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  1. Lobbyist tells Bush to hop to it, or lose global dominance

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... space to make an analogy about the state of his country's global competitiveness, and he'll invariably talk about frogs. But don't switch off at the mention of hopping amphibians. ... taken the idea of boiling frogs to heart. On the back of extensive lobbying by Professor Brody and other leading citizens, he launched the American Competitiveness Initiative in his State ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    FBI arrests suspect in New York Federal Reserve bomb plot

    Posted Oct 18th 2012, 04:16am by Agence France-Presse in New York

    ... operation, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said. Nafis travelled to the United States in January this year “for the purpose of conducting a terrorist attack on US soil”, the federal prosecutor’s ... ,” the prosecutor’s office said. “Nafis also actively sought out al-Qaeda contacts within the United States to assist him in carrying out an attack. Unbeknownst to Nafis, one of the individuals he attempted ...

  3. News - World - IRAQ

    Iraq PM says Islamic State plans attacks on US and Paris subways

    Posted Sep 26th 2014, 10:24am by Reuters in New York

    ... Reuters in New York Islamic State jihadsts plan to attack subway railways systems in the United States and Paris, according to Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi Iraq has “credible” intelligence that Islamic State militants plan to attack underground railway systems in Paris and the United States, the prime minister said on Thursday, but US and French officials said ...

  4. News - World - UKRAINE

    West criticises UN draft resolution tabled by Russia calling for Ukraine ceasefire

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse at the United Nations

    ... Agence France-Presse at the United Nations US describes Russia's draft UN resolution calling for an humanitarian corridor as "hypocritical" as western delegates contrast ... response at the United Nations Security Council on Monday. Moscow drafted the resolution at the start of its month-long presidency of the Council as Western powers want to enforce humanitarian ...

  5. News - World - DIPLOMACY

    US-Russia tensions flare over Sochi Olympics security

    Posted Jan 27th 2014, 10:47am by Agence France-Presse

    ... not expect the US and Russia to “clash” over the issue of security. “I don’t think that the United States is trying by any means to confront the Russian federation and its leadership,” he said. ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The Sochi Winter Olympics have opened up a new front of distrust between the United States and Russia, with tensions simmering over security preparations ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US wildfire managers considering help from military, foreign countries

    Posted Aug 23rd 2013, 09:24am by Reuters in Salmon, Idaho

    ... not recall any previous instance in recent years when the United States has requested large-scale Canadian assistance, such as fire crews and aircraft, in addition to the several air tankers already ... the pinch of federal budget cuts known as sequestration even as demand for firefighters and equipment such as air tankers is exceeding supply, according to the National Interagency Fire Center ...

  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US assures Russia Snowden 'will not face torture'

    Posted Jul 27th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... authorities, said his client feared he could face torture or the death penalty if returned to the United States. Russia's federal migration service has up to three months to consider ... not face torture' The United States has made a formal promise to Russia not to torture or execute whistle-blower Edward Snowden if he is sent home to face charges of illegally disclosing ...

  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US court rejects Chinese one-child-policy enforcer's asylum claim

    Posted Nov 05th 2014, 10:32am by AP

    ... by police. After arriving in the United States in February 2008, Meng sought asylum on the grounds that she faced political persecution in China. The immigration judge’s ruling said Meng was working ... Associated Press in New York A US federal appeals court that rejected a Chinese woman’s asylum request found that she helped her country’s government limit childbirths for more than two ...

  9. News - Asia - INDIA

    Indian diplomat’s claim of immunity challenged by US prosecutors

    Posted Feb 01st 2014, 11:50am by Reuters

    ... Manhattan federal prosecutors said in court papers filed Friday. Devyani Khobragade was arrested on December 12 on charges that she lied to US authorities about what she paid her housekeeper. She was stripped-searched while detained in Manhattan federal courthouse, which led to a diplomatic firestorm between India and the United States that continued for weeks. Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara’s ...

  10. News - World - AVIATION

    FBI targets people pointing lasers into cockpits of aircraft

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 09:14pm by AFP

    ... into aeroplane cockpits in the United States, saying there has been a "disturbing" increase in the incidents. Since 2005, when federal authorities began tracking such crimes, instances ... and their crews. "A laser pointed at a plane's cockpit could blind a pilot," said FBI assistant director in charge George Venizelos. "We are asking anyone who knows anything about ...




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