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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US workers claim discrimination in hiring of foreigners on skilled worker visas

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 10:55pm by AP

    ... in the Senate last year would have raised the number of H-1B visas available each year to 180,000 while raising fees and increasing oversight, although language was removed that would have required all companies to consider qualified US workers before foreign workers are hired. The House of Representatives never acted on the measure. Last month, three technology advocacy groups launched a labour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1549216/us-workers-claim-discrimination-hiring-foreigners-skilled-worker-visas
  2. Property - International - UNITED STATES

    Swire Properties sells Miami flats at top prices

    Posted Jul 22nd 2014, 03:35pm by Sandy Li

    ... Sandy Li sandy.li@scmp.com Chinese buyers lead surge of foreign purchases of homes in the US, with Swire's pre-sale success at its upmarket Florida tower a sign of the trend ... buyers lead a surge in foreign purchases of homes in the United States. The developer released the first batch of 383 condominiums in the north tower, known as Reach, at its US$1 billion Brickell ...

    http://www.scmp.com/property/international/article/1556966/swire-properties-sells-miami-flats-top-prices
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese student dies after being attacked near University of Southern California campus

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 09:47pm by NYT

    ... graduate students in the electrical engineering programme were shot dead while sitting in a parked BMW just west of the campus. The news raced through American and Chinese-language social ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1559187/chinese-student-dies-after-being-attacked-near-university-southern
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Auschwitz guard Johann Breyer dies before facing trial in Germany

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 11:38pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters Auschwitz guard dies before trial in Germany A former Nazi concentration camp guard died hours before a judge ordered his extradition from the US to Germany to face charges of aiding and abetting the deaths of 216,000 Jews. Johann Breyer, 89, who served during the second world war as an armed guard at Buchenwald and Auschwitz and emigrated to Philadelphia in 1952, died ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1558341/auschwitz-guard-johann-breyer-dies-facing-trial-germany
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Pan-Asian explosion in Orange county, California, with numbers up 41pc in 10 years

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 09:26pm by NYT

    ... explosion in Orange County When the Chinese School in Irvine opened in the 1970s as a home for teaching the language and culture, only 30 students filled a handful of rented classrooms. Now, it has ... to choose which place is good for their family," said Yulan Chung, principal of the Chinese School. "Irvine just happens to be the hot spot." Multiple languages echo from coffee shops ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1557015/pan-asian-explosion-orange-county-california-numbers-41pc-10-years
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    LA shakedown exposed as wealthy Saudi’s son beats US$20m fake rape claim

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 08:43pm by NYT

    ... US$20 m rape claim The young Saudi man had been in Los Angeles for about a year studying English when the horrific accusations came to his door. A woman he'd met during a 2012 family trip ... ordeal, Albalwi plans to continue his English studies in Los Angeles. "I prayed that the truth would come out," Albalwi said in a statement, "and, thanks to the American justice ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1554904/la-shakedown-exposed-wealthy-saudis-son-beats-us20m-fake-rape-claim
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Huge forest fire scorches hundreds of homes in rural Washington state

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Pateros Huge fire rages in rural Washington A massive forest fire that has destroyed at least 100 homes forced the residents of a second town in the US northwest to leave, and prompted a partial evacuation of a third community in a scenic valley, a sheriff said. Fire swept through the town of Pateros in Washington state on Thursday, leaving its 650 residents ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1556641/huge-forest-fire-scorches-hundreds-homes-rural-washington-state
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Henry Kissinger recovering in hospital after heart valve replacement

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 10:09pm by Reuters

    ... Duc Tho. After leaving government, Kissinger set up a high-powered consulting firm in New York. He has also served on corporate boards and various foreign policy and security forums, as well ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555403/henry-kissinger-recovering-hospital-after-heart-valve-replacement
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama to take on foreign policy critics in address this week

    Posted May 26th 2014, 06:03am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Speech will aim to counter those who say his aversion to military action has sold the US short Obama tackles foreign policy critics Confronting critics of his foreign policy, President Barack Obama will soon outline a strategy for his final years in office that aims to avoid overreach as the second of the two wars he inherited comes to a close. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1519449/obama-take-foreign-policy-critics-address-week
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Who’s the worst post-war US president? Obama, Americans tell pollsters

    Posted Jul 03rd 2014, 09:50pm by AFP

    ... is enduring a tough second term, tops a list of the worst US leaders since the second world war, according to a poll of Americans. The survey results, unveiled by the polling institute at Quinnipiac ... they have retired and are out of Washington's bitter partisan crossfire. Bush, who was deeply unpopular at the end of his second term, has seen his ratings edge up in recent years. Others like ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1545996/obama-worst-post-war-president-americans-tell-pollsters

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