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  1. 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 ... Governor Rick Perry, Obama said he was open to suggestions that he dispatch National Guard troops to the border with Mexico, but warned such a solution would only work temporarily. “We are facing ...

  2. News - World

    Obama to seek US$2 billion for border control

    Posted Jun 29th 2014, 02:06pm by AP

    ... to Congress for help with what he has called an “urgent humanitarian situation,” House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi visited a Border Patrol facility in Texas that held unaccompanied ... procedures to the screening and deportation of all immigrant children traveling without their parents and that stricter penalties be applied to those who smuggle children across the border ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Top Beijing official's 'sensitive' visit to border town raises eyebrows

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 11:44am by Joyce Ng

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Meet Zhang Xiaoming, the man of the people A visit by Beijing's top representative in Hong Kong to one of the city's border towns has drawn mixed ... with people. He also visited the border checkpoint at Lo Wu and talked to customs officers on the Shenzhen side. Liaison office chiefs seldom visit local neighbourhoods. Zhang's trip came while ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asia's more open borders must remain closed to criminal gangs

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 03:11pm by JEREMY DOUGLAS

    ... Jeremy Douglas Jeremy Douglas warns of drug syndicates profiting from integration Asia's more open borders must stay closed to criminals When the Jakarta police entered a toy ... of crystal meth into the country; and just lately, Thailand discovered 600,000 speed pills produced in Myanmar and smuggled across the border by a major criminal network. While these operations ...

  5. News - World - IRAQ

    Kerry presses Maliki as Iraq loses control of Syrian, Jordanian borders

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:25pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Baghdad, Amman Sunni tribes take the Turaibil border crossing, the only legal crossing point between Iraq and Jordan, after Iraqi security forces flee US Secretary of State John Kerry met Iraq’s prime minister in Baghdad on Monday to push for a more inclusive government, even as Baghdad’s forces abandoned the border with Jordan, leaving the entire Western frontier ...

  6. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Manhunt on for South Korean border guard who killed five fellow soldiers

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:57am by AFP

    ... own unit at a guard post on the border with North Korea. "He shot dead five fellow soldiers, wounded five others and then fled the scene with his rifle and ammunition," an army ... Korean border. The post was located just outside the demilitarised zone (DMZ)- a buffer strip that runs the full length of the 250-kilometre frontier. The spokesman said the five wounded soldiers ...

  7. News - China - INFRASTRUCTURE

    Chinese border town to demolish failed 270m-yuan tourist strip near Vietnam

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 02:23pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... border is demolishing a tourist strip just three years after it was built at a whopping cost of 270 million yuan (HK$340 million). The Hekou county government in Yunnan is spending 300 million ... and disorganised. Located by a river, the street is lined mostly by restaurants, furniture shops and tour agencies, and was publicised as a “pearl on the border”. Officials envisioned it to be an attractive ...

  8. News - World - UKRAINE

    Russia denies Nato claims of troop build-up at Ukraine border

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 07:44pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Moscow The Kremlin on Friday denied a statement by Nato suggesting Russia was building up troops on the frontier with Ukraine but said Moscow had brought in more border guards ... step backwards following an earlier withdrawal from the border. “There has been no build-up,” Yuri Ushakov, President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy adviser, told reporters. He said Russia ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Opponents of planned border towns vow to keep their cool at Legco rally

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 11:24pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Ernest Kao and Tony Cheung

    ... Samuel Chan, Ernest Kao and Tony Cheung Eight groups opposed to scheme to build towns near border promise peaceful action after last Friday's storming of Admiralty complex Activists vow to keep cool at Legco protest Activists and villagers from eight groups who oppose the government's plan to build two new towns near the border promise they will stay calm when ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Pledge to settle border row offers chance to boost Sino-India ties

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 03:03am by SCMP Editorial

    ... strained. During two days of talks, heavy with friendly rhetoric, he said Beijing was ready for a final settlement of border disputes and willing to substantially boost trade and investment. ... the disputed border over which a brief war was fought in 1962 that China won, being at the centre. Also problematic are China's firm ties with Pakistan, Indian support for Tibetan exiles ...




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