, but basic principles of respect, honour, ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Parents openly carry firearms in US pro-gun lobby children's book

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 12:00pm by GUARDIAN

    ... not so typical is that Brenna’s parents lawfully open carry handguns for self-defence.” Jeffs and Nephew say they were moved to write the book because they “looked for pro-gun children’s books and couldn’t find any”. My Parents Open Carry is, say the authors, “written in the hope of providing a basic overview of the right to keep and bear arms as well as the growing practice of the open ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Justice Department investigating use of Chinese parts in fighter jet

    Posted Jan 13th 2014, 01:14am by Reuters

    ... three sources familiar with the matter said. Reuters had reported that the Pentagon twice waived laws banning Chinese-built components in US weapons in 2012 and 2013 for parts supplied ... Investigative Service, a law enforcement arm of the Pentagon, are working with prosecutors on the case, a person briefed on the matter said. The DCIS and the Pentagon declined to comment. The precise ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Agrobusiness giants take Kauai to court over bio-tech crop regulations

    Posted Jan 12th 2014, 11:29pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Hawaii New island law requires large agricultural firms to declare bio-tech crops and establish buffer zones around schools, homes and hospitals Bio-tech giants in Hawaii GM battle Three of the world's largest agrochemical companies have taken legal action in Hawaii to block a law enacted on the island of Kauai in November to limit the planting of bio-tech crops ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Facebook posts reveal Bowe Bergdahl's frustration

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 05:30am by AP

    ... "I'm not talking anymore." Bergdahl's journal appeared to detail his struggle to maintain his mental stability during basic training and his deployment to Afghanistan. "I'm ... of not trusting them enough to follow the law and fill them in on the decision to exchange Bowe Bergdahl for five detainees at the US facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Hagel said the deal provided ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    African plane stowaway’s despair at new life in the US

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 09:07pm by AP

    ... mother- is becoming apparent through interviews with friends, family and law enforcement agents. His father, Abdulahi Yusuf, said in a statement issued through a family spokesman that his son ... "What people need to understand is that these young teens are coming from a country torn by a civil war with no basic education and suddenly put in these high schools or elementary schools where ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Lights out on Detroit as court lets city go broke

    Posted Dec 04th 2013, 09:18pm by AFP

    ... "The city no longer has the resources to … provide its citizens basic services," the Detroit News quoted Rhodes as saying. "To reverse this decline and attract new residents ... are supposed to be protected by the Michigan state constitution. Rhodes warned that federal bankruptcy law allows for the pensions to be cut, but said: "The court emphasises ...

  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US House passes bill to reopen government and increase debt limit

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 08:58am by Reuters in Washington

    ... Obama earlier on Wednesday said he will promptly sign the bill into law. Speaking after the Senate voted to end the fiscal impasse, but before the House of Representatives took a vote, Obama ... said in the White House briefing room that Washington has much work remaining for the rest of this year. He mentioned overhauling US immigration laws, passing a farm bill and working ...

  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senate leader sees chance for breaking fiscal impasse

    Posted Oct 14th 2013, 10:23am by Reuters in Washington

    ... collapsed. What started as a Republican effort to fight Obama’s signature healthcare reform law by depriving it of funds and blocking a budget agreement has morphed into a stalemate on other issues. ... with the September 30 fiscal year-end. Nonetheless, Democrats and Republicans jockeyed to win added provisions to those two basic issues, slowing the talks. While McConnell urged Democrats to accept ...




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